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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…

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…