Simon Speakman Cordall

Scouts Movement in Libya

They even defied Gadhafi to establish one of the most long-standing institutions of Libyan civil society. Now, with the civil battle for the capital ravaging the country, the Scouts movement’s help is needed once more.

Scouts Movement in Libya
A militia man with a Libyan flag in downtown Tripoli.
Libya's youth and the experience of revolution and civil war

Libya’s youth came of age in an era quite unlike that of their parents, experiencing first the euphoria of revolution, then the descent into bloodshed and anarchy.

Jamel Mouhalib stands on his boat in the old port of Bizerte.
Difficult Times for Fishermen in Tunisia

Artisan fishermen in Tunisia are finding it ever harder to bring in a catch, with pressure from factory fishing vessels and pollution.

Boats tied up in Zarzis
Tribes In Tunisia

Long neglected by the country’s rulers, tribes in southern Tunisia have been both enriched and altered by changes in trade flows and smuggling across the Libyan border.