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Tunisia’s Crises

Tunisia’s Crises

Tunisia is facing a multi-faceted crisis, top of which is the ongoing unemployment protests that highlight the weakening of the Tunisian economic system and the eroding social safety nets. MEA…

Oil prices & the impact on Sovereign Wealth Funds Libya as a case

Oil prices & the impact on Sovereign Wealth Funds Libya as a case

By Omar Khattaly: The drop in oil prices in the last 12 months has taken markets and investors by surprise. State institutions such as Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) have been…

As Terror Becomes Part of the “New Normal” in Tunisia, Business Learns to Cope with the Terror Risk

As Terror Becomes Part of the “New Normal” in Tunisia, Business Learns to Cope with the Terror Risk

The recent terror attacks on two hotels in Sousse and in the Bardo Museum in Tunis had a direct negative impact on the critically important tourism industry. Bookings were canceled,…

Algeria Hard Currency Reserve Stood at $179 Bil in Dec 2014, Down 7.8% Year on Year

Algeria Hard Currency Reserve Stood at $179 Bil in Dec 2014, Down 7.8% Year on Year

Algeria’s political and economic leaders have a big problem. The country’s foreign currency reserves stood at $178.9 billion at the end of December 2014. That’s not a bad number except…

Oil Companies Reassessing their Investments in Tunisia

Oil Companies Reassessing their Investments in Tunisia

For weeks now rumors of major oil companies preparing to leave Tunisia have circulated in the central administration and in the media. There is no concrete information about many of…

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…

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