Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused displacement of thousands of people. Among them also an African diaspora which had to mobilise informally while also dealing with racial discrimination on the ground.
With the local currency losing nearly 95% of its value, large segments of the Lebanese population plunged into poverty, reflected in Hamra, once a busy boulevard and now a ghost-town.
Experts say the draft bill, which still awaits parliamentary discussions, has points of strength like securing citizens’ consent before using their data, but the measures for its application raise concern.
Fans are divided over the lyrics, with some claiming the song is about the pandemic and others arguing it addresses political issues. Regardless, the new song is a hit.
Four influencers have used their social media to promote an agency that promised Algerian youths opportunities to study in Ukraine, Turkey and Russia, but turned out to be a con.
Across the country, workers are protesting rising living costs and stagnating wages as Turkey faces its worst economic crisis in decades, with the annual inflation reaching 48.7 percent.
Though the majority of states on the African continent have little to no snow, creating a challenging environment for Winter Olympic traini, African athletes are rising to the challenge.
Even with a GDP per capita of nearly USD 25,000 per year, paying between USD 330 an USD 600 per hour of therapy is a price tag many would be reluctant to pay.
This is perhaps the first instance of strong public backlash against someone disrespecting a foreign flag in Azerbaijan.
Cameroon lost the AFCON cup which they first hosted in 1972. Can they amend for their loss 50 years later, despite facing an Egyptian side ready to spoil the party?