Ever since Hadi took over the presidency, things went wrong. Despite some reshuffles in the leadership of the armed forces, he did not manage to get rid of the remains of the Saleh-clan. Instead, he started appointing his own family members and cronies to strategic positions. It made the Yemeni’s doubt his sincerity and leadership skills.
“I felt strongly – even at that age – that with an education I could become anybody and do anything I wanted,” writes Yemeni film director Khadija al-Salami in her book The Tears of Sheba. At the age of 11, she was married off to an older man, but freed herself from her shame-fearing conservative family and landed herself a job as diplomat in France.
A Cult Leader Who Is Changing Yemen’s Future Declared dead more than once by the Yemeni government, Abdulmalek al-Houthi is, in 2015, more alive than ever, leading the Houthis, who are now the most powerful players in Yemen. Abdulmalek is young, charismatic and enigmatic. This makes him a cult leader for some, a terrorist for […]