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Tunisia: Protests spreading over inflation, riots in Kasserine

Tunisia: Protests spreading over inflation, riots in Kasserine

The North Africa Journal – January 8, 2018: Since January 1st, the prices of basic food products have skyrocketed in Tunisia, due to austerity measures passed by the parliament. Tracking…

Morocco: Fallout from el-Hoceima unrest: Royal purge of government continues

Morocco: Fallout from el-Hoceima unrest:  Royal purge of government continues

The North Africa Journal – November 22, 2017: On November 13, 2017, a second round of firings hit the Moroccan government, with King Mohammed VI dismissing no less than seven…

Morocco: Food distribution in Essaouira turns deadly, over a dozen killed

Morocco: Food distribution in Essaouira turns deadly, over a dozen killed

The North Africa Journal – November 19, 2017: At least 15 people died when they were crushed during a stampede in Essaouira, Morocco. The victims were receiving food aid in…

The disgraceful practice of human trafficking in Libya

The disgraceful practice of human trafficking in Libya

The North Africa Journal – November 16, 2017: International organizations and human rights groups have long been aware of the mistreatment of Sub-Sahara migrants moving through Libya in an effort…

Morocco: King seeks to deflate criticism over the unrest in the north, blaming everyone but the monarchy

Morocco: King seeks to deflate criticism over the unrest in the north, blaming everyone but the monarchy

The North Africa Journal- August 10, 2017:  After an easing of tension at the end of July, facilitated by the withdrawal of the riot police from al-Hoceima and Imzouren and…

Video: Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

Video: Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

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…

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