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Egypt: Russian troops in Egypt, near Libya border to help Haftar retake control of oil sites

Egypt: Russian troops in Egypt, near Libya border to help Haftar retake control of oil sites

The North Africa Journal – 14 March 2017 – An unidentified number of Russian troops is reported to have been deployed in an Egyptian airbase near the Libyan border. Various…

Egypt: Mubarak walks free

Egypt: Mubarak walks free

The North Africa Journal – March 13, 2017 – After six years in luxury confinement, the Egyptian Prosecutor has ordered today the release of former President Hosni Mubarak, but kept…

Libya: Egypt claims AQIM participated in seizure of oil-rich town

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, elements of Al-Qaeda participated in the attack on Libya’s oil crescent.…

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…

Women’s rights: one step forward, two steps back

Women’s rights: one step forward, two steps back

The North Africa Journal – March 8, 2017 – Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day.  It is a good time to take a moment to reflect on women’s achievements…

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…

Egypt: Two killed in train-bus crash in Giza

Two people were killed in Al-Atf in Giza over the weekend when a train slammed into a bus. The accident, which killed the bus driver and a passenger, paralyzed traffic…

Egypt: Explosion in Maadi, Cairo, several injured

An explosion apparently from a grenade thrown by an attacker was reported on Sunday evening on the Autostrad road near the affluent neighborhood of Maadi in Cairo. The attack injured…

Egypt Jeopardizes Tourism and FDI Recovery with Disruptive Policies

Egypt Jeopardizes Tourism and FDI Recovery with Disruptive Policies

The sustained attacks by IS and other insurgents against tourist targets in Egypt have had a severe dampening effect on the broad tourism industry there and have led to a…

Metrojet crash in the Sinai is likely to worsen Egyptian economy

Metrojet crash in the Sinai is likely to  worsen Egyptian economy

MEA Risk LLC released a research note following the UK government’s ordering a suspension of flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, as a result of what it believed…

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