Arezki Daoud

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Uncompetitive Moroccan Travel Industry

For millions of people, the months of April through June are travel planning period. In particular for the diasporas that is looking to go back home to North Africa during the summer season, but also for foreign tourists as well. This latter category is a critical target for the Moroccan tourism industry, which is apparently finding difficulties offering competitive prices in a highly budget-sensitive period.
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Why Al Qaeda Maghreb Will Continue to Strike

The North Africa Journal : It's been a busy period for Al Qaeda Maghreb (AQMI). Its latest targets have been European tourists and two Canadian diplomats still missing, despite the release of their driver. These latest strikes occurred at the eve of regional summit on security and peace in the Sahel region....
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Microsoft’s Close Watch of North Africa: Lobbying for IT Upgrades and Strong Anti Piracy Enforcement

The North Africa Journal : With shrinking computer sales, the engine of Microsoft revenue with operating system sales, every penny counts no matter where it comes from. ...
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Inside Bouteflika's Presidential Election Resources

The North Africa Journal : As expected, Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a third presidential mandate following a campaign that was unchallenged and underwhelming. ...
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Avoiding Risk and Finding Opportunities on the Casablanca Stock Exchange in 2009

The North Africa Journal: The Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) started the year 2009 on a volatile path and with no clear orientation. In this context, analysts recommend investors to adopt a selective strategy offering low risk in an uncertain market. ...
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Third Mandate for Bouteflika (Video)

Apr 10, 2009 - Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins his third term as Algerian president, with 90.24 percent of the vote. Basmah Fahim pf Reuters reports...
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Algeria's Pre-Election Review (video)

As Algeria braces for elections, the foreign media takes a look at the electoral environment during campaigning. Al Jazeera's view....
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As Predicted, Bouteflika Wins Unchallenged

Abdelaziz Bouteflika will remain president of Algeria for the third time. His re-election is a conclusion of a multiyear strategy that included the weakening of opposition parties, the strengthening of presidential powers, the changes in the constitution to scrap term limit, ending with the April 9, 2009 elections which, according to the Interior Ministry, yielded more than 90% votes in favor of Bouteflika on the basis of a 74.11% turnout. Of course, these figures cannot be verified nor challenged, but they are what they are....
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Author info
image Arezki Daoud Arezki Daoud is a leading analyst on North African affairs. He has been editor of The North Africa Journal since 1996. The publication reaches over 50,000 decision makers worldwide. Having lived and worked in North Africa, Mr. Daoud's analytical expertise on the region spans from the energy and industrial sectors to security and political affairs. Arezki is familiar with the speech circuit and briefing the business and government communities on the countries of the Maghreb region and is widely quoted in the press.
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