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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…

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…