The “gang” seek to end the protests. Presidential elections announced for December against the protesters’ wishes.
Tunisia – surprise result of first round of presidential election – Robocop Kais Saied takes the lead.
Algeria – mass protests continue after six months. The military want a presidential election, but have been blocked by the street which does not trust them.
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.