The North Africa Journal – March 22, 2017- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reappeared in a brief video broadcast by national television, showing him meeting Maghreb and African affairs minister Abdelkader […]
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 the UAE. The measure took effect on 21 March, after US […]
The North Africa Journa – March 20, 2017 – After firing Abdelilah Benkirane, King Mohammed VI asked the PJD’s number two, Saadeddine El-Othmani to form a new government. Benkirane failed to do so (or was forced t […]
The North Africa Journal – March 20, 2017 – The CEO of the Algerian company Sonatrach is a very powerful man. Undoubtedly he has powers that exceed those of many ministers, and so appointing the right person […]
The North Africa Journal – March 15, 2017 – The Moroccan King, Mohamed VI has reportedly sacked Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and is preparing to appoint a replacement from within Benkirane’s party, the […]
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 Libyan border. Various media outlets say the Russian presence […]
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 Mubarak, but kept him on travel ban list. The […]
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 victim after a personal d […]
According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, elements of Al-Qaeda participated in the attack on Libya’s oil crescent.
The North Africa Journal – March 8, 2017 – The House of Representative’s (HoR) voted to suspend its involvement in the Libya Dialogue process today. It also rejected Annex No. 1 of the Libyan Political Agreement w […]
The North Africa Journal – March 8, 2017 – Egypt is working hard to fix its crumbling image abroad. Editorial after editorial, and article after article in the Western press have been critical of the Sisi […]
The North Africa Journal – March 8, 2017 – Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It is a good time to take a moment to reflect on women’s achievements and they are indeed extraordinary. Women are now l […]
The North Africa Journal: March 7, 2017- Two North African countries, Morocco and Tunisia, have been seeking membership into two regional economic groups in an effort to expand business opportunities and make […]
The North Africa Journal – March 6, 2017 – The UN envoy to the Western Sahara Christopher Ross has handed over his resignation to the new UN chief Antonio Guterres. The news came days after Moroccan troops made […]
The North Africa Journal – March 6, 2017 – Morocco produces a lot of cannabis and that’s a huge part of the country’s economy, feeding tens of thousands of farmers in the northern provinces. Although the drug […]
The North Africa Journal – March 6, 2017 – Former Tunisian strongman Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, currently exiled in and protected by Saudi Arabia, was handed over a 6-year jail term in absentia by a Tunisian […]
MEA Risk Alert: March 5, 2017: The Algerian army has discovered, on 4 March, a massive weapons cache near the Nigerien border in In Guezzam.
The cache contained six Kalashnikov machine guns, a FMPK heavy […]
By MEA Risk: March 5, 2017: The Libyan National Army of General Khalifa Haftar are in the process of retaking Ras Lanuf from the Islamist militia Benghazi Defense Brigades on 4 March.
At least 15 soldiers have […]