Tunisia

Country Tunisia
Capital Tunis
Continent Africa
Currency Tunisian dinar(TND)
Languages Arabic, Tunisian Arabic, French & Berber

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Introduction

Rivalry between French and Italian interests in Tunisia culminated in a French invasion in 1881 and the creation of a protectorate. Agitation for independence in the decades following World War I was finally successful in getting the French to recognize Tunisia as an independent state in 1956. The country's first president, Habib BOURGUIBA, established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation. In November 1987, BOURGUIBA was removed from office and replaced by Zine el Abidine BEN ALI in a bloodless coup. BEN ALI is currently serving his fifth consecutive five-year term as president. Tunisia has long taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations. Domestically, it has sought to defuse rising pressure for a more open political society.

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Tunisia - Wikipedia
Tunisia - CIA World Fact Book
Tunisia - BBC
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Corruption Crackdown Intensifies in Tunisia, and the People Cheer ... - New York Times

New York Times

Corruption Crackdown Intensifies in Tunisia, and the People Cheer ...
New York Times
Tunisians demonstrated in solidarity with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his fight against corruption last month. Credit Fethi Belaid/Agence France-Presse ...

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Chelmsford man who helped holidaymakers during Tunisia terror attack praised - Essex Live

Essex Live

Chelmsford man who helped holidaymakers during Tunisia terror attack praised
Essex Live
A Chelmsford man who helped terrified holidaymakers escape terrorists as they stormed a Tunisian beach exactly two years ago has been honoured for his bravery by The Queen. Allen Pembroke received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in her ...



Two years on from the Tunisia terror attack John Stollery's wife puts her efforts into fundraising - Nottingham Post

Nottingham Post

Two years on from the Tunisia terror attack John Stollery's wife puts her efforts into fundraising
Nottingham Post
"Since the terrible incident in Tunisia two years ago it has made me determined to use my time to help others to understand the support available to them and seek to ensure that all agencies and organisations work together to help make a positive change.



DLA Piper continues Africa expansion as Senegal and Tunisia firms ... - Legal Week

Legal Week

DLA Piper continues Africa expansion as Senegal and Tunisia firms ...
Legal Week
New additions mean firm's Africa network now covers 19 countries on the continent.

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Bath granddaughter of Tunisia massacre victim Eileen Swannack pays tribute two years on - Bath Chronicle

Bath Chronicle

Bath granddaughter of Tunisia massacre victim Eileen Swannack pays tribute two years on
Bath Chronicle
The Bath granddaughter of Eileen Swannack, who was killed in the Tunisia beach massacre two years ago today, has paid tribute to a “wonderful nan and great-nan”. Lucie Marie Swannack, who lives in Larkhall, has said how much she misses her ...



Tunisia attack: How safe are holidays TWO years after 38 killed in ... - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Tunisia attack: How safe are holidays TWO years after 38 killed in ...
Express.co.uk
TUNISIA is marking the second anniversary of a devastating terror attack which claimed the lives of 30 British holidaymakers.

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Nigeria: FG to Strengthen Economic Ties With Tunisia - AllAfrica.com

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Nigeria: FG to Strengthen Economic Ties With Tunisia
AllAfrica.com
The federal government has expressed readiness to expand economic cooperation with Tunisia, Foreign Affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has said. The minister, who led top government officials to the Federal Republic of Tunisia, stated this weekend at ...
...to strengthen trade, economic cooperation with TunisiaDaily Trust

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Tunisia cracks down on NGOs - Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor

Tunisia cracks down on NGOs
Al-Monitor
On June 12, the Tunisian government issued a statement ordering all nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to declare all funds they receive from abroad and threatened to prosecute any party that failed to comply. The move, unprecedented since the fall ...



Tunisia's Slow but Persistent Path to Reform - STRATFOR

STRATFOR

Tunisia's Slow but Persistent Path to Reform
STRATFOR
Tunisia's political reforms since the Arab Spring, though incomplete, have created consensus among the governing elite that trying to reform the current system is a better approach than trying to challenge it. As Tunisia's government has moved on to ...



Sundowns face a tough task in Tunisia - TimesLIVE - Times LIVE

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Sundowns face a tough task in Tunisia - TimesLIVE
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Mamelodi Sundowns will have to secure a rare South African success in Tunisia if they are to overcome Esperance and take control of their African Champions ...
Tunisian police approve crowd capacity of 30 000 for Esperance vs Sundowns showdownSowetanLIVE

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