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.
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.
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. . .
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.
It contains one fifth of all Algeria’s reservoirs and is now a favorite with tourists. But the Bani Haroon Dam was not built without controversy.
The government spent billions of euros only to deliver salty water to the southern city of Tamanrasset.
The Algerian government is uncertain if it will be able to continue to subsidize drinking water for its citizens due to the financial crisis engulfing the North African country since the fall in the price of oil since 2014.