North Africa

Algeria calls on France to reckon with colonial past as BLM rocks globe

As the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrations continue, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has demanded an apology from France for its treatment of Algerians under 132 years of French occupation.

Simon Speakman Cordall | | Jul 10, 2020
al-monitor People attend a demonstration in Paris on July 5, 2020 in support of Algeria's Hirak protest movement as Algeria celebrates the anniversary of its 1962 independence from France. Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP via Getty Images.

Amazigh languish in underserved pockets of southeast Tunisia

Post-revolutionary Tunisia has been friendlier to its indigenous Amazigh, but the concentration of wealth and power in the north continues to marginalize the remote communities.

Sam Kimball | Ethnic/Religious Minorities | Jul 8, 2020

Intel: Russian mercenaries enter key oil field, Libya oil company says

A convoy of Russian mercenaries entered Libya’s Sharara oil field and met with the facility’s security forces yesterday, the country’s National Oil Corporation said.

Jared Szuba | Libya conflict | Jun 26, 2020

Young Libyan atheists seeking refuge online

Since the 2011 revolution and the expansion of the Islamic State, more Libyan young people have reneged on their Muslim beliefs and are now part of a secret community on Facebook with fellow atheists.

Jack Jeffery | | Jun 26, 2020

Italian foreign minister says Libya a 'priority' in Tripoli visit

Libya's Government of National Accord hosted an Italian delegation in the capital today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Jun 24, 2020