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
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Tunisia to launch 1st satellite in March 2021 - Anadolu AgencyTunisia to launch 1st satellite in March 2021  Anadolu Agency

Essity divests partly owned company in Tunisia - PRNewswireEssity divests partly owned company in Tunisia  PRNewswire

Man can drop part of name denoting slave ancestry, Tunisian court rules - The GuardianMan can drop part of name denoting slave ancestry, Tunisian court rules  The Guardian

Tunisian fishermen serve up a destructive invasive delicacy - Deutsche WelleTunisian fishermen serve up a destructive invasive delicacy  Deutsche Welle

Tunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause tension in Italy - Associated PressTunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause tension in Italy  Associated Press

Tunisian governor sacked amid protests - Anadolu AgencyTunisian governor sacked amid protests  Anadolu Agency

France provides €900m in loans and grants to Tunisia - en.econostrum.infoFrance provides €900m in loans and grants to Tunisia  en.econostrum.info

Tunisia to impose curfew in 4 states to curb COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyTunisia to impose curfew in 4 states to curb COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia president calls for return of death penalty following brutal killing - The GuardianTunisia president calls for return of death penalty following brutal killing  The Guardian

People harvest pomegranates in orchard in Tunisia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPeople harvest pomegranates in orchard in Tunisia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Is Tunisia at risk of becoming a police state again? - The Africa ReportIs Tunisia at risk of becoming a police state again?  The Africa Report

Ghannouchi calls for unity amid crisis in Tunisia - Anadolu AgencyGhannouchi calls for unity amid crisis in Tunisia  Anadolu Agency

Tunisian MP probed for allegedly glorifying beheading of French teacher - DW (English)Tunisian MP probed for allegedly glorifying beheading of French teacher  DW (English)

Divers discover French WWI submarine off Tunisia - The HinduDivers discover French WWI submarine off Tunisia  The Hindu

Tunisia plans night curfew in 4 states to curb COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyTunisia plans night curfew in 4 states to curb COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2020 - ReliefWebTunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2020  ReliefWeb

Naama, queen of Tunisian pop music, dies at 86 | | AW - The Arab WeeklyNaama, queen of Tunisian pop music, dies at 86 | | AW  The Arab Weekly

Tunisia: Presidential statement in favour of death penalty is shocking - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Presidential statement in favour of death penalty is shocking  Amnesty International

Tunisia’s Economic Crisis Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic - Africanews EnglishTunisia’s Economic Crisis Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic  Africanews English

Death toll rises in aftermath of Tunisian shipwreck - InfoMigrantsDeath toll rises in aftermath of Tunisian shipwreck  InfoMigrants

News - Showcasing Egypt and Tunisia on YouTube full match replays - FIVB.comNews - Showcasing Egypt and Tunisia on YouTube full match replays  FIVB.com

Military plane crashes in Tunisia, pilot killed - Anadolu AgencyMilitary plane crashes in Tunisia, pilot killed  Anadolu Agency

'Tunisia undergoing stifling crisis,' says PM – Middle East Monitor - Middle East Monitor'Tunisia undergoing stifling crisis,' says PM – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

U.S., Tunisia Sign Road Map for Defense Cooperation - Department of DefenseU.S., Tunisia Sign Road Map for Defense Cooperation  Department of Defense

EBRD increases economic support for Tunisia - Economy - ANSAMed - ANSAmedEBRD increases economic support for Tunisia - Economy - ANSAMed  ANSAmed

Jaishankar hosts farewell for departing envoys of Tunisia, Ghana, Spain and Nigeria - The HinduJaishankar hosts farewell for departing envoys of Tunisia, Ghana, Spain and Nigeria  The Hindu

How Tunisia’s shrinking economy and fish stocks put shark on the menu - The GuardianHow Tunisia’s shrinking economy and fish stocks put shark on the menu  The Guardian

Tunisia lets regions impose counter-pandemic curfews – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorTunisia lets regions impose counter-pandemic curfews – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Coronavirus claims 22 lives in Tunisia, 13 in Libya - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus claims 22 lives in Tunisia, 13 in Libya  Anadolu Agency

