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: Truth Commission findings must lead to justice for thousands of victims of human rights violations - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Truth Commission findings must lead to justice for thousands of victims of human rights violations  Amnesty International

Tunisia's authorities must not squander the opportunity to ensure justice for thousands of victims of historic human rights violations, said Amnesty International, ...



The upside down hotel said to have inspired Star Wars faces demolition - CNNThe upside down hotel said to have inspired Star Wars faces demolition  CNN

Much of the shooting for the original Star Wars movies took place in Tunisia, and legend has it that one local landmark made a powerful impression on its creator ...



International report - Tunisia looks at equal inheritance between men and women - RFIInternational report - Tunisia looks at equal inheritance between men and women  RFI

A long-awaited bill in Tunisia allowing men and women to inherit in equal parts is currently being debated by parliament.If passed, the proposed new law would ...



CEPEJ first preparatory mission in Tunisia, in the framework of the Programme - Council of EuropeCEPEJ first preparatory mission in Tunisia, in the framework of the Programme  Council of Europe

On 18 and 19 March, a CEPEJ team visited Tunis to meet the main partners of the Programme "Improving the functioning, performance and access to justice in ...



Tunisia announces closure of Medenine migrant centre - InfoMigrantsTunisia announces closure of Medenine migrant centre  InfoMigrants

Tunisia has decided to close the Medenine center for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers due to overcrowding and inhumane conditions.



Tunisia: Alain Berset signs a social security agreement - swissinfo.chTunisia: Alain Berset signs a social security agreement  swissinfo.ch

Home Affairs Minister Alain Berset signed a social security agreement on Monday in Tunis with Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs Mohamed Trabelsi. He was ...



ISIS military activity in northwestern Tunisia, possibly in advance of establishing a new province in this country - Intelligence & Terrorism Information CenterISIS military activity in northwestern Tunisia, possibly in advance of establishing a new province in this country  Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center

Recently, media outlets affiliated with ISIS reported on military activity carried out by ISIS in northwestern Tunisia. The focus of this activity is Al-Qasrin Province ...



Tunisia coach Alain Giresse defends taking depleted squad for Algeria friendly - Goal.comTunisia coach Alain Giresse defends taking depleted squad for Algeria friendly  Goal.com

Tunisia coach Alain Giresse said he is not much concerned that he will field a depleted side in the international friendly match against Algeria. After beating ...



Is Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality? | by Ursula Lindsey - The New York Review of BooksIs Tunisia Ready for Gender Equality? | by Ursula Lindsey  The New York Review of Books

On January 14, the eighth anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, I joined the crowds passing through metal detectors to gather in Tunis's Avenue Habib ...



Driven to suicide in Tunisia's UNHCR refugee shelter - Al Jazeera EnglishDriven to suicide in Tunisia's UNHCR refugee shelter  Al Jazeera English

Lack of adequate care and frustration over absence of resettlement plans prompt attempted suicides, refugees say.



A Dangerous Neighbour - Zenith MagazineA Dangerous Neighbour  Zenith Magazine

While Tunisia has struggled with its own security concerns and economic problems since the 2011 revolution, ongoing instability in Libya poses a continued ...



11 Premature Babies Die in Less Than a Day in Tunisian Hospital, Sparking Outrage - The New York Times11 Premature Babies Die in Less Than a Day in Tunisian Hospital, Sparking Outrage  The New York Times

TUNIS — Outrage grew in Tunisia this past week after 11 premature babies died in less than 24 hours from infections acquired in the same hospital as doctors ...



Tunisia seeks extradition of Ben Ali brother-in-law from France - Aljazeera.comTunisia seeks extradition of Ben Ali brother-in-law from France  Aljazeera.com

Belhassen Trabelsi is wanted in Tunisia where he is thought to have headed a clan that embezzled government funds.



Why the U.S. and Tunisia Keep Their Cooperation Secret - The New York TimesWhy the U.S. and Tunisia Keep Their Cooperation Secret  The New York Times

Tunisian marines stood at attention as new ships from the American military arrived at a naval base in Bizerte in 2017.CreditCreditFethi Belaid/Agence ...



