This is the video of a lecture by the former President of Zanzibar, Amani Abeid Karume, on the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia. "To attempt to speak on such a subject risks many errors," he said, "but any such errors are worth the risk because of the potential important lessons to learn." Within a span of a month, two North African regimes in Arab-Muslim states were crushed, beginning with the January 14 Tunisian uprising against President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, followed by the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a few days later. In his lecture, Karume addressed both the reasons behind the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions and the consequences they've had on Africa, the Middle East, and the West.
Boston University African Presidential Center
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