Arab Spring


Cairo stock market hits three month high amid protests

Jul 2, 2013
With protesters, the military and the Egyptian government heading for new confrontations, the stock market in Cairo is up.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, Arab Spring, stock market

Egypt's loan delay is about prices -- and power

Apr 3, 2013
Egypt needs a loan from the IMF to right its floundering economy, but the money will come with austerity strings attached.
Posted In: Arab Spring, Egypt, IMF, morsi

Egypt's economy two years after revolution

Feb 11, 2013
It may still be too early to judge the success or failure of that revolution in Egypt, but one thing is clear: It has not led to economic prosperity.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring

Vodafone under fire for actions during Arab Spring

Jan 29, 2013
During Egypt's revolution, cellular provider Vodafone shut down its mobile network in the country, prevented internet access to customers, and sent pro-Mubarak text messages under the order of the Mubarak regime.
Posted In: Vodafone, Arab Spring, Hosni Mubarak

Stock market tumbles as Morsi expands powers

Nov 26, 2012
As President Morsi works to resolve tensions over his expanded powers, confidence in Egypt's government and economy falters.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, Arab Spring

Egyptians cast votes for first president since Mubarak

May 23, 2012
After forcing President Hosni Mubarak from office in the Arab Spring uprising last year, Egyptians are lining up today to vote for their next President. Local businesses hope the election will boost tourism to Eygpt.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, elections

In Tunisia, more democracy but still much poverty

Apr 12, 2012
More than a year after the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s ruler, Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, discontent is rising because of poverty and unemployment.
Posted In: Tunisia, middle east, Arab Spring

Wael Ghonim on the Arab Spring and social media

Feb 6, 2012
A key figure in the Egyptian protests looks back and looks ahead.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, Facebook, Twitter, smartphones, PCs

For Egypt’s young people, jobs are few

Feb 3, 2012
One year after the Egyptian revolution, the country's youth have free speech -- but still face massive unemployment levels.
Posted In: Egypt, youth, Education, Jobs, employment, Unemployment, Tahrir Square, Arab Spring

Twitter may block tweets in certain countries

Jan 27, 2012
The social networking site has just announced it will block tweets in certain countries that violate laws or bans on speech in certain countries.
Posted In: Arab Spring, Twitter, censorship