Grain prices had risen sharply in the last weeks. The Maghreb and Egypt are largely dependent on imports. In addition, North African agriculture has been suffering from an increasing drought for months. The massive increase in grain prices in 2010/2011 is considered a factor that led to the Arab rebellion and the departure of migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe. In Morocco, Algeria and also in Tunisia, state repression has been increasing for months.
By SAMY MAGDY, SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Libyan security forces raided and violently broke up a protest sit-in by migrants outside a shuttered U.N. community center in the capital of Tripoli, activists and migrants said Monday. The troops came