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South Africa has been warned that it faces an ‘Arab Spring’:...

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Former South African President Thabo Mbeki recently launched a sharp critique of the governing African National Congress (ANC) for failure to address what it...

ISS: Tunisia’s Arab Spring remains in peril

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President Saïed’s extension of emergency measures has aggravated fears of autocracy – but hope is not yet dead. This week, instead of providing Tunisians with...

ISS: The Arab Spring struggle is far from over

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As Tunisia’s political crisis shows, removing dictators is one step on the long road to economic and political stability. On 17 December 2010 a young...

Hundreds march in Tunisia as protests sharpen

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Hundreds of people marched in central Tunis on Saturday against inequality and police brutality, in defiance of a ban on demonstrations and as security...

Splintered coalition reflects fate of Egypt’s uprising a decade on

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Ten years ago protesters surged onto Egypt’s streets, emboldened by the success of Tunisia’s Arab Spring uprising. Some young activists formed the Revolution Youth Coalition...

Tunisian protesters revive ‘Arab Spring’ chant, riots continue

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Violent clashes erupted for a fifth night on Tuesday between police and protesters in several Tunisian cities, including the capital Tunis and Sidi Bouzid,...

Jail sentence for Arab Spring activist

An Egyptian court sentenced a leading activist in the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprising to a one-year prison term convicting him of spreading false news,...

Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains

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The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as...

Tunisia at a crossroads

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Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring and has long been held up as a model of stability and pluralism in...

Five years on, unrest tests ‘Arab Spring’ model Tunisia

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On December 17, 2010, a young, desperate Tunisian vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a suicide protest over unemployment and...

North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia

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Praised as a model of Arab Spring progress, Tunisia has finally been drawn onto the global jihadi battlefield after Islamist militants gunned...

Tunisia’s first parliament after revolution opens session

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Tunisia's first full elected parliament held its opening session on Tuesday with a challenge to implement the democracy its people sought when...

Tunisia treads path to political stability but still faces tests

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Three years after its uprising that inspired the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is on its way to political stability with a new...

Terror threat remains across Africa – Africom

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Helped by the Arab Spring, terrorist groups in North and West Africa have expanded their operations, increasing threats to the United States...

Arab Spring will fail unless Tunisia transition succeeds

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Tunisia said on Wednesday that it needs more help from its European partners in its transition to democracy because if it fails...

Kerry praises Tunisian progress, promises help against militants

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised democratic progress in Tunisia, where the "Arab Spring" began, and offered to help...

Towering gates at Cairo’s Tahrir Square draw criticism

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Towering metal gates erected near Cairo's Tahrir Square by the army-backed authorities have drawn criticism as a new form of police repression...

Tunisian factories close, jobs go as political crisis drags on

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Tunisia's "Arab Spring" revolution, born out of economic despair, is failing to deliver the jobs and opportunities of a better life that...

Analysis: Arab Spring nations backtrack on women’s rights, poll says

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Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expanded rights...

Arab Spring fallout fuels Mediterranean smuggling rise

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The chaotic fallout of the "Arab Spring" is fuelling a surge in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people across the Mediterranean,...

Stratfor: Protest movements as political strategy

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Recent protests throughout Sudan are the latest in an ongoing trend of protest movements around the world, from Muslim Brotherhood supporters in...

Arab Springs: A new form of conflict?

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The sudden and dramatic popular uprisings in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, which together constituted the "Arab Spring", point...

The African Spring: More than sub-Saharan aftershocks of the Arab Spring?

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As the Arab Spring, which started more than a year ago in Tunisia, continues to rage on in many parts of the...

The relevance of al-Qaida in the wake of the Arab Spring

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The political and social upheaval in many parts of the Middle East and North Africa that began with a young man's personal...

The relevance of al-Qaida in the wake of the Arab Spring

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The political and social upheaval in many parts of the Middle East and North Africa that began with a young man's personal...

Stratfor: Arab Uprising, One Year Later

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Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the first day of public unrest in Egypt, which led to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's...

