Friday, April 15, 2011
TUNISIA IN TROUBLE
Islamists in Tunisia.
On 11 April 2011, we read of the Tough transition in Tunisia after "Arab spring" :
1. In Tunisia today, "protesters shout for jobs."
2. Soldiers "backed by armored vehicles" guard the central Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis.
Some buildings are "ringed with barbed wire".
3. "Economists fear that continued turmoil will scare off investors and tourists."
4. There is "a growing anxiety over the future".
5. Najet Ayari, a 54-year-old widow, says she has no hope things will improve.
She said crime and drug-dealing are up.
Tarek Hamza, a hotel porter, lost his job because tourists are staying away.
6. The Islamist party Ennahda may take power after the July 2011 elections.
Sofiane Chourabi, a Tunisian political analyst, said he believes Ennahda could win a majority in the new assembly.