Business

A view of the skyline in Doha, Qatar's capital.
Other Lessons of the Qatar Crisis

If Saudi Arabia and its allies can’t get their recalcitrant neighbour to budge, does that mean Qatar won the blockade crisis? It’s a tempting conclusion, but the reality of interconnectedness in the Gulf paints a different picture.

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.

File photo: An oil worker in the south of Libya photographed in 2014.
The Black Gold Fueling Libya's Crisis
by Wil Crisp

Libya’s economy relies on oil, and the nature of the country’s current conflict is intrinsically tied to its economic model.

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.