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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...