Sudan's popular resistance
The revolution will succeed
Tunisia's political future
Kais Saied's divisive online poll
Sex education
The Arab Spring's greatest success?
Human rights
India, an increasingly flawed democracy

Sudan's popular resistance

The struggle for civilian rule in Sudan is ongoing. Neighbourhood "resistance committees" are the driving force behind ongoing protests against the now-ruling military junta. Operating at a local, decentralised level, they have begun bundling their forces and coordinating nationally, with the aim of playing a role at the political level. Eduard Cousin reports for Qantara.de from KhartoumRead more

Tunisia's political future

Tunisia's first-ever digital survey on a new constitution is key to Tunisian President Kais Saied's path out of a political crisis. But as with Saied himself, reactions to the online innovation have been mixed. By Cathrin Schaer and Tarak GuizaniRead more

Sex education

People in Arab countries have been talking more openly about sex and sexuality for some time now, especially on social media. And for the first time ever, they have the vocabulary to discuss these topics. By Lena BoppRead more

Politics

Pro-democracy Sudanese protest against the military junta in Khartoum, January 2022 (photo: Eduard Cousin)

Sudan's popular resistance

The revolution will succeed

Egyptian democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is considered an "icon" of the Arab Spring (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy

"You have not yet been defeated"

Society

Protesting against President Kais Saied in Tunis (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Tunisia's political future

Kais Saied's divisive online poll

Probably the first sex educator in the Arab world: screenshot from a video by Sandrine Atallah (photo: sexology-clinic.me)

Sex education

The Arab Spring's greatest success?

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Symbolic image of girls and education in Afghanistan (photo: Majid Saeed/Getty Images)

Taliban Afghanistan

Afghan girls attend "secret school"

Culture

Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature (photo: Ger Harley/stock Pix/picture-alliance)

Abdulrazak Gurnah's "Paradise"

"Freedom is not something they can take away"

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Fariba Vafi's "Die Reise im Zug"

Portrait of a mother

Performance at The Colony, an arts centre in Lahore, Pakistan (photo: Philip Breu)

Theatre in Pakistan

"I just want to dance"