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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Tourists return to Tunisia after terror - CNN International

CNN International

Tourists return to Tunisia after terror
CNN International
The latter figure will be boosted further by the British government's withdrawal of an advisory against travel to Tunisia, following France and Germany, which had already relaxed restrictions. Britain was one of Tunisia's most valuable markets before ...

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Food trade deficit in Tunisia surges in first 7 months of 2017 - Xinhua

Food trade deficit in Tunisia surges in first 7 months of 2017
Xinhua
TUNIS, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia's food trade deficit rose by 87 percent in the first seven months this year, compared with the same period of last year, the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture announced on Wednesday. This deficit reached 754.8 million ...

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Tunisia promotes investment and organics - Fruitnet

Fruitnet

Tunisia promotes investment and organics
Fruitnet
The role of Tunisia's Agricultural Investments Promotion Agency (APIA), to promote investment in Tunisian agriculture, is perhaps more crucial now than ever. Neighbouring Libya's descent into unruly chaos has resulted in a marked decline in overall ...



In Tunisia : Ex-fisherman buries migrants who drowned at sea - Pulse Nigeria

In Tunisia : Ex-fisherman buries migrants who drowned at sea
Pulse Nigeria
Tunisia's coastguard often rescues migrants from sinking vessels and even pulls the drowned from the sea, but says burying the dead is beyond the call of duty. "The coastguard units are in charge of ensuring security in this area bordering Libya," says ...

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Tunisia wades into controversy amid calls for equality - gulfnews.com

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Tunisia wades into controversy amid calls for equality
gulfnews.com
Manama: Tunisia's President Beji Qaid Al Sebsi has called for the abolition of a circular that banned Tunisian Muslim women from taking non-Muslim husbands. Al Sebsi in a speech marking Women's Day on Sunday said that Circular 73, issued in 1973, was ...



Lebanon joins Jordan and Tunisia in scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law - The New Arab

The New Arab

Lebanon joins Jordan and Tunisia in scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law
The New Arab
It joins Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and most recently Jordan in repealing a provision which allowed rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, a phenomenon still practised in the country, especially among conservative families seeking to ...
Lebanon abolishes 'marry-the-rapist' clauseCNN International
Lebanon repeals 'marry the rapist' lawNew York Daily News
Lebanon scraps law allowing rapists to marry victimsIndependent Online

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Tunisia's president wants Muslim women to be able to marry non ... - StepFeed

StepFeed

Tunisia's president wants Muslim women to be able to marry non ...
StepFeed
Tunisian President Beji Caed Essibsi's fight for women is going strong, and his most recent speech proved just how far he's willing to go. On Sunday, and just as ...

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Egypt's Al-Azhar Criticizes Gender Equality in Inheritance, Unlike Tunisia - Egyptian Streets

Egyptian Streets

Egypt's Al-Azhar Criticizes Gender Equality in Inheritance, Unlike Tunisia
Egyptian Streets
Egypt's Al-Azhar criticized the recent calls for equality between men and women in inheritance issues and said that it doesn't comply with Islamic teachings. Al-Azhar made the announcement in response to the calls of the Tunisian President Beji Caid ...
Tunisian president vows to usher in new era of gender equalityMiddle East Eye
Tunisian President Pushes for Inheritance Equality ReformsMorocco World News
Calls for gender equality in inheritance is against Islamic teachings: Al-AzharEgypt Independent

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Tunisia Passes Law to Combat Violence Against Women - EMTV Online

Tunisia Passes Law to Combat Violence Against Women
EMTV Online
The law in Tunisia now recognizes economic, sexual, political and psychological violence as others forms of violence against women apart from that which is physical, furthermore tt abolishes a clause that allowed rapists to escape punishment if they ...



Tunisia buys 100000 tonnes of wheat, passes on barley - Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)

Tunisia buys 100000 tonnes of wheat, passes on barley
Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
PARIS/HAMBURG: Tunisia's state grains agency bought 100,000 tonnes of milling wheat on Wednesday, more than the 92,000 tonnes it had sought in an international tender, European traders said. The agency bought four consignments of 25,000 tonnes, ...