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Tunisia’s former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died at the age of 83. The first casualty of the Arab Spring, Ben Ali was forced from power by popular revolt in 2011 after 23 years in office and had since been living in exile in Saudi Arabia.

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Obituary for Ben Ali by Andrew Hillier

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Tunisia’s former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died at the age of 83. The first casualty of the Arab Spring, Ben Ali was forced from power by popular revolt in 2011 after 23 years in office and had since been living in exile in Saudi Arabia.

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Clamping down on protests in the capital .. Algeria's army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah is toughening his stance on the mass movement.

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Algeria's powerful army chief on Wednesday ordered security forces to block protesters from entering the capital Algiers, taking a tougher line after months of mass anti-regime rallies and ahead of December elections to fill a presidential vacuum.

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A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crime charges has been shot dead by the Congolese army, a DRC military spokesperson said on Wednesday.

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Tunisia's presidential election will now be decided in a runoff vote that pits law professor Kais Saied against detained media mogul Nabil Karoui.

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Official results in Tunisia’s presidential election confirmed Tuesday a duel in the second round between law professor Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui.

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Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied on Monday led Tunisia’s presidential polls with two-thirds of the votes counted, the electoral commission said, after the country’s second free vote for head of state since the 2011 Arab Spring.

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court appealed on Monday against the shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo over post-electoral violence that killed around 3,000 people.

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Political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia's election with just over a quarter of votes counted, the election commission said Monday, in the country's second free presidential vote since the Arab Spring.

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A polling firm projected Sunday that an independent outsider candidate and a jailed media magnate will head to Tunisia’s presidential runoff after a roller coaster, 26-candidate election.

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Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring.

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Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests, his interim successor announced on Sunday.

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Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests, his interim successor announced on Sunday.

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Karoui through to second round in Tunisia's presidential election, says spokesman

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West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.

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FRANCE 24's correspondent Ayesha Ismail reports on Robert Mugabe's state funeral.

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Polls open for Tunisian presidential election.

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Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

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Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls Sunday to choose from a crowded field.

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Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, with some seven million potential voters choosing from a crowded field.

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While the official results of Sunday's Tunisian presidential election have not been announced, two candidates claim to have qualified for the second round: Nabil Karoui, currently detained in prison, and Kais Saied, who says he topped the poul.

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Tired of waiting for parties to come to them, young Tunisians have taken up on it themselves to get involved with politics through civil society projects or volunteer work. FRANCE 24 spoke to some of them.

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Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral on Saturday with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero.

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