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Maghreb & Sahel Top10 Deadliest Cities

Tallying the figures of terrorism and/or politically-motivated killings shows again that Libyan cities were the deadliest in August 2014. The chart below provides a visual of the cities/regions that are facing severe level of violence. The data comes from MEA Risk at http://www.mea-risk.com

The Libyan Impasse: Two Competing Governments Preparing to Fight to the Death

When we entered September 2014, Libya felt calmer and more subdued. Very little in the form of violent confrontation got recorded within the city center proper, although the western districts remained a hotbed of a violent confrontation between various militias....
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The Thorny Issue of Algeria’s Solid Waste Treatment

The French waste management firm Suez Environnement is currently seeking fresh opportunities to enter the Algeria solid waste treatment market. The firm has recently dispatched some of its senior managers to explore the possibility of offering services either by itself or through a joint venture with the Algerian counterpart EPIC. ...
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Moroccan Government Less Stressed about 2014 Economic Performance

The Moroccan government has had many battles to wage on the economic front, and the Premiership of Benkirane was at risk because of it. Weak finances, decreasing exports to traditional markets, a rollercoaster phosphate market, and a series of shortcomings promised to bring bad news for Morocco this year....
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Algeria Ends Highway Construction Contract with Group of Japanese Firms

The North Africa Journal | The Algerian government announced that it has ended its contract with a group of Japanese companies formed to build a lengthy section of the Algerian east-west motorway. ...
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Sounia Johnson

Sounia Johnson is a Correspondent for The North Africa Journal, based in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Johnson is Frenco-Algerian, born in Algeria and grew up in Saint-Denis, a multicultural Pan-African suburb near Paris, France. In addition to her role in The North Africa Journal, Sounia is the coordinator of North African Affairs at the Levantine Cultural Center, a non-profit think-tank organization dedicated to promoting cultures and strengthening Arab-American relations in Los Angeles. Sounia’s bicultural heritage and international experience has equipped her with an unparalleled cross-cultural understanding governing socio-political and racial tensions in France. Her expertise lies in the area of French Algerian relations from an urban perspective, exploring assimilation issues of Northern Africans in France and beyond. Her commitment to dispelling institutionalized beliefs is unwavering. Sounia is fluent in English, French and has a basic command of the German language.
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