Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Recently, women in the Middle East and North Africa, have been standing up for democratic change and equal rights. What lies ahead for women in these countries?
Algeria was seen as one of the North African countries likely to follow Tunisia on the path to democratization. But as Assia Boundaoui reports, Algerians are tired of fighting, and are willing to settle for minor freedoms rather than full democracy.
To help us understand more about self-immolation and those who commit it, we are joined by Michael Biggs, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, at the University of Oxford, who has been studying this form of protest.
Our Geo Quiz takes us to North Africa: We're looking for the largest country on the shores of the Mediterranean. This country is also the second largest in Africa. A cathedral in the capital is seen as a symbol of religious tolerance in Algeria.
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