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Latest update : 2011-02-18

Tunisia after Ben Ali - Special programme (Part 3)

On December 17th 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian, set himself alight in protest at his treatment by local police. Exactly two months on, France 24 looks back at how one desperate act led to the fall of a dictator who had been in power for 23 years, and spread the seeds of popular revolt to an entire region.

  • Moncef CHEIKH-ROUHOU, Professor of international finance
  • Moncef M. BOUHAFA, Tunisian-American media consultant, former Unicef official
  • Saïd KECHIDA, Tunisian Economist and Policy Analyst
  • Nedra CHERIF, Member of the Byrsa Bureau
  • Lina BEN MHENNI, France 24 Observer (By satellite from Tunis)
  • Adrianus KOETSENRUIJTER, Ambassador, Chief of the European Commission delegation in Tunis (By satellite from Tunis)
  • Ahdaf SOUEIF, Egyptian novelist and political commentator (by phone from Cairo)

Programme prepared by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

Watch the fourth part.



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Seven years and counting. In Syria, the deaths have run in the hundreds of thousands and the displaced in the millions. To this day there is still plenty of bloodshed and new...

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2018-03-14 Russia

Poisoned relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack

Following the ultimatum given to Russia, Theresa May has confirmed the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. But this seems to be only the start. The UK prime minister is promising...

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Last weekend, France's far-right National Front staged what it billed as a rebranding; a party conference where it changed its name and kicked out honorary president Jean-Marie...

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2018-03-08 International Women's Day

Mind the gap: French law to up pressure for equal pay

For every euro a man makes in Europe, a woman makes 84 cents. In the half-century since women entered the workforce, the gap has narrowed but not enough. Ahead of International...

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