Over the past few years, Ragaa and her husband were hardly able to provide for their four children on their meagre income, but when COVID-19 struck, it deprived them of their barely tolerable existence and pushed them over the edge.
As her business struggled to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, she was forced to sell her jewelry and furniture to survive. Her world was utterly shattered, however, when the virus claimed her father’s life. Nadia, the stricken daughter of a priest, tells her story.
Mauritanian female couscousiéres are struggling to brave the economic challenges forced upon them by Covid-19 containment measures. Below is a glimpse of the suffering endured by female breadwinners who work in this informal sector of the economy.
“The Blue City Crisis” is a documentary detailing how Covid-19 hijacked the tourism industry in Chefchaouen, the most picturesque city in Morocco.
Draft legislation for comprehensive personal status laws in Egypt revealed the Sisi regime’s inability to maintain a religious and social balance.
Recent crackdowns on protestors in Algeria have put into question the future of the Hirak movement.
Although Egypt’s Sisi regime once perpetuated propaganda against Hamas at home, today its foreign and domestic standing is contingent on a strong relationship with the Gaza-based group.
New amendments to the law governing Egypt’s highest court are the latest in a series of steps intended to eat away at the international system; however, they threaten to further isolate the country and insert its judiciary into contentious foreign relations.
Amid mounting state repression on the cusp of Algerian legislative elections, the Hirak struggles to evolve from a popular protest movement into politically relevant opposition.
As the Biden administration attempts to promote democracy and human rights in the Middle East, it will confront the deep-seated belief among Arabs that U.S. policies are unfair to their central causes and biased in favor of the ruling elite of their countries.
Protests led by a generation who did not experience Ben Ali era repression are breaking the mold of what protests in Tunisia look like.
In the Sahelian-Maghreb nexus, security imported from Europe undermines local efforts for political stability and empowerment.
Years in the making, Sisi’s elite New Administrative Capital will isolate most Egyptians from their centers of government in an effort to fortify the regime against any social pressures.
As the globe races to inoculate against COVID-19, in Egypt President Sisi’s regime plans to profit from the essential shot.
The new executive authority is unlikely to transcend Libya’s institutional divisions, nor break with well-established patterns of intense factional competition within the government.
Ill-suited to cope with any social unrest, the Sisi-regime utilizes mass repression to prevent change.
With the pandemic, Algeria’s Hirak movement devotes most of its energy to resisting the unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression.
The Egyptian regime’s economic strategy guarantees that any emerging demands for democratization will clash with international interests.
Sada asked experts to analyze potential flash points for the next U.S. administration—ranging from the globalization of Libya’s war to the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and increasing authoritarianism and violations of civil liberties and human rights.
Maâti Monjib is a Moroccan historian, political analyst, and human rights activist. Monjib, president and co-founder of Freedom Now, has faced an array of political charges since 2015 and been subject to digital surveillance by the state. Today, he faces new finance-related accusations, which he denies.