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
Tunisia - Timeline - BBC

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Tunisia's Saied tasks former finance minister to form new gov't - Al Jazeera English
  1. Tunisia's Saied tasks former finance minister to form new gov't  Al Jazeera English
  2. PROFILE - Elias Fakhakh, Tunisia's new premier  Anadolu Agency
  3. Tunisia’s president picks ex-finance minister to form new government  FRANCE 24 English
  4. Tunisia's Designated PM Vows to Tackle Economic, Social Ills  The New York Times
  5. Tunisia: President Taps Former Finance Minister to Head New Government  Stratfor Worldview
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Tunisia premier-designate vows to form 'coherent' gov't - Anadolu AgencyTunisia premier-designate vows to form 'coherent' gov't  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia Warns of 'Exceptional Measures' on Border With Libya - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisia Warns of 'Exceptional Measures' on Border With Libya  Asharq Al-awsat English

Tunisia Exports, Imports Drop in 2019 - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisia Exports, Imports Drop in 2019  Asharq Al-awsat English

Tunisia Makes New Bid to Form Elusive Government Amid Rifts - BloombergTunisia Makes New Bid to Form Elusive Government Amid Rifts  Bloomberg

Germany confirms good relations with Tunisia despite late invitation - Middle East MonitorGermany confirms good relations with Tunisia despite late invitation  Middle East Monitor

Tunisia: Repressive Laws Cloud Rights Gains - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Repressive Laws Cloud Rights Gains  Human Rights Watch

Tunisia: hires overseas up 5% in 2019 (ATCT) - African ManagerTunisia: hires overseas up 5% in 2019 (ATCT)  African Manager

Libya conflict Tunisia goes into 'diplomatic coma' - Al-MonitorLibya conflict Tunisia goes into 'diplomatic coma'  Al-Monitor

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur Defeats British No. 1 in Australian Open - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisia’s Ons Jabeur Defeats British No. 1 in Australian Open  Asharq Al-awsat English

Germany Downplays Flap Over Tunisia Invite to Libya Summit - The New York TimesGermany Downplays Flap Over Tunisia Invite to Libya Summit  The New York Times

Tunisia's tourism sector shows signs of recovery - The Arab WeeklyTunisia's tourism sector shows signs of recovery  The Arab Weekly

Learn from Tunisia: Stop building on the California coast - Los Angeles TimesLearn from Tunisia: Stop building on the California coast  Los Angeles Times

Tunisia parliament rejects gov't of PM-designate Habib Jemli - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia parliament rejects gov't of PM-designate Habib Jemli  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia Likely to Establish National Unity Government - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisia Likely to Establish National Unity Government  Asharq Al-awsat English

Ahead of Jaishankar`s visit, Tunisia lauds India`s partnership with Africa - WIONAhead of Jaishankar`s visit, Tunisia lauds India`s partnership with Africa  WION

Former Tunisian finance minister named PM-designate - Outlook IndiaFormer Tunisian finance minister named PM-designate  Outlook India

Tunisia's designated PM says he has formed a government - ReutersTunisia's designated PM says he has formed a government  Reuters

Tunisian food is served with a California flair at Barsha in Hermosa Beach - The Daily BreezeTunisian food is served with a California flair at Barsha in Hermosa Beach  The Daily Breeze

Erdogan arrives in Tunisia for surprise talks with president - The GuardianErdogan arrives in Tunisia for surprise talks with president  The Guardian

'The dates are drying': profits shrivel for farmers as the heat rises in Tunisia - The Guardian'The dates are drying': profits shrivel for farmers as the heat rises in Tunisia  The Guardian

Tunisia: BCT Announces Official Launch of Regulatory Sandbox - AllAfrica.comTunisia: BCT Announces Official Launch of Regulatory Sandbox  AllAfrica.com

Tunisia's year of the foreign debt - The Arab WeeklyTunisia's year of the foreign debt  The Arab Weekly

Tunisia rejects Germany's last-minute invitation to Berlin - The Libya ObserverTunisia rejects Germany's last-minute invitation to Berlin  The Libya Observer

