1654, Section: View Point
Published on 30 November -1 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The only national museum of Yemeni heritage has been closed for the last four years. Several other museums have also closed—whether for management or security reasons—but the story of the Popular Heritage Museum is different.
Published on 27 February 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
Just when we started to see progress with the power-transfer process after the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference last month, politicians are resorting to their old ways, trying to derail the process.
Published on 20 February 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
One of the key reasons why Yemen has been able to sail through its transition so far is the unanimous support it received from the international community especially through the United Nations Security Council.
Published on 13 February 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
As Yemen marked the third year since its Arab Spring uprising on February 11, I realized that we should have started our uprising years before 2011. Politcal pluralism manifested itself in Yemen through its opposition parties, we had a relatively good civil society presence and we had many activists who took to the streets demanding all kinds of rights.
Published on 6 February 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
Recently we have been waking up to news of terrorist incidents ranging from kidnappings to explosions and assassinations.
Published on 30 January 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
Yemen is the success story of the Middle East. We started at the bottom of the group, and after a difficult journey, we made it to the very top. This is evidence of how the underdog can triumph over more likely winners.
Published on 23 January 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
There are over 8,000 registered civil society organizations in Yemen and around the same number of unregistered initiatives and local corporations. This is on average, one organization per 1,500 Yemenis. This is a fairly good ratio, considering Yemen is a new, emerging democracy.
Published on 16 January 2014 by Nadia Al-Saqqaf in View Point
In the last two months, five private radio stations began broadcasting in Sana’a. Most of them are sponsored by influential figures, who have pulled strings to use government facilities―such as broadcasting towers in army camps―for their stations.
Published on 9 January 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
The Yemen Times has an annual tradition of celebrating a person who has contributed positively to the country’s development. The criteria is simple: he or she should have given to the community during the year and left a positive mark on society, whether on a professional, public or personal level.
Published on 2 January 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point
In its final report presented to the general assembly on Saturday, the State Building Working Group at the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) approved a closed, proportional-list electoral system.