Nigerians reflect on 60 years of independence

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Nigerians reflect on 60 years of independence” – below is their description. IN THE PAPERS – Thursday 01.10.2020: Nigerian papers reflect on the challenges facing the country on its 60th anniversary of independence. They paint an almost unanimously bleak picture of a Nigeria still riddled by corruption, crumbling … Read more Nigerians reflect on 60 years of independence

Can Lebanon come back from the brink? | The Stream

“Lebanon’s finished.” That’s the prevailing sentiment among many residents in this nation these days, as it grapples with the worst economic crisis in its history. Today, nearly half of Lebanon’s six million people live below the poverty line. More than a third of the working population is unemployed, and the nation’s currency has lost 60 … Read more Can Lebanon come back from the brink? | The Stream

From Hope to Home: Leaving Afghanistan

Mohammad Razai is a student at the University of Cambridge. Here, he explains why his family left Afghanistan and what it meant to him to settle in the UK: When I was six years old, the enveloping darkness of the courtyard; the familiar sonorous sound of Muazzin from the pulpit of the mosque, calling the … Read more From Hope to Home: Leaving Afghanistan

Egypt: Coptic Christians Face Persecution

Protests broke out in Asyut on 23rd February after the funeral of a Coptic Priest, stabbed in his home on Monday 21st February, with around 3,000 Copts attacking shops and cars owned by Muslims, according to the UN. Gamaa Islamiyah, a Salafist group that renounced violence years ago, condemned the murder and called for restraint. … Read more Egypt: Coptic Christians Face Persecution

Egypt: Ending Sectarianism is Next Hurdle

“Say oh Hussein, Say oh Bulus, Tomorrow Egypt will follow Tunis”- was a chant commonly heard in the streets of Egypt in the weeks leading up to the fall of Mubarak on the 11th February. The two names, Hussein and Bulus are telling- both are commonly found in Egypt although the former isalmost exclusively a … Read more Egypt: Ending Sectarianism is Next Hurdle