Another mystery on the ‘cocaine coast’

Another mystery on the ‘cocaine coast’

Algeria’s cocaine coast: a 300 kg shipment of cocaine was recovered by the coast guard near Skikda in January Besides the current state of limbo — as Algeria waits for confirmation about whether the ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fifth term...
Special Feature: Iran and the FATF

Special Feature: Iran and the FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has become a political football for Iranian policy makers The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental entity that promotes international anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and counter-terrorism financing...
No ‘Happy New Year’ for the Sahel

No ‘Happy New Year’ for the Sahel

MINUSMA peacekeeping troops are one part of the military response to the Sahel’s political and socioeconomic problems As 2019 gets underway, the risks for most Sahel countries point to further deterioration in political instability, insecurity and increasing...
Scandals rock the ruling PJD party

Scandals rock the ruling PJD party

The reopening of the case against prominent leader of the Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD), Abdelali Hamidine (above), is one of a series of scandals that is rocking the ruling party The ruling Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) is undergoing...
Pressure on Libyan militias intensifies

Pressure on Libyan militias intensifies

Libyan militias not aligned to Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army are facing legal and political pressure The 2 January decision by the Prosecutor General’s Office in Tripoli to issue arrest warrants for Abdelhakim Belhadj, Ibrahim...