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Israel Outraged by Latest UNESCO Resolution on Jerusalem

On 26 October 2016, the UNESCO adopted a contentious resolution on the conservation of Jerusalem’s religious heritage which denies Judaism’s deep ties to one of the city’s holiest sites. However, It seems abundantly clear that the Israeli government, together with the right-wing Israeli NGO Elad, is doing everything in its power to ‘Judaize’ the – occupied – surroundings of the disputed holy sites. And this is one thing the Israeli lamentations about the ‘missing link’ have achieved: no one is talking about these underlying issues.

Fighting Corruption in Morocco: A Losing Battle?

In Morocco, corruption has been back on the political agenda in the run up to the 7 October parliamentary elections. According to Amnesty International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, corruption in Morocco has fallen to the same level it was in 2009 and 2010, i.e., prior to the Arab Spring that brought the Islamists to power. As a result, people have lost faith in the more than 35 parties and voted for the pragmatic ones in the hope of seeing corruption reduced.

The Changing Political and Military Landscape in Darfur

Nearly 14 years since the outbreak of the bloody conflict in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more, the humanitarian situation remains largely unaltered, although much has changed politically.

Geography

Fanack provides an overview of Sudan’s geography, including its state borders, local climate, and natural resources.

In Egypt, Regulatory Challenges Overshadow Solar Energy Potential

Currently, less than 1% of electricity in Egypt is produced by solar energy. The solar energy that is available mostly comes from small-scale projects, for instance on rooftops. The government is hoping to change this, both for environmental reasons and to attract foreign investment.

Mahjoubi Aherdane

Mahjoubi Aherdane, a controversial but generally liked figure, is not one man but four: politician, poet-writer, artist-painter and the oldest living icon of Morocco’s Amazigh ethnic group. Aherdane embarked on a military career to “go beyond the tribe, go higher with feet rooted in my culture”, as he put it. He is the symbol of Amazigh culture par excellence, he embodies authenticity in all its dimensions: his clothing, his gestures, his words and his way of life.

Palestinian Economic Sectors

An update of the institutional structure of Palestine’s economy and its sectors, as the worsening political situation and growing external and internal disturbances have had a direct impact on the Palestinian economy. According to the World Bank, the Palestinian economy falls in the category of “lower-middle-income countries.” The weakness and instability of the Palestinian economy have several causes—political, security, and economic.

Population

The vast majority of Sudan’s population, estimated at 67 per cent, lives in rural areas, depending basically on agricultural and pastoral production. However, these figures change rapidly due to the increasing number of people moving to urban centres.

Culture and Media

Islam is an integral part of Sudan’s social fabric and media landscape as well as a politically mobilizing and polarizing force. However, other socio-economic and cultural factors play various interlinked roles in shaping the country.

Economy

Sudan is a poor country, despite its potential resources. Sudan’s economy is basically agricultural, with inadequate infrastructure and ridden by civil wars and social and ethnic conflict. The government is attempting to develop non-petroleum sources of revenues, such as gold mining, while carrying out an austerity programme to reduce expenditures.