•   
  •   
  •   

US Tunisia: The “frustrations” of the youth push them back into the streets

23:18  21 january  2021
23:18  21 january  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

A Decade After the Arab Spring, These Activists Are Finding New Ways to Fight for Progress

  A Decade After the Arab Spring, These Activists Are Finding New Ways to Fight for Progress A Decade After the Arab Spring, These Activists Are Finding New Ways to Fight for ProgressIt proved a false spring. Today Egypt has a different dictator, and Yemen, Libya and Syria have wars. But read on. The passion for change—for dignity—lives on in the generation that led the way into the streets a decade ago.

TUNIS , Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by “Your voice is heard, and your anger is legitimate, and it is my role and the role of the government to work to realize your demands and to make the

TUNIS , Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia A third of the North African nation’s young people are unemployed. This and Tunisia 's prolonged economic

The political class seems powerless in the face of an old economic crisis, and aggravated by the health crisis

Lors de la manifestation du 20 janvier, à Tunis. © FETHI BELAID / AFP During the demonstration on 20 January, in Tunis. CRISIS - The political class seems powerless in the face of a long-standing economic crisis, and aggravated by the health crisis

Tunisian youth is once again in the streets. The ten years this week since the fall of the dictatorial regime of Ben Ali is no accident, and the crowd is clearly not coming to celebrate. Neither do the police and the army : Nearly a thousand people have been arrested according to the Tunisian League for Human Rights, which also deplores abuses. Police officially recognize 600 arrests. In question ? “As usual,” one might say, the country's critical economic situation and the marginalization of its youth.

Under confinement, Tunisia celebrates ten years of its revolution

 Under confinement, Tunisia celebrates ten years of its revolution © AFP / Fethi Belaid While Tunisians are confined, the famous avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis is empty on this 10th anniversary of the revolution. This is a historic date in Tunisia. However, if a few specials have been broadcast, there are no flags or demonstrations in the streets. The 10th anniversary of the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali is marked by deserted streets due to containment following the worsening of the pandemic.

TUNIS , Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by A third of the North African nation’s young people are unemployed. This and Tunisia 's prolonged economic crisis — aggravated by the coronavirus

TUNIS , Tunisia — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the Protests have notably rocked impoverished towns in the interior of the country but also reached bigger cities on the coast. “I know that the economic and

Two phenomena that are not new. They pre-existed the Jasmine Revolution ten years ago. They have been one of its very driving forces. "The economic crisis is linked to the development model chosen during the years Ben Ali , reminds 20 Minutes Aude-Annabelle Canesse, public policy advisor to international organizations, and specialist in Tunisia. A model based on export, which suffers when times are hard and rich countries no longer import, and on mass tourism that does not bring any benefit to local populations. This is the effect of the 'all inclusive' formulas. "

An unsuitable education system

" These economic choices were made in an authoritarian manner and unrelated to the real situation in the country, "judge Kmar Bendana, a teacher at the University of Manouba, in the suburbs of Tunis. The 2011 revolution, if it brought democratic institutions to the country - which is not a small step forward - failed to tackle the major structural reforms that the country needs. Result, unemployment is galloping. Including among young people. Including among young graduates.

Are African governments doing enough to help young people? Here’s what Afrobarometer surveys reveal.

  Are African governments doing enough to help young people? Here’s what Afrobarometer surveys reveal. Job creation is citizens’ top priority — and they’re willing to pay for it. Young Africans have been leading voices in protests that produced change, from Sudan’s overthrow of Omar al-Bashir to Nigeria’s #EndSARS fight against police abuses.

TUNIS , Tunisia -- Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions. A third of the North African nation’s young people are unemployed.

TUNIS , Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions. “Your voice is heard, and your anger is legitimate, and it is my role and the role of the government to

“I am in a good position to say as a teacher that the educational reform that young people need has not been done. The education system is inadequate, ”Kmar Bendana unambiguously confides to 20 Minutes. Beyond the large number of non-graduates who leave the local education system each year, the academic notes that "we train good doctors, good computer scientists, it's useful. But that is not enough for the balance of a society. The human and social sciences are neglected, we do not train in critical thinking, we do not train good citizens. "

The health crisis sweeps away a precarious youth

Aude-Annabelle Canesse refers to the English acronym" Neet "(Not in Education, Employment or Training) to speak of these young people:" Neither at school, nor in employment, nor in training ”. The precariousness of youth had already been illustrated by the suicide, in December 2010, of Mohamed Bouazizi , a young fruit seller of 26 years old, , the starting point of the revolution of Jasmine . And in the time of the coronavirus and health constraints, day-to-day odd jobs can no longer afford more than the meager protection. "As a teacher I come into contact with young people who barely have enough to rent an apartment, no scholarships. No help for students, "says Kmar Bendana.

2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts

  2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts Read CNN's 2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts and learn more about the Arab Spring anti-government protests that began in Tunisia in 2010.Here is a look at Arab Spring, anti-government protests that began in Tunisia in December 2010 and spread throughout the Middle East and Africa in 2011.

TUNIS , TUNISIA -- Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions. "Your voice is heard, and your anger is legitimate, and it is my role and the role of the government to work

TUNIS , Tunisia — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions. “Your voice is heard, and your anger is legitimate, and it is my role and the role of the government to work

We must add to this the fact that, like everywhere, health restrictions have reduced to the minimum the possibility of even changing their minds. "The feeling of frustration is what comes up most often in my interviews," explains Aude-Annabelle Canesse. There is frustration with everything. Tunisia is a country where social and family control is very strong. So if in addition you can no longer leave your home… ”

If the latter does not want to overwhelm the revolution , it is clear that the political landscape that resulted from it could not deal with these structural problems. . “The revolution created a kind of little puff of hope,” recalls Kmar Bendana. But political and economic management has fallen short: between instability and the fight for places, no one has taken care of the fundamental reforms. But she wants to see in the demonstrations of these last days a hope: "As long as society moves, it is fine, it is when it does not move that it will be really worrying," said the academic.

World Night unrest continues in several towns in Tunisia World Tunisian army called in after riots, 600 people arrested

Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protesters face off against police .
Hundreds of anti-government protesters faced off against riot police outside the Tunisian parliament Tuesday as lawmakers inside confirmed a cabinet reshuffle amid growing unrest. Security forces have carried out mass arrests during more than a week of night-time riots and daytime protests against police repression, poverty, inequality and corruption. Tunisia has often been praised as a rare success story for its democratic transition after the Arab Spring regional uprisings sparked by its 2011 revolution.

usr: 0
This is interesting!