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Massinissa Benlakehal

Massinissa Benlakehal is a freelance journalist, covering politics, society, human rights and security related issues in North Africa.

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European and African militaries to target Libya's Mediterranean people-smugglers

21 March, 2017

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.

'Foreign countries need to stop interfering in Libya'

15 March, 2017

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.

Policeman killed in southern Tunisia attack

12 March, 2017

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 security improvements remain relative, says senior military figure

27 February, 2017

Tunisia's state of emergency has been extended amid continuing threats from armed groups.

Bad habits die hard in Tunisia's security services

16 February, 2017

Tunisian security forces are still relying on the brutal tactics of the past, including torture, arbitrary arrests, detentions and restrictions on travel of suspects

Al-Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'dead and buried' in Libya

16 December, 2016

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.

Tunisian Workers' Union in standoff over public sector pay

09 November, 2016

In-depth: Deferred pay raises are the latest feature in a government austerity programme that has been rejected by workers' groups, reports Massinissa Benlakehal.

Protests erupt as Tunisia's fading tourism threatens economic collapse

17 October, 2016

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.

Oil price surges following OPEC deal to freeze production

29 September, 2016

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.

Western Sahara's new leader: The struggle continues

19 July, 2016

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

Polisario leader’s death is a loss for Africa

03 June, 2016

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.

Human rights abuses overshadow Arab Spring's 'only success story'

05 May, 2016

In-depth: Tunisia's new counter-terrorism law treads a dangerous path in the name of striking back against terrorists, activists say.

Massinissa Benlakehal
Massinissa Benlakehal

Massinissa Benlakehal is a freelance journalist, covering politics, society, human rights and security related issues in North Africa.

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