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 Searches for New Prime Minister - Voice of AmericaTunisia Searches for New Prime Minister  Voice of America

Italy-Tunisia migrant repatriation flights to resume on August 10 - InfoMigrantsItaly-Tunisia migrant repatriation flights to resume on August 10  InfoMigrants

Explained: Tunisia's Political Crisis and What It Means for the Nascent Democracy - The WireExplained: Tunisia's Political Crisis and What It Means for the Nascent Democracy  The Wire

Tunisia: 'Army on alert to confront conspirators' - Anadolu AgencyTunisia: 'Army on alert to confront conspirators'  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia's political wrangling explained in 600 words - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia's political wrangling explained in 600 words  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia to send two military planes with food aid, medical supplies to Lebanon - cgtn.comTunisia to send two military planes with food aid, medical supplies to Lebanon  cgtn.com

Interior minister to form new government in Tunisia - Anadolu AgencyInterior minister to form new government in Tunisia  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia starts first immigration census - InfoMigrantsTunisia starts first immigration census  InfoMigrants

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

Tunisia announces new measures for arrivals from abroad to prevent COVID-19 spread - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTunisia announces new measures for arrivals from abroad to prevent COVID-19 spread - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

3rd Time's a Charm for PM: Tunisia's Democracy Growing Pains Continue - The Media Line3rd Time's a Charm for PM: Tunisia's Democracy Growing Pains Continue  The Media Line

Tunisia stops migrants from departing to Italy - InfoMigrantsTunisia stops migrants from departing to Italy  InfoMigrants

WFP Tunisia Country Brief, June 2020 - Tunisia - ReliefWebWFP Tunisia Country Brief, June 2020 - Tunisia  ReliefWeb

Tunisia: No-confidence vote fails to remove Ghannouchi - Anadolu AgencyTunisia: No-confidence vote fails to remove Ghannouchi  Anadolu Agency

Italy puts pressure on Tunisia to control wave of migrants - Arab NewsItaly puts pressure on Tunisia to control wave of migrants  Arab News

Italian interior minister urges Tunisia to act on migration - InfoMigrantsItalian interior minister urges Tunisia to act on migration  InfoMigrants

Coronavirus Numbers Drop in Egypt and Sudan; Libya, Tunisia and Algeria See Increases - Voice of AmericaCoronavirus Numbers Drop in Egypt and Sudan; Libya, Tunisia and Algeria See Increases  Voice of America

Tunisia protesters shut down main oil production site in south - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia protesters shut down main oil production site in south  Al Jazeera English

The European Union Opens Up Travel from Tunisia and Other Nations - Argophilia Travel NewsThe European Union Opens Up Travel from Tunisia and Other Nations  Argophilia Travel News

Tunisia welcomes back tourists after pandemic lockdown - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostTunisia welcomes back tourists after pandemic lockdown - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Ennahda slams calls for excluding it from Tunisia gov't - Anadolu AgencyEnnahda slams calls for excluding it from Tunisia gov't  Anadolu Agency

Italy conveys to Tunisia concern about spike in illegal migration | | AW - The Arab WeeklyItaly conveys to Tunisia concern about spike in illegal migration | | AW  The Arab Weekly

UNHCR Tunisia Factsheet - May 2020 [EN/AR] - Tunisia - ReliefWebUNHCR Tunisia Factsheet - May 2020 [EN/AR] - Tunisia  ReliefWeb

Tunisia: Investigate alarming use of force on peaceful protesters demanding jobs - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Investigate alarming use of force on peaceful protesters demanding jobs  Amnesty International

Is the UAE paying lawmakers to undermine Tunisia's democracy? - TRT WorldIs the UAE paying lawmakers to undermine Tunisia's democracy?  TRT World

Tunisia busts 'terror' cell planning attacks - Anadolu AgencyTunisia busts 'terror' cell planning attacks  Anadolu Agency

