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Nigeria week in review – podcast summary for week ending Aug. 27, 2017

http://mearisk-server.com/podcasts/westafrica/Nigeria-week-ending-27August-2017.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis 8eight-min podcast reviews Nigeria’s political and security environment for the week ending 27 August...
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Egypt: Insurgency-military conflict intensifies, with July 2017 showing new records

Egypt is witnessing a broad reduction in the number of critical incidents on the year-over-year basis, as tracked by MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker. Compared to July 2016, the number of incidents considered to have had an impact on stability in Egypt fell 51.8%...
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China focuses on its military footprint in Africa, setting stage for new rivalry with West

While the United States is scaling back its international positions amid a significant reduction in State Department’s budget that will affect international aid, another superpower, China, is working to substantially increase its international engagement.  For years...
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Nigeria: Security forces thwart suicide attacks on Maiduguri University in Borno

Three suicide bombers were killed when they tried to launch a suicide attack on inside the University of Maiduguri on Thursday, 6 July 2017.  Two of the bombers detonated their explosives inside the university, while one was gunned down as he tried to escape. The...
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Egypt: Militants challenge state of emergency, kill 23 soldiers in third attack this week

At least 40 insurgents and 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack and subsequent battle in North Sinai on July 7, 2017. The suicide bomb attack targeted the military, after the bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint controlling the entry into a...
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Libya: Shifting sands in the militia and insurgency movements

Tracking and understanding the various militias and insurgent groups involved in the Libya conflict is no trivial exercise. This is because the situation shifts quickly in reaction to the many events that force continuous changes on the ground.   Take for example the...
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Algeria Security Week in Review: Week ending April 5, 2017

For the period between 30 March and 5 April 2017, there were 63 critical incidents in Algeria, resulting in two deaths and 326 arrests. This week, criminality incidents accounted for nearly 35% of the total incident pool, followed by human and social crisis and... read more

Analysis: Nigeria stability check

While Nigeria’s President has left Abuja for London to take care of his health, his Vice President has been in charge. What is happening in Nigeria these days? For the period of 20 to 26 February 2017, Nigeria witnessed 63 critical incidents, resulting in 57... read more

Mozambique: End of February 2017 stability check

For the period of 16 to 28 February 2017, there were 51 critical incidents recorded in Mozambique, resulting in 33 deaths and 56 arrests as recorded by MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker. The deaths are largely the result of Cyclone Dineo and its aftermath,... read more

Metrojet crash in the Sinai likely to worsen Egyptian economy

MEA Risk Research Note: The UK government ordered a suspension of flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, as a result of what it believes to be a strong likelihood of a bomb that downed the Russian airplane. Metrojet Flight 9268, a Russian plane carrying...

Should Kenya tighten its belt amid revenue uncertainty?

There is an ongoing debate over a “cash crunch” facing Kenya. But is it a real issue which could affect the Kenyan economic outlook?   This ongoing debate is in line with what we are seeing in other African countries. Currency woes are indeed affecting a...

Maghreb/Sahel: August 2015 Monthly Human Migration Brief

The Maghreb and the Sahel regions continue to struggle with illegal migration.  In most cases, migrants come from other regions such as war-torn Mid East countries and Sub-Sahara Africa, using the Maghreb as a transit platform toward Europe, taking advantage of a...

Egypt: Risk too High, Stability Outlook Remains Negative

In mid-May 2015, a major rating agency upgraded Egypt’s outlook from “stable” to “positive.” The rating agency cited the country’s perceived economic “recovery” as a reason for its decision. Another competing credit agency followed suit by upping its rating of the...

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