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How the ban on electronics in US/UK bound flights serves two purposes: annoy travelers and reduce airline competition

How the ban on electronics in US/UK bound flights serves two purposes:  annoy travelers and reduce airline competition

The North Africa Journal – March 21, 2017: The US imposed a ban on most electronics on flights from Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. The…

Egypt: Russian troops in Egypt, near Libya border to help Haftar retake control of oil sites

Egypt: Russian troops in Egypt, near Libya border to help Haftar retake control of oil sites

The North Africa Journal – 14 March 2017 – An unidentified number of Russian troops is reported to have been deployed in an Egyptian airbase near the Libyan border. Various…

Libya: Egypt claims AQIM participated in seizure of oil-rich town

Libya: Egypt claims AQIM participated in seizure of oil-rich town

According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, elements of Al-Qaeda participated in the attack on Libya’s oil crescent.…

New activity on the Western Sahara conflict, but no one knows where this is headed

New activity on the Western Sahara conflict, but no one knows where this is headed

The North Africa Journal – March 6, 2017 – The UN envoy to the Western Sahara Christopher Ross has handed  over his resignation to the new UN chief Antonio Guterres.…

Algeria: Massive weapons cache found near Niger border

MEA Risk Alert: March 5, 2017: The Algerian army has discovered, on 4 March, a massive weapons cache near the Nigerien border in In Guezzam. The cache contained six Kalashnikov…

Libya: LNA attempts to retake oil crescent area

By MEA Risk: March 5, 2017: The Libyan National Army of General Khalifa Haftar are in the process of retaking Ras Lanuf from the Islamist militia Benghazi Defense Brigades on…

France lends military support to Niger with 80 troops in north Niamey

France lends military support to Niger with 80 troops in north Niamey

The North Africa Journal-  March 1, 2017: The recent attacks of jihadist groups along the border Mali and Niger are prompting the French military to send more troops allegedly to…

Tunisia: IS cell dismantled, four arrested in Jendouba

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…