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of militants - Arab NewsTunisian families battle to repatriate children of militants  Arab News

Tunisian Woman Sentenced to Prison Over Joke Alluding to the Quran - The New York TimesTunisian Woman Sentenced to Prison Over Joke Alluding to the Quran  The New York Times

Tunisia: Blogger Emna Chargui sentenced to six months in prison for social media post - Amnesty InternationalTunisia: Blogger Emna Chargui sentenced to six months in prison for social media post  Amnesty International

African leagues: Tunisia resume, Zambia falter, Algeria cancel - Yahoo SportsAfrican leagues: Tunisia resume, Zambia falter, Algeria cancel  Yahoo Sports

Tunisia welcomes back tourists after coronavirus pandemic lockdown - Hindustan TimesTunisia welcomes back tourists after coronavirus pandemic lockdown  Hindustan Times

New Tunisia protests over unemployment - Arab NewsNew Tunisia protests over unemployment  Arab News

Another Premier Is Evicted as Tunisia Enters a New Crisis - BloombergAnother Premier Is Evicted as Tunisia Enters a New Crisis  Bloomberg

Migrant repatriations to Tunisia to resume Aug 10 - English - Agenzia ANSAMigrant repatriations to Tunisia to resume Aug 10 - English  Agenzia ANSA

Tunisia's Political Instability Raises Sovereign Financing Risks - Fitch RatingsTunisia's Political Instability Raises Sovereign Financing Risks  Fitch Ratings

Tunisia's travel agencies hit as coronavirus pandemic pummels tourism - Arab NewsTunisia's travel agencies hit as coronavirus pandemic pummels tourism  Arab News

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigns - FRANCE 24 EnglishTunisia’s Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigns  FRANCE 24 English

Tunisia invests in major wind farm as part of longterm renewable energy plan | Omar El-Huni - The Arab WeeklyTunisia invests in major wind farm as part of longterm renewable energy plan | Omar El-Huni  The Arab Weekly

Tunisia's first floating PV project – pv magazine International - pv magazine InternationalTunisia's first floating PV project – pv magazine International  pv magazine International

Douglas, Tunisia.jpg | | kokomoperspective.com - Kokomo PerspectiveDouglas, Tunisia.jpg | | kokomoperspective.com  Kokomo Perspective

Tunisia's investment minister says economy will shrink by 6.5% this year - ReutersTunisia's investment minister says economy will shrink by 6.5% this year  Reuters

Charter flights to Tunisia resume following three-month break - Daily MailCharter flights to Tunisia resume following three-month break  Daily Mail

Tunisia PM Elyes Fakhfakh resigns - Arab NewsTunisia PM Elyes Fakhfakh resigns  Arab News

Tunisian parties seek to oust parliament speaker, Islamists want new government - ReutersTunisian parties seek to oust parliament speaker, Islamists want new government  Reuters

Tunisia: State might no longer pay salaries, supply power – Parliament Speaker warns - The North Africa PostTunisia: State might no longer pay salaries, supply power – Parliament Speaker warns  The North Africa Post

Tunisian lawmakers: Premier has 'conflict of interest' - Anadolu AgencyTunisian lawmakers: Premier has 'conflict of interest'  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia as Host Country for TICAD 8 - Modern DiplomacyTunisia as Host Country for TICAD 8  Modern Diplomacy

Italy-Tunisia: Open Art Week, competition for young designer - General news - ANSAMed - ANSAmedItaly-Tunisia: Open Art Week, competition for young designer - General news - ANSAMed  ANSAmed

How Tunisia's impoverished southeast remained COVID-19 free - Al-MonitorHow Tunisia's impoverished southeast remained COVID-19 free  Al-Monitor

Tunisia: In Tataouine, Socio-Economic Marginalization Is a Time Bomb - ?????? ??????? ??????Tunisia: In Tataouine, Socio-Economic Marginalization Is a Time Bomb  ?????? ??????? ??????

