The Arab Spring was born in Tunisia. Seven years after young people there hit the streets and toppled a dictator, the republic still faces many challenges. The NGO RAJ is doing all it can to make democracy work.
A UN report has highlighted the challenges faced by youth in the Arab world. The report has forecasted that another Arab Spring could be on the horizon, due to high levels of joblessness and frustration.
For the first time, troops in Tunisia are to be deployed to protect key industrial sites against protests, sit-ins and strikes. Poverty, unemployment and corruption are ongoing issues in the North African state.
Radical jihadists are a burden for any state. Even a young democracy has obligations in this regard, says Kersten Knipp.
Imprisoned journalists, terrorist attacks and a silenced opposition: Where is Egypt today ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Arab Spring?
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