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20 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Tunisia extended every month the state of emergency declared after November 2015 attack on elite presidential guards in the capital. The state of emergency confers exceptional powers on Tunisian authorities, notably to forbid strikes and public gatherings, close movie theatres and control the press.

The fragile political situation in Libya continue to have an impact on the security situation in Tunisia.

In Egypt, the situation remains tensed in North Sinai Governorate with regular security incidents affecting greater Cairo and the Nile Delta.

14 Nov 2014 description

Announced at 2014 United Nations Global South-South Development Expo in Washington Rome, 14 November 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today a US$2.7 million programme targeting more than 1,000 rural youth and women in Algeria, Egypt, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The programme will support small farmers to share their experiences and skills in order to collaborate on possible solutions to save water, cultivate water-efficient crops and breed cattle.

06 Jun 2013 description

Question

Border insecurity in North Africa: What does the literature say about border insecurity across North Africa (Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya (Mahgreb); Egypt, Sudan and Western Sahara)?

Helpdesk response

28 Sep 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 18 - 24 September, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Sahel Food Crisis 1

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 6

14 Aug 2012 description
report World Bank

Returns on investments in health are low where governance issues are not addressed. Bribery, corruption, and inefficiency undermine health care delivery and contribute to poor health outcomes. If hospitals fall apart because the repair funds are stolen, if a mother is not able to get medicine for her child without paying a bribe, if counterfeit and sub-standard medicines are sold without any regulation, the poor pay most heavily for it, often with their lives and the lives of their children.

03 Aug 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 24 July — 30 July, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Horn of Africa

Middle East

08 Jun 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 22 May — 04 June, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

04 Jun 2012 description

IN THIS ISSUE

Early warning issues for June 2012

Country analysis: Egypt

Country Analysis: Guinea-Bissau

PSC retrospective: AU PSC and the EU Peace and Security Committee meeting

Regional Security Analysis: Terrorism in Africa

PSC retrospective: Constitutional conference in Somalia

Important dates to diarise

Early warning issues for June 2012

18 May 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 08 May - 14 May, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus:

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

17 May 2012 description

This report is the third annual report produced by the North Africa regional office of the African Development Bank. This year, the focus of the report is on the underlying challenges the region faced before the Arab Spring, and further explores how the political transition taking will reshape North Africa, in particular its economic future.

30 Apr 2012 description
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In this issue

1 million people need aid in Syria P.2

Measles epidemic in Yemen P.3

2012 Humanitarian Appeal P.4

CERF support for Syria, Yemen P.5

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN-LAS Sectoral Meeting in Cairo generated more than 50 recommendations on issues of shared humanitarian concern.

  • At least 1 million people need humanitarian assistance in Syria.

  • Algeria received 30,000 people fleeing political violence in Mali. Algerian Red Crescent responded with medicines, blankets, food and tents

20 Apr 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 03 - 16 April, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Inside this issue

In Focus

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

2011 was a transformative year for North Africa, upending many assumptions about the region’s political stability. Regimes that had been ruled by authoritarian governments for decades suddenly erupted in mass protest, leading to the departure of two aging dictators—in Tunisia and Egypt – and on-going civil war in another—Libya. Sudan, for its part, was poised to break apart after the south voted to secede.

05 Mar 2012 description

Time to replicate the ‘mobile miracle’ in broadband

Geneva, 5 March 2012 – New figures released today at ITU’s Connect Arab Summit in Doha, Qatar show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region, but underline the need for more effort to be put into rolling out broadband infrastructure to meet burgeoning demand from a young, tech-savvy population.

13 Dec 2011 description

Executive summary

The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically and demographically diverse. These five middle income countries were generally on track in 2010 to achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015, even if facing significant rural and urban disparities and gaps in coverage.

13 Dec 2011 description

Executive Summary

The complexity of humanitarian challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) historically derives from the pre-existing causes- the long running conflict, instability and displacement in the Middle East as well as vulnerabilities related to natural disasters and socio-economic factors in most parts of the region. The humanitarian consequences of the recent civil unrest have exacerbated the situation across the region especially for the most vulnerable with minimal coping capacities.

06 Dec 2011 description

Stephanie Liechtenstein, rapporteur

This meeting note summarizes discussions at an IPI workshop in Vienna, held on October 25, 2011, about how the uprisings and changes in the Arab world affect the partnership between the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and its Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation (MPCs). Based on the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the OSCE has developed and intensified relations over the last two decades with six MPCs: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and, Jordan.