Crowned Tunisian Champions, Monastir win back-to-back League title - BoxscoreCrowned Tunisian Champions, Monastir win back-to-back League title  Boxscore

Protesters block major oil pumping station in Tunisia's south - cgtn.comProtesters block major oil pumping station in Tunisia's south  cgtn.com

Tunisian prime minister resigns, political sources say - ReutersTunisian prime minister resigns, political sources say  Reuters

'Early Elections' Tops Consultations to Form New Tunisian Govt - Asharq Al-awsat - English'Early Elections' Tops Consultations to Form New Tunisian Govt  Asharq Al-awsat - English

Tunisia's sex workers face 'moral crusade' and precariousness - Middle East EyeTunisia's sex workers face 'moral crusade' and precariousness  Middle East Eye

Saudi Arabia foreign minister discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders - Khaleej TimesSaudi Arabia foreign minister discusses Libya with Algerian, Tunisian leaders  Khaleej Times

Animal shelter in Tunisia stormed by thugs who ‘pushed nails into dog’s eyes, force-fed them bleach and beat p - The SunAnimal shelter in Tunisia stormed by thugs who ‘pushed nails into dog’s eyes, force-fed them bleach and beat p  The Sun

Africa File: Political Turmoil Challenges Mali, Ethiopia, And Tunisia As Libya War Heats Up - Critical Threats ProjectAfrica File: Political Turmoil Challenges Mali, Ethiopia, And Tunisia As Libya War Heats Up  Critical Threats Project

Tunisia signs power agreement for first floating solar plant - Construction ReviewTunisia signs power agreement for first floating solar plant  Construction Review

Dog shelter horror: Twenty puppies are tortured to death at animal refuge in Tunisia - Daily MailDog shelter horror: Twenty puppies are tortured to death at animal refuge in Tunisia  Daily Mail

'Tunisia attack robbed three generations of my family of their amazing hopes and dreams' - Mirror Online'Tunisia attack robbed three generations of my family of their amazing hopes and dreams'  Mirror Online

Algeria, Tunisia on sidelines of regional diplomacy over Libya conflict - Al-MonitorAlgeria, Tunisia on sidelines of regional diplomacy over Libya conflict  Al-Monitor

Tides of coronavirus converge on a rock in the Med - The TimesTides of coronavirus converge on a rock in the Med  The Times

Washington and Tunisia call for an end to foreign interference in Libya - The Libya ObserverWashington and Tunisia call for an end to foreign interference in Libya  The Libya Observer

Lampedusa runs out of room to quarantine new migrants, as politicians start to blame each other - InfoMigrantsLampedusa runs out of room to quarantine new migrants, as politicians start to blame each other  InfoMigrants

Tunisia seeking to delay loan repayments, investment minister says - ZAWYATunisia seeking to delay loan repayments, investment minister says  ZAWYA

Ennahda: an inspiration - The News InternationalEnnahda: an inspiration  The News International

Arab countries send medical, humanitarian aid to Beirut - Anadolu AgencyArab countries send medical, humanitarian aid to Beirut  Anadolu Agency

Dogs mutilated and lying in pools of blood in animal shelter massacre - Daily StarDogs mutilated and lying in pools of blood in animal shelter massacre  Daily Star

My aunt’s Tunisian couscous with beef I #TweetYourShabbat - ForwardMy aunt’s Tunisian couscous with beef I #TweetYourShabbat  Forward

Tunisian-style Couscous with Fish | The Star - Toronto StarTunisian-style Couscous with Fish | The Star  Toronto Star

US officials say no sign Beirut blast was attack - The New Indian ExpressUS officials say no sign Beirut blast was attack  The New Indian Express

Foreign Interference in the Libyan Civil War: Is Libya Going Adrift? - Morocco World NewsForeign Interference in the Libyan Civil War: Is Libya Going Adrift?  Morocco World News

