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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 the UAE. The…

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 Mubarak, but kept…

Women’s rights: one step forward, two steps back

Women’s rights: one step forward, two steps back

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…

Turkish military maintains pressure on PKK and IS outside its southern borders

Turkish military maintains pressure on PKK and IS outside its southern borders

The Turkish military continues to launch deadly airstrikes and artillery shelling on two fronts.  It has killed on Feb 16, some 27 IS militants in the northern Syrian town of…

Saudi Arabia-Tunisia: New honeymoon period in an uncharted territory

Saudi Arabia-Tunisia: New honeymoon period in an uncharted territory

The North Africa Journal: Saudi Arabia is known for its efforts of pushing for its extreme Wahhabi agenda in North Africa and elsewhere. And after a brief intermission, Saudi Arabia…

Outlook: Yet another cycle of uncertainty for the region

Outlook: Yet another cycle of uncertainty for the region

As the armed forces and security services manage to control, to a certain extent, the terror threat, the Greater North Africa region is facing unprecedented political tension, social stress and…

French military presence in Africa unlikely to change post 2017 presidential elections

French military presence in Africa unlikely to change post 2017 presidential elections

January 2017: Despite a deadly year of terror in France, partly tied to the country’s involvement in major conflict zones, Paris is looking to maintain such involvement, and may even…

Turkey maintains pressure on Islamic State in and out of its territory

Battling on various fronts, Turkey is also facing an aggressive Islam State, which has been responsible for many terror attacks with Turkey. Over the past couple of days, the Turkish…

Populations: Europe’s Radicalized Muslim Population

Populations: Europe’s Radicalized Muslim Population

Europe’s integration policies related to its immigrants have been less than effective in stemming the rise of extremism. Decades of misconceived immigration strategies have led to the rise of radical…

Lack of Coordination and Panic Compromise the African Military Coalition Fighting Boko Haram

Lack of Coordination and Panic Compromise the African Military Coalition Fighting Boko Haram

Government Troops battling Boko Haram in West, Central Africa and in the Sahel appear poorly equipped and badly trained to deal with an aggressive insurgency. The disastrous bombing on February…

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