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Orange and ENGIE to bring electricity to rural Africa

An estimated 69% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa and 90% of the rural population in the same region have no access to the electricity grid.  268 more words


Illegal drug use on the rise in Africa

The UN estimates about 37,000 people in Africa die annually from diseases associated with consuming illegal drugs. The UN also estimates about      28 million drug users reside in Africa, while in US & Canada has a combined 32 millions drug users. 63 more words

West Africa

Child brides in Africa to more than double by 2050

In an alarming new study, UNICEF estimates that the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050. 15 more words

West Africa

Jardin Majorelle

Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) was a French painter who first visited Morocco in 1917, invited by the French colonial government of the time. In 1923, seduced by the “charms” of Marrakech, he decided to live there. 148 more words


Brave New World: The Satellite Industry in MENA

This article first appeared in Business in the Gulf in January 2010 and outlines the nuts and bolts of the satellite industry in the MENA region:  9 more words

MENA Region

Mad Max and The Chunnel - British Truck Drivers Run Gauntlet Of Violent Refugees Near Calais and Tunnel Crossing...

The mid-east Islamist “refugee’s” have bottle-necked in Calais France trying to find a way to cross the English Channel and reach Britain.  However, they have now begun to attack truck convoys -and hijack vehicles- to reach England…. 291 more words

Now Tunisia's Government Is In The Crosshairs

“I heard something explode, and it was the loudest thing I’ve ever heard,” a friend of mine said over the phone. He works as a banker in downtown Tunis, in a building on Avenue Mohammed V, close enough to hear the sound of the… 749 more words

Middle East