“When I’ve been abroad and told people I am from Algeria, they would say, ‘Nigeria!?’ ” he said. “And I would be like, ‘You know between Morocco and Tunisia there is that big space? That’s my country!’ ”
Mounting tensions between Algeria and Morocco over Western Sahara, political uncertainty in Tunisia, and national elections in Libya are all critical junctures in North Africa’s prospects for regional security and stability . . . .
Michael Fahy, Business journalist in the UAE and editor of zawya.com with his motto of “My views are both infrequent and my own”, wrote about the global trade war impacting the MENA region. MENA region will not escape impact of global trade war, says economist Arab Bank’s Radwan Shaban said oil exporting nations provide 80 […]
The most recent economic results in Morocco show a deceleration from last year. The north African country grew by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 4.5% in the same period last year, according to the High Commission for Planning. The agriculture sector has been cited as the main reason for the decline; […]
Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In Egypt, it is perceived as not only the dam that threatens a country’s water supply but also and at least makes it difficult for it to justify its dominance over its waters. This essay by Sarah Lazarus, CNN dated October 21, 2018, […]
Two 2018 reports dealing with Human Development that do not give the same results (certainly using different methods of calculation) were published. It is that of the UNDP and recently on 11 October 2018 that of the World Bank. These two reports show the urgency of adapting to the new global geo-strategic mutations, the world being […]