Articles on North Africa

More for less? Europe’s new wave of ‘migration deals’ (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 08 October 2018

North African governments may feel they have the EU over a barrel on migration flows. But Europe must set tough conditions on any new aid it gives to them

Present at the Destruction (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 01 October 2018

At the UN General Assembly last week, it was clear to most that the post-war multilateral system is now an artifact of a bygone era. The new world order that is currently emerging will be defined less by shared principles, and more by the whims of individual leaders and governments

Egypt’s judicial theatre of injustice (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 21 September 2018

As European governments look to Egypt as a partner, the country's human rights record continues to suffer with an escalating use of executions

The Libya delusion: violence erupts again (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 06 September 2018

Militias have entered Tripoli, shifting the balance of power inside Libya and hampering the advance towards new elections. European powers need to stop squabbling and grasp the meaning of this new state of affairs

Mr Salvini goes to Tripoli (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 13 August 2018

The EU migration policy is in decay, partly due to counterproductive tactics from within the Union

The end is Nile: International cooperation on Egypt’s water crisis (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 25 July 2018

Ethiopia is building Africa's largest dam, crucial to its energy security and economic growth. It is also causing issues with neighbours on the Nile, particularly Egypt, which could suffer from absolute water scarcity once the project is complete. 

What lies beneath: How climate change could aggravate problems that reach Europe’s shores (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 28 June 2018

The Sahel would benefit from new multilateral institutions that head off instability by addressing the problems of environmental stress in the region

Mali’s impunity problem and growing security crisis (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 28 June 2018

On June 13 Malian soldiers and security forces were responsible for killing more than 30 civilians throughout the country - the government and international forces have been unable to reverse the trend

Libya elections 2018: the missing ingredient (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 01 June 2018

Hurrying Libyans to an early vote could prove counter-productive unless European powers unify and take action on problems now

Libya after Haftar? (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 18 April 2018

Haftar’s weakening position will have ramifications for the stability of Eastern Libya, the activities of regional states that have based their policy on him, and on the diplomatic efforts to unify Libya’s fragmented political and security actors.