As Tunisia votes, coastal town’s youth dream only of Europe

By Angus Mcdowall and Tarek Amara  The image above is Ismail Challahki, 19, stands by a beach where migrant boats sometimes depart in Zarzis, Tunisia December 12, 2022. REUTERS/Angus McDowall1234 ZARZIS, Tunisia, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Tunisia holds an election on Saturday but, in the coastal town of Zarzis, teenager Ismail Challahki and others like him couldn’t […]

Expatriate workers continue increasing in the Arabian Gulf

Migrant or expatriate workers continue adding to the labour force of oil-rich Gulf due to mega-construction projects, UN data shows.  Al Jazeera posted this article dated 20 Dec 2018 elaborating on a situation known to all since the advent of oil. Gulf Arab blue-collar workforce continues to grow: UN by James Reinl Blue-collar migrant workers […]

UAE tops MENA for wage equality, but . . .

GULF BUSINESS Economy posted this enlightening article by Aarti Nagraj on how It will take the MENA economies “153 years to close the gender gap at the current rate of change” UAE tops MENA for wage equality, Arab region remains world’s least gender-equal The UAE has been ranked as the top country in the Middle […]

Refugee and migrant children losing

Today no one ignores that in the MENA region, countries’ education systems amongst others are undergoing difficult times.  Here is a UN’s report review confirming whilst shedding some light on the goings-on. Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report 20 November 2018 Migrants and Refugees Migrant and […]

Primacy of Knowledge and good Governance in the World

Two 2018 reports dealing with Human Development that do not give the same results (certainly using different methods of calculation) were published. It is that of the UNDP and recently on 11 October 2018 that of the World Bank. These two reports show the urgency of adapting to the new global geo-strategic mutations, the world being […]