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Tunisia’s Fledgling Gulf Relations

Tensions persist between Tunisia and its former ally the UAE, but Tunisia hopes renewed ties could balance out its current dependence on Qatar. The weak Emirati attendance at Tunisia 2020, Tunisia’s investment conference held between November 29 and 30, 2016, highlights the country’s uneven relations across the Gulf. The only ...

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Training session on methodology for conducting polls

The second training session on the methodology for conducting polls was launched, on Monday in Tunis, with the participation of twelve young people from different Libyan regions. This three-day session, supported by the German Hanns Seidel Foundation, is the second event held by the Maghreb Centre for researches on Libya ...

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Tunisia Should Stop Jailing People for Drugs

Reform of Country’s Draconian Drug Law Suffers Setback Every year, thousands of young people in Tunisia are thrown into jail for using or possessing drugs. Ministry of Justice figures show that 6,700 people were jailed for using drugs last year alone – that’s almost one-third of the country’s entire prison ...

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US delivers two more patrols boats to Tunisia

Two fast coast guards patrol boats were delivered on Monday to Tunisia as part of the Tunisian-American cooperation in the military field. At an official ceremony at Bizerte Naval Base, Minister of National Defence Farhat Horchani pointed out that these 65-foot rapid intervention patrols constitute the third batch for Tunisia ...

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Snow traps motorists in Jendouba

Heavy snow has trapped around 1,000 motorists in northwestern Tunisia, the prime minister’s office said Monday. Drifts blocked roads including a major highway in the province of Jendouba on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s office said. The government opened 10 emergency shelters in schools and sports centres, warning the ...

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Tragedy of the State of independence in Tunisia…

The first documentary on the coup attempt in 1962 “Tragedy of the state of independence in Tunisia” is the milestone title of a documentary film about the military coup attempt on the rule of President Habib Bourguiba in 1962. A documentary considered by its initiators as exceptional in the way of ...

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Riots erupt in Tunisia on anniversary of revolution

Hundreds of protesters demanding jobs clashed with police in several Tunisian towns on Saturday, blocking the route of visiting President Beji Caid Essebsi in one region, on the sixth anniversary of the country’s revolution. Local residents said protests that erupted in the southern town of Ben Guerdane had spread over ...

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Six Tunisian opposition parties to form ‘Salvation Front’

Six Tunisian opposition parties on Friday unveiled a unified “Salvation Front” established with the aim of pressuring the government to find viable solutions to the country’s myriad problems. “The Salvation Front  is gathering the parties of the Free Patriotic Union (UPL), Machrou Tounes, the patriotic and democratic work, Al-Ichtiraki (socialist) ...

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Flashback: Tunisia’s revolution at 5

Tunisia continues to defy categorisation. This small North African country with perhaps Africa’s best-educated population (around 10m), has been the continent’s economic star for decades. It was also the byword for stability in a notoriously unstable continent. Zine El Abedine Ben Ali ruled with an iron fist but he delivered ...

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