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By benim
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Jan 26th, 2011
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Tunis – Tunisian Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said on Wednesday 71 prisoners died during riots before and after the fall of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, including 48 killed in a fire. “The number of prisoners killed during recent events is 71,” the minister told repor...
By benim
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Jan 24th, 2011
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A ministerial reshuffle is imminent in Tunisia, Al Arabiya television quoted a Tunisian government spokesman as saying on Monday. The network gave no details, but political sources in the north African country said earlier that Tunisian politicians were trying to set up a committee of “wise men...
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Jan 24th, 2011
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Several relatives of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have arrived in Montreal, CBC News has learned. At least five family members, including Ben Ali’s brother-in-law, arrived in Montreal by private jet on Thursday morning, and most were carrying permanent resident cards, govern...
By benim
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Jan 23rd, 2011
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Hundreds of Tunisians defied a night-time curfew and camped out in front of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi’s office Sunday in a bid to force the government to resign following president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ouster. Protesters said the revolt against Ben Ali has not gone far enoug...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 23rd, 2011
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Protesters who overthrew Tunisia’s president took to the streets again on Saturday to accuse his lieutenants of clinging to power and to demand new leaders now. Hundreds broke through a half-hearted police cordon at the office of Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi: “No place for men of tyr...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 22nd, 2011
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Thousands of demonstrators, including police officers, lawyers and students, have taken to the streets of Tunisia’s capital in another day of unrest in the North African country. While many protesters are continuing to demand the dissolution of the interim government, police officers who have a...
By benim
In Botswana
Jan 22nd, 2011
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The US Ambassador to Botswana strongly condemned the government’s forced eviction of the Kalahari Bushmen, according to secret US embassy cables released today. Ambassador Joseph Huggins told his bosses in Washington in 2005 that the Bushmen had been ‘dumped in economically absolutely unviable situat...
By benim
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Jan 21st, 2011
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The prime minister of the caretaker government, Mohammed Ghannouchi, said that the next elections will be “the first truly free elections in post- independent Tunisia” in an interview broadcast on Tunisian national television on Friday. Ghannouchi pledged that he will not run for the pres...
By benim
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Jan 21st, 2011
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Tunisia has arrested Imed Trabelsi, a nephew of ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s wife, and will track down other wanted family members abroad, Interior Minister Ahmed Friia said on Friday. “Regarding our ability to track down those relatives of the ex-president and his wife who ...
By benim
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Jan 21st, 2011
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Tunisians have begun a three-day period of national mourning for those who died during the month-long uprising that overthrew longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The mourning, which began on Friday, is meant to honour the dozens of people who died during widespread protests and confrontations wit...