“Lebanon deserves better”: that’s one of the main messages coming out of Beirut after Tuesday’s devastating port explosion. The blast killed at least 138 people and destroyed much of the city centre. Many are blaming decades of government corruption and mismanagement. Lebanon was already in an economic and political crisis before the disaster. So can … Read more Will the Beirut explosion lead to political change in Lebanon? | Inside Story
“Lebanon deserves better”: that’s one of the main messages coming out of Beirut after Tuesday’s devastating port explosion. The blast killed at least 138 people and destroyed much of the city centre. Many are blaming decades of government corruption and mismanagement. Lebanon was already in an economic and political crisis before the disaster. So can … Read more Will the Beirut explosion lead to political change in Lebanon?
As the smallest fox in the world, the fennec fox has its most notable characteristic large ears, measuring six inches. Those ears not only help them hunt at night, but also serve to dissipate excess heat of the desert. The home range of these foxes is widespread throughout the deserts of the Sahara and throughout … Read more Live: Meet the fennec fox — the smallest canid in the world!
Years of civil war have torn Yemen apart. Fighting has divided the cities, destroyed the economy and triggered a humanitarian crisis. And now, the country is on the verge of an environmental disaster. For 5 years the oil tanker FSO SAFER has laid idle off the coast. On board are more than 1.1 million barrels … Read more Can an environmental catastrophe in Yemen be averted? | Inside Story
Work has begun on a gas pipeline in Nigeria worth nearly $3bn. It is designed to make use of a resource that is going to waste. Eventually, it will be sold to customers in North Africa and Europe. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja, Nigeria. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Nigeria natural gas project: $3bn pipeline construction begins
The European Union opened its external borders to several countries on July 1, and among them are Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. But for the hundreds of thousands of French citizens who have family in North Africa, that doesn’t mean they are now able to visit their loved ones: each country is setting its own rules … Read more Coronavirus pandemic turns holiday into chaos for many planning on flying to North Africa
Berbers or Amazighs are the indigenous people of North Africa who have lived in the region for thousands of years. They live in massive mud brick structures often built on fortified mountaintops or dug into the ground. But now, most of this traditional architecture is slowly being replaced by a new style – with cement … Read more Tribes In A Flux: Berbers’ houses in North Africa
Mountains, caves and goats make up most of Ahmed Agrazza’s life in Morocco. He feels that life as he knew it, as his father taught him, is about to change, but he is not ready. Watch him in the first of a two-part series on life among the Berber Tribes in North Africa. Catch the … Read more Berber Tribes in North Africa: A life about to change
France said its military forces have killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters … Read more France says its army killed al Qaeda’s North Africa chief – News
In Mali, police have fired at protesters, after tens of thousands gathered in the capital calling for the president to resign. Demonstrators say Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his government have failed to tackle a worsening security situation. It comes as France said it had killed the leader of Al Qaeda in North Africa. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Mali protesters slam gov’t over growing conflict, violence
French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, France’s defence minister said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow … Read more French forces kill al Qaeda’s North Africa chief in Mali
Governments across the Middle East and North Africa have taken drastic measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. But with a looming economic crisis in some countries and armed conflicts in others, the region faces a great deal of uncertainty. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Coronavirus: Middle East faces uncertainty amid armed conflicts
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing Egypt of arresting and torturing children as young as 12. A report from the international rights group says abuses by security forces took place against 20 children – with the majority being tortured in pretrial detention. HRW says the criminal justice system – under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – … Read more Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention
A group of men embark together on a journey to recovery at a secluded rehabilitation centre in a desert oasis between the Egyptian capital of Cairo and its coastal city of Alexandria. In recovery, they reflect on the events that brought them there. They speak of deteriorating health, ruined relationships, stealing or losing money, life-threatening … Read more Rehab Egypt: Edge of Addiction | Al Jazeera World
Synonymous with desert, sand, and heat. The Sahara is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Located in North Africa, a half-arid, hostile, infertile and perhaps irrelevant place. These days it doesn’t even have a strategic value in international geopolitics. At first glance, the Sahara is little more than a desert, the largest desert … Read more The Western Sahara, The last Spanish colony in Africa? – VisualPolitik EN