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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…

More Belt-Tightening Ahead for Algeria

More Belt-Tightening Ahead for Algeria

The North Africa Journa: October 2, 2016: Algeria continues to seek cost containment measures, with growing expectation of fuel price increases in 2017 aimed at reducing the projected budget deficit…

Tunisia in Retrospect and the Tough Choices Ahead

Tunisia in Retrospect and the Tough Choices Ahead

In one year, Tunisia has been tormented by no less than five large scale, dramatic terrorist attacks all perpetrated by the Islamic State. It all started on March 18, 2015,…

BP and Statoil Reducing their Staffs in Algeria: Consequences on Business Continuity

BP and Statoil Reducing their Staffs in Algeria: Consequences on Business Continuity

Although the recent terror attempt on an Algerian gas site, signed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) caused no physical damage, it has had without any doubt some psychological…

With Peugeot-Citroen Joining Renault, Oran becomes the Capital of Algeria’s Car Assembly Business

Although the companies have not made a formal announcement yet, the Wali (governor) of Oran in western Algeria says his province will be home of a new Peugeot-Citroën auto assembly…

Insurance firm Zurich exiting the Moroccan market

Swiss insurance firm Zurich Insurance is considering exiting the Moroccan and South African markets amid a deteriorating business environment. The company is reportedly unable to generate profits from these units,…

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