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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…

How Egypt’s charm offensive abroad is in sharp contrast with its domestic politics

How Egypt’s charm offensive abroad is in sharp contrast with its domestic politics

The North Africa Journal – March 8, 2017 – Egypt is working hard to fix its crumbling image abroad. Editorial after editorial, and article after article in the Western press…

Women’s rights: one step forward, two steps back

Women’s rights: one step forward, two steps back

The North Africa Journal – March 8, 2017 – Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day.  It is a good time to take a moment to reflect on women’s achievements…

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