Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
What happened to Tunisia's Ben Ali, the president who lived lavishly only to fade into obscurity in exile?
After months of protests against his 23-year rule, Ben Ali fled Tunisia in January 2011 with his second wife, Leila Trabelsi, and his two children.
The 1.9 million Russian tourists visiting Egypt is equivalent to the entire population of Gabon deciding to go on holiday!
Since its inception in 1901, more than 1,000 Nobel prizes have been awarded, and since then Africa has won it on 19 occasions.
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Shops, cafes and restaurants overflow onto the pavement, cars park in space intended for pedestrians, and garbage piles up,
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Numerous people have already been jailed over corruption or have fled the country, with thieving having been endemic under toppled dictator.
Globally disasters have grown steadily since 1990. Algeria is predicted to lose $991 million due to earthquakes.
In 1992 McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Africa in Casablanca, Morocco, then two years later in Cairo, and Johannesburg in 1995.
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Tunisia has prevented more than 12,000 would-be jihadists from leaving the country to join militant groups abroad; and Khartoum bans newspaper.
A wrong neighbour, a large population of young educated and unemployed youth, and social woes make for a nightmare brew.
An offense against the president is punishable by three years in prison. Repressive laws from the Ben Ali dictatorship days remain on the books.
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A mob formed threw stones at the security services, following complaints that they have repeatedly failed to contain the violence.
Since the revolution of January 2011, Tunisia has seen a rise in Islamist extremism.
Tale of two Africas: In Botswana, a 'boring' election; in Tunisia 6 terrorists killed ahead of tense vote
Elsewhere election “disturbances” means guns and burnings. In Botswana it is when a storm blows off the roof of a makeshift polling station
Fears that the lake could be a health hazard