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Tunisia: 'I have lost my son, but I am proud of what he did' - Africa, World - The Independent

Tunisia: 'I have lost my son, but I am proud of what he did' -                    Africa, World - The Independent | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The street vendor who set himself alight, sparking an uprising which swept
away 23 years of dictatorship in Tunisia and triggered protests across North
Africa, had been beaten down by years of poverty and oppression by the
authorities, his family told The Independent last night.
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IMF’s Hawley Says ‘Clear’ Tunisia Unrest to Hurt Economic Growth - Businessweek

IMF’s Hawley Says ‘Clear’ Tunisia Unrest to Hurt Economic Growth - Businessweek | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Political turmoil in Tunisia will hurt that country’s economic growth, an International Monetary Fund spokesman said today.
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Global Agenda: The young and the prospectless

Global Agenda: The young and the prospectless | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
How likely is it that this or that country will go the way of Tunisia?
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Tunisia: Protests continue as RCD party disbands leadership - latimes.com

Tunisia: Protests continue as RCD party disbands leadership - latimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The country's former ruling party, RCD, announced the dissolution of its leadership committee and threw its lot in with the new government, state television reported, as thousands rallied against it in the capital and other cities.
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Asia Times Online :: Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs

Asia Times Online :: Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Asia Times Online. The Asia News Hub providing the latest news and analysis regarding economics, events and trends in business, economy and politics throughout Asia.
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Heading off a wave of Middle East protest with flame-retardant underwear - CSMonitor.com

Heading off a wave of Middle East protest with flame-retardant underwear  - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A humor post.
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Celebration of Tunisia's Intifada Thwarted in West Bank - NYTimes.com

Celebration of Tunisia's Intifada Thwarted in West Bank - NYTimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Palestinian Authority refused to grant permission for a rally to celebrate the overthrow of Tunisia's authoritarian president on Wednesday in Ramallah, the administrative capital of the West Bank.
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Tunisia's Dangerous Jobs Shortage - BusinessWeek

Tunisia's Dangerous Jobs Shortage - BusinessWeek | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Youth unemployment set the stage for the Tunisian revolution—and that's a problem common to many countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
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BBC News - Tunisia's interim cabinet holds first meeting

BBC News - Tunisia's interim cabinet holds first meeting | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's new interim government is holding its first cabinet meeting, nearly a week after the fall of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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An embarrassed France backpedals from its support of Tunisia's Ben Ali - CSMonitor.com

An embarrassed France backpedals from its support of Tunisia's Ben Ali - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Before former President Ben Ali fled Tunisia amid the popular uprising, France offered its support to the troubled dictator. Now France is struggling to find new footing with its former colony.
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Whither Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution”? by Mustapha Tlili - Project Syndicate

Whither Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution”? by Mustapha Tlili - Project Syndicate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The revolution in Tunisia was just a matter of time – a popular uprising to end a system that failed to deliver the free society for which the Tunisian public has long been ready. But no one should expect that Tunisia's thoroughly secular revolution can be repeated elsewhere in the Arab Middle East.
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Tunisia: Protests continue as RCD party disbands leadership - latimes.com

Tunisia: Protests continue as RCD party disbands leadership - latimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The country's former ruling party, RCD, announced the dissolution of its leadership committee and threw its lot in with the new government, state television reported, as thousands rallied against it in the capital and other cities.
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Can entrepreneurship save Pakistan? - CSMonitor.com

Can entrepreneurship save Pakistan? - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
We know that decades of aid haven't worked, writes guest blogger Dane Stangler. So what do we try now?
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VOA | Tunisia's Media Savor Freedom | News | English

VOA | Tunisia's Media Savor Freedom | News | English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The protests that ousted Tunisia's autocratic leader, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, have also given its long-muzzled media its first taste of freedom. From Tunis, Lisa Bryant takes a look at the country's new media landscape for VOA.
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Mohammed Bouazizi: the dutiful son whose death changed Tunisia's fate | World news | The Guardian

Mohammed Bouazizi: the dutiful son whose death changed Tunisia's fate | World news | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Family of Mohammed Bouazizi remember fruit seller whose suicide protest has reverberated across the Arab world
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Tunisia's old guard continues to wither as protesters demand clean slate - CSMonitor.com

Tunisia's old guard continues to wither as protesters demand clean slate - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisian protesters climbed atop the headquarters of the ruling RCD party and tore down its sign – a symbolic show of anger as the country's new government met for the first time today.
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PostPartisan - Obama to Mubarak: Forget Tunisia

PostPartisan - Obama to Mubarak: Forget Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's popular revolution should have been a wake-up call to the rotting autocracy of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and his supporters in the Obama administration. Instead, Cairo is moving to retrench, with the tacit blessing of President Obama. Aged Tunisian...
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Tunisia set to release political prisoners | World news | The Guardian

Tunisia set to release political prisoners | World news | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Members of the Islamist Ennahdha movement among those set to go free and could have role in Tunisia's political future
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BBC News - Tunisia government to lift political party ban

BBC News - Tunisia government to lift political party ban | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's new interim government says it will recognise all banned political groups and grant an amnesty to all political prisoners.
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