Intensive care units in Tunisian state hospitals reach 80% of capacity - cgtn.comIntensive care units in Tunisian state hospitals reach 80% of capacity  cgtn.com

Tunisia: Members of parliament must reject legalizing impunity for security forces - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Members of parliament must reject legalizing impunity for security forces  Amnesty International

Tunisian protesters say media bill would open sector to graft, extremism - Middle East MonitorTunisian protesters say media bill would open sector to graft, extremism  Middle East Monitor

EU Adds Singapore to Its List of Epidemiologically Safe Countries, Removes Canada, Georgia, & Tunisia - SchengenVisaInfo.comEU Adds Singapore to Its List of Epidemiologically Safe Countries, Removes Canada, Georgia, & Tunisia  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Tunisia: One Year On, Tunisia's #MeToo Movement Grapples With Race - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsTunisia: One Year On, Tunisia's #MeToo Movement Grapples With Race  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Tunisia sees rapid spread of coronavirus | MEO - Middle East OnlineTunisia sees rapid spread of coronavirus | MEO  Middle East Online

UPDATE 1-Tunisia government to pump $1.5 billion into state firms, agrees to raise wages - ReutersUPDATE 1-Tunisia government to pump $1.5 billion into state firms, agrees to raise wages  Reuters

Eleven dead after boat carrying refugees sinks off Tunisia - Al Jazeera EnglishEleven dead after boat carrying refugees sinks off Tunisia  Al Jazeera English

Tunisian League draw has been staged amidst the absence of clubs' representatives - AS EnglishTunisian League draw has been staged amidst the absence of clubs' representatives  AS English

Tunisia's total COVID-19 cases exceed 40000 - cgtn.comTunisia's total COVID-19 cases exceed 40000  cgtn.com

Pandemic impact on Tunisia tourism 'catastrophic' - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostPandemic impact on Tunisia tourism 'catastrophic' - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

TUNISIA: EIB grants EUR 38m to Sonede for water projects in Greater Tunis - AFRIK 21TUNISIA: EIB grants EUR 38m to Sonede for water projects in Greater Tunis  AFRIK 21

Tunisia court rules that 81-year-old can drop slave name - ReutersTunisia court rules that 81-year-old can drop slave name  Reuters

Protests in Tunisia following CS Chebba's ban over incomplete membership application - AS EnglishProtests in Tunisia following CS Chebba's ban over incomplete membership application  AS English

Tunisian MP Who Justified France Beheading Faces Investigation - Courthouse News ServiceTunisian MP Who Justified France Beheading Faces Investigation  Courthouse News Service

In Tunisia, a family was able to remove part of their name inherited from slavery - Pledge TimesIn Tunisia, a family was able to remove part of their name inherited from slavery  Pledge Times

Tunisia Invites Bids for 70 MW of Solar Projects - Mercom IndiaTunisia Invites Bids for 70 MW of Solar Projects  Mercom India

Tunisia announces arrest of two Islamic State insurgents in Jandouba and Kebili - North Africa JournalTunisia announces arrest of two Islamic State insurgents in Jandouba and Kebili  North Africa Journal

VIDEO. From Tunisia to Northern Ireland… How would a curfew go elsewhere in the world? - Pledge TimesVIDEO. From Tunisia to Northern Ireland… How would a curfew go elsewhere in the world?  Pledge Times

Travel industry news - Tunisia effectively closes borders to UK nationals - TTGTravel industry news - Tunisia effectively closes borders to UK nationals  TTG

Tunisia may ask central bank to buy bonds for first time - ZAWYATunisia may ask central bank to buy bonds for first time  ZAWYA

America Looks to Build, Strengthen Partnerships in Africa - Department of DefenseAmerica Looks to Build, Strengthen Partnerships in Africa  Department of Defense

