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Algeria: Regime complicates the political crisis in Algeria, insists on unpopular solutions

The Algerian presidential election scheduled by the military command to take place on 4 July 2019 has been cancelled. On Sunday 2 June, the country’s highest court, the Constitutional Council, announced the “postponement” after it rejected the applications of two...

Total’s New African Venture: Risk Analysis

From afar, this looks like a deal made in heaven. French oil form Total will pay US peer Occidental $8.8 billion to acquire the African assets of Anadarko. Occidental’s takeover of Anadarko seems like a good opportunity for the French company to increase its already...

Algeria security note: Inadequate government response to protests could bring economy to complete halt

MEA Risk Security Note: 14 March 2019: Algeria is facing the real possibility of a complete nationwide industrial shut down, should the government fail to ease popular protests and deflate the ongoing political crisis.  An inadequate response would include but not...

Algeria protests shift to the next phase of nationwide strike, as regime ponders what to do

10 March 2019: (audio version above) -  The Algerian popular uprising appears to have reached its next phase. After millions took to the streets across Algerian cities, and continue to do so, the protest movement seems to be shifting to the industrial and business...

The situation in the Sahel: Podcast series

MEA Risk's Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno discuss the current state of instability in the Sahel. The unscripted discussion took place on 1 March 2019. You can download the audio file on this page, iTunes and Google Store podcast pages.

Africa 2019 elections preview- Part 1: Tunisia

MEA Risk analysts Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno are discussing elections in four African countries in this four-part series. The free-flowing chat will take us to Tunisia in this podcast, followed by Algeria in part 2, then Nigeria and Mozambique. Tunisia, despite...
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The situation in the Sahel: Podcast series

MEA Risk's Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno discuss the current state of instability in the Sahel. The unscripted discussion took place on 1 March 2019. You can download the audio file on this page, iTunes and Google Store podcast pages.

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Africa 2019 elections preview- Part 1: Tunisia

MEA Risk analysts Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno are discussing elections in four African countries in this four-part series. The free-flowing chat will take us to Tunisia in this podcast, followed by Algeria in part 2, then Nigeria and Mozambique. Tunisia, despite...

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Libya 2019 Podcast Preview

When you think that the destabilization of Libya reached its peak, new development on the ground sinks the country even deeper.  The year 2018 was devastating for the Libyan people, and 2019 does not promise any improvement.  Listen to a discussion between MEA Risk...

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Algeria’s other military campaigns

MEA Risk reports that for the period of 1 to 7 November 2018, there were 53 critical incidents recorded in Algeria, resulting in a single death and 392 arrests.  The share of the Criminality category in the week’s total incident pool was 39%, with authorities...

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Mozambique: Municipal elections end with ruling party dominance

The Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) has won Mozambique’s municipal elections in 44 of the country’s 53 municipalities, according to official figures released on 14 October.  Elections took place on 10 October. Only the results from Malema in the north of the...

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Europe wants a proactive North Africa in preventing migrations

There appears to be an uptick in entry of foreign migrants into Europe over the past months.  Although there has been a sizeable decrease of global entries since 2015, the European Coast Guard agency Frontex noticed an increase of refugee inflows on the sequential...

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Broadcast: Europe’s Radicalized Muslim Population

Europe's integration policies related to its immigrants have been less than effective in stemming the rise of extremism. Decades of misconceived immigration strategies have led to the rise of radical movements, to the point now that new measures to strip the...

Oil prices & the impact on Sovereign Wealth Funds Libya as a case

The drop in oil prices in the last 12 months has taken markets and investors by surprise. State institutions such as Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) have been affected and state budgets have suffered. SWF will grow slowly and in many cases will see some of their assets...

The Other Time Bomb: Food Dependency in Middle East/North Africa

North Africa’s stability is not only undermined by the terror risk coming from Daesh and other insurgency groups, but it is also more acutely affected by broad governance issues and its inability to deal with pressing economic, social and environmental problems. One...

How Algeria’s new budget may lead drug trafficking to soar

The recently adopted budget for fiscal year 2016 has been subject to vivid opposition from several political figures and civil society associations ever since a draft version was made released in late 2015. Developed on the basis of a reference price of $37 the barrel...

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