Egypt

Egypt: Russian troops in Egypt, near Libya border to help Haftar retake control of oil sites

Egypt: Russian troops in Egypt, near Libya border to help Haftar retake control of oil sites

The North Africa Journal – 14 March 2017 – An unidentified number of Russian troops is reported to have been deployed in an Egyptian airbase near the…

Beyond NA

How the ban on electronics in US/UK bound flights serves two purposes: annoy travelers and reduce airline competition

How the ban on electronics in US/UK bound flights serves two purposes:  annoy travelers and reduce airline competition

The North Africa Journal – March 21, 2017: The US imposed a ban on most electronics on flights from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and…

Arts & Culture

Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey

Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle East, edited by Anthony Downey

Uncommon Grounds is a stimulating exploration into art practices in North Africa and the Middle East, and also a thought-provoking look at the fluid relationship between art and…

People

Egypt: Mubarak walks free

Egypt: Mubarak walks free

The North Africa Journal – March 13, 2017 – After six years in luxury confinement, the Egyptian Prosecutor has ordered today the release of former President Hosni…

Social & Human Affairs

Morocco: Opposition MP assassinated in Casablanca

The opposition party MP Abdellatif Merdas was shot dead on 7 March 2017 outside his home, located in Casablanca’s California neighborhood. A suspect who had allegedly threatened the…

Mauritania

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016. MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016.  MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Miami, FL – MEA Risk LLC – The North Africa and Sahel zone witnessed a 16.0% increase in the number of destabilizing critical incidents in 2016 to…