Friday, 3 July 2015

Why Tunisia?

Part of the trouble is that aid promised by the international community to help build the social fabric of the nation which has emerged as the most democratic nation in north Africa has not been forthcoming. A Washington Post reporter filed this warning before the Sousse massacre.

Tunisia has supplied more young hotheads to the devastation in Syria and Iraq than any other nation. A sociological explanation is that a larger-than-usual proportion of young men in a population, especially educated youngsters with no employment or employment for which they are over-qualified, is a breeding-ground for violence.

It follows that the next trouble-spot in Africa will be Uganda.

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