Sources of instability: Restive southeast Tunisia struggles with economic despair

MEA Risk – May 31, 2018: Economic Brief:: A parliamentary report released this week in Tunisia caught our attention because it addressed, in an honest way, the major issues facing the restive southeastern Tunisia, and by extension many other regions.  On May 24,...

Labor: Segmented unions in North Africa seek better coordination

Labor protests have been a major source of the heightened level of social unrest across the region.  This past week saw its share of trade union unrest, largely driven by a labor sector that has regulations largely seen as unfavorable to workers. The weakening...

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...

Tunisia braces for return of militants from war zones

UN data suggests that some 4,000 Tunisian nationals are fighting alongside Islamic insurgency groups in war zones. They are between 1,000 and 1,500 in Libya, 200 in Iraq, 60 in Mali and 50 in Yemen. The Tunisian ministry of the interior stated that, this year, at...

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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