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Protests on the rise in Tunisia in area where Arab Spring began

Tunis - On January 8, 2011, the first protester was killed in Kasserine. In nearby Sidi Bouzid, a street vendor set himself on fire to protest his poverty, sparking the protests that eventually resulted in the overthrow of the Ben Ali regime.

Second hunger striker dies in Tunisia

Tunis - A second prisoner in Tunisia, who had been on a hunger strike, died from complications of his hunger strike in an intensive care unit. Mohammed Bakhti was a prominent member of the conservative Islamic Salafi movement.

Who is Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki?

By a vote of 155 to 3, Moncef Marzouki has been elected as President of Tunisia by the Constituent Assembly on December 12, 2011. He took office the next day succeeding Intern-President Fouad Mebazaa.

Tunisian women protest, fear loss of liberty under radicals

Tunis - Many Tunisian women are increasingly alarmed that the victory of the Islamic Ennahada party will lead to a curtailment of their freedom and women's rights. Women are now protesting to defend the freedoms they enjoyed under secular rule.

Tunisia uprising triggers unrest in Egypt, Jordan and Yemen

The recent uprising that led to the fall of Tunisia's repressive government has resulted in the death of 219 and injury to more than 500 people as sporadic fighting continues in some parts of the country.

Tunisian protests influence self-immolation across North Africa

Cairo - An Egyptian man set himself alight over the weekend near his country's parliament. Hours later, a man in Mauritania set himself ablaze as well. These incidents echo the recent attempt of a man in Tunisia over the low standards of living.

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