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
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Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss - The Straits Times

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Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss
The Straits Times
TUNIS (AFP) - A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman were convicted Wednesday (Oct 18) on appeal in Tunis for "public indecency" after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they ...
Couple Sentenced To Prison After Being Caught Kissing In Carmalaysiandigest.com

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Migrants surge through new route from Tunisia - The Times

The Times

Migrants surge through new route from Tunisia
The Times
More migrants took the sea crossing from Tunisia to Italy last month than in the whole of last year, after a crackdown in Libya on people-smuggling to Europe. At least 1,400 people travelled from Tunisia to Italy in September, well over the 1,200 who ...

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EU aims to boost anti terror info sharing with Tunisia - eNCA - eNCA

eNCA

EU aims to boost anti terror info sharing with Tunisia - eNCA
eNCA
Relatives of Tunisian migrants who drowned when their boat sank last week in a collision with a navy vessel, gather outside a hospital morgue to identify the ...

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Pakistan, Tunisia agree to tap bilateral trade potential - The Nation

The Express Tribune

Pakistan, Tunisia agree to tap bilateral trade potential
The Nation
SIALKOT-Tunisian Ambassador in Pakistan Adel Eiarbi offered the Sialkot exporters direct trade links and their easy access to the international trade markets of Tunisia as well as the European, African and Arab countries through Tunisia. He said that ...
Ambassador calls for increased trade between Pakistan, TunisiaThe Express Tribune

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Tunisia top Africa rankings after 15 years - Sport24

BBC Sport

Tunisia top Africa rankings after 15 years
Sport24
Johannesburg - Impressive World Cup qualifying form has lifted Tunisia back to the top of the FIFA Africa monthly rankings after 15 years. The "Carthage Eagles" last occupied first place in January 2002, having risen to the top six months earlier ...
Tunisia top African rankings for first time since 2002 - BBC SportBBC Sport
Nigeria Plummets As Tunisia Tops Africa FIFA RankingsThe Tide
October FIFA Ranking: Tunisia dethrones EgyptJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog)

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Oman tennis: Fatma Al Nabhani marches ahead in Tunisia - Times of Oman

Oman tennis: Fatma Al Nabhani marches ahead in Tunisia
Times of Oman
Muscat: Continuing with her splendid performance in the $15,000 ITF Pro Circuit Hammamet Open tournaments, Fatma Al Nabahni advanced to the singles second round in Tunisia on Wednesday. In a first round match of second of her back-to-back ...



Tunisia's Ghannouchi bemoans shortcomings of Arab Spring - TRT World (blog)

Anadolu Agency

Tunisia's Ghannouchi bemoans shortcomings of Arab Spring
TRT World (blog)
The Arab world is in a worse state today than it was before the so-called Arab Spring uprisings took place in 2011, the founder and head of Tunisia's Ennahdha Party, Rached Ghannouchi, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the TRT World Forum in Turkey's ...
Arab Spring created 'new era' in Arab worldAnadolu Agency

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Death toll from Tunisia migrant boat tragedy climbs to 34 - Citizen

Citizen

Death toll from Tunisia migrant boat tragedy climbs to 34
Citizen
According to the International Organization for Migration, there has been a rise in the number of migrants trying to make the perilous sea crossing from Tunisia to Europe since summer. Small vessels have been heading for the Italian islands of Sicily ...
Tunisian navy recovers 10 more bodies after boat collisionThe Indian Express
11 more migrant bodies recovered after collision off TunisiaNews24
Death toll in collision between Tunisian navy and migrant boat reaches 34Reuters
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Global brands set sights on Tunisia - Hotel Management Magazine

Hotel Management Magazine

Global brands set sights on Tunisia
Hotel Management Magazine
An increase in visitor numbers is attracting investment to Tunisia. At the recent AHIF conference in Kigali, Rwanda, ForwardKeys data revealed a 13.3-percent increase in arrivals to Africa for January to September, compared to the equivalent period ...



Tunisia resists calls to cut public wage bill and subsidies in 2018 - Times of Oman

Times of Oman

Tunisia resists calls to cut public wage bill and subsidies in 2018
Times of Oman
Tunis: Tunisia will not cut public salaries and subsidies for food and petrol next year, a move which may avert protests but sets the country on a confrontation course with its lenders. Finance Minister Ridha Chalgoum said the government wanted to ...
Foreign tourist numbers up 24 pct in Tunisia so far in 2017Times of India

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