Weeks after Donald Trump welcomed him to the White House and praised his good work, Egypt's Abdul Fattah al-Sisi quietly gave himself new powers that judges and rights groups say threaten whatever Egyptian court independence remains.
Fifteen million people around the world have perhaps the worst job imaginable: scavenging junk from the world's dumps. But in Morocco, a group of trash pickers has made the transition to well-paid employees of a new recycling center. And they hope it's an example others can follow.
Morocco is building one of the world's largest solar power plants in the desert east of Marrakesh, using a technology that will allow it to generate electricity well past sundown. It's part of an aggressive strategy to become energy independent.
Morocco is enlisting Islam in its effort to get off fossil fuels, starting with installing solar panels on state-owned mosques. It's part of a broader global effort to bring more Muslims into the fight against climate change.