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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Al Sailiya to play four friendlies in Tunisia - The Peninsula Qatar

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Al Sailiya to play four friendlies in Tunisia
The Peninsula Qatar
DOHA: As part of preparations for the 2018-19 season, Al Sailiya will play four friendlies during their camp in Tabarka, Tunisia, from July 1 to 23. The Al Sailiya team management has reposed its faith in Tunisian coach Sami Trabelsi, who will start ...



Local government could change things for Tunisia's disillusioned ... - Middle East Eye

Middle East Eye

Local government could change things for Tunisia's disillusioned ...
Middle East Eye
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Roundup: Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia agree to support UN peace plan for war-torn Libya - Xinhua

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Roundup: Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia agree to support UN peace plan for war-torn Libya
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ALGIERS, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia agreed to support the implementation of the United Nations roadmap in Libya, while urging the Libyan warring parties to make further concessions to end the crisis since 2011. The agreement was ...
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Hidden camera TV show on Israel sparks furor in Tunisia - i24NEWS

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Hidden camera TV show on Israel sparks furor in Tunisia
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A television show in which well-known Tunisians were secretly filmed agreeing to deal with Israel has sparked controversy in the North African nation, which cut off ties with the Jewish state almost two decades ago. Even before being broadcast, the ...



The growing power of Tunisia's labor union - Al-Monitor

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The growing power of Tunisia's labor union
Al-Monitor
TUNIS, TunisiaTunisia's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research signed an agreement with elementary school teachers to increase the wage awarded to substitute teachers in elementary education so it is equal to the wage awarded to their ...



Municipal elections a turning point in Tunisia's democracy, says envoy - Hill Times

Hill Times

Municipal elections a turning point in Tunisia's democracy, says envoy
Hill Times
Tunisia's “historic” May 6 municipal elections show the country has been able to become more democratic since the ousting of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's 23-year autocratic regime during the Arab Spring in 2011, says the country's new ...



Marhama Society launches Charity campaign in Tunisia - Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait News Agency

Marhama Society launches Charity campaign in Tunisia
Kuwait News Agency
Marhamah Society launched a charity campaign in Tunisia in Ramadan to distribute more than 5,000 food baskets to needy families. By Khaled Jabar TUNIS, May 22 (KUNA) -- Marhamah Society announced on Tuesday the launching of a charity campaign in ...



German woman blocked from retrieving abducted daughters in Tunisia - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

German woman blocked from retrieving abducted daughters in Tunisia
Deutsche Welle
A German woman was blocked from leaving Tunisia on Sunday after she attempted to bring her daughters back to Germany after they'd been abducted and held by their father's family in Tunisia. The German Embassy in Tunis is currently in contact with local ...



Politicians Dash Hopes for Justice in Tunisia - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Politicians Dash Hopes for Justice in Tunisia
Human Rights Watch
Time is running out for justice in Tunisia. The mandate of the Truth and Dignity Commission, set up in 2014 to investigate serious human rights violations of the past, is under threat and could be terminated at the end of May. The law founding the ...



Tunisia World Cup guide: African nation's record, manager, squad list, team news, latest odds and star man - The Sun

The Sun

Tunisia World Cup guide: African nation's record, manager, squad list, team news, latest odds and star man
The Sun
Manager: Previously the coach of Kuwait and a man capped 74 times by Tunisia, Nabil Maaloul. Captain: It's their experienced goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi. Star Man: All of Tunisia's goal hopes will rest with Youssef Msakni. The Al-Duhail striker has 14 ...

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