Arezki Daoud

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Not a Bad Year for Some After All

Moroccan companies have released their results for fiscal 2009 and while most faced a challenging environment, a few managed to do very well. These reports look at five leading companies that are publically traded and review their 2009 financial performance.
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Tunisian Journalist Must Be Freed

North Africa is facing a dangerous period for press freedom and objective reporting. Governments continue or have recently launched fresh attacks against journalists who report their observations of the facts on the ground based on their independent views. From Morocco's crackdown on any discussion over the Western Sahara conflict to Tunisia's sustained harassment of reporters, there is no shortage of bad news from the region. Newspapers are punished for having a different view, and reporters jailed without a serious due process. ...
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Fahem Boukadous Interviewed by Reporters Without Borders

Below is a video interview released by Reporters without Borders of jailed Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous. Boukadous simply reported about the protests against unemployment and other grievances in a mining region of Gafsa province in 2008. New York-based Human Rights Watch says Fahem Boukadous and Hassan bin Abdullah were convicted after unfair trials in which the defense was not allowed to present witnesses. Their appeals are scheduled for April 27, 2010. ...
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North Africa Security Assessment and Business Outlook Briefing

Concord, MA: The North Africa Journal is pleased to announce the holding of a breakfast briefing in Washington DC on June 17, 2010 that would provide an assessment of the state of security in North Africa, along with a business outlook. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts on North African affairs, Arezki Daoud and Alessandro Bruno. ...
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Algeria's Corruption Scandals [Video in English]

The CEO of Algeria's most profitable company has been suspended, and is being investigated for corruption. What is happening in Algeria and how financial scandals and corporate corruptions are linked to politics. This video is from Al-Jazeera English...
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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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