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Life After the Arab Spring

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Blake Mullins

It speaks to the openness of Tunisia that there exists a gay club, yet it is tucked inside a bourgeois enclave of exclusion.

Tunisia's Unfinished Revolution

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Few would dispute the significant advances Tunisians have made towards democratization since escaping Ben Ali's dictatorship in 2011. But these accomplishments have remained elitist matters, viewed with apathy by the wider population.

Why Tunisians Are Protesting Again 5 Years After The Revolution

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.24.2016 | World

When Ridha Yahyaoui found out last Saturday that he was out of the running for yet another job, the unemployed 28-year-old climbed a utility pole in t...

Five Years On, Tunisians Share Memories From The Jasmine Revolution

HuffPost Tunisia | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution, which ousted longtime Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and ushered in a new ...

Five Years After the Revolution, Tunisia Is Sliding Back to the Past

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Amira Yahyaoui

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Exactly five years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia's revolutionary achievements have disappeared. Once considered the country that resisted the chaos that took over most of the MENA region after 2011, it seems to be sliding back into its pre-revolutionary situation. There is only one cause for this: poor leadership.

World Leaders Join Thousands Of Tunisians In March Against Extremists

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Tarek Amara and Mohamed Argoubi TUNIS, March 29 (Reuters) - World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march ...

Tunisia Arrested Around 100 Suspected Islamist Militants In The Last 3 Days

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days, some of whom...

'We Survive by Living... Deliberately!' Meet Yemeni Female Blogger: Afrah Nasser

Elham Manea | Posted 03.08.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Blogging on the unfolding events in Yemen had its price. When she received a threatening message on her Facebook account, her reaction was simple: she translated it from Arabic to English and posted it on her blog!

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Tunisia Has A Democracy, If They Can Keep It

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Tunisia, where the Arab Spring first arose, has a new democratically elected government following presidential elections over the weeken...

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Tunisia, which had shown Arabs a way out of the prison of dictatorship through peaceful protest, is today demonstrating that on the ruins of the old order a democracy could be built.

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

Absence of Accountability Key Obstacle to Democratic Transitions in Middle East and North Africa

David Tolbert | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David Tolbert

What are the obstacles to democratic transition in the Arab world? It is a critical question, as the lives and well-being of millions of people are at stake.

Tunisia's Hopes Near Realization

Rached Ghannouchi | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Rached Ghannouchi

On the third anniversary of the Arab Spring, the principal question is: has the Tunisian model for democratic transition succeeded in placing Tunisia on the path of democracy? And what are the principal features of this model that make it successful?

Three Years Since Revolution, Tunisia Seeks to Reckon With Difficult Past

David Tolbert | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
David Tolbert

While those in Western countries may wonder what is meant by "transitional justice," in societies emerging from a period of mass abuse -- such as systematic torture, massive disappearances and crimes against humanity -- the question of how to address past abuses is an urgent one, particularly for victims.

Sophia Jones

'There Was Blood On The Streets. We Fought And We Got Nothing.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia -- Three years ago, a 26-year-old street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the municipal headquarters in this dusty...

From Tunis to Cairo, the Other Path

Kader A. Abderrahim | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Kader A. Abderrahim

Both countries are now weakened by violence. Another path is possible. Taking it requires the willingness of politicians, especially those who are governing, to open the dialogue and create a broad consensus. This is the only choice; the other leads to the abyss.

Tunisia: Anti-Islamist MP Shot and Killed on Republic Day

Amira Yahyaoui | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Amira Yahyaoui

For better or worse, Tunisia might be following the example of Egypt and starting its own rebellion. Unless social violence and government incompetence become so banal that Tunisians fail to react to the second political assassination of its democratic transition.

Tunis Hints of Backpedaling on Syria

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.30.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Tunisia's own transition has been rockier than its quick disappearance from our media radar screen might lead us to think, and Tunisians' experience of Islamist politics has changed the lens through which many here now view Syria.

WATCH: Middle Eastern And North African Rappers Talk Revolution And Music

Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Music, espeially hip hop, has always been at the heart of social and political upheaval, inspiring change and speaking out against inequality and inju...

Arabian Night

Layla Demay | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Layla Demay

The last time I was in Tunisia it was a few months after the fall of Ben Ali, and I wonder how much the country has changed now that a transition government led by the Islamist party Ennahda is in charge.

Tunisia One Year Later: More of the Same but Hope for Change

Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Sophie-Alexandra Aiachi

The Constitution has not been drafted, the date of the next election has not been set, and we continue to plod through the various crises agitating our society and an economy that does not stop sinking.

Tunisians Worry About Loss Of Freedoms Gained Under The Arab Spring

Religion News Service | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Three women got Nadia Jelassi into trouble. Veiled and surrounded by stones, the busts of three women were attacked by Salafis...

What Does the Informal Sector Mean for Global Economic Growth?

John Sullivan | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
John Sullivan

The informal sector -- those businesses and entrepreneurs who work outside of the formal market economy -- is huge and largely undocumented in most developing economies.

Celebrating Independence Goes Beyond Parties, Candidates and Constitutions

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

We needed time to build our emotional and physical identity. So why is it that we are so critical of other nations, like Egypt and Tunisia, which have barely had a year to finalize their new constitutions, or a four-year term to test out their newly elected parties?

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.