Arezki Daoud

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With an Islamist Electoral Victory, Morocco Forced to Adopt Political Cohabitation

The North Africa Journal | With less than half the eligible voters going into the voting booths on Friday, the Moroccans woke up on Saturday with the news that the Islamists of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) were bracing to form a coaltion government.
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Saif Gaddafi Captured Trying to Escape to Niger

The North Africa Journal | The ruthless Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the killed Libyan dictator Muamar Gaddafi was captured somewhere between Obari and Sabha, in the south of Libya. Saif was apparently preparing to cross to Niger....
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Manipulated, the Touaregs in Search for a Way Forward

The North Africa Journal | By Arezki Daoud | A dignified Berber population, the Touaregs often consider themselves as free nomadic pastoralist people and want to remain so. For decades, they have resisted pressure from various governments to force them to settle. But their refusal to do so led to retaliations in form of social segregation and economic "starvation." Vulnerable, the Touaregs have also become the toys of ruthless politicians and governments in the regions who have been using them to settle scores against one another....
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Post-Gaddafi Analysis: Deepening Crisis Expected in the Sahel and Beyond

The North Africa Journal | Already the source of terrorism, organized crime, failed states and misery, the Sahel can become even more dangerous for itself and its neighbors. The crisis in Libya is setting the stage for what appears to be a serious looming crisis. With the proliferation of weapons, an abundance of former pro-Gaddafi fighters, combined with the massive movement of migrants from Sub-Sahara Africa, the Sahel region is bracing for further destabilization....
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Petroleum Activity Resumes in Libya

The North Africa Journal | With the Gaddafi regime eliminated, oil industry activity is resuming in Libya on a fast pace. The Italian energy giant ENI, Libya's biggest player in the oil sector, managed to get its Mellitah Oil & Gas operation going, with a resumption of gas production from the offshore platform of Sabratha on November 2, 2011. ...
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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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