The Arab Spring, 10 years on: Tunisia’s ‘border burners’, longing for Europe in Sfax

SourceFrance 24
CountryMiddle east

Issued on: 12/01/2021 - 10:52 This week marks ten years since deposed strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, the first to fall as the 2011 Arab Spring took hold across North Africa and the Middle East. But since 2017, the number of those arriving in Italy from Tunisia illegally has risen sharply. Fed up of waiting for the revolution to benefit them financially at home, some risk it all to try to reach Europe. FRANCE 24 brings you the second instalment in a series more...