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African Dictators’ Club Has Lost a Member

Posted on 06 February 2011 by admin

By Rosebell Kagumire*

KAMPALA, Feb 6 (TerraViva) – Most people in Uganda fall into one of two categories – those that fear the regime and those that fear life after the regime. Continue Reading

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Regimes √°rabes temem a ‚ÄúIntifada do p√£o‚ÄĚ

Posted on 20 January 2011 by editor

Crédito: IPS TerraViva

Cam McGrath

Cairo, Egito, 19/1/2011, (IPS TerraViva) – ‚ÄúRasgue meu cora√ß√£o, mas n√£o toque em meu p√£o‚ÄĚ, diz um prov√©rbio √°rabe. N√£o segui-lo pode ter um alto custo pol√≠tico.

Basta perguntar ao deposto presidente de Tun√≠sia, Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Durante v√°rias semanas, os tunisianos protestaram contra o alto desemprego, a corrup√ß√£o end√™mica e a repress√£o pol√≠tica. Tamb√©m se queixaram do alto custo dos alimentos b√°sicos, como trigo, a√ß√ļcar e leite, cujos pre√ßos dispararam cerca de 25% na primeira semana deste m√™s. ‚ÄúQueremos p√£o, √°gua e Ben Ali fora‚ÄĚ, gritava um grupo de manifestantes. Continue Reading

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More Arabs Protest Rulers With Self-Immolations

Posted on 19 January 2011 by editor

Analysis by Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 18, 2011 (IPS) – Mohammed Bouazizi, the 26-year old Tunisian whose act of self-immolation led to an unprecedented popular revolution in Tunisia, is quickly turning into a symbol for disgruntled Arab youths angry at their autocratic rulers and poor economic conditions – a development that Arab leaders in the region are clearly taking note of.
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Arab Regimes Fear Bread Intifadah

Posted on 18 January 2011 by editor

Analysis by Cam McGrath

CAIRO, Jan 18, 2011 (IPS) – “Break my heart but don‚Äôt come near my bread,” goes an old Arabic proverb. Failure to observe it has often come at a high political price.
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Egypt Is Not Tunisia, But…

Posted on 12 January 2011 by editor

By Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 15, 2011 (IPS) – “Where can I find a Tunisian flag?” The question flooded Egyptian blogs, tweeter and Facebook pages minutes after news that popular protests had forced out long-time Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
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U.S.-TUNISIA: Obama Applauds People, Urges Calm

Posted on 11 January 2011 by editor

By Jim Lobe*

WASHINGTON, Jan 14, 2011 (IPS) – Several hours after Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled his country in the face of massive protests, U.S. President Barack Obama applauded “the courage and dignity of the Tunisian people” and appealed for calm and “free and fair elections in the near future”.
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TUNISIA: People Power Succeeds Without Western Backing

Posted on 10 January 2011 by editor

Analysis by Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 14, 2011 (IPS) – These are scenes Western powers would have loved to see in Iran – thousands of young people braving live bullets and forcing an autocratic ruler out of the country. But it is in the North African nation Tunisia where an uprising forced the Western-backed autocratic President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country.
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Unrest Spreads to Algeria

Posted on 07 January 2011 by editor

By Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Jan 9, 2011 (IPS) – At least three Algerians have died and hundreds have been injured in four days of protests over housing shortages, rising food prices and failing economic policies that only three months ago won praise by the International Monetary Fund and other Western financial institutions.
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Tunisian Unrest Stirs Arab World

Posted on 06 January 2011 by editor

By Emad Mekay

CAIRO, Dec 31, 2010 (IPS) – As Western countries were busy celebrating Christmas and dealing with air traffic holiday delays because of snow blizzards, the tranquil North African country of Tunisia was going through events that would have been thought unthinkable just three weeks ago – public unrest that saw thousands demonstrate against the regime of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
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