People gather to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the 2011 protest which ended former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule during the Arab Spring demonstrations which swept countries in the region. Photo: Xinhua

Arab Spring raised political awareness and should not be a cause for disappointment

Fashionable as it has become to refer to the chill that has settled across the region as the Arab winter, it is wrong to contend the uprisings were in vain

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People gather to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the 2011 protest which ended former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule during the Arab Spring demonstrations which swept countries in the region. Photo: Xinhua
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