Thirteen-year old Mohammed Al-Badwi smiles as he poses in front of a camera at his school. He is part of a test-run for the soon-to-be implemented electronic registration system for future parliament and presidential elections. Proponents of the technology say that an electronic system, as opposed to the manual registration used now, will assist Yemen as it transitions to democracy.
Although nine years have passed since Hussein Al-Houthi, the founder of the Houthi group, was killed, he was laid to rest just this month.
His funeral was held in Sa’ada, in the mountainous Marran area north of the capital, where the bearded religious leader hoped to create a new, more religiously devout society.
Renovation and historical excavation are ongoing inside Yemen’s Grand Mosque.
This mosque, the most ancient in Yemen, is located at the heart of Old Sana’a and is said have been built using old stones from legendary and now destroyed Ghamdan palace, which once towered over Sana’a.
Behind an eight-meter fence and three giant gates, 337 insolvent inmates are locked in the Central Prison of Sana’a.
They feel lost, they have no idea how long they will be behind bars. Some have been here for over a decade
Their crime? They went into debt.