Tunisia: Authorities must end shameful attempts to shut down prominent LGBTI organization - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Authorities must end shameful attempts to shut down prominent LGBTI organization  Amnesty International

The Tunisian government's attempts to dissolve Shams, a local association that defends the rights of LGBTI people, are a despicable assault on human rights, ...



Tunisia to hold quadripartite meeting on the Libyan issue next week - The Libya ObserverTunisia to hold quadripartite meeting on the Libyan issue next week  The Libya Observer

Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui disclosed Saturday that his country will hold a quadripartite meeting next week, consisting of the United Nations, ...



Tunisia Repressive state of emergency bill a threat to human rights - Amnesty InternationalTunisia Repressive state of emergency bill a threat to human rights  Amnesty International

A deeply flawed draft state of emergency law currently being discussed in parliament could grant Tunisian authorities sweeping powers to ban demonstrations ...



Tunisia: Effort to Shut Down LGBT Group - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Effort to Shut Down LGBT Group  Human Rights Watch

The Tunisian government should halt its attempt to fight a court ruling that gave an LGBT association the right to operate, Human Rights Watch said today.



Tunisia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (18.03.19) - France DiplomatieTunisia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (18.03.19)  France Diplomatie

Q : Are you going to follow up on the extradition request for Belhassen Trabelsi, brother-in-law of former Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben (…)



Tunisia's health minister resigns after 11 babies die in hospital - ReutersTunisia's health minister resigns after 11 babies die in hospital  Reuters

Tunisia's health minister Abdel-Raouf El-Sherif resigned on Saturday after 11 babies mysteriously died within 24 hours in a hospital in the capital, state news ...



Body of illegal immigrant found off Tunisian coast - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBody of illegal immigrant found off Tunisian coast - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TUNIS, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Coast Guard founded on Monday the body of an illegal immigrant off Sfax coast in southeastern Tunisia. A source from the ...



Tunisia probes deaths of 11 babies, health minister resigns - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia probes deaths of 11 babies, health minister resigns  Al Jazeera English

Preliminary findings revealed that the deaths were 'likely caused by septic shock resulting from blood infections'.



Can this woman open a new chapter for human rights in Tunisia? - The GuardianCan this woman open a new chapter for human rights in Tunisia?  The Guardian

Sihem Bensedrine's explosive report into human rights abuses is written. Now those in power must be persuaded to read it.



In Tunisia, a youth crisis threatens the Arab Spring's only successful revolution - The Globe and MailIn Tunisia, a youth crisis threatens the Arab Spring's only successful revolution  The Globe and Mail

In 2010, a desperate man's suicide inspired a country to overthrow an authoritarian regime in the hopes of freedom and opportunity. It got the former, but amid ...



Daesh suspect attacks Tunisia judge with gavel during trial - Middle East MonitorDaesh suspect attacks Tunisia judge with gavel during trial  Middle East Monitor

The trial of a suspected Daesh militant descended into chaos this week after he attacked the presiding judge with his own gavel, AFP has reported.



NATO trains the Tunisian Navy on maritime simulators - NATO HQNATO trains the Tunisian Navy on maritime simulators  NATO HQ

Tunisian Navy officers improved their readiness at sea and knowledge on maritime modelling and simulation during a two-week training course held in March ...



Tunisia to hold national elections in October and November - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia to hold national elections in October and November  Al Jazeera English

Legislative polls will be held on October 6 and the presidential vote begins November 10, says the electoral commission.



'Made in Tunisia': the worker-casualties of the globalisation of the textile industry - Equal Times'Made in Tunisia': the worker-casualties of the globalisation of the textile industry  Equal Times

The manager “threw the keys down and left, passport in hand,” says one of the former employees of the small garment factory in Ksar Hellal in the Tunisian ...



Ghost workers sap Tunisia's phosphate wealth - ReutersGhost workers sap Tunisia's phosphate wealth  Reuters

METLAOUI, Tunisia - Tunisia's state phosphate firm CPG pays Abdel-Basset Klifhi a salary of $280 a month, even though he spends most days in his favorite ...



