Zabatak.com and Morsimeter.com are both multiply awarded web platforms fighting for transparency in Egypt. Behind the platforms is a collective of young IT developers, social entrepreneurs and designers who are eager to use digital innovation for social good. In our latest In Focus interview we spoke to the head of the team, Abbas Adel.
The illegal act of piracy in Zimbabwe is being mostly driven by many young people seeing the opportunity to make money. However despite knowing they are breaking the law and pushing most legal record bars out of business, pirate dealers consider what they do as a way of helping their colleagues who cannot afford original material.
Four months since México’s presidential election the heated debate on whether Enrique Peña Nieto deserves his seat at Los Pinos, the presidential residence, continues both in and outside of the country.
Since the time Kenyan military invaded Somalia there has been intense pressure on Somali community living in Eastleigh Estate in Nairobi. Residents are fearful that they are being judged and condemned on the basis of their ethnicity. They have cause for concern, since many Kenyans view Somali immigrants as potential Al- shabaab terrorists.
The Zimbabwean government introduced the multi-currency system on 30th January 2009 in order to combat the hyperinflationary trends in the market. It was also meant to restore stability in prices and credibility in the monetary system. As much as it brought positive changes, it also brought a share of its own challenges.
Every day, a stream of people from Germany and other European countries come to the Netherlands to see not only the touristy side of the country, but to also sit in the coffee shops and enjoy cannabis. In the near future, this will not be possible anymore – the Dutch government has a declared a war on “drug tourism”.
31% of Columbians are currently subemployed, with the rate of unemployment at 11.6%, according to the National Administration Department of Statistics. This means that there are 19,748,000 people struggling to make money by using their own resources or inventing new low quality jobs.
A war spanning almost two decades has forced Somalis to live in a country of violence, low education and unemployment. More than half of Somalia’s population was born after the 1991 ousting of Mohamed SiadBarre’s military rule that sparked the country’s slide into anarchy. Those born and raised in the period of the civil war are now described as a lost generation.
28 million people, of which 60% are Malay, 25% Chinese, and 15% Indian – this is Malaysia in numbers. The campaign "1 Malaysia" initiated by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak aims to address unity in a culturally diverse country. Yet not all Malaysians understand the necessity of the campaign.