Engie and Nareva partner up to build solar power plant in Tunisia - Power TechnologyEngie and Nareva partner up to build solar power plant in Tunisia  Power Technology

Hosts Tunisia reach African Men's Handball Championship semi-final - Insidethegames.bizHosts Tunisia reach African Men's Handball Championship semi-final  Insidethegames.biz

Tunisia: ATB achieves 252-million-dinar NBI in 2019 - African ManagerTunisia: ATB achieves 252-million-dinar NBI in 2019  African Manager

Turkish president receives Tunisia's parliament speaker - Anadolu AgencyTurkish president receives Tunisia's parliament speaker  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia: BT improves its NBI by 9% in 2019 to 358 million dinars - African ManagerTunisia: BT improves its NBI by 9% in 2019 to 358 million dinars  African Manager

Tunisia lawmakers propose no-confidence of speaker - Anadolu AgencyTunisia lawmakers propose no-confidence of speaker  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia wary of security fallout from Libya conflict - The Arab WeeklyTunisia wary of security fallout from Libya conflict  The Arab Weekly

Tunisia denies joining a Turkey-led alliance in Libyan crisis - EURACTIVTunisia denies joining a Turkey-led alliance in Libyan crisis  EURACTIV

Keith Schembri Has Left Malta To Join Neville Gafa On Mysterious Tunisia Trip, Caruana Galizia Lawyer Says - Lovin MaltaKeith Schembri Has Left Malta To Join Neville Gafa On Mysterious Tunisia Trip, Caruana Galizia Lawyer Says  Lovin Malta

Tunisia sees tourism boost as another big airline returns - Lonely Planet Travel NewsTunisia sees tourism boost as another big airline returns  Lonely Planet Travel News

Experts Blame Political Divide, Lack of Foresight for Failed Tunisian Gov't - The Media LineExperts Blame Political Divide, Lack of Foresight for Failed Tunisian Gov't  The Media Line

Tunisian naval officer completes Fleet School trainingLookout Newspaper - Victoria LookoutTunisian naval officer completes Fleet School trainingLookout Newspaper  Victoria Lookout

Tunisia extends state of emergency for 1 more month - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTunisia extends state of emergency for 1 more month - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Tunisia prepares to receive additional refugees from Libya - InfoMigrantsTunisia prepares to receive additional refugees from Libya  InfoMigrants

Tunisia: Proposed PMs Brief President Kais Saied on their Strategy if Confirmed - The North Africa PostTunisia: Proposed PMs Brief President Kais Saied on their Strategy if Confirmed  The North Africa Post

Rising heat knocks the crown off Tunisia's 'queen of dates' - ReutersRising heat knocks the crown off Tunisia's 'queen of dates'  Reuters

Tunisia Ups Security along Libya Border as Protests Erupt over Turkish Meddling - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisia Ups Security along Libya Border as Protests Erupt over Turkish Meddling  Asharq Al-awsat English

Turkish weapons seized in Tunisian security operation – Arab daily - AhvalTurkish weapons seized in Tunisian security operation – Arab daily  Ahval

Tunisian PM-designate says to form government of 'independents' - ReutersTunisian PM-designate says to form government of 'independents'  Reuters

China Seeks to Invest in Tunisia's Phosphate Residues - Al BawabaChina Seeks to Invest in Tunisia's Phosphate Residues  Al Bawaba

ENGIE and NAREVA win bid for Gafsa PV power plant in Tunisia - Greentech LeadENGIE and NAREVA win bid for Gafsa PV power plant in Tunisia  Greentech Lead

Tunisia worried about situation in Libya, prepares emergency plan - InfoMigrantsTunisia worried about situation in Libya, prepares emergency plan  InfoMigrants

Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks on Libya - HaaretzErdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks on Libya  Haaretz

ROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea - Zambian WatchdogROAD TO QATAR 2022: Zambia Drawn Against Tunisia, Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea  Zambian Watchdog

