Morocco has faced tough economic challenges with COVID taking a toll but government action helped limit the damage as a billionaire gets the nod from King Mohammed VI to serve as his next PM.
The indictment of Thomas Barrack has shed significant light on the UAE’s unorthodox efforts to influence American foreign policy in the Middle East before and during the Trump presidency.
Arab Digest · Algeria and Morocco: neighbours with issues
Tourism is a crucial economic sector for MENA that has been ravaged by the Covid pandemic and recovery is still a long way off.
Summary: the Middle East and North Africa is a crucial battleground in the global struggle to contain the damage climate change is inflicting but time is fast running out for countries in the region to take concerted action.
Algeria today sits at the centre of a Venn diagram of four overlapping and daunting challenges.
Saudi Arabia once again dips into its Public Investment Fund to back a US electric car maker.
After decades when very little happened, climate change has pushed a massive project to halt Sahelian desertification to the top of the priority list with Mauritania playing a lead role.
Once the Covid-19 pandemic is safely behind us, opportunities and challenges alike abound for MENA with the region’s biggest asset its youth demographic and biggest challenge the empowerment of the private sector.
Arab Digest · Hey Europe! The Maghreb Matters