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North Africa

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  • EGYPT: An economy haunted by inflation, tax shortfalls, unemployment, poverty and corruption

     
    Beyond the political uncertainty that increased with recent parliamentary elections, Egypt faces many economic, social and institutional challenges undermining its future. Addressing these challenges is imperative; otherwise, the spread of poverty to...
  • TUNISIA: Apparent suicide triggers youth protests against unemployment

     
    The apparent suicide of a 24-year-old unemployed man sparked clashes between young protesters and police in the Tunisian central town of Sidi Bouzid, 165 miles south of the capital, Tunis, this week. A member of the Tunisian General Union for......
  • Ticket pics of the week: How we look from out there

     
    Amazing photos of earth while you were sleeping the other night....
  • Jeep 70th Anniversary Models Coming

     
    Chrysler may be at the forefront at this year???s Detroit auto show with the new 300 and 200 convertible, but the Jeep brand will have a few special editions to show off, too. This is the off-road brand???s 70th anniversary,......
  • TUNISIA: France's attitude toward crackdown raises eyebrows

     
    When 26-year-old Iranian demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan died on video in the streets of Tehran during the wave of post-election protests that rocked Iran in 2009, France reacted with fury and was quick to denounce crackdowns by security forces on...
  • Tunisia protesters use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help organize and report

     
    Demonstrators in Tunisia are using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, as well as other Web platforms, to document what's going on in the country and organize themselves. The use of the Web comes despite harsh censorship in the North African nation....
  • EGYPT: Unemployed man dies after setting himself on fire

     
    A string of suicide attempts in North African nations continued Tuesday as an unemployed Egyptian laborer set himself on fire in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Alexandria's public health office confirmed that Ahmed Hashem Al Sayed, 25, died in a......
  • EGYPT: Incidents of protesters setting themselves on fire occur across North Africa

     
    The depressed fruit seller in Tunisia who set himself on fire and touched off protests that toppled former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali has inspired copycats in recent days in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania. On Monday, a 50-year-old man......
  • Google's Wael Ghonim reported missing in Egypt

     
    Wael Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, is missing in Egypt as protests continue on for a seventh day, according to reports from multiple news sources. Al Jazeera said in a blog post on its English Website that it had...
  • Google's SayNow rolls out service aimed at allowing Egyptians to tweet by voice

     
    Google bought SayNow on Jan. 25 and less than a week later the company has rolled out a new service aimed at helping people in Egypt send messages on Twitter, using a phone. The service, called Speek To Tweet, was announced Monday on Google's official...
  • Editorial cartoons: Arab cartoonists weigh in from Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt

     
    No views on North African strife are more sobering and compelling than those of Arab cartoonists. Lebanon's Hassan Bleibel portrayed the enormously heavy burden of repression. Jordan's Emad Hajjaj ominously rendered authoritarianism's boiling point. But...
  • Egypt TV: Courage, commitment in face of danger

     
    So far this week, TV journalism is doing itself proud on a landmark story in Egypt. And I think we ought to salute some of the folks who are putting their bodies and lives on the line to try and bring us the story against the wishes of the thug and goon...