President Compaore was forced to resign after attempting to change the constitution to run again in upcoming elections despite being in power for the past 27 years. This public mistake resulted in protest throughout the country in what has come to be known as the “Black Spring movement”.
Arab Spring articles on Democracy Chronicles
A revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in the Arab World that began on 17 December 2010 with the Tunisian Revolution. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.
As Arab Spring stalls elsewhere, the democracy movement’s birthplace Tunisia elects first parliament with big turnout
In most moderate part of Arab world where Arab Spring was born, Tunisia’s first Parliamentary vote ever held on Sunday
Clashes in Istanbul resume on anniversary of Turkey protest that has polarized changing nation
Persistent violence continues to destabilize nationwide despite local vote in Libya’s Tripoli
Anniversary marking 3 years of Bahrain protest marked by street action and police brutality
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef is back on air with his highly controversial tv show satirizing politics in post revolution Arab Spring. Egypt’s Jon Stewart is back!
Once embattled enemies, Islamists and secular pro-democracy leaders, now find themselves on the same side of the military’s oppression, both being targeted and jailed for their participation in “unsanctioned demonstrations.”
Anniversary of Arab Spring commemoration ceremonies mark three tumultuous years since revolution
First democratic transfer of power from one government to next has begun as Tunisia PM resigns