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The Egyptian Government Signals Some Easing of an All-Out Repression Strategy

The Egyptian Government Signals Some Easing of an All-Out Repression Strategy

There are some tiny signals coming from Egypt that President Sissi and his government are looking to ease a few of the many severe repressive measures enacted since the ousting…

Death toll from Libya crises in 2014 exceeds 2,600 – 71% of the region’s casualties

Death toll from Libya crises in 2014 exceeds 2,600 – 71% of the region’s casualties

The year 2014 ended with at least 3,771 fatalities from Critical Incidents in the Maghreb and Sahel zones, based on MEA Risk LLC’s tracking service CIncidents. With an intense political…

Maghreb MEA Risk Digest: Week Ending Jan. 18, 2015

Maghreb MEA Risk Digest: Week Ending Jan. 18, 2015

The following review is a summary of Critical Incidents witnessed by MEA Risk Analysts and as reported in Critical Incidents Tracker. For the week ending Sunday January 18th, the Maghreb…

Algeria’s Finances: 2015 Likely to be a Tough Year

Algeria’s Finances: 2015 Likely to be a Tough Year

Over the past years Algeria has enjoyed a steady stream of strong revenues. Oil money has been used partly to stimulate national savings, to pay for general economic development and…

Libya Inches Toward Failed State Status, says MEA Risk

Libya Inches Toward Failed State Status, says MEA Risk

The collection of problems facing Libya today seems so insurmountable that it makes it a prime candidate for failed statehood status, based on MEA Risk taxonomy. Indeed all the data…

The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

Tunisia suffers from the illegal trade of merchandise that reduces its potential for more state income. Most of illicit trade comes through its borders with Algeria and Libya. Each year,…

Last French hostage Serge Lazarevic freed

Last French hostage Serge Lazarevic freed

French President François Hollande announced today the release of Serge Lazarevic. Kidnapped in Hombori (Mali) by al- Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) November 24, 2011 with Philippe Verdon ,…

Boko Haram Targets Niger, Panic in the East of the Country

Boko Haram Targets Niger, Panic in the East of the Country

Niger, the northern neighbor of Nigeria is now on the target list of the West African Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Boko Haram’s attacks within Nigeria forced thousands of residents…

Tunisia’s Presidential Elections’ Outlook: Essebsi’s Almost Guaranteed Victory

Tunisia’s Presidential Elections’ Outlook: Essebsi’s Almost Guaranteed Victory

MEA Risk says the first round of the Tunisian presidential elections turned out to be democratic, transparent, free, and trouble-free. Although the two competing candidates had an important 6% difference in…

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

Since April 2014, an unprecedented frenzy has taken shape in northern Niger. This state of tension came with the discovery of three gold sites in the Agadez region, where new…