Turkey’s leader puts Tunisia at risk of Libyan chaos - The Africa ReportTurkey’s leader puts Tunisia at risk of Libyan chaos  The Africa Report

World Bank Cuts Forecast for Tunisia's Economic Growth to 2.2% in 2020 - Al BawabaWorld Bank Cuts Forecast for Tunisia's Economic Growth to 2.2% in 2020  Al Bawaba

Problems of Tunisia's dairy production reflect wider agricultural crisis - The Arab WeeklyProblems of Tunisia's dairy production reflect wider agricultural crisis  The Arab Weekly

Tunisian Parliament Votes Friday on Jemli’s Govt. - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisian Parliament Votes Friday on Jemli’s Govt.  Asharq Al-awsat English

Feature: Tunisian doctors show interest in Chinese acupuncture - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Tunisian doctors show interest in Chinese acupuncture - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Tunisia: Carthage Cement increases capital by 172 MD for restructuring - African ManagerTunisia: Carthage Cement increases capital by 172 MD for restructuring  African Manager

Tunisia warning: How safe is it to travel to Tunisia amid Iran crisis? - ExpressTunisia warning: How safe is it to travel to Tunisia amid Iran crisis?  Express

Tunisia: Eight people sentenced to death for 2015 attack - North Africa JournalTunisia: Eight people sentenced to death for 2015 attack  North Africa Journal

Sporting Kansas City linked with Guy Mbenza, one of Tunisia's top scorers - MLSsoccer.comSporting Kansas City linked with Guy Mbenza, one of Tunisia's top scorers  MLSsoccer.com

Former president accuses Saudis, UAE and Egypt of leading counter-revolution in North Africa - Middle East MonitorFormer president accuses Saudis, UAE and Egypt of leading counter-revolution in North Africa  Middle East Monitor

Middle East News: Tunisia names prime minister - Gulf Digital NewsMiddle East News: Tunisia names prime minister  Gulf Digital News

Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Tunisia cemetery exemplifies defamation campaign against him - MondoweissJeremy Corbyn’s visit to Tunisia cemetery exemplifies defamation campaign against him  Mondoweiss

In 1st Africa outreach, Jaishankar to visit Niger, Tunisia next week - Times of IndiaIn 1st Africa outreach, Jaishankar to visit Niger, Tunisia next week  Times of India

Tunisian filmmaker Meryam Joobeur's 'Brotherhood' nominated for Oscars - BroadcastProME.comTunisian filmmaker Meryam Joobeur's 'Brotherhood' nominated for Oscars  BroadcastProME.com

Ex-Tunisia international Tarek Dhiab re-appointed sports minister - BBC NewsEx-Tunisia international Tarek Dhiab re-appointed sports minister  BBC News

???? ???? Algerian winger Meziane joins top Tunisian side - Futaa???? ???? Algerian winger Meziane joins top Tunisian side  Futaa

Decadence switched, Front Porch opens, Serbian in Segundo, Tunisian feast, and other restaurant news - Easy Reader NewsDecadence switched, Front Porch opens, Serbian in Segundo, Tunisian feast, and other restaurant news  Easy Reader News

Best African football teams of 2019 - The Africa ReportBest African football teams of 2019  The Africa Report

Tunisia's new president vows to fight for women's rights - The Associated PressTunisia's new president vows to fight for women's rights  The Associated Press

Scenarios in formation of new government in Tunisia - Anadolu AgencyScenarios in formation of new government in Tunisia  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia election: Kais Saied to become president - BBC NewsTunisia election: Kais Saied to become president  BBC News

Tunisia: Habib Jemli tasked with forming a new government - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia: Habib Jemli tasked with forming a new government  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia's Fellagha and the Battle for Independence | Tunisia - Al Jazeera AmericaTunisia's Fellagha and the Battle for Independence | Tunisia  Al Jazeera America

Don’t Sleep on Tunis, a City That’s More Awake Than Ever Before - The New York TimesDon’t Sleep on Tunis, a City That’s More Awake Than Ever Before  The New York Times

