Hundreds of Egyptians staged protests in Cairo and other cities against President Abdel Fattah el Sisi, as #TahrirSquare hashtag became a trending topic on Twitter shortly after the protests began.
During his era, Ben Ali's photograph was displayed in every shop, school and government office from the beach resorts of the Mediterranean coast to the impoverished villages and mining towns of Tunisia's hilly interior.
Israel's addiction to expanding its territory will not be stopped at the ballot box.
Film producer and businessman Mohammed Ali fled Egypt after accusing the country’s military rulers and President Sisi of corruption. A campaign he started is picking up steam on social media and now he wants people to get out on to the streets.
Five deaths in the last month have sparked fears of "serial killings" targeting suspected sex workers and protests by women activists in the city of Port Harcourt.
The blaze near the capital Monrovia killed at least 27 people, many of whom are thought to be children, police say.
The destruction of telecom towers in Somalia, allegedly by Kenyan forces, will damage Somalia's economy and could destabilise the entire Horn of Africa.
Neither candidate has ever held political office but they beat out two prime ministers and the candidate for the moderate religious party Ennahdha.
Faced with a loss of leverage after elections or jail for opposing it, Algerians feel the country is not ready for elections.
The boat sank 10 kilometres from the coastline near the city of Sfax, a member of the coastguard said. Rescue operations are continuing.
Tunisia is the only Arab country to have emerged with a viable civil society and democracy after the Arab Spring, but the system is on the ropes as authoritarianism casts its shadow over the country.
Kais Saied, a law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a media mogul, will face off in the October runoff election according to an exit poll by Sigma Conseil.
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