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This week on Marketplace Middle East

This week on MME, we look at how Libyan businesses are rebuilding in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Story highlights

  • Revolution in Tunisia was fueled by high levels of unemployment and poverty
  • Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki talks about tackling unemployment
  • MME looks at how Libya's business community is rebuilding after revolution

FACETIME: Moncef Marzouki, Tunisian president


Tunisia's revolution was fueled by poverty, unemployment and a lack of opportunity. After a decade of sustained annual growth of 5%, Tunisia's economy entered a recession in 2011. Unemployment has now jumped more than 18%. MME spoke to the Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and asked him about Tunisia's unemployment challenge.

IN FOCUS: Rebuilding after revolution


Like its neighbors, Tunisia and Egypt, Libya went through its own Arab Spring and deposed long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi. The country is still suffering from the months of violence that brought its economy to a standstill. MME takes a look at how Libya's business community is slowly rebuilding after revolution.

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