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Global Scan

Who leads the world in small-scale solar power? Try Bangladesh

Sometimes being behind is a plus. With an unreliable electric grid, many in Bangladesh have gone solar, making the country a worldwide leader. Meanwhile, in Tunisia, doctors are offering to help women become "virgins" again, and Colorado grapples with just how public its newly-legal marijuana should be. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Culture

In the spotlight: Breakdancing (and hope) in Tunisia

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The revolution succeeded in Tunisia, but though the politics have changed, things haven't gotten much better for the country's youth. Unemployment is high, young people feel hopeless, and they're targets for jihadi recruiters. But, here's one group — a breakdancing troupe — that's trying to give young Tunisians a sense of belonging and a place to blow off steam.

Arts, Culture & Media

Tunisians get 'Happy' to Pharrell Williams' song

It's been a tense time for Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that sparked the wider Arab Spring. So why would Tunisians be dancing in the streets to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." The music video for the song shows LA residents dancing. Recently, young people across Tunisia have been posting videos of themselves dancing to the song.

Conflict & Justice

Tunisia is succeeding where Egypt failed

The revolt in Syria began almost three years ago, in the early, hopeful days of the Arab Spring. Back then, more or less peaceful protests ousted long-time dictators in Tunisia and Egypt. But since then, those two nations have taken very different paths.

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Conflict & Justice

Cyber attacks on Tunisia

The World's Clark Boyd tells how cyber attacks on Tunisia are linked to the country's human rights record. He interviews Slim Amamou, a Tunis-based tech entrepreneur and free speech activist who has now been arrested by Tunisian authorities.

Conflict & Justice

Unrest in Tunisia

The government of Tunisia today reported more civilian deaths in the worst civil unrest in the country in more than two decades. Many of the protesters are young Tunisians protesting the country's high unemployment rate. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

African political rap

Political Rap in Africa � a rapper in Tunisia is arrested for criticizing the President. Meanwhile in Uganda, the President is rapping to youth because he wants their vote!

Global Politics

Tunisia unrest continues

At least four people died in overnight clashes in Tunisia despite a curfew and the deployment of troops, opposition officials have said. The nationwide protests have been fueled by anger at poverty, unemployment and corruption. Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Tunisia in crisis

Tunisia's president has stepped down after 23 years in power amid unprecedented protests on the streets of the capital Tunis. Lisa Mullins talks with Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Conflict & Justice

Tunisia fallout in Egypt

The overthrow of the government in Tunisia has inspired anti-government protesters in other parts of the Arab world. This morning a man set himself on fire outside the Egyptian parliament. Ursula Lindsey reports.