Egypt: Ramadan 2016 mid-point stability and security analysis

Egypt seems to be going through a quiet period as we reach the mid-point of Ramadan this year (2016). Terror activity, although still a major issue specifically in North Sinai, has eased in most of the country, all while the military remains highly aggressive in its...

Mali: French forces carry out large-scale sweeps in the north: 15 insurgents killed

MEA Risk. Mali, Gao. May 25th, 2016. The French forces based in Mali (Operation Berkhane) launched a large-scale combing operation in Gao and Kidal. According to security sources, about 15 Jihadists were neutralized in the last four weeks, and several arms caches have...

Algeria Threat Assessment for Week Ending May 11, 2016

For the period of May 05, 2016 to May 11, 2016, there were 51 critical incidents in Algeria, as recorded by MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker, resulting in 13 deaths, 2 wounded, and 59 arrests. As a result, the MEA Risk Incidents Index (CIncidents Index) for...

Tunisia: Police disperse Petrofac protest in Kerkennah, riots ensue

MEA Risk – Tunisia, Sfax. April 15, 2016. Riots broke out in Kerkennah, governorate of Sfax. It started when 30 protesters, who were intoxicated at the time according to local sources, blocked 6 trucks belonging to the British oil/gas company Petrofac to demand...

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