“The government is robbing us”, say young Tunisians
30 January 2021 | 2:22 pm
A decade after mass protests toppled Tunisia's long-time president and sparked uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa, anger is boiling over again amid economic stagnation, the global pandemic and a widening disconnect between people and their leaders.
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