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Afef Abrougui · March, 2011

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Latest posts by Afef Abrougui from March, 2011

29 March 2011

Tunisia: Bloggers Angry at Interim Interior Minister Sacking

Tunisian bloggers are outraged over the sacking of Interim Interior Minister Farhat Rajhi today. In a surprise move, he was replaced by Hbib El-Seed. Netizens are now calling for his...

Afghanistan: Leaked Photos Unveil “Repugnancies” Committed by US Army

On March 21, 2011, the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel released three horrific photos of Afghan civilians killed by a group of United States soldiers. Bloggers have reacted to...

21 March 2011

Yemen: Game Over for Ali Abdullah Saleh?

Yemen is witnessing mass defections from the Army's top brass, officials, members of Parliament and Ambassadors - who are declaring their support to their country's people's and youth revolution. Is...

19 March 2011

Tunisia: Hillary Clinton's Unwelcome Visit

On the night of Wednesday 15 March, 2011, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrived in Tunisia after a trip to Egypt. Her visit was marked by protests in capital...

14 March 2011

Yemen: A Life-Threatening Message to Blogger Afrah Nasser

Yemeni blogger and journalist, Afrah Nasser, received a threatening message on Facebook on March 13 and decided to post it on her blog “so the entire world reads it“. The...

12 March 2011

Egypt: Leaked Documents Reveal Dirty Games of Former Regime

When a number of Egyptian protestors attacked the headquarters of the hated State Security in different Egyptian cities, their aim was not to show their contempt for the unpopular institution,...

7 March 2011

Yemen: Protesters Vulnerable to Violent Attacks

Protests demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh continue for a successive fourth week in Yemen. Saleh has invited all political forces to talk. The invitation was refused by...

4 March 2011

Tunisia: Reconciliation Between the People and the Government?

Tunisia's interim president Fouad Mebazaa addressed the public, promising a complete break with the old regime, yesterday (March 3, 2011). He announced that on July 24, the people will choose...

2 March 2011

Tunisia: Refugee Crisis at the Libya Border

The border between Tunisia and Libya has seen a massive influx of refugees since the uprising in Libya began. The initial journey is long and tough, and for most it...