NARCO RoundUp (MAY18)
May was actually a surprisingly busy month in North Africa despite it coinciding with Ramadan, when things typically slow down. Politics remain fluid in Algeria, Libya, and Mauritania. Security is still a paramount concern in Libya and Mauritania, but Algeria is finally starting to recognize IOC concerns. And speaking of IOCs, Mauritania is starting to bustle, Algeria is getting its act together. And Libya, well, it’s still Libya.
Algeria: Bouteflika’s Whipping Post
Libya: Elections Are Not Going to Happen
Mauritania: Imams and Oligarchs for MOAA
Algeria: SH Starts to Make Minor Concessions to IOCs
Libya: Here a VEO, There a VEO, Everywhere a VEO
Mauritania: No Bang Following Flash (Yet)
Algeria: Reform Proposals Possible by September
Libya: Oil Sector Power Struggles
Mauritania: Gran Tortue/Ahmeyim Inches Forward
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