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Latest update : 2015-12-17

Sidi Bouzid: Cradle and grave of Tunisia’s revolution?

Sidi Bouzid is a deprived town south of the Tunisian capital. Five years ago it was thrust into the spotlight as the birthplace of the Tunisian revolution. On December 17, 2010, street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, sparking waves of unrest that led to president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s ouster and the Arab Spring. But five years on, the people of Sidi Bouzid are still waiting for their post-revolutionary dreams to come true. Sandro Lutyens and Hamdi Tlili report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Anna Kowalska and Elom Marcel Toble.

By Sandro LUTYENS , Hamdi TLILI

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2017-10-20 Asia-pacific

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping for a landslide win in snap elections this Sunday. He's banked much of his chances of success on his economic policies, known as...

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2017-10-19 Asia-pacific

'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

It's known as the "Chinese Silicon Valley". Zhongguancun, a tech hub north of Beijing, has become a symbol of growth and prosperity for many young entrepreneurs. Its success has...

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2017-10-19 Europe

Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

As the Catalan crisis continues to rattle Spain, we turn our attention to Italy. On Sunday, 16 million Italians in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions will vote in a...

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2017-10-18 Americas

See you in court: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution

US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the...

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2017-10-17 France

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

"Sentinelle" is the name of an ongoing military operation on French soil: French soldiers patrol the streets, acting as a first line of defence and a shield for potential...

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