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Algeria political crisis update: The summer deadlock

MEA Risk analysis | 25 July | 2019: There were no new efforts by the military command this week to ease tension or to roll out a transition process aimed at stabilizing Algeria. The military stance is extremely alarming because Algeria is operating without a legal...

Podcast: Algerian military leaders sustaining the political crisis

The Algerian military has lost its capability to maintain a reasonable level of objectivity. Its senior command, directed by General Gaid Salah, is now in intense panic mode after it failed to abort the ongoing anti-government protests.  Such panic mode translates...

Podcast: Algeria political transition update as of 18 June 2019

In this podcast, Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk provides an update on the state of the stalled political transition in Algeria.     Transcript: Rough times in Algeria as the military command pushes for more instability By Arezki Daoud - 18 June 2019:  The...

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...
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Mozambique: Municipal elections end with ruling party dominance

The Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) has won Mozambique’s municipal elections in 44 of the country’s 53 municipalities, according to official figures released on 14 October.  Elections took place on 10 October. Only the results from Malema in the north of the...

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Europe wants a proactive North Africa in preventing migrations

There appears to be an uptick in entry of foreign migrants into Europe over the past months.  Although there has been a sizeable decrease of global entries since 2015, the European Coast Guard agency Frontex noticed an increase of refugee inflows on the sequential...

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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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