The Armed Forces of Algeria are pushing for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down amidst continued protests. However, the ruling FLN has, so far, been unable to find a replacement that satisfies all sides.
The UN says that it will seek billions of Dollars in additional aid for Syrian refugees. Syria has also become the world’s largest refugee crisis, with more than 5.6 million Syrians fleeing to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt.
In response to the Tunisian Governments plans to freeze public wages as part of the measures it is undertaking to control the budget deficit, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) has threatened to call for a general strike.
By joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Tunisia is trying to ship goods and services to the rest of Africa. The country, whose total exports stand at $14 billion, is attempting to export $4 billion by the end of 2020 to Africa alone.
With the conflict entering its 8th year, the main political actors in Libya are trying to reach a settlement which has the potential to be the solution to the crisis. The latest attempt was done by France in cooperation with other countries.