Last updated: 17 December, 2020

Ten years on, self-immolation still mirrors despair in Tunisia

The subdued celebration of the tenth “anniversary of the revolution” that toppled the regime of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was a reflection of the prevalent mood of disappointment over protesters’ frustrated demands and the pervasive mindset of despair in many impoverished regions where populations took to the streets in 2010.