North Africa Roundup

  • Morroco

The Moroccan government is playing on Europe’s migration fears to garner support for its claims over Western Sahara. Read more on

  • Algeria

In Algeria, protests continue despite Covid restrictions in order to mark the anniversary of the Hirak. Read more on

President Tebboune dissolved the Algerian Parliament on 18 February and called for early partliamentary elections. Read more on

These new measures only galvanised popular mobilisation.

  • Tunisia

Protests also continued in Tunisia. Read more on, on and on

Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi discusses the legacy of the 2011 revolution and the role of his party. Read more on

Francophone Africa Updates

  • Human rights abuses

As G5 heads of state gather in N’Djamena, Human Rights Watch calls for action on human rights abuses by G5 forces.
  • Twenty UN Peacekeepers wounded in Mali

Read more on – Twenty U.N. peacekeepers wounded in central Mali attack

  • Climate risks in Tunisia

Hanne Knaepen’s research paper explores the socio-economic, political and governance challenges to Tunisia’s capacity to adapt to climate risks in the agri-food system.

Read more on – Climate risks in Tunisia: Challenges to adaptation in the agri-food system

  • Elections in Niger

Akouvi Gloria Nella Vossah discusses the second round of presidential election in Niger.

Read more on – Niger : le second tour de l’élection présidentielle opposera l’ancien président Ousmane et l’ancien ministre Bazoum