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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…

Egypt: MEA Risk reports new spike in deaths in Egypt, as confrontations between security services and insurgent groups escalate

Egypt: MEA Risk reports new spike in deaths in Egypt, as confrontations between security services and insurgent groups escalate

The North Africa Journal – August 10, 2017: For those who occasionally follow news from Egypt, the past two weeks have seen an upsurge of what appears to be good…

Video: Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

Video: Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

Africa: Nigeria halts all oil exploration in Borno as Boko Haram kills researchers and

Africa: Nigeria halts all oil exploration in Borno as Boko Haram kills researchers and

The North Africa Journal: July 28, 2017:   The Nigerian government is cancelling all exploration activity in northeast of the country. Security information firm MEA Risk LLC reports that the…

Libya: The unlikely return of peace with Haftar and Serraj in the driving seat

Libya: The unlikely return of peace with Haftar and Serraj in the driving seat

The North Africa Journal- July 27, 2017: By Arezki Daoud: Two Libyan leaders, UN-backed, Tripoli-based Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the self-promoted Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the man whose stronghold is…

China focuses on its military footprint in Africa, setting stage for new rivalry with West

China focuses on its military footprint in Africa, setting stage for new rivalry with West

The North Africa Journal – July 13, 2017:  While the United States is scaling back its international positions amid a significant reduction in State Department’s budget that will affect international…

Egypt: Militants challenge state of emergency, kill 23 soldiers in third attack this week

Egypt: Militants challenge state of emergency, kill 23 soldiers in third attack this week

The North Africa Journal- July 7, 2017:  At least 40 insurgents and 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack and subsequent battle in North Sinai on July…

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…

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