Despite an economic downturn and the freezing of Libyan state funds since 2011, investors in the country are attempting to find new avenues of opportunity across Africa by building bridges with other countries.
In Lebanon, attempts to form a government have been deadlocked since Hezbollah and its allies have secured a cabinet majority. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri heads into the fall all but powerless to address the economic decline.
Many children in the city of Baquba in Diyala province in Iraq are not able to celebrate Eid due to economic conditions. These kids are working all day in the streets in order to make simple wages that they use to help their parents.
Some people in the city of Bayda, in Libya, complain of high prices and a lack of employment opportunities especially with the coming of the holy month of Ramadan. The country's financial crisis has affected the citizens ability to afford groceries.