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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…

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…

How Egypt’s charm offensive abroad is in sharp contrast with its domestic politics

How Egypt’s charm offensive abroad is in sharp contrast with its domestic politics

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…

Tunisia and Morocco looking for Africa markets for business and politics

Tunisia and Morocco looking for Africa markets for business and politics

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…

Labor Unions: Localized and segmented unions in North Africa seek better coordination

Labor Unions: Localized and segmented unions in North Africa seek better coordination

The North Africa Journal – Feb 21, 2017:  Labor protests have been a major source of the heightened level of social unrest across the region.  This past week saw its…

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…

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016. MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016.  MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Miami, FL – MEA Risk LLC – The North Africa and Sahel zone witnessed a 16.0% increase in the number of destabilizing critical incidents in 2016 to a total of…

China to strengthen economic presence in Africa, seeks to widen political influence

China to strengthen economic presence in Africa, seeks to widen political influence

January 2017: Last month, China flexed its muscles against Nigeria when the West African country agreed to upgrade the second-tier Taiwanese diplomatic mission based in Abuja to full embassy status.…

Algerian authorities confronted with localized labor unrest, escalation in 2017

Algerian authorities confronted with localized labor unrest, escalation in 2017

While the Algerian authorities continue to focus a great deal of attention and resources on preventing attacks from Islamic militant groups, the erosion in state revenues is forcing them to…

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