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A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

Since April 2014, an unprecedented frenzy has taken shape in northern Niger. This state of tension came with the discovery of three gold sites in the Agadez region, where new…

Egypt: The Extraordinary Tale of a Wholesale Death Sentence

Egypt: The Extraordinary Tale of a Wholesale Death Sentence

The Egyptian regime is using some of the most severe tools of punishment to signal its Islamist foes that it means business. Death sentencing is obviously one of them, except…

Niger’s Mali Border: another Brewing Crisis to Watch

Niger’s Mali Border: another Brewing Crisis to Watch

MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker reports that the West African Islamist militant organization MUJAO (Mouvement pour l’Unicité et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest) has hit the western Niger territory…

Morocco: the King’s Men Return to Power, Islamists Move to the Backseat

Morocco: the King’s Men Return to Power, Islamists Move to the Backseat

The coalition that formed the Moroccan cabinet since the electoral victory of the Islamist PJD party has been facing a crisis when in July 2013 the conservative-monarchist Istiqlal party withdrew…

Political Crisis in Tunisia: When Irresponsible Politics Kill Jobs

Political Crisis in Tunisia: When Irresponsible Politics Kill Jobs

The Tunisian economy has become the victim of the so-called Arab Uprising, which ironically started in Tunisia. Today’s main political feud is a showdown between a stubborn Ennahda party that…

Maghreb’s Small Billionaire Club

Maghreb’s Small Billionaire Club

According to Forbes, Africa had 1,426 billionaires in 2013. These are mostly business people and may not take into clear account the kings, president and generals who obviously are entitled…

The Case for Federalism

The Case for Federalism

The prospect of stability and peace in North Africa, the Sahel and further into the Middle East and Sub-Sahara Africa remains far. Too many interests are competing to reshape the…

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