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
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Tunisia is an American 'soft power' success story — keep it that way - The Hill

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Tunisia is an American 'soft power' success story — keep it that way
The Hill
When President Dwight Eisenhower visited Tunisia on December 17, 1959, he asked Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba how the United States could be most helpful to his young country. Bourguiba, who was intent on building a modern nation that would set ...



Women in rural Tunisia are mixing hot sauce with business ... - CTV News

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Women in rural Tunisia are mixing hot sauce with business ...
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These Tunisian women have some sauce, pooling their resources and a seasoned culinary expertise handed down the centuries from mother to daughter.

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Tunisian Football Federation extends Nabil Maaloul's contract as head coach - Goal.com

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Tunisian Football Federation extends Nabil Maaloul's contract as head coach
Goal.com
Tunisia head coach Nabil Maaloul has been handed a five-year contract extension by the Tunisian Football Federation. Following a successful 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, the 55-year-old tactician will stay at the helm till June 2022. The ...

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Team Tunisia earns historic win - American Football International

American Football International

Team Tunisia earns historic win
American Football International
American football may be virtually unknown in Tunisia but Team Tunisia, the country's first ever national team is already historic. Coached by NFL Europe veteran and the longest active football coach in Germany, Cevin Conrad, the Carthage Eagles ...



UPDATE 1-Tunisian parliament approves 2018 budget including ... - Reuters

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UPDATE 1-Tunisian parliament approves 2018 budget including ...
Reuters
Tunisia's parliament on Saturdayapproved a 36 billion dinar ($14.55 billion) budget for nextyear which included a package of fiscal measures to cut thebudget deficit.
Tunisian parliament approves 2018 budget including fiscal reforms ...Al-Arabiya

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Najet Werda: Cooking against the tide in Tunisia - Aljazeera.com

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Najet Werda: Cooking against the tide in Tunisia
Aljazeera.com
In Kerkennah, an island off the Tunisian coast, you can allegedly get the best couscous and octopus in the world - and the place to get it is Najet's restaurant. Najet Werda came to Kerkennah as a young girl and fell in love with the picturesque island ...



Corruption, Not Terrorism, Is Tunisia's Biggest Threat - Carnegie Europe

Carnegie Europe

Corruption, Not Terrorism, Is Tunisia's Biggest Threat
Carnegie Europe
The EU has provided Tunisia with approximately €3.5 billion in a combination of grants and loans since 2011. After establishing a “Privileged Partnership” between the EU and Tunisia in 2012, the EU has strengthened relationships with the Tunisian ...

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Tunisia seen softening economic reforms to avoid unrest - gulfnews.com

Tunisia seen softening economic reforms to avoid unrest
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Tunis: Tunisia plans to launch long-awaited reforms to reduce its chronic budget deficit, but the measures could harm investment if the government imposes new taxes and resists cutting the bloated public sector in order to avoid social unrest. The ...



Tunisia holds Congress accountable for US decision on Jerusalem - Middle East Monitor

Middle East Monitor

Tunisia holds Congress accountable for US decision on Jerusalem
Middle East Monitor
The Tunisian parliament yesterday voted by an absolute majority to condemn US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and held the US Congress responsible. A majority of 121 lawmakers voted in favour of the decision ...
Tunisia and Morocco summon US ambassadors over JerusalemEgypttoday (blog)
Tunisian labor union says Jerusalem decision a 'declaration of war', calls for protestsReuters
US Jerusalem move slammed in African, Mideast countriesAnadolu Agency
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Lovers win, as love loses: Changes to interfaith marriage law in Tunisia - Hurriyet Daily News

Lovers win, as love loses: Changes to interfaith marriage law in Tunisia
Hurriyet Daily News
In September this year, amendments to Tunisian marriage law lifted a ban on the country's women to marry non-Muslim men. The change was celebrated by women's rights activists who have been demanding it for decades. The good news were expected since ...