ON December 17, 2010, young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in front of the local governor’s office in an ultimate attempt to denounce corruption and injustice in his country. This act of despair triggered the Arab Spring. Eight years later, despite the government’s sustained efforts, corruption seems to be more prevalent in Tunisia than it was under former president …
A genuine and inspiring people’s revolution, powerful yet so far remarkably peaceful, perhaps a second Arab Spring, has been unfolding in Algeria.
Today, both Sisi and the Egyptian people are in a considerably less jubilant mood. Food is more expensive than ever, and inflation still running at more than 20%
In Africa armed forces personnel as a percent of the total labour have declined by 27%. However North Africa, combined Middle East, was the least peaceful region in the world.
Violence in Africa has been moving away from armed conflicts to higher levels of riots, protests and social violence, such as homicide and violence associated with organised crime.
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