Tunisia Expects More than 9 Mn Tourists this Year - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishTunisia Expects More than 9 Mn Tourists this Year  Asharq Al-awsat English

The Tunisian Ministry of Tourism expects the number of holidaymakers to exceed nine million in 2019. The industry has witnessed a 42 percent increase in the ...



Tunisia: 19 'toxic' letters addressed to public figures, seized - Middle East MonitorTunisia: 19 'toxic' letters addressed to public figures, seized  Middle East Monitor

The Tunisian Ministry of the Interior said yesterday that it had seized 19 letters containing toxic substances and addressed to public figures. Tunis Afrique Presse ...



Tunisia government-industry pact to push apparel growth - just-style.comTunisia government-industry pact to push apparel growth  just-style.com

Tunisia's textile and garment manufacturers hope that the signing of a new public/private partnership pact with the government will enable industry to meet its full ...



Baxter explains why Bafana went to Tunisia via Germany - Sport24Baxter explains why Bafana went to Tunisia via Germany  Sport24

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter explained the national team went to Tunisia via Germany as it made the most logistical and practical sense.



Tunisia and Morocco quietly 'uneasy' with Algeria's popular movement - FRANCE 24 EnglishTunisia and Morocco quietly 'uneasy' with Algeria's popular movement  FRANCE 24 English

Since protests against a fifth mandate for Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika began on February 16, neighbouring Tunisia and Morocco have been ...



Tunisia: Thousands of officers demonstrate outside government - Middle East MonitorTunisia: Thousands of officers demonstrate outside government  Middle East Monitor

Thousands of Tunisian security officers yesterday demonstrated outside the government building demanding better working conditions. In a speech to the ...



After salary rises, IMF delays loan for Tunisia - Middle East MonitorAfter salary rises, IMF delays loan for Tunisia  Middle East Monitor

Tunisian Central Bank Governor Marwan Abbasi said yesterday that the IMF has postponed its experts' visit, as part of the fifth review, for an unspecified period ...



Tunisian president wants to amend constitution to dilute PM's power - ReutersTunisian president wants to amend constitution to dilute PM's power  Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's president called on Wednesday for changes to the new constitution to give the presidency more power, escalating a dispute ...



Focus - Meet the Tunisian fisherman determined to keep saving migrants at sea - FRANCE 24Focus - Meet the Tunisian fisherman determined to keep saving migrants at sea  FRANCE 24

European migration policy has a direct impact on the fishermen of Zarzis, a village in the south of Tunisia. Like national border guards, fishermen are required by ...



Ex-Tunisia PM: UAE 'sabotaging democracy' – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorEx-Tunisia PM: UAE 'sabotaging democracy' – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

The UAE is “sabotaging democracy in Tunisia”, the country's former prime minister Hamadi Jebali said in an interview on Thursday, hinting that it was involved in ...



In 1930s Tunisia, French Doctors Feared a 'Tea Craze' Would Destroy Society - Atlas ObscuraIn 1930s Tunisia, French Doctors Feared a 'Tea Craze' Would Destroy Society  Atlas Obscura

Outside a Moorish cafe, Tunis, Tunisia, in the late-19th century, when coffee was still the dominant drink and tea was rare. Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsc- ...



Tunisian billionaire who skipped Canada ahead of 2016 deportation arrested in France - Global NewsTunisian billionaire who skipped Canada ahead of 2016 deportation arrested in France  Global News

An elusive Tunisian billionaire who disappeared from Canada as he was set to be deported to his homeland in 2016 resurfaced last week and is under arrest in ...



Tunisia : final countdown for upcoming presidential elections - African Daily VoiceTunisia : final countdown for upcoming presidential elections  African Daily Voice

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The Tunisian presidential election is officially and finally scheduled on Nov. 10, 2019, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported on Saturday.



FTF: Tunisian players in Egypt will help us in AFCON pursuit - KingFutFTF: Tunisian players in Egypt will help us in AFCON pursuit  KingFut

The Tunisian Football Federation's spokesperson Al-Amine Mudo has claimed his national team got all what it takes to bring the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 ...



