Like other religious minorities, Christians in the MENA region suffer from varying degrees of discrimination and persecution, from a variety of sources. HMG’s response.
More on the UAE drawdown from Yemen, and UAE objectives and policy.
The economy of Algeria has become one of the major collateral victims of the witchhunt initiated by the army high command, which has put behind bars, in the most arbitrary fashion, hundreds of private entrepreneurs and senior civil servants.
Algeria’s army in untenable position. Can they open the door to change?
Mass protests against the “pouvoir” continue. More action against corruption. Presidential election due on 4 July will be delayed.
Morocco – leaders of the 2018 protests in the Rif jailed. Teachers’ protest peters out. Morocco is not Algeria.
Algeria – very large demonstrations continue. More top level arrests.
A hastily arranged referendum consolidates Sisi’s position.
Algeria – very large demonstrations continue to demand radical change. International implications remain opaque.
Bouteflika and his gang losing their hold on events. Elections likely, but the future is anyone’s guess.