January 16th, 2011
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(CNN) - World attention has focused on Tunisia this weekend as protests forced incumbent President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali to flee from office. Many demonstrators voiced their anger over issues including unemployment, living conditions and economic hardship among others.

But Tunisia is not the only North African nation to have faced upheaval in recent weeks, with violence reported in Algeria over rising food prices and a housing crisis.

CNN Arabic has spoken to regional experts and opinion formers over the past few weeks for their comments on just what’s driving the unrest – and how much of it is linked to economic issues. What follows are some of their thoughts.  FULL POST

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