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Mohamed Bouazizi

Consider this. On December 17, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire and started a dramatic remaking of the political landscape. The striking of a match brought change not only in Tunisia, but also in Egypt and Libya, and even what is happening in Syria.

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Reports of major army assault on Homsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:32:00

CNN's Nic Robertson has the details of reports of a major government assault on Homs, Syria.

How the web fed our 'dignity revolution'updated: Mon Jan 23 2012 14:36:00

In the days following Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's ousting last January, some media reporting on the so-called "Jasmine Revolution" presented the internet as the unique factor that led to the fall of his authoritarian regime.

Ben Ali: First leader toppled in Arab Springupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 11:13:00

Zine el Abidine Ben Ali will be remembered as the first leader to be toppled in what became known as the Arab Spring. After nearly 24 years in power, he became the former president of Tunisia.

The man who set off revolutionsupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 16:10:00

CNN's Ivan Watson looks at the life of the man who inspired protesters to stand up across the Middle East.

Mohamed Bouazizi: A fruit seller's legacy to the Arab peopleupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 09:23:00

Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation one year ago was an act which symbolized the frustration and desperation of millions in the Arab world, setting into motion a series of revolutions across the Middle East and North Africa.

How Arab youth found their voiceupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 06:20:00

When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia in January, he did not only ignite a series of unpredicted revolts but also heralded the first appearance of Arab youth on the stage of modern history.

Tunisia's revolutionary hero inspires movieupdated: Thu May 05 2011 11:01:00

Mohamed Bouazizi -- the Tunisian fruit and vegetable seller who inspired uprisings across the Arab world when he set himself on fire -- is to be the subject of a movie.

Backstage on a film set in Tunisiaupdated: Thu May 05 2011 11:01:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi reports on being on a film set in Tunisia when the regime of Zine el Abedine Ben Ali escalated towards revolution.

Collective courage fuels protests across Arab worldupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 05:11:00

Mohamed Bouazizi couldn't have known when he struck that match he would spark the "Arab spring," but it's tough to imagine he'd be disappointed.

Corruption blew the lid off North Africaupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 10:27:00

When people take to the streets to protest against their governments, the list of grievances is usually long and complex, but corruption is always at the top.

Inside the numbers: The frustrations of a generationupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 05:59:00

Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate from Tunisia, began a fruit and vegetable stand to earn a living. But he did not have a permit.

Unrest in Egypt: Questions and answersupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 05:32:00

As the protests in Cairo enter a second week, CNN takes a look at some of the key questions surrounding them.

Egypt's protesters not swayed by tanksupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 05:32:00

Tanks hit the streets in Alexandria, Egypt, but protesters continue to cry for the removal of President Mubarak from power.

Unrest in North Africa and Middle East may spread to Syriaupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 14:37:00

What began as a popular uprising that toppled the Tunisian government before spreading into Algeria, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan and, of course, Egypt, may now be headed for Syria.

Egypt's protests: What's next?updated: Mon Jan 31 2011 07:24:00

With unprecedented numbers of protesters on the streets of Egypt calling for President Hosni Mubarak to resign, what clues do earlier demonstrations in the region offer about what will happen in Cairo?

Inflamed passions stir Arab worldupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 07:24:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports on a week of rage in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East.

2 in Egypt torch themselves; 1 deadupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 14:07:00

One man died and another was injured after they set themselves on fire Tuesday in Egypt, the latest in a string of self-immolations in restive North Africa, officials told CNN.

iReporter's view of Tunisia unrestupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 14:07:00

CNN iReporter Marwan Guetari talks about unrest in Tunisia and the role of technology on the ground.

Self-immolation reports spread through north Africaupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 10:41:00

The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest. He later died. Now, reports are coming in from other countries in the region -- Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania -- that other demonstrators are turning to self-immolation.

Inspiration for violent protests in Tunisia diesupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:36:00

A 26-year-old unemployed man who was beaten by police and then lit himself on fire, helping spark violent demonstrations in Tunisia, has died, the Federation of Human Rights Leagues said Wednesday.

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