by Layli Foroudi | Thomson Reuters Foundation More than 150,000 Tunisians work in garment factories, mostly women, and the pandemic has shone a light on widespread labour abuses * Tunisian clothing, textiles factories hard-hit by COVID-19 * Pandemic fuels labour abuses, spotlights tough conditions * At least 4,500 workers lose their jobs, others miss pay MENZEL TAMIME, […]
On November 1, Algerians voted in a referendum for a series of constitutional amendments proposed by the government. The referendum was a nonevent because of the low participation level. This came at a time when the population had been demanding a political transition in Algeria, through a popular protest movement, the Hirak, that began in February 2019.
Stability at the regional level and intensification of all partnership, for a lake of peace and shared prosperity. After the mixed impacts of the Barcelona Agreement and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) activities, a summit of the western Mediterranean countries as a significant meeting will be held on 24 June 2019 in France to […]
This article is meant to be as informative about the problematics of consultation and decision making in Algeria as it is possible to muster at this conjecture. What to do with the vastness of the Saharan desert where large pockets of gas lay buried according to all known geological analyses for millennia. The strategic decision […]
A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]
Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others Hyejin Kang / Shutterstock Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national income double since 1980, […]