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The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

Tunisia suffers from the illegal trade of merchandise that reduces its potential for more state income. Most of illicit trade comes through its borders with Algeria and Libya. Each year,…

Sonatrach’s Hassi Messaoud housing base blockaded by local protestors

Dozens of residents of Hassi Messaoud are demonstrating in front of the housing complex of Algerian oil company Sonatrach. Blocking access to the base, which is located near the local…

Boko Haram Targets Niger, Panic in the East of the Country

Boko Haram Targets Niger, Panic in the East of the Country

Niger, the northern neighbor of Nigeria is now on the target list of the West African Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Boko Haram’s attacks within Nigeria forced thousands of residents…

Tunisia’s Presidential Elections’ Outlook: Essebsi’s Almost Guaranteed Victory

Tunisia’s Presidential Elections’ Outlook: Essebsi’s Almost Guaranteed Victory

MEA Risk says the first round of the Tunisian presidential elections turned out to be democratic, transparent, free, and trouble-free. Although the two competing candidates had an important 6% difference in…

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

Since April 2014, an unprecedented frenzy has taken shape in northern Niger. This state of tension came with the discovery of three gold sites in the Agadez region, where new…

Egypt: The Extraordinary Tale of a Wholesale Death Sentence

Egypt: The Extraordinary Tale of a Wholesale Death Sentence

The Egyptian regime is using some of the most severe tools of punishment to signal its Islamist foes that it means business. Death sentencing is obviously one of them, except…

The Fall of Derna (Libya) to ISIS is not New

The Fall of Derna (Libya) to ISIS is not New

The international media, in particular CNN has focused a great deal of attention to the city of Derna in Eastern Libya, making headlines about being under the control of the…

Despite quiet week, Mali faces unprecedented challenges

Despite quiet week, Mali faces unprecedented challenges

MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker reports that despite a relatively quiet week (ending November 30th, 2014), the Sahelian nation of Mali is facing a series of challenges that promise to…

Crisis in Egypt Likely to Persist

Crisis in Egypt Likely to Persist

Egypt is facing what Algeria faced in the 1990s. Nothing is working. The economy is in despair and a civil war is underway essentially pitting the military in power to…

Tunisia: A Stabilizing Political Environment but not the Economy

Tunisia: A Stabilizing Political Environment but not the Economy

May 13, 2014 | The North Africa Journal | Tunisia may be headed toward economic disaster if more money is not raised urgently. Endless labor strikes have had a paralyzing…