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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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Presentation: Sources of instability in the Sahel

This is a presentation made by MEA Risk's Arezki Daoud on understanding the sources of instability in the Sahel at a conference of faith-based organizations, held near Kansas City, Missouri, at the end of May 2018. The presentation as posted here includes narrated...

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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 great many...

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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