A railway line between Morocco and Spain

This article dated February 16, 2019 and published in Middle East Monitor: Africa, Europe & Russia, Morocco, News, Spain is about a railway line between Morocco and Spain that could be launched soon. Morocco-Spain railway to be launched ‘soon’ A railway line between Morocco and Spain could be launched soon, Morocco’s Transport State Secretary announced […]

Urban rooms: where people get to design their city’s future

Tim Dixon, University of Reading and Lorraine Farrelly, University of Reading Despite the strong Utopian traditions of urban planning, there has often been a reluctance to think beyond the short term. Long-term planning is complex; electoral cycles are short and it’s easier to focus on the everyday challenges than those of the far-off future. For […]

Revival of the Arab Maghreb Union

The Maghreb with 99,380,000 inhabitants with a $375.6 billion GDP in 2017 is in north-west Africa, as delimited to the north by the Mediterranean and to the south by the Sahara, in the west by the Atlantic Ocean and by Egypt in the East. Revival of the Arab Maghreb Union, despite its huge development potential and […]

Thorough Reviews of proposed Capital Projects

Governments in developing economies often lack the capacity to conduct thorough reviews of proposed capital projects. A streamlined approach can identify those ready for funding.  By Rima Assi, Nicklas Garemo, and Arno Heinrich studying an issue of vital importance for all developing countries, came up with the following essay. They addressed the most likely to […]

Egypt to build a solar park in Aswan

Farah Tawfeek on September 16, 2018 wrote about Egypt to build a solar park in Aswan, would be a follow on the one in Benban that is soon to be the most significant and possibly the biggest solar installation in the world.  It will provide Egypt with clean energy that it needs. This solar park will […]

Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region

A Question and Answer with Pasquale Steduto in this World Water Week concern all matters of Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region . Solutions to water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region   The Middle East and North Africa is the world’s most water-scarce region and the situation […]