The Arab Spring, 10 years on: Tunisia still facing economic, political challenges - News Summed Up

The Arab Spring, 10 years on: Tunisia still facing economic, political challenges


Naji Lamari, 33, is unemployed and frustrated by the lack of prospects in resource-rich Tataouine, Tunisia. This week marks ten years since deposed strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, the first leader to fall as the 2011 Arab Spring took hold across North Africa and the Middle East. A decade on, Tunisia remains the only country to have transformed itself into a relatively stable democracy. But high unemployment remains a major problem, not least in the region of Tataouine. FRANCE 24 brings you the first in a series of four reports from the country, a decade after the Arab Spring watershed.


Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2021 12:04 UTC



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