North Africa

Islamic State kills 1, wounds 3 in Sinai

The Egyptian peninsula's deadly insurgency lingers on.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Jan 22, 2021
al-monitor An Egyptian man inspects the wreckage of a burned car the day after an attack by the Egyptian army in a village on the outskirts of the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid on Sept. 10, 2013. The Egyptian military has been pressing a campaign in Sinai to quell an insurgency that surged after the army overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images.

French president says no apology for colonization of Algeria

Algeria asked France to apologize for its actions during the more than 100 years of occupation.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Jan 22, 2021

Israel-Tunisia normalization ‘not on the agenda,’ Tunisian PM says

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said that he respects Morocco's choice to recognize the Jewish state but that Tunisia is not considering doing the same.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Dec 16, 2020

Western Sahara media, activists criticize US decision to recognize Moroccan sovereignty

US President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States had accepted Morocco's claim to disputed Western Sahara and that Morocco and Israel were establishing full relations.

Adam Lucente | Border Disputes | Dec 11, 2020

Tunisian activists struggle to rein in police power

Tunisians eager for justice and reform are fighting another bill to increase the powers of the country's already virtually untouchable police force.

Simon Speakman Cordall | | Dec 4, 2020