Samantha Maloof

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Samantha is a freshly minted graduate in International Relations based in Cairo, currently working as a research assistant in a small think tank looking at development and inequality in Africa

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Iraq corruption menaces both average citizens and outside investors

While Iraqi forces are still undertaking the slow, grueling effort to defeat the last vestiges of the Islamic State (IS), and 1.8 million people remain displaced,...

Operation Car Wash blueprint spreading to Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia

Brazil’s infamous Operation Car Wash is an ongoing, massive operation to investigate allegations that government officials under Presidents Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula...

For Saudi Arabia, BeoutQ row is a colossal own goal

Last week, the English Premier League revealed it was commencing legal action against Saudi-based sports channel BeoutQ, describing it as a “highly organized and...

Paris Peace Forum: A missed opportunity for the Middle East

Timed to coincide with the centennial of the World War I armistice, the Paris Peace Forum (PPF) launched by French president Emmanuel Macron adopted...

Djibouti’s “International” Free Trade Zone is really just for one country

For the past quarter century, Djibouti has flourished as the Horn of Africa’s most strategic port, serving as a lifeline for landlocked Ethiopia’s $3.13...

Libya is in no state to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

Italy’s new government—an unholy alliance of the populist M5S and far-right League parties—careened into office on an uncompromising anti-migrant platform, soliciting the warnings of...

How Saudi Arabia’s canal plans could backfire

Thanks to its rift with neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Qatar could soon find itself an island nation, should the rumours that the kingdom intends to...

A warning for Africa on World No Tobacco Day

Each year, in observance of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) gives out prizes to people from six...

Catholic Church under attack in the DRC

In a country increasingly wracked by armed conflict, nothing is sacred anymore. The kidnapping of a Catholic priest in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

The Ethiopian Powder Keg Is a Regional Threat

When governmental forces killed at least 9 civilians in last week’s security operation in Ethiopia’s Oromia region to enforce the country’s state of emergency,...

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