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Emerging Civil Society Actors Build Consensus on Nonviolent Methods to Support Democratic Transitions in MENA:

Emerging Civil Society Actors Build Consensus on Nonviolent Methods to Support Democratic Transitions in MENA:

From the 1st to the 3rd of November, the city of Tunis will host an international conference entitled, “the Democratic Transition in the MENA...
Tunisia: hundreds of U.S. citizens evacuated from Tunis

Tunisia: hundreds of U.S. citizens evacuated from Tunis

The United States began evacuating their nationals living in Tunis, the Tunisian capital. The U.S. Embassy has been targeted by protesters on Friday opposed...
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Champions League: Al Ahly or TP Mazembe to face Esperance Tunis?

After qualifying for the african cup of nation 2013, Champions League is back on the continent with the program on the last day of...
Social media and cyber-activism in North Africa’s revolution

Social media and cyber-activism in North Africa’s revolution

As hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in Cairo’s Tahrir Square celebrated the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February, some held up mobile...
Arab World’s Revolutionary Immolations and ‘Martyrdom’ Change

Arab World’s Revolutionary Immolations and ‘Martyrdom’ Change

Self-immolations in the Arab world have been on the rise after Mohammed Bouaziz, a young unemployed Tunisian, dramatically set himself on fire to protest...
Libya stifles protests with pro-government rallies on TV

Libya stifles protests with pro-government rallies on TV

Human rights groups have warned Libyans that an all-out protest against President Muammar Gaddafi may result in human right abuses and crimes against humanity...
Egypt and Tunisia: Economic turmoil after revolution?

Egypt and Tunisia: Economic turmoil after revolution?

Shortly after revolting against their autocratic leaders, Tunisians and Egyptians are droning in the aftermath of their uprisings. The political uncertainty in Tunisia after...
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Facebook downplays role in African uprisings

With Facebook playing a starring role in the revolts that toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt, you might think the company’s top executives would...
Egypt: U.S. playing safe as events unfold in Arab world

Egypt: U.S. playing safe as events unfold in Arab world

The United States has expressed concern over the handling of post Hosni Mubarak-Egypt by the Egyptian military. Following the suspension of the constitution and...
Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, who’s Arab world’s next?

Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, who’s Arab world’s next?

The successful revolt in Tunisia under the autocratic regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who had ruled for 23 years inspired confidence in...
When revolution rocks North Africa and the Middle East

When revolution rocks North Africa and the Middle East

The wave of revolt currently rocking the foundations of the Afro-Arab world is unstoppable. Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Mauritania ... Encouraged by the Tunisian...
Africa’s Political Tsunami and a few bad men

Africa’s Political Tsunami and a few bad men

I recall sitting in a West-African classroom in the coastal town of Cape-Coast, Ghana, transfixed by the revelations trickling out of the mouth of...
Tunisian PM succumbs to pressure, names new ministers

Tunisian PM succumbs to pressure, names new ministers

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi Thursday night reshuffled the country's week-old transitional government. Senior ministers who served under the deposed president, Zine El Abidine...
A domino effect in the Arab world after Tunisia?

A domino effect in the Arab world after Tunisia?

The Tunisian revolt has created high hopes in the Arab world, which has long since been weaned from freedom and democracy. Will Arab countries...
Tunisia: Moody’s in bed with Ben Ali?

Tunisia: Moody’s in bed with Ben Ali?

Less than a week after the departure of Tunisian dictator, President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, Moody's international financial rating agency has reworked Tunisia's...
New President makes promises: Tunisians want more

New President makes promises: Tunisians want more

Acting Tunisian president, Fouad Mebazaa, has agreed to fulfill promises to break with the past, including a complete withdrawal of Ben Ali's party, Rassemblement...
Tunisia: Arrests, resignations and Swiss bank accounts

Tunisia: Arrests, resignations and Swiss bank accounts

Less than a week after authoritarian leader President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, the north African country's new government has undergone radical changes....
New government formed in Tunisia: List of Ministers

New government formed in Tunisia: List of Ministers

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has unveiled a list of 20 new Ministers for the northern African country's "unity government". The new Ministers will...
Tunisia’s rocky road ahead of presidential elections

Tunisia’s rocky road ahead of presidential elections

Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi is prepared to implement a new national unity government which includes members of legal opposition parties, as Tunisians complain...
France drags heels to help Tunisia

France drags heels to help Tunisia

France, slow to express support for the Tunisian demonstrators who overthrew its longtime ally, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, is moving to try to...
Tunisia: Power to the people

Tunisia: Power to the people

The expression “Power to the People” has sounded true in Tunisia after thousands of protesters, barring police and army firearms forced autocratic ruler President...
Tunisia: End of an era as President flees

Tunisia: End of an era as President flees

A Tunisian era has come to an end. "The end of repression, freedom of expression and fight against corruption"; Promises made Thursday by President...
Tunisia’s unemployment suicides and protests

Tunisia’s unemployment suicides and protests

Police forces dispersed hundreds of students demonstrating Tuesday in the streets of Thala, a town located in west central Tunisia, with tear gas. The...
Christmas jingle bells ring loud in Islamic North Africa

Christmas jingle bells ring loud in Islamic North Africa

Santa has paved his merry way into the heart and soul of Northern Africa, a Muslim-majority region. Decorated Christmas trees, mistletoes and artificial snow...
NAPEO: A new North African and U.S. partnership

NAPEO: A new North African and U.S. partnership

After meeting with government officials and entrepreneurs throughout North Africa, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez, says...
September 11, Terry Jones and the Koran

September 11, Terry Jones and the Koran

After having repeatedly changed his mind, the American pastor Terry Jones has finally laid his plans, to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday...
Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG )Welcomes Release of Journalist Ben Brik but Condemns Policy of Punishing Critical Journalists / Tunisia Monitoring Group including IPI on Mission to Tunisia This Week

Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG )Welcomes Release of Journalist Ben Brik but Condemns Policy of Punishing Critical Journalists / Tunisia Monitoring Group including IPI on Mission to Tunisia This Week

While members of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG) welcome Taoufik Ben Brik's release from prison today, the press freedom coalition condemns the charges against...
The Arabia 50|500 – The Entrepreneurs Sparking Jobs and Innovation in The Middle East and North Africa

The Arabia 50|500 – The Entrepreneurs Sparking Jobs and Innovation in The Middle East and North Africa

AllWorld Network, a Boston-based global economic development firm, today released "The Arabia 50|500 Leading Indicators," the first real-time data on the performance of growth...
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Second U.S. Science Envoy Begins Travel to North Africa

U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Zerhouni, M.D., arrived in Morocco today on a two-week trip to North Africa that will include visits to Algeria, Tunisia,...
Tunisia-led pro-Libya proposal for AU chair may split Africa

Tunisia-led pro-Libya proposal for AU chair may split Africa

The rotating regional chairmanship of the 53-nation African Union (AU) has been hit by a dilemma of unparalleled complexity as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's...