Podcast: Covid-19 and the crises of Libya, Tunisia and Mali

In this brief podcast recorded on 17 July 2020, MEA Risk analyst Arezki Daoud provides an update on what we are seeing in North Africa and the Sahel. The region is experiencing tumultuous events as the summer evolves. At this stage, it is clear that the fall season is...

Podcast: Algeria braces for new cycle of anti-regime protests

18 June 2020: There have been increasing calls by pro-democracy militants to resume the Hirak anti-regime protest movement in Algeria, a situation that has prompted an intensification of government repression against opposition figures and rights activists. The...

Algeria 2019 stability assessment: Main statistics

The apparent easing in political tension in Algeria post-12 December 2019 election is not evidence of a return to normal and the end of the anti-regime protest movement.  The appointment of Tebboune as president after a massively rejected election, has forced a lull...

Sahel: Instability in Burkina Faso

This brief is about the West African and Sahelian nation of Burkina Faso.  Several Western countries have recently issued travel warnings and MEA Risk has issued this first impression and additional comments on those warnings. Burkina Faso is a complex place and is...

Libya’s Berlin conference: First impressions

The Berlin conference on Libya was an honorable initiative from Germany's Angele Merkel for trying. But we fear it ended with no major progress and clear signs that the violence will not end anytime soon. In this audio briefing, MEA Risk's Arezki Daoud share the first...

Podcast: The Libyan crisis is getting complicated

The discussion on Libya that follows was recorded on the 10 January 2020. The discussion between MEA Risk’s Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno took place a couple of days before the two warring parties in Libya agreed on a truce. Although there have been some minor...

Podcast: Algeria risk assessment: the intersection of business and political corruption

In this episode, Arezki Daoud of risk assessment firm MEA Risk LLC and editor of the North Africa Journal, looks at the intersection of business corruption and political corruption in Algeria. Heralded as a model of the country's new industrialization drive, involving...

Nigeria 15 December stability assessment: High-Risk Zone

A video attributed to ISWAP showed the execution of two soldiers and a policeman carried out 8 December.  In another video, ISWAP executed four more people, all were humanitarian workers believed to have been abducted in July 2019. The victims worked for French aid...

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Libya’s Berlin conference: First impressions

The Berlin conference on Libya was an honorable initiative from Germany's Angele Merkel for trying. But we fear it ended with no major progress and clear signs that the violence will not end anytime soon. In this audio briefing, MEA Risk's Arezki Daoud share the first...

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Podcast: The Libyan crisis is getting complicated

The discussion on Libya that follows was recorded on the 10 January 2020. The discussion between MEA Risk’s Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno took place a couple of days before the two warring parties in Libya agreed on a truce. Although there have been some minor...

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Nigeria 15 December stability assessment: High-Risk Zone

A video attributed to ISWAP showed the execution of two soldiers and a policeman carried out 8 December.  In another video, ISWAP executed four more people, all were humanitarian workers believed to have been abducted in July 2019. The victims worked for French aid...

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Mozambique 15 December stability assessment: High-Risk Zone

Insecurity in the gas-rich region of Cabo Delgado has intensified over the past fortnight, ending 15 December 2019.  Attacks by insurgents took place in the village of Litingina in Nangade district, in Matapata near the industrial facilities of the Rovuma natural gas...

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Podcast: Nigeria Security Review, Week Ending 10 November 2019

This is a new episode of the Nigeria Security Review brought to you by MEA Risk LLC.  The podcast looks at the week ending 10 November 2019, during which there were at least 39 critical incidents in Nigeria, tracked by MEA Risk LLC and resulting in 91 deaths. A full...

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MEA Risk Alert: Algeria Braces for an Escalation of Unrest

Preview: Now that back-to-school season is behind them, Algerians are shifting their focus on ratcheting up pressure on their government.  Eight months after the anti-regime Hirak movement began, labor unions have decided to take part to the protest, promising an...

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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...

Kidnappings in Nigeria, Jan 1 thru March 2, 2017
Counter-Terrorism Operations in Morocco
Illegal Migration Enforcement Operations in Algeria. 4Q2016

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