Egypt: President Sisi fails to deliver two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia: Implications

Saudi Arabia continues to put enormous pressure on Egypt over the now-failed transfer of two Red Sea islands.  Unable or unwilling to deliver the islands to Riyadh, Sissi and Egypt are now feeling the punitive and vindictive stance of Saudi Arabia, which is now...

Egypt: Tension heats up in North Sinai, with threats for more to come elsewhere in Egypt

Suspected militants of the ‘Welayet Sinai’ (Province of Sinai) organization, affiliated to IS are suspected to be behind the killing of two Coptic Christians over the past few weeks. Attacks specifically targeting Christians have been on the rise recently, with the...

Webcast audio/video replay: North Africa/Sahel stability and security review and outlook

Presented on January 26, 2017 3.5 MEG PDF file with no...

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 11,916, according to MEA Risk LLC. Despite such increase, MEA Risk’s Instability Index, measuring the...

China to strengthen economic presence in Africa, seeks to widen political influence

Last month, China flexed its muscles against Nigeria when the West African country agreed to upgrade the second-tier Taiwanese diplomatic mission based in Abuja to full embassy status.  Beijing did not like the move and has been threatening Nigeria to block any...

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