Amateur Radio Becoming More Expensive in Tunisia - ARRLAmateur Radio Becoming More Expensive in Tunisia  ARRL

Tunisia definitely is not a difficult DXCC entity to put into the log — it's #188 (out of 340) on Club Log's Most-Wanted DXCC List — but Amateur Radio is not ...



Prince Harry talks mental health at Tunisia attacks memorial - BBC NewsPrince Harry talks mental health at Tunisia attacks memorial  BBC News

The Duke of Sussex has told relatives of the 2015 Tunisia terrorist attacks to talk about their loss. Prince Harry was at Birmingham's Cannon Hill Park unveiling a ...



Tunisia: Books with Ben Ali's quotes draw wrath - Medafrica TimesTunisia: Books with Ben Ali's quotes draw wrath  Medafrica Times

Tunisian activists of the country's 2011 revolution have lambasted the 36th handicrafts creation fair held in capital Tunis over the presence of books containing ...



Tunisia to hold autumn parliamentary and presidential elections - ReutersTunisia to hold autumn parliamentary and presidential elections  Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will hold a parliamentary election on Oct. 6 and a presidential election starting on Nov. 10, the Electoral Commission said on ...



UPDATE 1-Tunisia's benchmark interest rate held at 7.75 pct - ReutersUPDATE 1-Tunisia's benchmark interest rate held at 7.75 pct  Reuters

(Adds background). TUNIS, March 22 (Reuters) - Tunisia's central bank has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 7.75 percent, it said on Friday.



Tunisian forces kill three Islamic State militants near Algerian border - ReutersTunisian forces kill three Islamic State militants near Algerian border  Reuters

Tunisian special forces killed three suspected Islamic State militants on Tuesday after clashes in mountains near the Algerian border, a security official told ...



ISIS suspect hits Tunisian judge with own gavel inside courtroom - Fox NewsISIS suspect hits Tunisian judge with own gavel inside courtroom  Fox News

The trial of a man suspected of carrying out ISIS terrorist attacks in Tunisia descended into chaos this week after he lunged at a judge and bludgeoned him with ...



Kenya negotiate for direct flights with Tunisia - The Star, KenyaKenya negotiate for direct flights with Tunisia  The Star, Kenya

Flights from Tunisia through Qatar take at least seven hours.



Kenya freshen ties with Tunisia - The Star, KenyaKenya freshen ties with Tunisia  The Star, Kenya

Kenya and Tunisia have revived their economic relations that have been sluggish over years. In a Kenya-Tunisia Business Forum held yesterday, the two ...



Tunisia's high-flying Brutalist hotel is safe after demolition scare - The Architect's NewspaperTunisia's high-flying Brutalist hotel is safe after demolition scare  The Architect's Newspaper

The perennially endangered Hôtel du Lac in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, is safe after rumors of its impending demolition swirled online. Often compared to an ...



Tunisia bars Boeing 737 max jets from its airspace - ReutersTunisia bars Boeing 737 max jets from its airspace  Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia has barred the passage, takeoff and landing of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on its territory, the transport ministry said on Thursday.



New contemporary art space opens in impoverished area outside Tunis - Art NewspaperNew contemporary art space opens in impoverished area outside Tunis  Art Newspaper

B7L9, founded by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, shows works by international and Tunisian artists but also engages the local community.



A Taste of Tunisia is Coming to the Marina - SF StationA Taste of Tunisia is Coming to the Marina  SF Station

San Francisco is frequented by all sorts of pop-ups, but rarely does the invite include the word "Tunisia" in it. Soukra, a San Francisco-based online store for.



Bafana expect a football-friendly chill in Sfax for huge game against Libya - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldBafana expect a football-friendly chill in Sfax for huge game against Libya  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

Bafana Bafana have been kept guessing by varying weather patterns – from hot‚ to windy‚ to heavy rain – to contend with in Tunisia‚ but seem destined to ...



Fort McMurray chefs win international baking competition in Tunisia - Fort McMurray TodayFort McMurray chefs win international baking competition in Tunisia  Fort McMurray Today

Two Fort McMurray chefs have led Canada to winning the fourth annual Festival International du Pain 2019, which was held from Feb. 17 to 23 in Tunisia.



Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria FMs take part in talks on Libya - Business StandardEgypt, Tunisia, Algeria FMs take part in talks on Libya  Business Standard

Egypt's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday hosted talks with the foreign ministers of Algeria and Tunisia, Libya's neighbors to the west, days after Libya's rival ...



Stallone, Lundgren reunite for Tunisia-bound Expendables 4 - MovieholeStallone, Lundgren reunite for Tunisia-bound Expendables 4  Moviehole

The next "Expendables" sequel starring Sly Stallone will shoot in Tunisia, local paper Tunisian daily La Presse said this week.



Ruud Krol eyeing a return to South Africa to coach in the Premiership - TimesLIVERuud Krol eyeing a return to South Africa to coach in the Premiership  TimesLIVE

Ruud Krol is eyeing a return to South Africa and would like to have one more coaching spell in the Absa premiership.



Prince Harry to remember 31 Britons killed in Tunisia - ITV NewsPrince Harry to remember 31 Britons killed in Tunisia  ITV News

Read Prince Harry to remember 31 Britons killed in Tunisia latest on ITV News. All the Monday 4th March 2019 news.



AL not to address Syrian return in Tunisia's summit - MENAFN.COMAL not to address Syrian return in Tunisia's summit  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) Cairo-based Arab League (AL) rejected planning to bring up the return of the Syrian membership during a summit set to be held in Tunisia by t.



Fugitive billionaire brother-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali arrested in France - The Irish SunFugitive billionaire brother-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali arrested in France  The Irish Sun

Belhassen Trabelsi, 56, is currently languishing in Marseille's grim Baumettes prison.



Nkana draw Sfaxien of Tunisia in last 8 of Confederation Cup - zambianfootball.co.zmNkana draw Sfaxien of Tunisia in last 8 of Confederation Cup  zambianfootball.co.zm

Zambia's representative in the CAF Confederation Cup have been drawn against Tunisian side CS Sfaxien in the quarter finals of the 201/19 CAF Confederation ...



Tunisia's Road to October Elections Full of Landmines - Al-BawabaTunisia's Road to October Elections Full of Landmines  Al-Bawaba

The road leading to elections in October is full of “landmines,” said head Tunisia's Ennahda party Rashid al-Ghannouchi.“Desperate” individuals, who have no ...



Expendables 4 to reportedly be shot in Tunisia - JoBlo.comExpendables 4 to reportedly be shot in Tunisia  JoBlo.com

It's been quite a while since we've heard of any movement on THE EXPENDABLES 4, the long gestating sequel belonging to the star-studded action franchise ...



Prince Harry to open Birmingham memorial for Tunisia terror victims - ITV NewsPrince Harry to open Birmingham memorial for Tunisia terror victims  ITV News

Read the latest Central stories, Prince Harry to open Birmingham memorial for Tunisia terror victims on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Central news.



Tunisia's mysterious baby deaths rise to 15 - Premium TimesTunisia's mysterious baby deaths rise to 15  Premium Times

An infant died under unclear circumstances at a hospital in Tunisia, bringing the number of unexplained baby deaths at a hospital in the country to 15 since last ...



TUNISIA : Talys modernizes register of commerce for World Bank - Africa IntelligenceTUNISIA : Talys modernizes register of commerce for World Bank  Africa Intelligence

On March 8, the World Bank awarded a contract for the modernisation of the Tunisian register of commerce to Tunisian company Talys Consulting.



EU to intervene over illegal Tunisian fishing undermining Maltese fishermen - PN - Times of MaltaEU to intervene over illegal Tunisian fishing undermining Maltese fishermen - PN  Times of Malta

The European Commission has promised to work with Maltese authorities on ways to tackle illegal fishing by Tunisian boats, which are undermining lampuki ...



Afcon failure unthinkable for Bafana Bafana‚ says 'Yeye' Letsholonyane - TimesLIVEAfcon failure unthinkable for Bafana Bafana‚ says 'Yeye' Letsholonyane  TimesLIVE

Veteran Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane says failure to qualify for this year's Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt is unthinkable for Bafana Bafana and coach ...



