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Egypt: From military-insurgents confrontation, Sinai conflict shifts to civil war

Egypt: From military-insurgents confrontation, Sinai conflict shifts to civil war

The North Africa Journal – May 17, 2017: The crisis in the Sinai Peninsula is now spreading both geographically and in terms of its scope. Analysts at MEA Risk LLC…

Global Affairs: Saudi power struggle could destabilize the entire Middle East

Global Affairs: Saudi power struggle could destabilize the entire Middle East

By Dr. Cyril Widdershoven*:  Political instability in Saudi Arabia is growing as King Salman bin Abdulaziz begins to overhaul the Saudi government, putting a long list of family members into…

Social and labor unrest escalates in Tunisia as the government is running out of ideas

Social and labor unrest escalates in Tunisia as the government is running out of ideas

Over the past weekend, the Tunisian central government dismissed two senior provincial officials in the restive Tataouine province located in the southeast, near the Libyan border.  In the capital, Prime…

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…

Libya: Five killed in LNA air strike

Libya: Five killed in LNA air strike

The North Africa Journal | April 26, 2017:  At least five people were killed, and seven others were wounded in air strikes targeting the central prison and headquarter of the…

Nine Moroccan terror suspects caught in Italy and Spain

Nine Moroccan terror suspects caught in Italy and Spain

The North Africa Journal: April 26, 2017: The Italian Special Operations Group (ROS) arrested a Moroccan national described as “extremely dangerous” who was plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in…

Tunisia refuses to repatriate women linked to IS in Libya

Tunisia refuses to repatriate women linked to IS in Libya

A delegation of Tunisian officials in Libya has refused to repatriate a group of fourteen women sentenced to prison in Libya for being part of the Islamic State. After meeting…

Algeria reinforces troops in southeast border, as crisis deepens in south Libya

Algeria reinforces troops in southeast border, as crisis deepens in south Libya

The North Africa Journal – April 27, 2017: Although Algeria has been deploying more military assets along its western and southern borders, its biggest concern by far these days remains…

Tunisia’s female Jihadists

Tunisia’s female Jihadists

The North Africa Journal – April 24, 2017 – The Tunisian authorities and the general population remain highly concerned about the thousands of their nationals who have joined the Islamic…

Algeria: Ailing President appears on TV, but uncertainty persists

Algeria: Ailing President appears on TV, but uncertainty persists

The North Africa Journal – March 22, 2017- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika reappeared in a brief video broadcast by national television, showing him meeting Maghreb and African affairs minister Abdelkader…

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