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Mali: At least 30 dead in clashes between Tuareg groups in Kidal

Mali: At least 30 dead in clashes between Tuareg groups in Kidal

The North Africa Journal- June 13, 2017: Threat tracking and assessment company MEA Risk says at least 30 Tuareg fighters were killed last week after a very violent skirmish between…

Libya: Shifting sands in the militia and insurgency movements

Libya: Shifting sands in the militia and insurgency movements

The North Africa Journal –  June 12, 2017: Tracking and understanding the various militias and insurgent groups involved in the Libya conflict is no trivial exercise. This is because the…

Libya/Egypt: Egyptian air strikes target Derna’s al-Jabilah neighborhood

Libya/Egypt: Egyptian air strikes target Derna’s al-Jabilah neighborhood

Egypt has launched air strikes on Derna’s al-Jabilah neighborhood on 26 May in retaliation for the attack on Coptic Christians in Minia on the same day. It is believed that…

Libya: Rival militias skirmish in several Tripoli neighborhoods

Libya: Rival militias skirmish in several Tripoli neighborhoods

Armed clashes between rival militias were reported throughout the Tripoli neighborhoods of bu Salim, Hai Damscus, Al-Hadba, Salah Eddine, Hai Akhwakh, Hai Nasir and Bab Ben Ghashir on 26 May.…

Morocco: Three IS suspects captured

Morocco: Three IS suspects captured

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has dismantled an Islamic State-tied terror cell active in Nador, Driouch and Martil on 26 May. Three suspects were captured on charges of…

Tunisia: Eight businessmen, two smugglers arrested in corruption crackdown

Tunisia: Eight businessmen, two smugglers arrested in corruption crackdown

Eight businessmen were arrested in a nationwide crackdown on contraband smuggling and corruption in Tunisia. The businessmen are Mongi Ben Rebah, Kamel Ben Ghoulem Fradj, Chafik Jarraya, Yassine Channoufi, Nejib…

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…

Fresh violence in Egypt, 28 civilians and four security personnel killed in two days

Fresh violence in Egypt, 28 civilians and four security personnel killed in two days

The North Africa Journal- May 26, 2017: Using automatic weapons, attackers opened fire on two buses traveling to the Saint Samuel Monastery in Minya, killing 28 Christian worshipers and wounding…

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…

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