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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...

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...

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