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2010–2011 Tunisian protests

What Arab youths think

Al-Arabiya - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Graduate joblessness in Tunisia has risen to 70 percent. Where will they get their jobs in the future? How will the mammoth youth bulge be handled, notably in Egypt where between 1980 and 2010 the population doubled? Yet as the survey highlights, there ...

Organised Civil Society Increasingly Hemmed In by Global Elites

Inter Press Service - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In Sriskandarajah's view, this is the reason that protests by young people in every region of the world are cracked down on by the police, often brutally.

Africa gets younger while key leaders age

Africa Middle East - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Second oldest is Beji Caid Essebsi, 89, who was elected president of Tunisia in 2014. ... African leaders in their 70s include Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 79, president of Algeria since 1999; Alpha Condé, 78, president of Guinea since 2010; Manuel Pinto da ...

Tunisia's Getting More Guns Than Democracy

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Essebsi - who served under Tunisia's first president, Habib Bourguiba, as head of the country's repressive Interior Ministry, and as speaker of parliament under Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the strongman president overthrown in 2011 - came to power in ...

From a Jersey tax haven to Tunisia's island of discontent

Middle East Eye - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Ask island residents about the events of recent weeks, however, and you'll be offered horror stories of tear gas wantonly launched at protesters by Tunisian security forces who were reportedly shipped over in large quantities from the mainland to deal ...

In Every Part Of The World, Protests By Young People Are Brutally Cracked Down On. Why?

Google (press release) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Participants have been inspired by the presence of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Ali Zeddini of the Tunisian Human Rights League, one of the four organisations that joined forces to guide Tunisia's spontaneous 2010-2011 Jasmine Revolution during the ...

Africa: 'Borders Create Misconceptions' - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
This is why I am playing my theatre play Hurria in Arabic as well, in order to explain to the Tunisian society why we leave the country.

Transformation: a Student-Led Mass Political Movement

CounterPunch - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Commencing in Tunisia, the Arab Spring youth movement swept through the Middle East between 2010 and 2012, resulting in changes in the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. A number of other nations in the region also experienced ...

Bailouts Are Big in the Middle East This Season

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The jobless rate now hovers at 15 percent, higher than the level on the eve of the Arab Spring uprising, which was triggered in part by the self-immolation of 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in December 2010. The country has to ...

Thursday April 28

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
2010 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown blunders into the first major gaffe in his country's short campaign season when an open microphone captures him slamming a voter he had just been trying to win over.

Morocco Boasts Stability, But Critics Say The Price Is High

NPR - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
And that's why many citizens of Morocco who protested or supported protests in 2011 say that for now they're just fine with the way things are.

Saturday, April 30

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
1881 - France invades Tunisia from Algeria on a pretext, and later establishes a protectorate. 1900 - Hawaii ... 1970 - U.S.
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Govt repudiates AK Antony's claim on Agusta Westland

Real Time News, India - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Indian government had, in early 2014, terminated a 2010 contract with Agusta Westland for the supply of 12 helicopters, alleging the breach of the provisions of an integrity pact.

The US failure in the Arab Spring

El Paisano - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
After Tunisians overthrew their President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali through protests and demonstrations in what is known as the Jasmine Revolution, protests broke out in major cities in the rest of the Arab states, where people demanded greater civil ...

Video Remembering the late, great Somali singer Saado Ali Warsame !

Sunatimes - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
One of Ms. Warsame's better known songs was a protest against Dahabshiil and its support of al-Shabaab. The song, called "Dhiigshiil ha dhigan,” ... It also includes images of protesters holding a sign that reads "Dhiigshiil Stop Genocide,” with a ...
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World Heritage Day: 7 must-visit sites in India

Big Wire, news that matters - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
It was on April 18, 1982, that at a symposium organised by the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Tunisia, the suggestion to celebrate an “International Day for Monuments and Sites” came up. ..... In 2010, the Iranian government ...