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Morocco’s 2015 Budget Based on 4.4% GDP Growth, Earmarks $6 Billion for Debt Servicing
The North Africa Journal: Morocco has a 2015 budget that takes into account a 4.4% GDP growth, up from a projected 4.2% this year.
Maghreb & Sahel Top10 Deadliest Cities
Tallying the figures of terrorism and/or politically-motivated killings shows again that Libyan cities were the deadliest in August 2014. The chart below provides a visual of the cities/regions that are facing severe level of violence. The data comes from MEA Risk at http://www.mea-risk.com
Maghreb & Sahel Face Deadliest Period on the Security Front
The North Africa Journal - MEA-Risk released its latest assessment on the state of security and stability in the Maghreb and Sahel region. Findings from MEA-Risk's Critical Incidents Tracker shows that the region continues to face unprecedented violence. All data measuring negative factors tracked by MEA-Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker have been on the rise, some at alarming rates.
Intensity of Crises in Maghreb and Sahel Regions Remains Dangerously High, Says MEA-Risk
The North Africa Journal: For the week ending June 8, 14, the combined disruptive events recorded by sister company MEA-Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker showed an intensity that remained within the “High-Risk Zone” level, just as in the previous week.
Severity of Crisis in Maghreb/Sahel Region Intensifies, Says MEA-Risk
The North Africa Journal: Sister company MEA-Risk issued its weekly analysis on the multi-faceted crisis affecting the whole Maghreb and Sahel region. The findings show while the number of incidents for the week ending June 1, 2014 dropped by about 10% from the previous cycle, the intensity of the crises rose at an alarming 22.4%. Casualties in the Maghreb/Sahel region rose 11% to 83 deaths, mostly concentrated in the Mali/MLNA conflict and in Libya.
Tunisia: A Stabilizing Political Environment but not the Economy
The North Africa Journal | Tunisia may be headed toward economic disaster if more money is not raised urgently. Endless labor strikes have had a paralyzing effect on many industrial sectors. In mid-March 2014, four major strikes crippled the economy, starting with the truck drivers who refused to deliver merchandise to businesses for two days.
Morocco: Growing Social Tension amid Rising Costs of Living
The North Africa Journal | With the government focused on reducing the weight of subsidies on the national economy, Moroccan households continue to struggle with the rising costs of living. So much so that an unusual consensus has emerged among three competing labor unions as they now form a common front against the government and Morocco’s corporate bosses.
Libya’s Woes and Rivalries: a Divided Congress, the Militias and the Federalists
The North Africa Journal | Tension remains high in Libya. Factions with opposing ideologies and strong men at their top are facing each others with devastating potential for the future of the country.
With Another Bouteflika Term, Algeria Faces Uncertain Future
The North Africa Journal | President Bouteflika extracted his fourth term like a dentist extracting a tooth from a child. It was a painful and ugly scene, but also an embarrassing moment for a country that has so much to offer.
Latest Issue Available for Download
The North Africa Journal is pleased to announce the release of its 235th issue in which Editors discuss a series of topics of economic, political and security interest related to North Africa’s Maghreb region.