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: Nigeria stability review for week ending 20 October 2019

Welcome to this new edition of Nigeria Stability Review,  and the period in review is the week ending 20th of October 2019. For the period of 14 to 20 October 2019, there were 37 critical incidents in Nigeria, resulting in 22 deaths. It was the quietest period in...

Podcast: Nigeria stability review for week ending 13 October 2019

This is a security and stability review for Nigeria for the week ending 13 October 2019, as summarized by MEA Risk Analyst Arezki Daoud. The full report is available to clients either of Nigeria-Security.com or at MEA-Risk.com. Subscription information is available on...

Introducing Nigeria’s weekly security podcast

This podcast is an introductory review of Nigeria security environment, which will be subject to a weekly podcast. In here, MEA Risk Principal Analyst, Arezki Daoud, reviews the general security environment and makes a brief inventory of critical issues facing Nigeria...

Algeria Autumn outlook: Political crisis to reach its climax as protest movement and unions merge their campaigns and military chiefs resist change

A MEA Risk Assessment - 29 August 2019:  Social unrest has long been a permanent fixture of Algerian politics, characterized by localized and uncoordinated protests and sit-ins across the entire country. The current stalemate is galvanizing the unrest at the local...

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...

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Introducing Nigeria’s weekly security podcast

This podcast is an introductory review of Nigeria security environment, which will be subject to a weekly podcast. In here, MEA Risk Principal Analyst, Arezki Daoud, reviews the general security environment and makes a brief inventory of critical issues facing Nigeria...

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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...

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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...

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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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