Articles on North Africa

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.

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017

A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.

Egypt's counterterrorism strategy: The missing element (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 01 December 2017

Egypt’s government is not currently a constructive partner for the West in fighting violent extremism

Escaping from Tunisia (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 10 November 2017

Explaining the recent spike in migration from Tunisia to Europe

Sahel visit leaves fundamental issues unaddressed (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 26 October 2017

UNSC delegation continues to focus on technical implementation rather than tackling political problems.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.

Russia in Libya: War or Peace? (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 02 August 2017

Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilisation on Europe’s southern border.