By Alec Basson From Sabratah in western Libya to Stellenbosch in the Boland – this is the journey that Dr Eman Teer had to travel to complete her doctorate in Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU). Having done research on the how inflammation and blood clotting increase the prevalence of[…]
Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said. Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted[…]
OPINION by Shafiq Morton IN every way, 2016 has been a challenging year to be a journalist. Shrinking print space, incessant cyber-attacks, the dumbing down of hard news, local mamparas, diminishing employment opportunities and increasing danger in doing one’s job, have been the background to an eventful and action-packed 12[…]
The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 has cost the region’s economies an estimated $614bn of growth because of governmental changes, continuing conflict and falling oil prices, according to a United Nations agency. The figure from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), equivalent to 6 percent of[…]
By Thessa Lageman – Around noon on December 17, 2010, Ali Bouazizi’s phone rang. It was his uncle Salah. “Grab your camera and come film,” Salah told him. “Someone has set himself on fire in front of the provincial government building.” At the time, Ali, now 43, was active in[…]
Five years ago today, Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old street vendor, set himself on fire outside a local municipal office in his hometown of Sidi Bouzid to protest against police corruption – a solitary act that would set off a stunning chain of events throughout the Arab world.In the years since[…]
OPINION by Abdulrahman al-Rashed – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet in October. It was awarded to people who worked to prevent their country from falling into the abyss due to the winds of change during the Arab Spring. What the people of Tunisia[…]
Foreign observers on Tuesday praised Tunisia’s landmark “free” elections, after the opposition conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The Ennahda party, which had steered the North African nation through the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, congratulated its[…]
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