Italy is using state of emergency powers, while Spain has introduced measures that include paying jobless immigrants to go home.
Counterterrorism efforts by the Algerian government and the US are failing to stem terrorism in the region.
World leaders gather in Rome Tuesday for a UN food crisis conference. What does history teach about how to handle such shortages?
Boubacar Messaoude is Mauritania's leading antislavery activist
It takes the country off the list of worst human rights offenders but still notes serious concerns.