Arab Spring

 
Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt
Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt
The Arab Spring that swept across North Africa in 2011 brought the...
Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution
Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution
Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and...
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping...
Arab Spring should be a model for #FeesMustFall movement
Arab Spring should be a model for #FeesMustFall movement
The North African uprisings of 2011, dubbed the “Arab Spring”, which toppled long-standing autocratic leaders and regimes, successfully secured...
We need careful political work over the long haul
We need careful political work over the long haul
Five years ago, there was serious public dissent and disorder in many parts of the world. The self-immolation of street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi in...
Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia
Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia
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Africans have to pull together to create peace and prosperity on the continent
Africans have to pull together to create peace and prosperity on the continent
The uprisings in North Africa and other Arab Spring countries are no different from uprisings that took place elsewhere in modern history: a quest...
Case dropped against Mubarak for death of 239 protesters
Case dropped against Mubarak for death of 239 protesters
An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters in the 2011 revolt that ended his...
Is it really springtime in Africa?
Is it really springtime in Africa?
On October 30, as thousands of determined Burkinabé put an end to the 27-year rule of their Western-backed autocratic leader, Blaise...
Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia's presidential vote
Anti-Islamist Essebsi leads Tunisia's presidential vote
The run-off battle in Tunisia's first free presidential election gets underway Wednesday, after secular front runners Beji Caid Essebsi and...
Tunisians vote for new president
Tunisians vote for new president
Tunisians are voting on Sunday in presidential elections, the country's first such polls since the overthrow of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine...

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