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Business

The Economic Effects of Transitional Justice

Signs that Tunisia’s political elites want to abandon its transitional justice process is leading some to rue a missed chance for the truth-telling and reform the country bitterly needs.

A mural of Chokri Belaid, a politician assassinated in 2013.
Niama El Bassunie, the CEO of WaystoCap, says she encourages entrepreneurs in Morocco to consider business ideas that can help resolve paint points across the African continent.
Morocco’s Tech Treps Pick Their Market

Rather than the lucrative markets of Europe, it is the fast-growing markets of West Africa that beckon for tech entrepreneurs in Morocco.

Technology startups have a massive potential to change the Middle East, believes Fadi Ghandour.
Interview with Fadi Ghandour

With the Middle East business landscape being steadily transformed by technology, tech start-ups are an opportunity for a new generation to empower itself through innovation says Fadi Ghandour.

zenithTalk: Mona El Sayed

Fair Trade Egypt helps create value for thousands of Egyptian artisans producing goods across the country.

Agacli countryside
The Environmental Cost of Job Creation

With construction underway on Istanbul’s third airport, nearby villagers wonder whether the environmental cost of creating new jobs is too high.

zenithTalk: Waleed Abd El Rahman

Working from home offers new economic opportunities for women in Egypt, believes startup boss Waleed Abd El Rahman.

As Middle East countries diversify their economies technical skills are in demand.
Demand Rises for German Vocational Skills Training

German training staff are becoming increasingly valued in the Middle East for their vocational education programmes. Bonn-based institute iMOVE's Silvia Niediek and Kristine Schinkmann explain how the synergy is working out well for all concerned.