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Benghazi’s displaced: a litmus test for Libya | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.  FILE PHOTO: A historic building, that was destroyed …

How an education crisis is hurting Morocco’s poor | Morocco | Al Jazeera

Unsuccessful attempts at reform and the growth of private schools are hurting underprivileged families. Rabat, Morocco – Overcrowding, the lack of an efficient strategy and poor administration are harming public schools in Morocco and diminishing the opportunities available to underprivileged children, experts, teachers and students have told Al Jazeera. The crisis in the …

Famed Libyan ruins rely on locals for support

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya (Reuters) – The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya’s coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination, but conflict has left one of ancient Rome’s great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside world.   Ruins are seen …