Across the region, schools are in trouble. A lack of funds, destruction from war, and a need for reform have education ministries scrambling to find new ways to support their most important investment.
Asma Al Abidi in Tunis, Ali Al-Qataani in Sabha, and Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum collaborated with The Local Italy for a feature about Italy’s deal with Libyan human smugglers to create a border patrol and extend EU borders.
We spoke to current and former detainees who described life in stuffed prisons where mental and physical abuse at the hands of wardens is commonplace. In some cases, prison time was served for smoking marijuana or writing a bad check. But across the continent, political prisoners suffered the most.
Libya’s GNA military decimated ISIS forces in the south of the country in 2016. But recent attacks have Libya questioning whether ISIS might be building itself back up. PLUS, an interview with a detained ISIS member from Sirte.
Young people hoping to marry a foreigner, often meet societal resistance for straying from their religious, racial, or ethnic communities.
In Tunisia, residents protest phosphate pollution, while in Egypt, scientists scramble to find alternative crops that require less water. Across the region, challenges loom over this precious resource.
Far away from the capital cities, tales of marginalization, migration, and extremism persist in North Africa’s southern regions. But strong indigenous communities with lasting cultural values offer accounts of perseverance.
From pirated software stores to rubbish collectors who sell their recycled wares, professions under the radar have created a thriving parallel economy.
Our latest dossier examines the flow of people across the entire African continent and shares their successes and failures.
The female officer who confronted Arab Spring hero Bouazizi . . . head of the Islamic Ennahda party claiming homosexuality is not haram . . . words from the Nobel Prize-winning quartet.
Maintaining antiquities revered more by foreigners than locals. . . the long road towards reconciliation . . . black markets, smuggling and more. . .