The Future of Democracy in Tunisia - The New York TimesThe Future of Democracy in Tunisia  The New York Times

Tunisia holds second free presidential election - BBC NewsTunisia holds second free presidential election  BBC News

Death toll in Tunisia bus accident rises to 26 - Al Jazeera EnglishDeath toll in Tunisia bus accident rises to 26  Al Jazeera English

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, Tunisia Autocrat Ousted in Arab Spring, Dies - The Indian ExpressZine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, Tunisia Autocrat Ousted in Arab Spring, Dies  The Indian Express

Ennahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge - ReutersEnnahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge  Reuters

Tunisia parliamentary vote: Exit poll shows Ennahdha in the lead - Aljazeera.comTunisia parliamentary vote: Exit poll shows Ennahdha in the lead  Aljazeera.com

‘Anandi Gopal’ wins big at home, Tunisian film draws top honours - Times of India‘Anandi Gopal’ wins big at home, Tunisian film draws top honours  Times of India

The Tunisia Model - Foreign Affairs MagazineThe Tunisia Model  Foreign Affairs Magazine

Nabil Karoui: Tunisia presidential candidate released from jail - BBC NewsNabil Karoui: Tunisia presidential candidate released from jail  BBC News

Tunisia's Kais Saied: 'He's just not interested in power' - Aljazeera.comTunisia's Kais Saied: 'He's just not interested in power'  Aljazeera.com

Tunisia's new president has a big job in first 100 days - Anadolu AgencyTunisia's new president has a big job in first 100 days  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia's New Government Faces Daunting Challenges - GallupTunisia's New Government Faces Daunting Challenges  Gallup

Tunisia's main parties refuse new government led by moderate Islamists - ReutersTunisia's main parties refuse new government led by moderate Islamists  Reuters

'Masturbation photos' prompt Tunisia's #MeToo anger - BBC News'Masturbation photos' prompt Tunisia's #MeToo anger  BBC News

Tunisia’s Democracy Is Tested, and Pulls Through, After a President’s Death - The New York TimesTunisia’s Democracy Is Tested, and Pulls Through, After a President’s Death  The New York Times

Tunisian fishermen driven to perilous depths by mystery sea sponge blight - The GuardianTunisian fishermen driven to perilous depths by mystery sea sponge blight  The Guardian

Timeline: Tunisia's bumpy path to democracy - ReutersTimeline: Tunisia's bumpy path to democracy  Reuters

Tunisia's “Second Revolution” - Jacobin magazineTunisia's “Second Revolution”  Jacobin magazine

Tunisia: Saied, Karoui advance to runoff after topping polls - Aljazeera.comTunisia: Saied, Karoui advance to runoff after topping polls  Aljazeera.com

PROFILE - Tunisia's new speaker is rebel with cause - Anadolu AgencyPROFILE - Tunisia's new speaker is rebel with cause  Anadolu Agency

Explainer: Tunisia grapples with post-revolution economic slide - ReutersExplainer: Tunisia grapples with post-revolution economic slide  Reuters

Tunisia election: A chance for political newcomers? - DW (English)Tunisia election: A chance for political newcomers?  DW (English)

Tunisia: New Parliament's Rights Priorities - Human Rights WatchTunisia: New Parliament's Rights Priorities  Human Rights Watch

Tunisia wraps up 2019 with no clear path forward - The Arab WeeklyTunisia wraps up 2019 with no clear path forward  The Arab Weekly

Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi has 'severe health crisis' - BBC NewsTunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi has 'severe health crisis'  BBC News

Beji Caid Essebsi: Tunisia's first freely elected president dies aged 92 - BBC NewsBeji Caid Essebsi: Tunisia's first freely elected president dies aged 92  BBC News

Tunisia's Ennahdha party to name parliament speaker - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia's Ennahdha party to name parliament speaker  Al Jazeera English

Nabil Karoui: Tunisia candidate to stay in jail - BBC NewsNabil Karoui: Tunisia candidate to stay in jail  BBC News