Tunisia’s new assembly holds “historic” first session

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Tunisia's constitutional assembly, elected after a revolution that inspired the "Arab Spring" uprisings, held its opening session described by officials as an...

Africa rising: The significance of protests in sub-Saharan Africa

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Since the 2008 food crisis, sub-Saharan Africa has experienced an increase in civilian and labour protests. These protests embrace a broad coalition of support,...

ACSS debates effect of Arab Spring on sub-Saharan Africa

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The Africa Centre for Strategic Studies says a question often asked since the start of the Arab Spring in January 2011 is...

FACTBOX-Arab Spring momentum in Middle East, North Africa

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Here are the latest details of revolts and protests in the Middle East and North Africa: SYRIA Qatar's prime minister calls for Arab states...

Brazil’s Rousseff rides anti-graft wave – for now

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It lacks the fervor of the Arab Spring but the resignation of six ministers from Brazil's government, the approval of transparency laws...

Women urged to put their stamp on Arab Spring

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Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being short-changed by post-revolutionary governments,...

Islamists head for win in Tunisia’s Arab Spring vote

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Tunisia's moderate Islamist party was preparing to lead a coalition government after its election win sent a message to the region that...

Jobless Moroccans stage protests in business hub

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About 4 000 jobless graduates staged a second day of peaceful demonstrations in Morocco's business hub Casablanca to demand public sector jobs,...

Huge turnout in Tunisia’s Arab Spring election

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Tunisian voters poured into polling stations to vote in their country's first free election, 10 months after vegetable seller Mohamed Bouazizi set...

Liberal-led coalition confident of winning Moroccan poll

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A liberal-led coalition of eight political parties says it is confident of winning a parliamentary election in Morocco next month aimed at...

Iran nuclear issue to grow more urgent – William Hague

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Tackling Iran's nuclear programme will become more urgent over the next year and the world must not be distracted from it by...

Arab Spring abuses show need for arms trade curb – Amnesty

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Russia, the United States and European countries ignored fears over human rights abuses and sold large numbers of weapons to governments in...

Summer of change in Southeast Asia, but no Arab Spring

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Myanmar's cautious relaxation of strict government control has grabbed the spotlight in recent weeks, but it's only the latest act in a...

Cost of “Arab Spring” more than US$55 billion – report

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The uprisings that swept the Middle East this year have cost the most affected countries more than US$55 billion (34.8 billion pounds),...

Arab Spring exposes Jordan’s economic policy rifts

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Jordan's former central bank chief, ousted by the government last month after security personnel surrounded the bank to stop him entering, says...

Stratfor geopolitical journey: riots in Cairo

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The last time I visited Cairo, prior to the ouster of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a feeling of helplessness pervaded the streets....

Analysis – Wall Street action part of global “Arab Spring”?

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After the "Arab Spring" and unrest in Europe, New York's "Occupy Wall Street" movement may be the latest sign of a global,...

Impact of the Arab Spring: Is democracy emerging as a human...

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The crumbling of North African (NA) regimes holds serious challenges for international law on the African continent. Traditional international law refrained from prescribing to...

Nobel chief sees Arab revolts in danger

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Arab uprisings risk being hijacked by old-style leaders and must not exclude women, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on...

Rioting erupts in Mauritanian capital over census

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Demonstrators threw rocks and set fire to cars in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott yesterday during a protest against a government census which...

McCain: Libya inspires people in China, Russia, Iran

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U.S. Senator John McCain said yesterday that the fall of Muammar Gaddafi Libya was inspiring people all over world, including citizens of...

Social media – a political tool for good or evil?

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After the "Arab Spring" surprised the world with the power of technology to revolutionize political dissent, governments are racing to develop strategies...

G8 wants quick Arab Spring transition, eyes reforms

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Group of Eight foreign ministers agreed to quickly supply economic and political aid to five Arab governments in return for commitments they...

South Africa has the ingredients for Arab Spring style protests; will...

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South Africa has all the basic ingredients for the type of dissatisfaction that could lead to highly contagious anti-government protests of the...