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The Sahel about to be more militarized, as Russia looks for some action in Niger and Nigeria

The Sahel about to be more militarized, as Russia looks for some action in Niger and Nigeria

The North Africa Journal- August 23, 2017- More trouble ahead for the Sahel region and West Africa. On 22 August, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that it has signed a military…

Two Sahel nations take different paths to their constitutions: Mauritania changes it, Mali does not

Two Sahel nations take different paths to their constitutions:  Mauritania changes it, Mali does not

The North Africa Journal- August 21, 2017- Two Sahel countries, Mauritania and Mali, have been preparing to amend their constitutions. But while the Mauritanian President managed to get his referendum,…

Mauritania: Nine dead in clashes between army and drug traffickers

Mauritania: Nine dead in clashes between army and drug traffickers

Near Zouerat, in Northern Mauritania, nine drug traffickers and contraband smugglers were killed in a violent skirmish against the army, according to security sources. At least four troops were also…

Despite economic hardship, defense spending in North Africa & Sahel on the rise

Despite economic hardship, defense spending in North Africa & Sahel on the rise

The North Africa Journal | April 27, 2017: Despite severe economic performances affecting the countries’ revenues, North Africa, including the Sahel, witnessed an increase in military expenditure in 2016, growing…

Mauritania: Five political activists arrested

Mauritania: Five political activists arrested

The North Africa Journal |  April 26, 2016: Five members of the movement against constitutional revision proposed by the president have been arrested by the police in the economic capital…

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…

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…

Mauritania’s Brutal Crackdown of Anti-Slavery Campaigners

Mauritania’s Brutal Crackdown of Anti-Slavery Campaigners

Mauritania is one of the very few countries that continues to endorse slavery in pratice, despite laws that ban it. And the government, dominated by Arab ethnics has been using…