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Stian Overdahl

Interview with Wolfram Lacher

European governments are accused of complicity in human rights violations in Libya. Their actions are also reducing the country's chances for political stability, believes Wolfram Lacher of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

Since the summer of 2016, Libya has become the number one transit country for illegal migration into Europe. Here, a group of migrants who have been rescued by a MSF vessel.
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.

Aden, 2015. The port town in Yemen was reduced to rubble, ravaged by the incessant shelling of the Houthi militia that had surrounded the city
Interview with Guillaume Binet

French photographer Guillaume Binet talks about his experiences working in migrant camps in Libya and the importance of covering ‘difficult’ subjects. 

Ghassan Salamé disembarks from the UN plane in Al-Qubbah.
Interview with Mattia Toaldo

What tasks face Ghassan Salamé, the new head of the UN mission to Libya? Will the recent Paris peace agreement make a difference? We spoke with Mattia Toaldo, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

A view of the skyline in Doha, Qatar's capital.
Pyrrhic Manoeuvres Among the Gulf States

They thought they could break tiny Qatar with bluster and pressure. But now as the Gulf crisis stretches on, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may be doing more damage to themselves than to Qatar.

Tinariwen played at Heimathafen in Berlin.
Tinariwen Live in Berlin

They’re face of modern Tuareg music. As seasoned performers, Tinariwen know exactly how to please an audience with their live show.