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Tunisia: IS cell dismantled, four arrested in Jendouba

An Islamic State cell was dismantled on 25 February in the region of Tabarka, governorate of Jendouba, and four members were apprehended. The suspects were reportedly recruiting members for IS…

UN, Morocco and the Polisario: a symbolic withdrawal

UN, Morocco and the Polisario: a symbolic withdrawal

The North Africa Journal: February 27, 2017: Morocco is to withdraw some troops from Guerguerat, in the contested Western Sahara region. The move is a bid to deescalate tension after…

Algeria: Police foil suicide attack in Constantine

Algeria: Police foil suicide attack in Constantine

The North Africa Journal:  February 27, 2917: A suicide attack targeting a police station in Bab el-Kantara, in the Algerian province of Constantine, was foiled on February 26, 2017. A…

Saudi Arabia-Tunisia: New honeymoon period in an uncharted territory

Saudi Arabia-Tunisia: New honeymoon period in an uncharted territory

The North Africa Journal: Saudi Arabia is known for its efforts of pushing for its extreme Wahhabi agenda in North Africa and elsewhere. And after a brief intermission, Saudi Arabia…

Morocco’s King hints at dissolution of Maghreb Union

Morocco’s King hints at dissolution of Maghreb Union

In light of the return of Morocco in the African Union, the King Mohammed VI has hinted that the Arab Maghreb Union (AUN) is on the verge of dissolution due…

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…

Outlook: Yet another cycle of uncertainty for the region

Outlook: Yet another cycle of uncertainty for the region

As the armed forces and security services manage to control, to a certain extent, the terror threat, the Greater North Africa region is facing unprecedented political tension, social stress and…

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…

Moscow’s possible lifting of arms embargo on Libya could trigger new violence, setback to Western interests

Moscow’s possible lifting of arms embargo on Libya could trigger new violence, setback to Western interests

The North Africa Journal | Jan. 10, 2017 | Hakim Briki:  For the period of January 02 to 08, 2017, there were 30 critical incidents in Libya, resulting in 38…

Tunisia braces for return of militants from war zones, while at odds with Germany over deportation of Berlin attack perpetrator

Tunisia braces for return of militants from war zones, while at odds with Germany over deportation of Berlin attack perpetrator

January 10, 2017 | The North Africa Journal | By Hakim Briki | UN data suggests that some 4,000 Tunisian nationals are fighting alongside Islamic insurgency groups in war zones.…

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