We are building a Tunisia for all | Rachid Ghannouchi

From Global development | The Guardian Sun Jan 13 2013, 20:30:01

Open government, with all moderates taking part, will bring us prosperity and be a model for the Arab world

On Monday, Tunisia celebrates the second anniversary of its uprising against dictatorship. Through the sacrifices of generations of Tunisians, our country is now engaged in establishing a democratic society. It is a difficult and complex process, but it is inevitable.

Tunisians are for the first time the true protagonists of their history, and are engaged in an experience that will be a model for democracy in the region. Its success will require creative solutions to the many challenges facing us: managing the explosion of social and political demands after decades of repression; establishing a rule of law that guarantees equality, and individual liberties in the face of resistance from the previous regime; building a national consensus without neutralising politics; and constructing a development model that ensures prosperity for all the country's regions. I am confident Tunisians can bravely face these challenges just as they stood collectively against dictatorship.

The governing coalition of secularist and Islamist parties is now in its second year. Despite their differences, these parties have clearly demonstrated the possibility of reconciliation, co-operation and partnership between moderate Islamists and moderate secularists, an important model for the Arab world.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Maroc:  Le Forum MEDays fête sa 10ème année à Tanger ! (news)
Institut Amadeus
20 October 2017

Déjà 10 ans ! Les MEDays, créés en 2008 avec pour objectif premier d’installer durablement, au sein des grandes conférences internationales, un Forum ... [read more]

Libye:  Kadhafi et les femmes, le viol une arme de pouvoir (news)
Radio France Internationale
19 October 2017

Le 20 octobre 2011, Mouammar Kadhafi succombe à ses blessures. Quelques mois après la mort du dictateur, les langues se délient en Libye. Prudemment, le sujet est encore tabou, ... [read more]

Libye:  Syrte, six ans après la mort de Kadhafi (news)
Deutsche Welle
20 October 2017

Depuis la mort de l'ex-guide, cette ville était marginalisée jusqu'à l'arrivée de Daech. La ville a finalement été libérée en 2016 et ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!