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The Libyan Crisis: The Moroccan Negotiations Likely to Lead to Nowhere

The Libyan Crisis: The Moroccan Negotiations Likely to Lead to Nowhere

The Libyan government based in the east of the country and affiliated to the House of Representatives (HoR) is ready to join the negotiating table in Morocco, after it decided…

Can the Chad Reach and Maintain Regional Leadership?

Can the Chad Reach and Maintain Regional Leadership?

The country of Chad does not want to be called “the Dead Heart of Africa” anymore. Although it is one of the world’s poorest countries, it is trying to become…

Governance in Tunisia: The Challenges of Restoring the Rule of Law

Governance in Tunisia: The Challenges of Restoring the Rule of Law

Now that Tunisia has managed to rebuild its government structures and a new constitution, how is it managing its transition to stability? The very existence of democratic institutions is indeed…

North Mali Crisis: The Failure of the Algiers Talks

North Mali Crisis: The Failure of the Algiers Talks

The fifth round of talks on peace in northern Mali ended in Algiers with nothing in favor of the northern populations. Pitting the government of Mali in Bamako to the…

Libya and its three Competing Power Centers

Libya and its three Competing Power Centers

The recent appointment of General Khalifa Haftar as top military commander is an indication that many Libyans are looking to unify their efforts against the Islamists. This appointment is also…

Islamic States working to drag Egypt into multi-front confrontation, say MEA Risk

Islamic States working to drag Egypt into multi-front confrontation, say MEA Risk

MEA Risk issued a brief note on what it expects Egypt’s security outlook will be as a result of the killing of 21 of its nationals in Libya. MEA Risk…

Islamic State says it is behind Corinthia hotel attack

Islamic State says it is behind Corinthia hotel attack

Initial reports suggested three Libyan security guards were slain in the Corinthia Hotel assault while at least four foreigners were later killed. At least one of the dead was an…

Deadly Attack on Corinthia Hotel: UN Reacts

Deadly Attack on Corinthia Hotel: UN Reacts

The United Nations Security Council and participants in U.N.-sponsored peace talks for Libya condemned an attack Tuesday at a luxury hotel in Tripoli that killed at least nine people. A…

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…