Tunisia ousted a dictator seventeen days ago, and its people are struggling toward democracy. The median age of the people of Tunisia is 29.
Egypt has seen millions of people take to the streets this morning, and appears to be on the verge of overthrowing its unelected President. The median age of the people of Egypt is 29.
Palestinian officials announced today that they will be holding their first municipal elections in five years “as soon as possible.” The median age of the people of the West Bank is 20, and the median age of the people of Gaza is 17.
The government of Yemen, facing widespread popular protests, has just announced the suspension of university tuition and the creation of a new jobs program for recent university graduates. The median age of the people of Yemen is 18.
The king of Jordan has just dissolved that nation’s government and appointed a new prime minister — supposedly tasked with implementing reforms. The median age of the people of Jordan is 21.