Immigration: Influx of migrants gives new momentum to Italy's far-right movement - North Africa JournalImmigration: Influx of migrants gives new momentum to Italy's far-right movement  North Africa Journal

People arriving in Estonia from 19 countries will need to self-isolate - Estonian WorldPeople arriving in Estonia from 19 countries will need to self-isolate  Estonian World

Tunisia nears zero coronavirus cases as it eyes tourism - DW (English)Tunisia nears zero coronavirus cases as it eyes tourism  DW (English)

The benefits of learning an instrument in lockdown - The EconomistThe benefits of learning an instrument in lockdown  The Economist

Film Critic Jay Weissberg to host Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha on ACC Talks - BroadcastProME.comFilm Critic Jay Weissberg to host Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha on ACC Talks  BroadcastProME.com

Major league football set to restart in Africa - Yahoo SportsMajor league football set to restart in Africa  Yahoo Sports

PETITION: Justice for 24 Dogs Massacred at Tunisian Animal Shelter - Lady FreethinkerPETITION: Justice for 24 Dogs Massacred at Tunisian Animal Shelter  Lady Freethinker

Coronavirus - Tunisia: Lifting of travel restrictions - Council reviews the list of third countries - CNBCAfrica.comCoronavirus - Tunisia: Lifting of travel restrictions - Council reviews the list of third countries  CNBCAfrica.com

Tunisia to reopen mosques, cafes after nearly 3 months - Anadolu AgencyTunisia to reopen mosques, cafes after nearly 3 months  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus Reveals Tunisia's Revolutionary Gains for Women Only Exist on Paper - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceCoronavirus Reveals Tunisia's Revolutionary Gains for Women Only Exist on Paper  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Tunisia to launch country's first satellite - TRT WorldTunisia to launch country's first satellite  TRT World

Tunisia: Unfinished Rights Business - Human Rights WatchTunisia: Unfinished Rights Business  Human Rights Watch

Tunisia denies establishing any foreign bases - Anadolu AgencyTunisia denies establishing any foreign bases  Anadolu Agency

Reform from crisis: How Tunisia can use covid-19 as an opportunity - European Council on Foreign RelationsReform from crisis: How Tunisia can use covid-19 as an opportunity  European Council on Foreign Relations

Turning Anger Into Strength As The Lebanese Take To Beirut's Ravaged Streets To Clean Up - The961Turning Anger Into Strength As The Lebanese Take To Beirut's Ravaged Streets To Clean Up  The961

Tunisia has beaten coronavirus: prime minister - Anadolu AgencyTunisia has beaten coronavirus: prime minister  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia: Death toll from migrant boat wreck rises to 52 - Anadolu AgencyTunisia: Death toll from migrant boat wreck rises to 52  Anadolu Agency

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

Hosni Zaouali, the Franco-Tunisian Revolutionizing American Campuses (with the help of Covid-19) - FrenchlyHosni Zaouali, the Franco-Tunisian Revolutionizing American Campuses (with the help of Covid-19)  Frenchly

Tunisia's Revolution is in Troubled Waters - The Media LineTunisia's Revolution is in Troubled Waters  The Media Line

Tunisia orders lifting of coronavirus lockdown - Al Jazeera EnglishTunisia orders lifting of coronavirus lockdown  Al Jazeera English

Police, protesters clash in southern Tunisia over lack of jobs - Al Jazeera EnglishPolice, protesters clash in southern Tunisia over lack of jobs  Al Jazeera English

Tunisia : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia - International Monetary FundTunisia : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia  International Monetary Fund

Tourism in Tunisia reopens — with precautions - The WorldTourism in Tunisia reopens — with precautions  The World

Tunisia to further lift COVID-19 restrictions - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTunisia to further lift COVID-19 restrictions - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Tunisia: Protests over virus quarantine conditions - Anadolu AgencyTunisia: Protests over virus quarantine conditions  Anadolu Agency

Tunisia announces preventive measures to confront COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTunisia announces preventive measures to confront COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua