Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
Summary: Both Algeria and Tunisia have cause for concern as the war in Libya, fuelled and supported by outside players, continues with no end in sight.
Change at the top in Algeria has not led to better relations with Morocco.
2019 has seen the biggest protests in the MENA region since 2011 together with ongoing wars, escalating tensions and economic and political insecurity.
The election of Abdelmajid Tebboune will achieve little unless he moves quickly to open up meaningful dialogue aimed at achieving a transition to democracy.
A slate of ageing candidates in the upcoming presidential election is unlikely to satisfy the street as hundreds of thousands of Algerians continue peaceful protests.
Peaceful protests have drawn millions of Algerians into the streets for more than nine months. A presidential election set for 12 December is unlikely to stop them.
As authorities struggle to contain protest in countries across MENA, demonstrators are showing that they have learned from the failures of the Arab Spring
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.