North Africa

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Hey There, Neighbor!
Hey There, Neighbor!

The EU needs a cooperative and enlightened border control system

06/07/2012 | by Roderick Parkes | North Africa, Migration

In North Africa, societies—and unemployment—are expanding, while Europe has an aging problem. A solution that would benefit both sides is obvious. Technocratic top-down approaches have no chance of success. And European governments need to tell their voters some uncomfortable truths.

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Revolutionary Change Blows Through Egypt

But What Will Follow?

11/02/2011 | by Sally Khalifa Isaac | North Africa, Reform

Encouraged by a successful youth uprising in Tunisia, Egypt’s youth organized online for a “day of anger” using the virtual social network Facebook, without any outside political or religious influence. This quickly developed into the mass “public revolution” everyone has been watching. While Tunisia was the catalyst, the protests are a response to Egypt’s deteriorating domestic conditions and mounting instability that has only gotten worse in the past few years.