Two “Official” Exchanges Rates in #Lebanon, Hello Black Market!

Lebanon’s union of exchange dealers claimed last week in an official memo that they've set the exchange rate at 2000LL per 1 USD but none of them are respecting that. In fact, they made sure to keep the selling rate open which means that they're only buying at 2000 and selling it over 2000 or simply claiming they don't have any dollars. If you follow this thread on Twitter, you will understand how this new…

Should We Give This New Government a Chance?

Remember when Saad Hariri formed the last government and many saw in it a glimpse of hope? Remember when we had elections based on a new electoral law and Lebanese voters rallied behind traditional parties thinking they truly want change? Remember when Lahoud was elected President and praised as the savior? Or when the international community attended and celebrated Michel Sleiman's election? Or when we were promised a strong mandate under Aoun's presidency? We Lebanese…
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The New Diab Government: Who Got What?

5 days ago
Three months after Hariri’s resignation and 100 days into the October Revolution, a new one-sided government headed by Hassan Diab was announced today in Baabda. The government will be formed of 20 ministers all hand-picked ...
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Lebanese Factories Are On the Verge of Collapse, Over 195000 Jobs Threatened

6 days ago
Around 195,000 workers in 5,500 Lebanese factories might lose their jobs if the country’s raw materials shortage is not addressed. Factories won’t be able to operate soon if banks don’t secure for them credits to ...
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Intense 10-minute Footage from Beirut’s Latest Anti-Government Protests

6 days ago
At least 114 people were injured, with 47 taken to hospitals for treatment. Security forces didn’t spare any means to disperse the crowds, from firing tear gas, using water cannons and even rubber bullets. Most ...
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Day94 in Pictures : Protests Turn Violent in #Beirut

1 week ago
Three months without a government, three months of ignoring people’s demands and this is what you get. People are frustrated, they’re angry, they’re fed up and things will only get worse if this ruling class ...
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After 90 Days, The Revolution is Back in Full Force

1 week ago
After weeks of relative calm in the streets, protesters were back today to block roads and burn tires across the whole country. Major roads were blocked as well as three highways leading to the capital ...
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Lebanon Might Lose Internet Access by March

1 week ago
As if things weren’t bad enough, Ogero head warned today that we might get disconnected from the net if the Lebanese authorities don’t secure 4 million dollars to pay the ISP providers or the companies ...
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Lebanese Lira Exchange Rate Websites CANNOT Be Trusted

1 week ago
I’ve seen a lot of websites and even a mobile app pop up in the past weeks, showcasing the fluctuating LBP rates exchange by the day and even by the hour. The likes of LebaneseLira.net, ...
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Three Months Later, Politicians Still Don’t Give a Sh*t About People’s Demands

2 weeks ago
Who would have thought we’d have a revolution still going strong after three months? Who would have thought people would be taking the streets and shaming politicians anywhere they go? One thing we knew for ...
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