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Arezki on Africa: In Case you Missed it

37 EpisodesProduced by Arezki DaoudWebsite

These are commentaries and analyses on African and Mid-East affairs by Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk LLC

37 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

North Africa and Sahel: And Now the Environment is Major Factor of Instability

September 23rd, 2023


As we reach the end of the third quarter 2023, about to enter the tail-end of the year, it is difficult to see a bright horizon for the northern half …

Mali: New Tuareg Rebellion in Northern Mali, Al-Qaeda Attack on Government Forces

September 15th, 2023


Mali’s new junta managed to topple a weak president. But governing is turning out to be difficult with the regime battling on multiple fronts. With …

Libya's epic freak floods. The big picture

September 13th, 2023


The unfolding #environmental disaster with major #floods that are taking place in eastern #Libya, may be of #biblical proportion and the death toll …

Sports Diplomacy and Competition in the Arab World

September 12th, 2023


.Learn how #SaudiAarabia, #Qatar and the #UAE are competing in the #sports world in anticipation of dropping #oil and #gas income in the future

Earthquake in Marrakesh, Morocco

September 12th, 2023


Morocco had a devastating earthquake just as people prepare for the weekend. Here is how the North Africa region has always prone to quakes.

Sahel: Mali's new constitution paves the way for more instability ahead

June 23rd, 2023


#Sahel: #Mali's new #constitution paves the way for more instability ahead. The Tuareg community in northern Mali has rejected the latest …

Does Saudi Arabia matter? An unscripted discussion between Arezki Daoud and Giorgio Cafiero

June 19th, 2023


Saudi Arabia has been making big moves lately. A detente with Iran, a re-engagement with Syria, a potential diplomatic path to solve the Yemeni …

10 countries in 10 minutes: Brief commentaries on 10 countries by Arezki

June 13th, 2023


10 countries in 10 minutes: Brief commentaries on 10 countries by Arezki Daoud. Just what you need to know about #Turkey, #Senegal, #Caneroon, #USA, #Nigeria, #Lebanon, #Sahel, #Florida, #SouthAfrica, and #Egypt.

Latest big geopolitical issues affecting North Africa as of 10 June 2023. Podcast by Arezki Daoud

June 12th, 2023


Latest big geopolitical issues affecting North Africa as of 10 June 2023. Podcast is hosted by Arezki Daoud and focuses on the five of North Africa, …

Can foreign and regional powers give Libya a break?

May 24th, 2023


Foreign meddling may have been even more troubling than any other source of instability. Governments in Russia, the UAE, France, Turkey, etc.. have been central in preventing the Libyans from negotiating a future that …

North Africa and the Sahel week-in-review | 20 May 2023

May 23rd, 2023


Welcome to this episode of North Africa and the Sahel week-in-review, for the period ending Saturday, 20th of May. Today is the 22nd of May and greetings to all. So the week in the northern half of Africa ended with a …

The Fleecing of Libya: Billions of Dollars Missing and Everyone is at Fault

May 12th, 2023


In the post-Gaddafi era, Corruption in Libya is endemic and metastasized. The culture of corruption is so ubiquitous and widespread that Transparency …

A world turned on its head: Egypt's loyalty to the US in question

May 6th, 2023


In Egypt, a country that gets substantial military and economic aid from the United States, General Abdelfattah el-Sissi has allegedly ordered the manufacture of 40,000 rockets for the benefit of Russia, in the midst of …

A close look at South Africa today: achievements and challenges

April 19th, 2023


In this podcast, Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk and of The North Africa Journal, reports on his thoughts on South Africa, after a 10-day visit in April 2023.

Mali’s painful post-colonial transition.

March 28th, 2023


The nation of Mali in the Sahel is headed toward an even more painful period. Bad governance, catastrophic environment, deadly terrorism, and a war …

Audio podcast: Sahel collapsing with the Jihadists, Russia and France in a bitter fight over control

March 19th, 2023


In this audio podcast, Arezki Daoud is sharing an update on the situation in the Sahel, specifically in Mali and Burkina Faso, two countries that have been torn apart by outside forces, be they the Jihadists, or some …

North Africa / Sahel Week in Review: Mali and Tunisia remain center stage

March 13th, 2023


Welcome to this week-in-review episode where we look at some of the key  events affecting the geopolitics of North Africa and the Sahel. Your  host …

Instability and Coups in Sahel Nations

February 10th, 2023


In this brief episode, Arezki Daoud reports on the latest attempts to topple regimes in the Sahel and that more of there are expected.