Police Help Tunisian Illegal Migrant Mistakenly Believed to Be Pregnant - Total Croatia NewsPolice Help Tunisian Illegal Migrant Mistakenly Believed to Be Pregnant  Total Croatia News

Police found in the Plješivica Mountain area on Sunday 15 persons from Libya and Tunisia who had illegally entered Croatia, including a Tunisian illegal ...



Tunisia announces date for presidential election - China Economic NetTunisia announces date for presidential election  China Economic Net

The Tunisian presidential election is officially and finally scheduled on Nov. 10, 2019, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported on Saturday. Head of the ...



Brexit latest, Ukraine presidential election, Arab League summit - Financial TimesBrexit latest, Ukraine presidential election, Arab League summit  Financial Times

The FT's Claer Barrett previews some of the big stories the FT is watching in the week ahead, including Theresa May's battle to save her fragile Brexit deal, the ...



VOLEYBALL: Al Ahly clinch 10th Women’s African Club Championship - KingFutVOLEYBALL: Al Ahly clinch 10th Women’s African Club Championship  KingFut

Al Ahly's women's team have been crowned as African Club's Championship champions after they overcame Tunisia's Carthage in the final showdown on ...



Algeria vs Tunisia International Friendly Live - Viral Internet - Somaliupdate OnlineAlgeria vs Tunisia International Friendly Live - Viral Internet  Somaliupdate Online

Algeria vs Tunisia: In today's International Friendly, Algeria meets Tunisia at Stade Mustapha Tchaker. The match will kick-start at 1;15 AM IST on 27th Ma.



Sundowns to face Africa’s most successful club Al Ahly in Champions League showdown - TimesLIVESundowns to face Africa’s most successful club Al Ahly in Champions League showdown  TimesLIVE

Mamelodi Sundowns will face Africa's most successful club Al Ahly in the quarterfinals of the African Champions League after the draw was made in Cairo on ...



ANSAmed - Tomorrow's events in the Mediterranean - Politics - ANSAMed - Agenzia ANSAANSAmed - Tomorrow's events in the Mediterranean - Politics - ANSAMed  Agenzia ANSA

(ANSAmed) - ROMA, MARCH 25 - These are the main events scheduled for tomorrow in the Euro-Mediterranean area: TUNIS - A round of high-level meetings ...



The Observers - Pet cheetahs in the Gulf countries, tree replanting in a Tunisian forest, and more - FRANCE 24The Observers - Pet cheetahs in the Gulf countries, tree replanting in a Tunisian forest, and more  FRANCE 24

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.



Ghali: The Trap Artist Who Won Over Italy - The AtlanticGhali: The Trap Artist Who Won Over Italy  The Atlantic

One rainy Monday evening in October, a cheering crowd welcomed Ghali Amdouni back to Milan, his hometown. Born to Tunisian immigrants, Ghali, as he is ...



Defending champion Stephens jolts Jabeur in Miami - WTA TennisDefending champion Stephens jolts Jabeur in Miami  WTA Tennis

No.4 seed Sloane Stephens kicked off her Miami Open title defense by advancing to the third round with a straight-set win over Ons Jabeur. -A +A. WTA Staff.



Tunisia attacks: Militants jailed over 2015 terror - BBC NewsTunisia attacks: Militants jailed over 2015 terror  BBC News

Seven jihadists have been sentenced to life in prison in Tunisia over attacks at a museum and a beach resort in 2015. Sixty people, mostly tourists, died in the ...



Tunisia’s migration to the north - Brookings InstitutionTunisia’s migration to the north  Brookings Institution

Northward migration is an exit strategy of those Tunisians experiencing intense marginalization at home. The government in Tunis, meanwhile, has failed to ...



AFCON qualifiers: Angola brush off Botswana to secure place - The South AfricanAFCON qualifiers: Angola brush off Botswana to secure place  The South African

Angola beat Botswana 1-0 thanks to a soft Wilson Eduardo goal to join 14 teams who had already qualified for the AFCON 2019 in Egypt.



