Jan 19th, 2012
Rabat – Five unemployed Moroccan men set themselves on fire in the capital Rabat as part of widespread demonstrations in the country over the lack of jobs, especially for university graduates, a rights activist said on Thursday. Three were burned badly enough to be hospitalised. Self-immolation...
Jan 14th, 2012
Tunis – Tunisia on Saturday marks the flight into exile a year ago of the north African country’s despot Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali after weeks of a popular uprising that gave birth to the Arab Spring. The revolution, which led to a peaceful election in October, inspired reform movements tha...
Dec 30th, 2011
By Yilma Bekele The last few months I have been inflicted with a Herman Cain (HC) moment. You remember his interview with a newspaper publisher and when asked his opinion regarding President Obama’s policy on the uprising in Libya? My good old friend was completely stumped. After crossing his legs, s...
Dec 21st, 2010
Tunisia’s government accused its opponents on Monday of manipulating clashes at the weekend between police and young people in a provincial town to discredit the authorities. Two witnesses told Reuters that rioting resumed late on Monday in the town of Sidi Bouzid, with hundreds of youths confr...
Dec 20th, 2010
Police in a provincial city in Tunisia used tear gas late on Saturday to disperse hundreds of youths who smashed shop windows and damaged cars, witnesses told Reuters. There was no immediate comment from officials on the disturbances. Riots are extremely rare for Tunisia, a north African country of a...