The fall of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's forcibly secular regime is likely to pave the way for the rise of Islamic influence in Tunisia, from moderate Muslims taking a greater role in party politics to extremist infiltration from neighbouring Algeria.
REUTERS - For years they were jailed or exiled. They were excluded from elections, banned from politics, and played no visible role in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.
Exclusive reports from Tunis.
- Kenya's incumbent leader Kenyatta clinches second term
- Migrant rescue ship rushes to aid anti-migrant boat in the Med
- Tunisian fishermen prevent ‘racist’ anti-migrant ship from docking
- Landmark women's rights bill passed in Tunisia
- Tunisia passes landmark law to ‘end all violence’ against women
- South African court bars schools from promoting one religion over another
- Chris Moore reports from the Tunisian capital.
Date created : 2011-01-22