Tunisia's secular opposition forms new party - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia's secular opposition forms new party  Al Jazeera English

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and supporters split from ruling Nidaa Tounes to form Tahya Tounes or 'Long live Tunisia'.



Tunisia’s Fledgling Democracy Shows Signs of Wear and Tear - TIMETunisia’s Fledgling Democracy Shows Signs of Wear and Tear  TIME

Tunisia will forever be remembered as the birthplace of the Arab Spring in 2011. That has been both a blessing and a curse for the country. The upside is that ...



Burundi joins Uganda, Kenya in AFCON 2019 - IndependentBurundi joins Uganda, Kenya in AFCON 2019  Independent

Qualified Uganda Kenya Burundi. Final chance. Tanzania. Comfortable passage for champions Cameroon as Burundi make history.



Tunisian Union Launches Nationwide Strike Over Pay - VOA NewsTunisian Union Launches Nationwide Strike Over Pay  VOA News

Tunisia's biggest union, UGTT, started a nationwide strike Thursday affecting the country's airports, schools and state media to protest the government's refusal ...



Regional development in Tunisia: The consequences of multiple marginalization - Brookings InstitutionRegional development in Tunisia: The consequences of multiple marginalization  Brookings Institution

Political, economic, and institutional factors have historically hampered regional development in Tunisia. Elite plans have not ensured the fair distribution of ...



Tunisia just lost its anchor of stability. That's a good thing. - Brookings InstitutionTunisia just lost its anchor of stability. That's a good thing.  Brookings Institution

On September 24, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the end of a four-year alliance between his secular party, Nidaa Tounes, and the Islamist ...



Who Killed Tunisian Drone Expert Mohammed Al-Zawari? - Aljazeera.comWho Killed Tunisian Drone Expert Mohammed Al-Zawari?  Aljazeera.com

Two years after the Hamas engineer's assassination, Tunisia struggles to get the suspects extradited from the Balkans.



Is Revolutionary Fervor Afire—Again—in Tunisia? - The New YorkerIs Revolutionary Fervor Afire—Again—in Tunisia?  The New Yorker

Robin Wright on the Tunisian television reporter Abderrazak Zorgui, whose death by self-immolation sparked days of protests and clashes with police.



Teachers’ strike fuels Tunisia turmoil - Business DayTeachers’ strike fuels Tunisia turmoil  Business Day

Tunis — Thousands of Tunisian teachers rallied on Wednesday near the prime minister's office to demand better work conditions and higher wages, in an ...



Tunis attack, a wake-up call for Tunisia's political leaders - Al Jazeera EnglishTunis attack, a wake-up call for Tunisia's political leaders  Al Jazeera English

Suicide attack in Tunisia's capital sends a message that political polarisation needs to end to tackle security issues.



New tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary - Washington PostNew tensions, worries mark Tunisia's revolution anniversary  Washington Post

TUNIS, Tunisia — Thousands gathered Monday in Tunisia's capital as the country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time ...



Unlike other Arab regimes, Tunisia’s remembers old crimes - The EconomistUnlike other Arab regimes, Tunisia’s remembers old crimes  The Economist

AN ARABIC PROVERB holds that “what is past is dead.” Eight years after the Arab spring most Arab regimes treat these words as policy. Though Egypt ...



Osimhen scores hat-trick as Nigeria reach final qualifying round of U23 AFCON - TheCableOsimhen scores hat-trick as Nigeria reach final qualifying round of U23 AFCON  TheCable

Nigeria sailed into the final round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series on Monday, beating Libya 4-0 on the back of a Victor Osimhen hat–trick ...



Tunisia: Socioeconomic injustice persists 8 years after uprising - Aljazeera.comTunisia: Socioeconomic injustice persists 8 years after uprising  Aljazeera.com

Economic malaise that sparked the revolution continues on the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring's beginning.



Tunisia: Emergency Powers Bill Threatens Rights - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Emergency Powers Bill Threatens Rights  Human Rights Watch

Tunisia's Parliament should abandon or substantially revise a bill that would give the government sweeping powers to restrict rights during declared states of ...