Articles on North Africa

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.

Blocked arteries: The EU’s problem with African integration (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 April 2018

Encouraging regional integration could improve economic diversification and economic security in North Africa, while encouraging the regional labour migration that has long helped sustain the Sahel and West Africa.

Europe and the Egyptian election: Do not congratulate (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 27 March 2018

Sisi is eager for international endorsement. European leaders should withhold it.

Les frères ennemis: Europe’s balancing act between Morocco and Algeria (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 16 March 2018

Morocco’s recent ascension to the African Union’s Peace and Security Council is an important indication of its rising influence on the African stage. But the EU overlooks Morocco’s rival Algeria at its peril.

Libya's rebounding oil sector critical to stabilization (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 13 March 2018

Critically, the Central Bank must become more transparent when it comes to the management of Libya’s oil wealth.

G5 Sahel: Much done, more to do (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 March 2018

Significant progress on funding and co-ordination, but problematic partnerships with local militias and abuses by security services still hamper prospects for EU’s Sahel strategy.

Tunisia revolts again (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 16 January 2018

Today's riots are more dangerous than those of 2011.