Tunis

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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Isabelle Merminod and Tim Baster Justice for those who died or were wounded in the revolutionary struggle puts politicians in direct confrontation with the Ministries of Defence and the Interior. No political party has taken that risk. The families of the martyrs and wounded arrived at the Tunis mili...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 26th, 2013
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By Tarek Amara TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere. “This criminal gang has killed the free voic...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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The hopes of peaceful transition to democracy in Tunisia have been dented by the murder of a leading secularist figure. The event poses urgent questions of the country’s new political elite, says Valentina Bartolucci. Tunisia for many years had an international reputation as north Africa’...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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Tunisia, one of the most secular Arab countries in modern times—and the first country to experience the “Arab Spring”—was also recently the first Arab country to experience an Islamic assassination since the Arab Spring began.  The BBC explains: Tunisian opposition politician Chokri Belaid has been s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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A general strike was called yesterday, there are ongoing protests across the country and calls for the military to enter into the political arena in a more robust way. The tragic assassination of leftist politician and human rights defender Chokri Belaid in Tunis is one of a series of incidents of po...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 7th, 2012
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Mounira Chaieb Last week, both the Tunisian caretaker President Dr Moncef Marzouki and the president of the ruling Islamist Movement, Rachid Gannouchi , were in London to receive the ‘2012 Chatham House Prize’. Chatham House is a leading London based International Affairs think-tank. It said that it ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 4th, 2012
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For the fourth day in a row, thousands of people are still protesting in Siliana demanding that the local governor quits. Of all Arab countries that experienced a popular uprising, Tunisia seems to be the most stable. The National Constituent Assembly (NCA), the democratically elected body is in the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In North Africa
Nov 28th, 2012
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More than 150 Tunisians have been injured, 13 critically, in clashes between security forces and demonstrators demanding the release prisoners detained detained during the country’s 2011 uprising. On Wednesday, clashes broke out between security forces and Tunisian protesters as riot police use...
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Sep 16th, 2012
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The United States ordered non-essential staff to leave its embassies in Tunisia and Sudan on Saturday after both diplomatic posts were attacked and Khartoum rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at its mission there. “Given the security situation in Tunis and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Apr 23rd, 2012
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TUNIS, Tunisia — A representative of the U.N.’s refugee agency says 60 African and Iraqi refugees stranded on border of Tunisia and Libya have left for the United States. Hala Harouni, the representative of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Tunisia, said Monday that U.S. authorities agreed t...