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Mauritania: Five political activists arrested

Mauritania: Five political activists arrested

The North Africa Journal |  April 26, 2016: Five members of the movement against constitutional revision proposed by the president have been arrested by the police in the economic capital…

Libya: Five killed in LNA air strike

Libya: Five killed in LNA air strike

The North Africa Journal | April 26, 2017:  At least five people were killed, and seven others were wounded in air strikes targeting the central prison and headquarter of the…

Nine Moroccan terror suspects caught in Italy and Spain

Nine Moroccan terror suspects caught in Italy and Spain

The North Africa Journal: April 26, 2017: The Italian Special Operations Group (ROS) arrested a Moroccan national described as “extremely dangerous” who was plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in…

Tunisia refuses to repatriate women linked to IS in Libya

Tunisia refuses to repatriate women linked to IS in Libya

A delegation of Tunisian officials in Libya has refused to repatriate a group of fourteen women sentenced to prison in Libya for being part of the Islamic State. After meeting…

Egypt: Death toll reaches 49, as government declares state of emergency

Egypt: Death toll reaches 49, as government declares state of emergency

The North Africa Journal – April 10, 2017 – President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi declared a three-months state of emergency across the country following the two church attacks that left at…

Libya: HoR devided over budget proposals (by MEA Risk)

Libya: HoR devided over budget proposals (by MEA Risk)

MEA Risk: March 28, 2017- The Tobruk-based House of Representatives seem to be deeply divided about the budget proposal and overall agenda. The debate on the 2017 budget was cut…

Algeria: Government to propose bill on doctrinal deviation (By MEA Risk)

Algeria: Government to propose bill on doctrinal deviation (By MEA Risk)

The minister of religious affairs, Mohammed Aissa, has announced that a draft bill targeting “doctrinal deviation” is in preparation. “It is not a law that targets other religions, which are…

Tunisia: Tension rises as magistrates start strike (By MEA Risk)

Tunisia: Tension rises as magistrates start strike (By MEA Risk)

MEA Risk brief: March 28, 2017 – A majority of magistrates have started a three-day strike in Tunisia on 27 March. The Tunisian magistrate Association, one of the two principal…

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…

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