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Mali: Fuel outage hits Bamako

Mali: Fuel outage hits Bamako

A severe fuel outage has hit Bamako in recent days, as a consequence of the strike held by the national union of motorists and truckers of Mali (Synacor) since 22…

Egypt’s tough balancing act: The contradictory task of ensuring social peace while delivering economic growth

Egypt’s tough balancing act: The contradictory task of ensuring social peace while delivering economic growth

The North Africa Journal – May 24, 2017 – Egyptian households are bracing of an extremely costly Ramadan season. Ramadan will start at the end of May, and will last…

Explosive social unrest across the Maghreb region

Explosive social unrest across the Maghreb region

The North Africa Journal – May 24, 2017 –   The Maghreb countries of North Africa are facing an unprecedented level of social and labor unrest.  The Ramadan season, slated…

Tunisia: Military called to protect industrial assets amid rising social unrest

Tunisia: Military called to protect industrial assets amid rising social unrest

The North Africa Journal | May 11, 2017: For the first time in the country’s history, the Tunisian government has asked the army to protect oil and gas sites and…

Algeria to require food industry to certify its products Halal

Algeria to require food industry to certify its products Halal

North Africa Journal- May 4, 2017: The Algerian government will require food vendors to certify their product to the Halal standard. The requirement is expected to be gradually rolled out…

After failing to make its case against Goldman Sachs, Libya’s sovereign wealth fund takes Société Générale to court

After failing to make its case against Goldman Sachs, Libya’s sovereign wealth fund takes Société Générale to court

The North Africa Journal –  May 4, 2017: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is back to the UK to sue the French financial giant Société Générale (SG) for corruption in…

Uncertainty over Italy’s renewal of key gas deal with Algeria

Uncertainty over Italy’s renewal of key gas deal with Algeria

The North Africa Journal – May 4, 2017:  Since the beginning of the year, Italy has been sending mix signals about the renewal of its gas contract with Algeria. The…

Social and labor unrest escalates in Tunisia as the government is running out of ideas

Social and labor unrest escalates in Tunisia as the government is running out of ideas

Over the past weekend, the Tunisian central government dismissed two senior provincial officials in the restive Tataouine province located in the southeast, near the Libyan border.  In the capital, Prime…

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…

Algeria: Major controversy over replacement of Sonatrach CEO

Algeria: Major controversy over replacement of Sonatrach CEO

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…

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