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...

Algeria: Standoff continues, political crisis will go on into 2020

MEA Risk Assessment:  Algeria is preparing for its most controversial elections in history. The process is fraught with risk, as the turnout is expected to be the lowest ever. The situation is creating a sense of panic among officials on the civilian side in charge of...

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...

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...

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...

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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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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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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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