Tunisia, Algeria Protests Due To Unemployment, Rising Food Prices and Politics (Videos)

If you've been following the news recently, Tunisia's ex-President, Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali, fled the country as violent protests hit Tunis, the nation's capital. Rising food prices, high unemployment and political corruption are to blame, according to the articles below and Al Jazeera English / Euronews videos. Tunisia has a 14.7% unemployment rate and 23% for higher education graduates. Algeria also saw protests and a protestor mentioned rising sugar prices.

Al Jazeera video from 1/02/2011 before the President fled (Tunisia)

Al Jazeera video: Anger in Algeria, 1/07/2010

More Information:

Tunisia to Announce Accord on National Unity Government, Al Jazeera Says (Bloomberg)

Tunisia Arrests Former Head Of Presidential Security (RTT News)

Tunisia PM to announce new government (Reuters)

Ben Ali's Son-in-Law Says Some of Tunisian Ex-Leader's Aides Were Corrupt (Bloomberg)

Gunbattles, food shortages temper Tunisians' joy (AP, Bloomberg/SF Gate)

Rising Food Prices Behind Riots in Algeria and Tunisia (Green Prophet)

In shell-shocked Tunisia, armed groups now patrol the streets (CSmonitor)

Looters strip homes of Ben Ali relatives (FT)

WikiLeaks led to ouster of Tunisia’s President (Pakobserver.net)