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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 Libyan border. Various…

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…

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 victim after a personal…

Libya: Egypt claims AQIM participated in seizure of oil-rich town

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, elements of Al-Qaeda participated in the attack on Libya’s oil crescent.…

Libya: Eastern assembly (HoR) pulls out of political dialogue

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.…

Tunisia: Courts sentence ousted President Ben Ali and others in corruption cases

Tunisia: Courts sentence ousted President Ben Ali and others in corruption cases

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…

Algeria: Massive weapons cache found near Niger border

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…

Libya: LNA attempts to retake oil crescent area

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…

UN envoy to Western Sahara resigns

American diplomat Christopher Ross has submitted his resignation to the United Nations Secretary General, Antonino Gueterres, according to diplomatic sources in New York. The 74-year old diplomat has held the…

France lends military support to Niger with 80 troops in north Niamey

The North Africa Journal-  March 1, 2017: The recent attacks of jihadist groups along the border Mali and Niger are prompting the French military to send more troops allegedly to…

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