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 attack survivor attends vigil for Manchester - BBC News - BBC News

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Tunisia attack survivor attends vigil for Manchester - BBC News
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Tunisian forces clash with protesters at oil fields - Aljazeera.com

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Tunisian forces clash with protesters at oil fields
Aljazeera.com
Tunisian security forces fired tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding jobs and a share in revenue from gas and oil companies, as weeks of unrest over jobs and funding in the country's southern provinces escalated into violence.
Tunisian Forces Clash With ProtestersThe Wire
Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministryNews24
Tunisia Forces Clash With Protesters, One Killed, Stations BurnedU.S. News & World Report
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Tunisia: The Law That Could Be the Final Blow to Tunisia's Transition - AllAfrica.com

Tunisia: The Law That Could Be the Final Blow to Tunisia's Transition
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Six years after the fall of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia, transitional justice is going through hard times. Impunity for human rights violations persists. The most senior officials responsible for the repression have escaped justice. And the Truth and ...



Tunisia Raises Interest Rate to Highest in More Than 5 Years - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Tunisia Raises Interest Rate to Highest in More Than 5 Years
Bloomberg
Tunisia raised its benchmark interest rate for the second consecutive month, pushing it to its highest level in more than 5 years in a bid to combat inflation and stem the decline of the dinar as it moves ahead with IMF-backed economic reforms. The ...
Tunisia hikes interest rates to curb inflation, support dinarNasdaq
CORRECTED-Tunisian central bank hikes main rate to 5 pct to halt dinar slideReuters Africa

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Serinus Energy halts production in Tunisia, as protestors block ... - WorldOil (subscription)

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Serinus Energy halts production in Tunisia, as protestors block ...
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Serinus Energy Inc. has announced that it has temporarily shut-in production at Sabria field in Tunisia, due to continued social unrest in the southern part of the ...
Tunisian oilfields shut in amid protests | UpstreamUpstream Online

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'Arab Spring' In Vain: Tunisia And Egypt Remain Corrupt - Forbes

Forbes

'Arab Spring' In Vain: Tunisia And Egypt Remain Corrupt
Forbes
A popular uprising that began in Tunisia and Egypt seven years ago, calling for an end to corruption and the creation of economic opportunities, has yet to achieve these goals. In fact, Tunisia and Egypt have not become less corrupt since then, and ...



Tunisia protesters 'close' second oil pump station - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Tunisia protesters 'close' second oil pump station
Eyewitness News
TUNIS - Tunisian protesters demanding jobs have closed a second oil pumping station in the south in defiance of government attempts to protect oil and gasfields with troops and negotiate an end to unrest, two local radios reported on Sunday. Protesters ...
Tunisia Protesters Shut Oil Transport Pumping Station: RadioU.S. News & World Report
Tunisia protesters close second oil pump station in southCitizen TV (press release)
Tunisia protesters close oil pumping station after army standoffReuters
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Rivers United won't rely on Tunisia experience - Eguma - Goal.com - Goal.com

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Panic over the red devils threatening to strip Tunisia of its grand palm trees - The Guardian

The Guardian

Panic over the red devils threatening to strip Tunisia of its grand palm trees
The Guardian
Morched Garbouj, president of a Tunisian environmental group, smiled as he told the popular legend of how the red palm weevil first arrived in Tunisia. ôSome people say that it was the former dictator Ben Ali's son-in-law who brought it here. He was ...
Tunisia tourism gets surprise boost despite Foreign Office warningsThe Independent
State of emergency in Tunisia extendedTravel Weekly UK
Tunisia extends state of emergency for another monthThe Indian Express
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Egypt and Tunisia just won big at Cannes - StepFeed

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Egypt and Tunisia just won big at Cannes
StepFeed
Egypt and Tunisia have come out as clear winners on Sunday in this year's edition of the Arab Critics Awards at the Cannes Film Festival. The awards ceremony is organized by the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) with the objective of encouraging and promoting ...