Arab Spring

 
The slow-motion assassination of Mohamed Morsi
The slow-motion assassination of Mohamed Morsi
In Egypt’s long history, there has been only a single leadership election which can reasonably be considered free and fair. That election,...
The Arab Spring’s second chance
The Arab Spring’s second chance
Demonstrators in Algeria and Sudan want to reduce the army's political role, and seem to have learned the lessons from a decade of stymied...
It’s too early to celebrate
It’s too early to celebrate
It is not inconceivable that by the end of this month — perhaps even the end of this week — three North African countries will have new...
Algeria, Sudan, Libya: Revolutions are hard — and unpredictable
Algeria, Sudan, Libya: Revolutions are hard — and unpredictable
It is not inconceivable that by the end of this month — perhaps even the end of this week — three North African countries will have new...
Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests
Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term after protests
Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced Monday he is dropping his bid for a fifth term in office, scrapping the upcoming...
Youth is Africa’s prime challenge – but it could be an asset
Youth is Africa’s prime challenge – but it could be an asset
Merely reducing the chronic poverty that African countries face today is a challenge that places high demands on government and necessitates very...
I fly high on a little Sinai ‘chocolate’
I fly high on a little Sinai ‘chocolate’
The Hun and I have a mission — to smoke cannabis in some of the most securitised parts of the world.
Digitalisation has reduced the costs of doing business in public, private sectors
Digitalisation has reduced the costs of doing business in public, private sectors
Digitalisation is disrupting African societies at an unprecedented rate. This change has toppled leaders, sped up democratisation and in some cases...
Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt
Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt
The Arab Spring that swept across North Africa in 2011 brought the...
Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution
Tunisians are back on the streets seven years after the Jasmine Revolution
Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and...
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
Why South Africans should be worried by ANC talk of a 'colour revolution'
The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping...
Arab Spring should be a model for #FeesMustFall movement
Arab Spring should be a model for #FeesMustFall movement
The North African uprisings of 2011, dubbed the “Arab Spring”, which toppled long-standing autocratic leaders and regimes, successfully secured...

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