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Monday, March 25, 2019

Algerians protest in Algiers, Paris: “We want our democracy back”

Yesterday our Paris correspondent David Hury was in the crowd on the Republic Square. As in Algiers and in other European cities, Algerians had one message to the world: they want President...
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Power outages a thing of the past in Lebanon

Having rarely experienced power outages in Canada and Saudi Arabia, on his return to his homeland, Lebanon, Antoine Saab, had dreamed of leading a relaxed life. “I decided to take it easy and stop my...
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Uber’s East Africa expansion strategy

East Africa has been placed on Uber roadmap. It’s rich economy per capita is drawing Uber to invest in the country. As a result, the ride services firm is considering expanding into two East...
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Lebanese manousheh comes to London City

Manousheh has reached the food market of London. Now it remains to be seen if the popular Lebanese dish manages to carve out a niche in the cut-throat food market of London. Bassam and...
Africa, energy-to-waste, sustainability

Building waste-to-energy infrastructure in Africa

Energy hunger presides over Africa, as the World Economic Forum reports that only “24pc of sub-Saharan Africans” have electricity access, while the capacity to generate energy for the “entire African continent”, leaving only South...
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Lebanon’s chronic electricity problem remains unsolved since 1975

Since 2002, Lebanon’s energy ministers have struggled to find and have not come out with a working solution to the country’s chronic electricity problem. Every person who headed the country’s Energy Ministry, without exception,...

Lebanese mountains are threatened by excessive quarrying

Gilgamesh’s Babylonian epic located in the Lebanese mountains recounts that a Sumerian King travelled to Mount Lebanon, wherein he cuts down the famous cedar trees and also beheads Humbaba, the demigod who guarded the...
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Lebanese citizens volunteer for streets and beaches cleanup

Celebrating the World Cleanup Day, the people of Lebanon from all over the country gathered for beach and road cleanup. A local NGO, “Live Love”, was at the helm...
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Ignacio De La Torre on microfinance: “It is profitable and sustainable”

ByTheEast: As the founder of Financieros sin Fronteras, you have a wide angle about how foreign countries run their monetary system, about microfinance. How would you compare Spain with other Mediterranean countries? De la Torre:...

Restoring Nile’s breath, the impossible task?

Have you ever been to Asyut, Beni Suef, Cairo at at the end of the Nile delta? Garbages, plastic wastes, bad smell, everywhere. The magnificent Nile turned into a dumping ground, as many rivers...