Six years on in north Africa

March 7, 2017 10:39

North Africa remains a region in flux suffering from the same problems that led to the Arab Spring in the first place.

Algiers demonstration

Demonstrators confront police during clashes after Friday prayers in Algiers, January 16. (photo credit:REUTERS)

IT’S JUST over six years since the self-immolation of a despairing young fruit and vegetable peddler in the dusty Tunisian provincial town of Sidi Bouzid sparked the misnomered Arab Spring.

North Africa has long since ceased being the epicenter of the regional upheavals, and has been largely reduced to a side show among both Western policy-makers and the Western media.


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