Political Islam: Revival or Crisis? (Part 2/2)

November 07, 2013

In the absence of other alternatives, Islamists were elected by default. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Fair Observer’s Middle East Editor, Manuel Langendorf, speaks to Mhamed Biygautane from the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai — a renowned...

Political Islam: Revival or Crisis? (Part 1/2)

October 22, 2013

In the absence of other alternatives, Islamists were elected by default. This is the first of a two part series. Political Islam is among the most controversially discussed issues in the Middle East and North Africa. While modern Islamist political thought traces its origin back to a rejection of...

Hope in Zimbabwe

July 16, 2013

Mugabe's rule has deprived Zimbabweans of the most basic necessities. The monolithic over-road monument that one drives under while going to or coming from the airport in Harare, reminds one clearly of the importance of the country’s 1980 independence. Hard won in the bush and...