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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…

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…