Gulf family companies and businesses must learn to wean off the Kafala system that has created short-sighted dependency on elite migrant workers, much like the flawed Janissary model of governance.
Mitigating the effects of the coronavirus in Africa and implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area go hand-in-hand.
To keep enterprises afloat and save those that have incurred financial losses due to the lockdown, decisive and inclusive government action is necessary.
In an effort to overcome competition over water resources, Nile Basin countries can collaborate in harvesting more rainfall and increase Nile flow to maximize benefit sharing to reach a win-win solution.
The combination of a worsening climate crisis and ongoing human encroachment on the wilds will bring more pandemics.
State (re)building in war-torn countries can only happen in a conducive political process on all levels ranging from the local to the international, which is exactly what seems lacking in MENA