Hundreds of people in Beirut have taken to the streets to protest deteriorating economic conditions and the high cost of living, which prompted the central bank to issue a new measure aimed at easing the currency crisis.
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.
In 2015, Lebanon witnessed large street protests due to a massive waste crisis after to the shutting down of the Naameh Landfill. Recently, a waste problem has arisen in the Lebanese city of Sidon, which observers speculate, might renew the possibility of another waste crisis.