Oil Exporters Facing Difficult Outlook Well into 2018, Watch for Rising Political and Social Tensions

The outlook for the oil market, from the perspective of exporters looks grim. This situation will likely exacerbate the security, social and political tensions in various exporting countries that we track, including the populous nations of Nigeria, Algeria and even...

Libya: Shifting sands in the militia and insurgency movements

Tracking and understanding the various militias and insurgent groups involved in the Libya conflict is no trivial exercise. This is because the situation shifts quickly in reaction to the many events that force continuous changes on the ground.   Take for example the...

New French government refining Africa strategy: African troops for the Sahel and support for Libya’s Haftar

The new French President is seeking to influence French policy in Africa with his own vision. What he may offer may not be a major departure from his predecessor’s policy, but instead he is looking for a simplified version that reduces France’s liability and costs,...

Security: Russia Plays a New Card in Libya

The trip to Moscow, planned for this February by Fayez Al-Sarraj, head of the Tripoli government recognized by the UN, as well as the two trips to the Russian capital by General Khalifa Haftar in 2016, illustrate Russia’s increasing involvement in the Libyan...

Webcast audio/video replay: North Africa/Sahel stability and security review and outlook

Presented on January 26, 2017 3.5 MEG PDF file with no...

Instability in North Africa and Sahel claims over 8,500 deaths in 2016. MEA Risk expects 2017 to be another crisis year

Miami, FL – MEA Risk LLC – The North Africa and Sahel zone witnessed a 16.0% increase in the number of destabilizing critical incidents in 2016 to a total of 11,916, according to MEA Risk LLC. Despite such increase, MEA Risk’s Instability Index, measuring the...

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