Tunisia announces 2,185 COVID-19 new cases, 42,727 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTunisia announces 2,185 COVID-19 new cases, 42,727 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TIKA Provides an Ambulance to Tunisia to Support Its Fight against COVID19 - Tunisia - ReliefWebTIKA Provides an Ambulance to Tunisia to Support Its Fight against COVID19 - Tunisia  ReliefWeb

Tunisia approves reopening of Libya land border to passengers | - Libya HeraldTunisia approves reopening of Libya land border to passengers |  Libya Herald

Egypt & Tunisia Biopesticides Market Size to Expand at Over 5% CAGR through 2024 - Fractovia NewsEgypt & Tunisia Biopesticides Market Size to Expand at Over 5% CAGR through 2024  Fractovia News

Tunisia, Bahrain record new virus-related fatalities - Anadolu AgencyTunisia, Bahrain record new virus-related fatalities  Anadolu Agency

Human rights organisations call on Tunisian Parliament not to pass amendment to Law on Freedom of Audiovisual Communication - IFEXHuman rights organisations call on Tunisian Parliament not to pass amendment to Law on Freedom of Audiovisual Communication  IFEX

When is the game between Nigeria and Tunisia and how can I watch? - Goal.comWhen is the game between Nigeria and Tunisia and how can I watch?  Goal.com

How the Tunisian Government Administered COVID-19 Purchase Deals - Al-BawabaHow the Tunisian Government Administered COVID-19 Purchase Deals  Al-Bawaba

Tunisia: Doctors worrying as the health crisis is getting worse - The North Africa PostTunisia: Doctors worrying as the health crisis is getting worse  The North Africa Post

French Open: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur advances to 4th round - Anadolu AgencyFrench Open: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur advances to 4th round  Anadolu Agency

UNHCR Tunisia Operational Update - 30 September 2020 - Tunisia - ReliefWebUNHCR Tunisia Operational Update - 30 September 2020 - Tunisia  ReliefWeb

Tunisia tenders to buy 50,000 T wheat, 50,000 T barley -trade - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideTunisia tenders to buy 50,000 T wheat, 50,000 T barley -trade  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

French Foreign Minister to visit Tunisia - Foreign BriefFrench Foreign Minister to visit Tunisia  Foreign Brief

Grand Tunis area extends curfew for 2 more weeks to curb COVID-19 spread in Tunisia - The Star OnlineGrand Tunis area extends curfew for 2 more weeks to curb COVID-19 spread in Tunisia  The Star Online

Libya's Ministry of Justice discusses judicial cooperation with Tunisia - The Libya ObserverLibya's Ministry of Justice discusses judicial cooperation with Tunisia  The Libya Observer

Tunisia forecasts 7200 covid-19-related death by end of 2020 - The North Africa PostTunisia forecasts 7200 covid-19-related death by end of 2020  The North Africa Post

GIEWS Country Brief: Tunisia 20-October-2020 - Tunisia - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Tunisia 20-October-2020 - Tunisia  ReliefWeb

Soil Conservation Validations Using Fallout Radionuclides in Tunisia | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencySoil Conservation Validations Using Fallout Radionuclides in Tunisia | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Tunisia eyes healthcare overhaul to curb Covid-19 - MEEDTunisia eyes healthcare overhaul to curb Covid-19  MEED

Pope prays for Libya, Italian and Tunisian fishermen - Republic World - Republic WorldPope prays for Libya, Italian and Tunisian fishermen - Republic World  Republic World

Tunisia's ODC buys 50k mt of wheat, barley for Nov-Dec - AgriCensusTunisia's ODC buys 50k mt of wheat, barley for Nov-Dec  AgriCensus

Tunisia, France Discuss Libya Crisis, Repatriation of Extremists - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishTunisia, France Discuss Libya Crisis, Repatriation of Extremists  Asharq Al-awsat - English

Roketsan chief says Tunisia interested in guided bombs for UAVs - Jane'sRoketsan chief says Tunisia interested in guided bombs for UAVs  Jane's

Tunisian court allows an 81-year-old man to drop part of his name denoting slave ancestry - Middle East EyeTunisian court allows an 81-year-old man to drop part of his name denoting slave ancestry  Middle East Eye

