Massinissa Benlakehal is a freelance journalist, covering politics, society, human rights and security related issues in North Africa.
Exclusive: Traffickers' rings in the Libyan desert and Mediterranean coast will be in the crosshairs after European and North African countries reached a deal to ramp up anti-migration efforts.
Exclusive interview: The involvement of several foreign powers in the Libyan crisis is a real obstacle to reaching a political solution, says Libyan State Council President Abdulrahman Sewehli.
A Tunisian police officer was killed and another was injured in an overnight ambush by four militants in the city of Kebili, 500 kilometers south of the country's capital.
Tunisia's state of emergency has been extended amid continuing threats from armed groups.
Tunisian security forces are still relying on the brutal tactics of the past, including torture, arbitrary arrests, detentions and restrictions on travel of suspects
One of the most-wanted militants in North Africa was killed in a French airstrike in Libya, and has been buried outside a desert town, Massinissa Benlakehal exclusively reports.
In-depth: Deferred pay raises are the latest feature in a government austerity programme that has been rejected by workers' groups, reports Massinissa Benlakehal.
In-depth: Austerity plans aimed at boosting foreign investment while driving down public spending have led to street protests in the capital, reports Massinissa Benlakehal.
In-depth: An end to the high cost of low prices? The 15th International Energy Forum held in Algeria brought together ministers, senior officials and CEOs from the cartel's 72 member-states.
Comment: Brahim Ghali has been elected with an overwhelming majority as the new leader of the Sahrawi people, carrying them forward in their fight for self-determination, writes Massinissa Benlakehal
Mohamed Abdelaziz isn't just the President of SADR, for the Sahrawi people he represents what could be assimilated as a father for an entire nation in exile, writes Massinissa Benlakehal.
In-depth: Tunisia's new counter-terrorism law treads a dangerous path in the name of striking back against terrorists, activists say.
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