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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 15th to January 22nd – Current as of January 23rd, 2018. This week’s report covers Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Lebanon. |… Keep Reading

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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

Extended Middle East and Northern Africa News Composition Briefing: Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, January 8th to January 14th – Current as of January 15th, 2018. This week’s report covers Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Jordan, and… Keep Reading

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Macron lays out policies on Françafrique

Last week, French president Emmanuel Macron participated in an informal ritual of French presidents: The Big Africa Speech.   At the beginning of a French president’s reign, a pilgrimage is typically made to Africa to… Keep Reading

100,000 Kurds Flee Kirkuk

Iraqi armed forces have seized the city of Kirkuk, and reportedly 100,000 Kurds are now fleeing the region out of fear of persecution. This all follows an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan in September, which overwhelmingly… Keep Reading

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Kenya bans street protests over election confrontation

Kenya outlawed opposition protests in its three largest cities on Thursday, just two days after presidential challenger Raila Odinga decided to withdraw from the country’s upcoming election. That presidential election was scheduled to take place… Keep Reading

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