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Disgust over corruption threaten stability in Middle East, North Africa

Governments need to introduce strict anti-corruption laws and enforce them rigorously

Pamela Abbott Andrea Teti & Roger Sapsford | The Conversation 

During the Tunisian revolution of 2010-11, which sparked the Arab uprisings, protesters would chant “A job is a right, you pack of thieves!”. In Ben Ali’s Tunisia, supposedly a “democratising” country that regularly received Western praise for its economic “reforms”, people felt increasingly marginalised both economically and politically. Tunisians have been out on the streets again recently, demonstrating against government policies and especially against corruption and unemployment. There have also been protests against corruption in ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 09:48 IST
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