Socialist Party leader Edi Rama has vowed to continue protests to press the government into calling an early general election, a day after three people were killed and dozens injured during clashes with police in the Albanian capital.
Police broke up an opposition march calling for democracy in the Algerian capital on Saturday, with troops out in force and streets barricaded to prevent protests in the wake of a popular revolt that toppled the president in neighbouring Tunisia.
Algerian authorities have warned residents of Algiers against attending a march organised by the pro-democracy opposition party, Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD). The protest defies a law banning demonstrations implemented in 1992.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi has pledged to quit politics after elections that he says will be held as soon as possible, amid protests by citizens still angry at officials linked to deposed President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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Tunisia began to hold three days of national mourning on Friday for the dozens of people killed during protests before and after the ouster of former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, state television reported.
Tunisia’s newly appointed transitional cabinet held its first session Thursday as protestors gathered outside the former ruling party’s headquarters in Tunis, calling for the scrapping of the Democratic Constitutional Rally party (RCD).
Following mounting street pressure, all ministers of Tunisia’s new government who belonged to ex-president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's RCD party have resigned from the former leader’s party, state media reported.
As the region feels the aftershocks of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, Arab world leaders gather in Egypt on Wednesday to discuss trade and development including a $2 billion fund to finance small and medium businesses.
The recent dramatic events in Tunisia owe a lot to the social networks, first and foremost Facebook. They helped mobilize the population and spread information about the situation in a country where the press was muzzled. Is is a Facebook Revolution?