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Africa: Age of Agitation – African Politics and the Question of Youth


[African Arguments] In January, millions of young Tunisians took to the streets to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the fall of the regime of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. In a country, where a fifth of the population lives below the poverty line and more than a third of youth are unemployed, young protesters are angry at their democratically elected government’s failure to deliver on the calls for ’employment, freedom, and dignity’ that began a decade ago. Back then, the Tunisian Revolution was heralded as a generationally def

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