Sahel and North Africa week in review 7 Jan 2023

January 9th, 2023


Greetings to our second episode of Week in Review and a quick summary of what we are tracking in the Sahel and in North Africa. Today is Saturday, the 7th of January 2023. This past week was somewhat subdued in the …

The Sahel and North Africa this week: Mali-Ivory Coast crisis, Burkina vs. the UN, terrorism in Egypt, rivalry in Libya and more. Week ended 30 Dec. 2022

December 31st, 2022


In this week's review of events in the Sahel and North Africa, Arezki Daoud addresses the major factors affecting the region as the year draws to an end.

North Africa - Sahel week in review 1 - Week ending 23 December 2022

December 24th, 2022


This podcast hosted by Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk LLC focuses on some of the most important events in North Africa and the Sahel that we are monitoring as of Friday, 23rd of December 2022. So this is a sort of week in …

Can Algeria and Africa deliver more natural gas to Europe

December 6th, 2022


Winter is near and Europe is facing an energy crisis after Russian  attacked Ukraine. The EU and its member-countries have been looking for  natural gas everywhere they can but the prospect of replacing Russian  gas …

Food shortages in Tunisia: brief explainer.

November 27th, 2022


Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk and The North Africa Journal visits Tunisia this November and is bringing better understanding on the challenges facing the Tunisians in their day-to-day living.

Russia's War on Ukraine: North African Nations' Positions

October 22nd, 2022


The Maghreb’s biggest nations and regional rivals, Algeria, and Morocco,  so far have refrained from choosing a side in the Russian-Ukrainian  conflict. For its part, Tunisia has had ambivalent positions due to a …

Algeria-Russia: Deconstructing Algeria’s relationship with Russia: Not as rosy as you think

October 22nd, 2022


The visit of President Emmanuel Macron to Algiers at the end of August  shook up and challenged the Algerian authorities in their once again  excellent relations with Russia. The French security and ministerial …

Podcast: Lebanon Falling

October 22nd, 2022


The past months have been particularly horrendous for Lebanon, a country that used to be called the Switzerland of the Arab World. The demise of …

Sahel: Burkina Faso’s security environment to worsen as Jihadi attacks likely to intensify

October 3rd, 2022


The Sahelian nation of Burkina Faso has been a powder keg for some time  and this weekend, the coup leader that toppled the previous government  has been himself toppled by another coup. The situation in Burkina’s …

The escalating rivalry between Algeria and Morocco

September 23rd, 2022


The escalating rivalry between Algeria and Morocco has had a  destabilizing effect on the Maghreb region of North Africa. In fact, the  entire western Mediterranean region is feeling the impact of the two  countries’ …

The Sahel in turmoil: How Bamako and Paris lost most of Mali's territory

January 18th, 2022


The year 2021 was a horrendous period for the region. All the problems that one can imagine were there, from the massacre of civilians to two military coups in Mali and of course, an aggressive expansion of the jihadist …

Tunisia Revisited in 10 minutes: A MEA Risk analyst Arezki Daoud reviews of Tunisia

November 20th, 2021


Tunisia Revisited: MEA Risk analyst Arezki Daoud reviews where Tunisia stands as of November 2021 in the areas of social and economic development.

Understanding Tunisia's political crisis in ten minutes, by Arezki Daoud

July 28th, 2021


There has been unusual interest in the west about the political  crisis engulfing Tunisia this week. Naturally Tunisia was always seen  the cradle of …

How governments in northern Africa are left with only repression as they are unable to govern

January 21st, 2021


This week (ending 21 January 2021), Tunisia made the front pages of global media with Tunisians clashing with security forces over the past days to complain about their living conditions. The riots, which are still …

Tunisia faces a chaotic situation: Economic woes could bring back to power extremist politicians

November 26th, 2020


Tunisia is a boiling cauldron. It is certain that the Covid-19 epidemic is having a drastic impact on the country on many fronts.  But the system put …

NGOs in the Sahel: Operating in an increasingly challenging environment.

November 18th, 2020


In this episode, Arezki Daoud discusses with Do Christophe Ouattar of World Neighbors ( how NGOs are operating in the Sahel. Topics include coping with growing insecurity, environment degradation, the …

Covid-19 in the Maghreb region as of mid-November 2020

November 12th, 2020


In this brief podcast recorded on 12 November 2020, MEA Risk's Arezki Daoud provided an update on the Coronavirus in the Maghreb region. The state of the Covid-19 epidemic in the Maghreb looks rather bleak as we are …

Algeria: Another referendum confirming rejection of regime

November 2nd, 2020


In this brief, Arezki Daoud is reacting to the results of the referendum for a new constitution in Algeria, Which was reported to have had less-than …

A Fragile Libyan Ceasefire by Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk LLC

October 27th, 2020


In this “In case you missed it” brief, Arezki Daoud of MEA Risk discusses the challenges of the ceasefire to stick.

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