Simona Foltyn

Simona Foltyn

Simona Foltyn is Al Jazeera's Baghdad correspondent.

Middle East

Iraqi students stand by protesters: 'Your education is a failure'

Thousands of students in Iraq put education on hold to protest demanding a better future.

Iraqi students stand by protesters: 'Your education is a failure'

Middle East

Iraq's Sadrist movement plays key role in protests

A defining feature of Iraq's protests has been the complete rejection of all political parties, but a group led by a Shia Muslim leader has managed to stay onside.

Iraq's Sadrist movement plays key role in protests

Middle East

Iraqi tribes seek to reinstate security amid unrest

Powerful tribes in the south of Iraq want to take matters into their own hands after two months of deadly government crackdown on protests.

Iraqi tribes seek to reinstate security amid unrest

Middle East

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins

The victory over ISIL is overshadowed by the slow pace of reconstruction and lack of services in the Sunni north.

Two years after ISIL defeat, Mosul still in ruins

Middle East

Iraq businesses hurt by protests

Weeks of anti-government protests in Iraq are damaging trade.

Iraq businesses hurt by protests

South Sudan

South Sudan's displaced face hunger

Hunger and conflict force tens of thousands to abandon their fields and migrate north to Sudan.

South Sudan's displaced face hunger

Human Rights

Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

Protesters continue to clash with security forces in what has spiralled into Ethiopia's largest unrest in decades.

Ethiopia: Oromo protests continue amid harsh crackdown

Business & Economy

South Sudan: Coffee in a time of war?

South Sudan farmers must choose between feeding the war-torn nation or profiting from lucrative international markets.

South Sudan: Coffee in a time of war?

South Sudan

Q&A: UN mission chief on challenges of S Sudan peace

Ellen Margrethe Loj discusses difficulty of UN mission as Security Council deploys another 1,100 troops to the country.

Q&A: UN mission chief on challenges of S Sudan peace

South Sudan

Conflict persists despite South Sudan peace deal

Tensions have burst into violence in Western Equatoria state with more than 100 people reportedly killed since May.

Conflict persists despite South Sudan peace deal

Africa

South Sudan's half a peace agreement

A rift among rebel factions stymies peace negotiations as President Kiir requests two week extension to sign agreement.

South Sudan's half a peace agreement

Poverty & Development

Independent South Sudan’s economic woes

Businesses in Juba struggle to survive as the country's economy contracts eighteen months into conflict.

Independent South Sudan’s economic woes