The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a group committed to bringing democracy to the North African nation, has unexpectedly won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Quartet is made up of groups from the areas of human rights, trade, labor, and law.
Images of violence and mass arrests in Tunisia recall scenes from the country's 2011 Jasmine Revolution. But Tunisians can now demonstrate just how robust their new democracy really is, says DW's Bachir Amroune.
Demonstrations have swept Tunisia due to government austerity measures, and the country's democracy has advanced since its 2011 revolution that ushered in the Arab Spring. But does this transition come at a cost?
Protesters have lit flares and shouted anti-government slogans on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. Anti-austerity rallies have slammed a government decision to raise taxes amid an economic slump.
Hundreds of Tunisians have continued anti-government protests, with authorities arresting dozens of people. But the government said protests appeared to be slowing ahead of the Arab Spring anniversary.
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