Morocco asked the African football association CAF to postpone its holding of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Morocco’s main and only argument is that such event cannot take place amid a major Ebola crisis. But risk tracking and assessment firm MEA Risk suggests that the ISIS threat has also contributed to Morocco's decision.
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...
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....
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. ...
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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- Severity of Crisis in Maghreb/Sahel Region Intensifies, Says MEA-Risk
- Tunisia: A Stabilizing Political Environment but not the Economy
- Morocco: Growing Social Tension amid Rising Costs of Living
- Libya’s Woes and Rivalries: a Divided Congress, the Militias and the Federalists
- With Another Bouteflika Term, Algeria Faces Uncertain Future
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- The Geopolitics of Energy in Maghreb Economic Policies
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- Libya: Time for Something Radically New
- Mayhem in Ghardaia: Ethnic Conflict Tearing Apart Central Algeria
- European Investors Steer Clear from Moroccan Solar Projects in Disputed Western Sahara Territory
- Troubled Times for North Africa’s Oil Sector
- US Military Capture Tanker Carrying Libyan Oil
- North Africa and Sahel: Major Military Buildup Underway
- More Violence in Libya: Dozens Killed, Incontrollable Militias
- Despite Security Vacuum in Libya, Oil Exploration Goes On, Repsol Finds New Reserves
- Wanted: Algerian Court Issues International Warrant for the Arrest of Ex-Oil Minister Chakib Khelil
- Algeria to Beef Up Security in Oil Fields
- Despite Security Concerns, Oil Companies Position Themselves for Leadership in Libya
- Oil and Energy Sectors Vulnerable to Corruption in North Africa
- Reflections from The Morocco Summit: Gateway for Unlimited Opportunities
- Algeria Receives 'B-' Neutral Negative Stability Rating, Graded 50.7, According to MEA Risk
- Competing for Africa: Is China’s Africa’s Economic Campaign Unstoppable?
- Debt Crisis in the Moroccan Subsidy System: Undesirable Gift for Islamist PM
- Betting on the Wrong Horse: China and Russia Struggling to Deal with the New Libya
- Despair and Self-Immolation in Algeria
- North Africa’s Defense Expenditure: Serious Concern or Legitimate Spending?
- A Tumultuous North Africa
- Can Shokri Ghanem Step In and Should Libya Become a Federated State?
- Pro-Ben Ali, Berlusconi Funded Propaganda Media Seeks to Adapt
- Revolt in Libya, Toughening Regime
- North Africa Under Stress: Latest Developments
- One Foot In, One Foot Out: Mubarak Still Clinging to Power
- It's All About Oil and Some
- Military Junta’s Total Takeover in Egypt: The Vizier is Back.
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- Advice For Algeria: Go Back to the Drawing Board (7)
- Algeria’s Gas Exploration Program Challenged by Tough Economic Reality (5)
- National Identity : Who is really French? [video] (5)
- Libya: No Easy Options Even after Muamar Ghaddafi is Gone (5)
- With Ben Ali on the Run and Gaddafi Fighting for his Life is a Unified Maghreb a Fading Dream? (5)
- Irrational Behavior (4)
- Marrakech Terror Attack Risks to Derail Political Progress in Morocco and Could Slow Rapprochement with Algeria (4)
- How Saudi Arabia Inhibits Democracy and Progress in the Arab World (4)
- BCP Bank and OCP Increase Capital, Swap Shares (3)
Nasima Alli is The North Africa Journal's News Editor. She has been an observer of the North African scene over the past several years. Based in New York, her interest in the region spans from cultural and gender issues to human rights and politics.