ht Think Progress
I made a pretty map of the what-what in the Middle East and North Africa. 😀
Here’s what’s up:
Tunisia’s Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali ruled his nation for 23 years. He was ousted after 29 days of protests.
Hosni Mubarak joins the ranks of the unemployed. Now Egypt is in transition to Democracy.
Algeria: Thousands are protesting against the military government.
Bahrain: a majority Shi’a nation is fed up with their Sunni king. Reforms have been announced, but pro-democracy forces say too little, too late. Police thugs are brutalizing crowds.
Jordan: largest protests in the country’s history taking place. The people want change, but they still like their king.
Syria lifts a 5 year ban on facebook. (Baby steps?) But Security Forces are roughing up protesters.
Yemen’s protests parallel Egypt’s with government forces beating protesters.