Chaos in Tunisia as president is driven from office

Dozens of inmates died in a prison fire in Tunisia yesterday during ongoing riots, following President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s exit from office and an interim takeover by the north African country’s prime minister. A state of emergency was also dec

15th January, 2011
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Dozens of inmates died in a prison fire in Tunisia yesterday during ongoing riots, following President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s exit from office and an interim takeover by the north African country’s prime minister. A state of emergency was also declared.

Street protesters clashed with police in increasingly large-scale protests last week, over unemployment, rising prices and political corruption.

The army was also deployed in the capital, Tunis, in an ongoing...

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