Persevering. Stability and development in North Africa and the Middle East

Ten years after the beginning of the Arab Spring, akzente provides facts, figures, opinions, reports, background information and analyses from and about North Africa and the Middle East.

Arabischer Frühling

In early 2011, a wave of protests began in Tunisia which quickly spread and became known as the Arab Spring. ‘Bread! Freedom! Social justice!’ chanted the demonstrators in Egypt and many other countries in the region, expressing their discontent with political and socio-economic ills. Ten years later, we look back to the future.

Current Topics

Displacement and starting afresh

When the Assad regime in Syria reacted violently to the reform movement inspired by the Arab Spring, hundreds of thousands fled to Jordan. Two inspiring Syrian women share their stories of starting afresh.

Reports from the region

Lebanon

To help more people into work, GIZ has teamed up with its partners in Lebanon to offer a series of intensive training courses.