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Morocco’s Billions Stashed in Private Swiss Accounts

Morocco’s Billions Stashed in Private Swiss Accounts

It is not such a shocking news to learn that Africa’s political and business leaders have long been breaching the trust of their nations by moving money into confidential and…

Governance in Tunisia: The Challenges of Restoring the Rule of Law

Governance in Tunisia: The Challenges of Restoring the Rule of Law

Now that Tunisia has managed to rebuild its government structures and a new constitution, how is it managing its transition to stability? The very existence of democratic institutions is indeed…

Lebanese CEO of Qatar Mobile Operator in Algeria Threatens Media

Lebanese CEO of Qatar Mobile Operator in Algeria Threatens Media

For a long time, many in the Algerian government have sought to curtail the power of the private and independent press. Using state-owned printing presses and the state advertisement agency,…

Death toll from Libya crises in 2014 exceeds 2,600 – 71% of the region’s casualties

Death toll from Libya crises in 2014 exceeds 2,600 – 71% of the region’s casualties

The year 2014 ended with at least 3,771 fatalities from Critical Incidents in the Maghreb and Sahel zones, based on MEA Risk LLC’s tracking service CIncidents. With an intense political…

Algeria’s Finances: 2015 Likely to be a Tough Year

Algeria’s Finances: 2015 Likely to be a Tough Year

Over the past years Algeria has enjoyed a steady stream of strong revenues. Oil money has been used partly to stimulate national savings, to pay for general economic development and…

The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

Tunisia suffers from the illegal trade of merchandise that reduces its potential for more state income. Most of illicit trade comes through its borders with Algeria and Libya. Each year,…

As Oil Production Rises in Libya, so are Local Tribes and Militias’ Fortunes

As Oil Production Rises in Libya, so are Local Tribes and Militias’ Fortunes

After reaching its lowest level a few months ago, Libya’s oil production has been slowly rising to reach an estimated 800,000 barrels per day. It is still half of its…

Morocco’s 2015 Budget Based on 4.4% GDP Growth, Earmarks $6 Billion for Debt Servicing

Morocco has a 2015 budget that takes into account a 4.4% GDP growth, up from a projected 4.2% this year. For many, the forecast growth is a bit too optimistic…

Algeria’s Recent Oil Exploration Bid Round: Not Enough Takers and Why

Statoil resumed its work in the In Amenas site on September 2014, and expanded a bit more by winning a Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria, in…

Morocco: Growing Social Tension amid Rising Costs of Living

Morocco: Growing Social Tension amid Rising Costs of Living

The North Africa Journal | May 13, 2014 – With the government focused on reducing the weight of subsidies on the national economy, Moroccan households continue to struggle with the…

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