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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…