Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Five Things People Often Get Wrong About MENA

No description
by

Ed Webb

on 20 May 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Five Things People Often Get Wrong About MENA

Five Things People Often Get Wrong About the Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Islam has been an important part of the region's history.
But many non-Muslims live there, and have done so for centuries.
More of the world's Muslims live outside MENA than in it.
MENA is a Muslim Region
Arabic is widely spoken, but not everywhere in MENA (and has many dialects).
Non-Arabs live in most countries of MENA, and are the majority in some of them.
MENA is an Arab region
Only some MENA countries have oil and natural gas resources.
The region holds very poor countries and people as well as some very wealthy countries and people.
http://data.worldbank.org/country/qatar
http://data.worldbank.org/country/yemen-republic
Oil has made MENA very rich
Ancient hatreds drive conflict in MENA
Almost all conflict in MENA has roots in 20th century or more recent problems.
For long periods, different religious and ethnic groups have lived together peacefully and cooperatively, as well as or better than in other regions.
All women in MENA are oppressed
Lots of variation between countries, even between regions in countries.
Women have been leaders in many fields in the region, including politics, science, culture, and business.
Full transcript