North Africa

EU asks UN for help with migrant crisis

Migrants intercepted at sea will not “be sent back against their will”, the European Union’s foreign policy chief has told the UN Security Council, in the context of a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling from North Africa. Federica Mogherini addressed the Security Council on[…]

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A look at the IS reach into North Africa

The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by rebels in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the radicals pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state. Rebels in several countries – including Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen[…]

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