Mon

21

Feb

2011

Tunisian Refugees in Lampedusa

02/16/2011

 

SPIEGEL ONLINE

 

Tunisian Refugees in Lampedusa

'I Felt Very Near to Death'

By Katharina Peters in Lampedusa

 

They have come in the hopes of finding a better life: In recent days, thousands of Tunisians have landed on the shores of the Italian island of Lampedusa. Many are young men who feel let down by their homeland. They may soon be let down by Europe.

 

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01

Feb

2011

Tunisia Uprising Drives Iron-Fisted Ruler From Power

ELAINE GANLEY AND BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA   01/14/11 11:53 PM
ELAINE GANLEY AND BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA 01/14/11 11:53 PM

From Huffington Post

TUNIS, Tunisia — After 23 years of iron-fisted rule, the president of Tunisia was driven from power Friday by violent protests over soaring unemployment and corruption. Virtually unprecedented in modern Arab history, the populist uprising sent an ominous message to authoritarian governments that dominate the region.

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