How much worse can Yemen get? (I) [Archives:2008/1213/Opinion]

December 4 2008

By: Hassan Al-Haifi
Any observer of the Yemeni scene is bound to be amused by the somewhat struggling effort to attract tourists to the country, as manifested by the poorly done but very expensive advertisements being aired in CNN and the BCC TV channels worldwide, and the obvious failure to depict Yemen at par with Montenegro, Cyprus, Greece and that fabulous wonderland called Slovakia. The problem does not just lie with the obvious poor quality of the advertisement and the poor phrasing of Yemen as being “many destinations – one country”” blurted out at the end. The fact of the matter is that Yemen is really in bad shape in almost every front: political