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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.
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