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Tunisia's president asks US for help

Visiting Washington to attend US President Barack Obama’s Africa summit, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said that Tunisia “feels the burden” of being the last potential success story from the Arab Spring.
Tanzania's President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (L-R) and Tunisia's President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki participate in a panel discussion on the future of Africa during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington August 5, 2014. The forum is part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit bringing nearly fifty African heads of state together for three days of meetings and events.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR41CYD
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Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki made an impassioned plea Aug. 5 for a dozen US Blackhawk helicopters to fight terrorists who he said would try to sabotage upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

Marzouki, in Washington to attend US President Barack Obama’s Africa summit, warned an audience at the Atlantic Council that Tunisia was entering “the most dangerous three months in our history.”

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