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Relations: Turkey forces Morocco to close schools allegedly tied to the Gulen movement

Relations: Turkey forces Morocco to close schools allegedly tied to the Gulen movement

Morocco has agreed with Ankara’s demand to close the schools affiliated to the Islamist movement controlled by the opposition figure Fethullah Gulen. For months, Turkey has been increasing pressure on…

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.…

French military presence in Africa unlikely to change post 2017 presidential elections

French military presence in Africa unlikely to change post 2017 presidential elections

January 2017: Despite a deadly year of terror in France, partly tied to the country’s involvement in major conflict zones, Paris is looking to maintain such involvement, and may even…

Turkey maintains pressure on Islamic State in and out of its territory

Battling on various fronts, Turkey is also facing an aggressive Islam State, which has been responsible for many terror attacks with Turkey. Over the past couple of days, the Turkish…

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…

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…

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…

IS Looking to Widen North Africa Operations, says MEA Risk

IS Looking to Widen North Africa Operations, says MEA Risk

There are a lot of chatters and pronouncements in various places about the Islamic State organization (Daesh) seeking to expand its presence and intensify its operations in North Africa, according…

Lack of Coordination and Panic Compromise the African Military Coalition Fighting Boko Haram

Lack of Coordination and Panic Compromise the African Military Coalition Fighting Boko Haram

Government Troops battling Boko Haram in West, Central Africa and in the Sahel appear poorly equipped and badly trained to deal with an aggressive insurgency. The disastrous bombing on February…

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