Ahmad backed to stand for re-election as CAF President - Insidethegames.bizAhmad backed to stand for re-election as CAF President  Insidethegames.biz

Tunisia football dispute ends in street protest - Africanews EnglishTunisia football dispute ends in street protest  Africanews English

Report: EU to restrict travel from Canada, Tunisia, Georgia - EUobserverReport: EU to restrict travel from Canada, Tunisia, Georgia  EUobserver

At least 21 dead in weekend migrant boat sinking: Tunisia court - cgtn.comAt least 21 dead in weekend migrant boat sinking: Tunisia court  cgtn.com

Anthony Dworkin - European Council on Foreign RelationsAnthony Dworkin  European Council on Foreign Relations

Black Lives Matter in the Arab world too - Equal TimesBlack Lives Matter in the Arab world too  Equal Times

Tunisia: Insurance companies' revenues grew by 6.2% in 2019 - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaTunisia: Insurance companies' revenues grew by 6.2% in 2019  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Tunisia Extends Curfew to Stem Spread of Coronavirus - Asharq Al-awsat - EnglishTunisia Extends Curfew to Stem Spread of Coronavirus  Asharq Al-awsat - English

Tunisian hospitals are groaning from the brunt of Corona - AlKhaleej TodayTunisian hospitals are groaning from the brunt of Corona  AlKhaleej Today

Queen of Tunisian Pop Music Naama Who Died at 86 Leaves a Huge Vacuum - Al-BawabaQueen of Tunisian Pop Music Naama Who Died at 86 Leaves a Huge Vacuum  Al-Bawaba

Governance helped Morocco to face pandemic - Agência de Notícias Brasil-Árabe - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Governance helped Morocco to face pandemic - Agência de Notícias Brasil-Árabe  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

The Tunisian Sondos is a professional Channa, the ladies of the... - AlKhaleej TodayThe Tunisian Sondos is a professional Channa, the ladies of the...  AlKhaleej Today

Libya, Tunisia reach initial agreement to reopen borders and resume flights - The Libya ObserverLibya, Tunisia reach initial agreement to reopen borders and resume flights  The Libya Observer

Youngest Quran Memorizer in Tunisia Honored - IQNA (International Quran News Agency)Youngest Quran Memorizer in Tunisia Honored  IQNA (International Quran News Agency)

Officer Stabbed To Death, 3 "Terrorists" Killed In Tunisia - NDTVOfficer Stabbed To Death, 3 "Terrorists" Killed In Tunisia  NDTV

Canada, Tunisia and Georgia reportedly to be removed from EU travel exemption listing - CAPA - Centre for AviationCanada, Tunisia and Georgia reportedly to be removed from EU travel exemption listing  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Tunisia: Carthage Cement sees revenues rise 13% in Q3 - African ManagerTunisia: Carthage Cement sees revenues rise 13% in Q3  African Manager

Tunisian PM resigns triggering political crisis - The HinduTunisian PM resigns triggering political crisis  The Hindu

Tunisian Women's Day: Gender equality, an essential condition for democracy - Council of EuropeTunisian Women's Day: Gender equality, an essential condition for democracy  Council of Europe

Tunisia’s tourism sector hopes for a quick recovery as borders reopen - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia’s tourism sector hopes for a quick recovery as borders reopen  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27 - ReutersTunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27  Reuters

IS claims responsibility for Tunisia terror attack - The HinduIS claims responsibility for Tunisia terror attack  The Hindu

Tunisia helps to repatriate 25 Indians via military plane despite resource constraints - Economic TimesTunisia helps to repatriate 25 Indians via military plane despite resource constraints  Economic Times

Tunisia's experience coping with pandemic is worth West's attention | Francis Ghiles - The Arab WeeklyTunisia's experience coping with pandemic is worth West's attention | Francis Ghiles  The Arab Weekly

Troost-Ekong and Kalu out of Super Eagles game against Tunisia - Goal.comTroost-Ekong and Kalu out of Super Eagles game against Tunisia  Goal.com