Nabil Karoui, Tunisian businessman and owner of the TV channel Nessma, has been in prison since August 23rd. He is one of the favorites in the country’s presidential elections, and was arrested the same day that electoral and media authorities announced that they were banning the Nessma station from reporting on the campaigns. This was done under the reasoning that Nessma was … [Read more...] about Presidential Elections in Tunisia: A Deviation from the Path of Democracy?
Fighting broke out again last week in the southern outskirts of Tripoli. At least 39 died and 90 were injured, many of them civilians caught in the crossfire between attacking forces from the so called "Kanyat" militia from Tarhuna, (a city 90 miles southeast of Tripoli), and defending Tripoli militias led by Abdul Ghani Kikli, Haitham Al Tajouri and Abd al-Raouf Kara who … [Read more...] about Reconciliation and Economic Reforms ? A Key to Start to Heal Libya
Written By Dr. Sasha Toperich For USMilitary.com "If the High National Election Commission of Libya doesn?t receive the Referendum Law from the House of Representatives before July 31, we will not be able to prepare the referendum on new Constitution, planned for the end of October. This means, anticipated elections in December will also be delayed", I was told by Dr. Emad … [Read more...] about Libyan Elections: When to Be or When Not to Be
The comprehensive set of economic reforms launched by the Egyptian government in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are starting to pay off. Back in 2014, when Egyptian President Sisi took office, Egypt?s economy was in a rough situation. Waves of terrorist attacks drew away tourists, decimating an industry that represents 12% of Egyptian workforce. … [Read more...] about Egypt Eradicates Extreme Poverty ? Continues with Reforms
Written by Dr. Sasha Toperich for USMilitary.com ?Following the May Paris Summit hosted by French president Emmanuel Macron, four key Libyan leaders committed to reach a consensus on electoral law by September 16 and to hold parliamentary and legislative elections on December 10. Libya?s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, leader of the … [Read more...] about Libya: The U.S. Must Engage to Stop Suffering of Libyans