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

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Tunisia's protests marking revolution anniversary turn violent

14 January, 2018

Small skirmishes between protesters and police erupted in Tunis on Sunday, as a demonstration was held to mark the seventh anniversary of the country's revolution.

Tunisians refuse to back down as protests continue

12 January, 2018

Hundreds of young people rallied in Tunis following a call from the 'What Are We Waiting For?' campaign for a major protest against measures imposed at start of the year.

Algerian immigrants detained in Libya after attempting Europe crossing

30 May, 2017

Dozens of young Algerians are being held in Libyan detention centres, awaiting to be deported back to Algeria.

Hundreds of refugees 'facing torture' inside Libyan detention centre

25 May, 2017

56 Algerians and 400 Moroccans remain in danger after being held in Libya's al-Nasr detention facility in al-Zawiyah.

Algerian police foil IS suicide bomb plot on Constantine

20 April, 2017

Police launched a raid on the IS-affiliated outfit in eastern Algeria, after intelligence hinted at a planned suicide bomb attack on the city of Constantine.

G7 hopes to restore Russia relations while backing Trump

12 April, 2017

Foreign ministers of the G7 praise the US missile strike against President Assad, and urge Russia to work to promote 'real and genuine' political process in Syria.

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.

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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