Tunisia

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

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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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Tunisia president ends alliance with Ennahde religious party - Aljazeera.com

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Tunisia president ends alliance with Ennahde religious party
Aljazeera.com
Tunisia's president has ended his alliance with the Ennahda religious party, deepening divisions in a fragile coalition. The government was hailed as the Arab Spring's only democratic success. But there are fears the division could throw the country ...



Can Tunisia find a compromise on equal inheritance? - Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)

Can Tunisia find a compromise on equal inheritance?
Brookings Institution (blog)
Tunisia's existing inheritance laws date back to the 1956 Personal Status Code. The Code, which banned polygamy and granted women equal rights to divorce, contributed to the legacy of Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia's founding father, as a champion of ...
Tunisia reforms face fresh strain after president ends Islamist tie-upReuters
Presidential speech sparks mixed reactions across TunisiaXinhua
Tunisia president says alliance with moderate Islamists overNews24

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Two killed in land mine blast in Tunisia Islamist hideout - News24

News24

Two killed in land mine blast in Tunisia Islamist hideout
News24
Two people were killed in a land mine blast in a mountainous area of central Tunisia near the Algerian border used as a hideout by Islamist militants, the defence ministry announced on Tuesday. "Two citizens in a truck were killed" in Monday's ...
2 civilians killed in landmine explosion in western TunisiaXinhua
Two killed in land mine blast in TunisiaThe News International
Tunisia: Two killed in land mine blast in jihadist hideout near Algeria borderThe Defense Post

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Tunisia reforms face strain after end of Islamist tie-up - The Daily Star

The Daily Star

Tunisia reforms face strain after end of Islamist tie-up
The Daily Star
TUNIS: Efforts to rescue Tunisia's economy face the prospect of fresh turmoil after the president declared his alliance with moderate Islamists at an end, deepening divisions in a fragile coalition managing the country's transition from autocracy ...



Okutoyi for Tunisia:Newly crowned Okutoyi heads for masters tourney in Tunis - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Okutoyi for Tunisia:Newly crowned Okutoyi heads for masters tourney in Tunis
The Star, Kenya
Fresh from bagging the Kenya Open senior women's title, Angela Okutoyi is set to grace the masters tournament in Tunisia mid next month. Okutoyi, who became the youngest open champion at 14 years after Sadi Nahimana of Burundi when she upset three ...



Record rains set off deadly flash floods in Tunisia - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Record rains set off deadly flash floods in Tunisia
FRANCE 24
Flash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least five people, authorities said Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road. Saturday's storm caused water levels in some areas to rise as ...
Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains: MinistryChannel NewsAsia

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Tunisia contemporary art fair [The Morning Call] - africanews

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Tunisia contemporary art fair [The Morning Call]
africanews
Tunisia contemporary art fair [The Morning Call]. Tunisia contemporary art fair [The Morning Call]. Jerry Bambi. 24/09 - 15:28. The Morning Call. On the Grand Angle, we take a visit to the contemporary art fair in Tunis, where we meet a dozen local and ...



Tunisia: Record rainfall causes deadly floods - Aljazeera.com

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Tunisia: Record rainfall causes deadly floods
Aljazeera.com
Torrential rains and flooding in northeastern Tunisia have left at least four people dead, including two sisters, according to the country's interior ministry. A 60-year-old man drowned near the town of Takilsa, 60km east of the capital, Tunis, and ...
Four killed in torrential Tunisia rainsThe Punch
WATCH: Torrential rains in northeastern Tunisia leaves four deadAl-Arabiya

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Tunisia key for business aviation in MENA - Travel Daily News International

Tunisia key for business aviation in MENA
Travel Daily News International
Tunisia boasts nine international airports covering the entire country, five of which are considered major business aviation airports, giving a wide range of convenient location options for both domestic and international flights. In addition ...



Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage - The Seattle Times

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage
The Seattle Times
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) Severe floods have struck northeastern Tunisia, killing at least four people and damaging homes, bridges, roads and fields. Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed visited the town of Nabeul, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) west of ...

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