Topic: Social movements

"Hunger and poverty are the same thing": anti-government protests against increased bread prices in Amman (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Levant

Jordan's fragile stability

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum on 12 April 2019 following the overthrow of long-time dictator of Omar al-Bashir (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

After the ousting of Omar al-Bashir

Sudan holding out for real change

Demonstrators in Algiers protesting against Bouteflika in February 2019 (photo: picture alliance/dpa/F. Baticha)

Elias Khoury on the Arab Spring 2019

The re-birth of Tahrir Square

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (photo: picture-alliance)

Algeria in transition

Time's up, Bouteflika!

Hundreds of Algerians protest against a fifth term of 81-year-old President Bouteflika (photo: afp/Kramdi)

No stability without opposition

The Maghrebʹs untenable status quo

Demonstrator protesting against the Mubarak regime on Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011 (photo: AFP)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Nurturing the Arabellion phoenix

Protesters on Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis following a mass demonstration in front of the UGTT headquarters on 17.01.2019 (photo: Sofian Philip Naceur)

Social unrest in Tunisia

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Taking on the IMF

Protests against President Beji Caid Essebsi and Tunisiaʹs government: "I love corruption" reads the placard (photo: S. Mersch/DW)

Domestic power struggle in Tunisia

A faltering democracy

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Young people protest against the government in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

From Basra to Baghdad

Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

Education without Borders Sudan's "Cool School" campaign (source: Facebook; Education without Borders Sudan)

Civil society in Africa

Sudan′s young people roll up their sleeves

Protesters take part in a march on 27 June 2018 denouncing heavy sentences against Hirak activists in Rabat, Morocco. Banner in Arabic reads "Moroccan Justice. Life sentence for the (northern region of) of Rif. A noose for the country" (photo: picture alliance/AP/M. Elshamy)

Moroccoʹs sentencing of Nasser Zefzafi

When civil liberties contract

Protests in front of Jordanian government headquarters in Amman on 4 June 2018 (photo: Mohammad Hamed/Reuters)

Protests in Jordan

"The status quo has to go"

Protesting against Lebanonʹs rubbish crisis in summer 2015 (photo: Goethe-Institut/Antoine Abou-Diwan)

Lebanonʹs rubbish crisis and youth protests

"If not us, then who?"

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