Electronic learning in Libyan schools was believed to be a good idea when it was first introduced in 2007, but since then, it has been unable to get off the ground.
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.
They went to Turkey to earn higher degrees but since the failed coup in 2016, the future of more than 60 Libyan postgraduate students in Turkey is in limbo.
East Libya’s Ministry of Education is edging closer towards its western counterpart.
School starts next week but over a third of Sirte’s schools are still in need of renovations after being damaged by war.
The education ministry is strapped and Tunisian schools are falling apart. Ennahda says collecting donations could be the answer. But opponents argue that money comes with influence.
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.
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.
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.
Overcrowded prisons in Tobruk place petty, violent, and non-violent offenders all together in dilapidated cells.