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North Africans boost security measures to prevent cheating in baccalaureate exam

North Africans boost security measures to prevent cheating in baccalaureate exam

The North Africa Journal: June 9, 2017: If you ask any high school student in the Maghreb to list their biggest concerns, the baccalaureate exam (currently underway)  is likely going…

Italy’s dangerous bet that Libya would help contain migration flows

Italy’s dangerous bet that Libya would help contain migration flows

The North Africa Journal: June 9, 2017: Italy is naturally troubled by the massive inflow of migrants from Africa and other regions via Libya. Since January 2017, over 50,000 migrants…

Egypt’s tough balancing act: The contradictory task of ensuring social peace while delivering economic growth

Egypt’s tough balancing act: The contradictory task of ensuring social peace while delivering economic growth

The North Africa Journal – May 24, 2017 – Egyptian households are bracing of an extremely costly Ramadan season. Ramadan will start at the end of May, and will last…

Algerian elections: A vote of no confidence for an emperor without clothes

Algerian elections: A vote of no confidence for an emperor without clothes

The North Africa Journal- May 11, 2017: In a short story published in 1837, Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote about two cloth makers  who offered the emperor a new…

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…

Tunisia refuses to repatriate women linked to IS in Libya

Tunisia refuses to repatriate women linked to IS in Libya

A delegation of Tunisian officials in Libya has refused to repatriate a group of fourteen women sentenced to prison in Libya for being part of the Islamic State. After meeting…

Tunisia’s female Jihadists

Tunisia’s female Jihadists

The North Africa Journal – April 24, 2017 – The Tunisian authorities and the general population remain highly concerned about the thousands of their nationals who have joined the Islamic…

Algeria: Government to propose bill on doctrinal deviation (By MEA Risk)

Algeria: Government to propose bill on doctrinal deviation (By MEA Risk)

The minister of religious affairs, Mohammed Aissa, has announced that a draft bill targeting “doctrinal deviation” is in preparation. “It is not a law that targets other religions, which are…

Tunisia: Tension rises as magistrates start strike (By MEA Risk)

Tunisia: Tension rises as magistrates start strike (By MEA Risk)

MEA Risk brief: March 28, 2017 – A majority of magistrates have started a three-day strike in Tunisia on 27 March. The Tunisian magistrate Association, one of the two principal…

Morocco: Opposition MP assassinated in Casablanca

Morocco: Opposition MP assassinated in Casablanca

The opposition party MP Abdellatif Merdas was shot dead on 7 March 2017 outside his home, located in Casablanca’s California neighborhood. A suspect who had allegedly threatened the victim after a personal…

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