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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…

New activity on the Western Sahara conflict, but no one knows where this is headed

New activity on the Western Sahara conflict, but no one knows where this is headed

The North Africa Journal – March 6, 2017 – The UN envoy to the Western Sahara Christopher Ross has handed  over his resignation to the new UN chief Antonio Guterres.…

Morocco top producer of cannabis, becoming transit route for South American cocaine

Morocco top producer of cannabis, becoming transit route for South American cocaine

The North Africa Journal – March 6, 2017 – Morocco produces a lot of cannabis and that’s a huge part of the country’s economy, feeding tens of thousands of farmers…

Bad Season for Immigrants: Persona non-Grata Everywhere

Bad Season for Immigrants: Persona non-Grata Everywhere

The North Africa Journal:  28 February 2017: The new American President Donald Trump has accelerated the debate over immigration, at least in North America. The Europeans, have been dealing with…

Labor Unions: Localized and segmented unions in North Africa seek better coordination

Labor Unions: Localized and segmented unions in North Africa seek better coordination

The North Africa Journal – Feb 21, 2017:  Labor protests have been a major source of the heightened level of social unrest across the region.  This past week saw its…

Outlook: Yet another cycle of uncertainty for the region

Outlook: Yet another cycle of uncertainty for the region

As the armed forces and security services manage to control, to a certain extent, the terror threat, the Greater North Africa region is facing unprecedented political tension, social stress and…

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016. MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016.  MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Miami, FL – MEA Risk LLC – The North Africa and Sahel zone witnessed a 16.0% increase in the number of destabilizing critical incidents in 2016 to a total of…

Tunisia braces for return of militants from war zones, while at odds with Germany over deportation of Berlin attack perpetrator

Tunisia braces for return of militants from war zones, while at odds with Germany over deportation of Berlin attack perpetrator

January 10, 2017 | The North Africa Journal | By Hakim Briki | UN data suggests that some 4,000 Tunisian nationals are fighting alongside Islamic insurgency groups in war zones.…

Morocco sustains counter-terror campaign, as Prime Minister struggles to set up new cabinet

Morocco sustains counter-terror campaign, as Prime Minister struggles to set up new cabinet

January 10, 2017: The North Africa Journal: By Hakim Briki: The CIA has warned a number of countries, including Morocco, of a risk of Berlin-like attacks conducted by Islamic State…

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