Tunisia

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Mar 15th, 2014
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Women from the Arab and Muslim world demonstrate naked in front of the Louvre pyramid, on March 8, 2014, to denounce women’s oppression in muslim countries on the occasion of the women’s international day....
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Jan 28th, 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended “another historic milestone” in Tunisia’s democratic transition with the adoption of the country’s new constitution. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban encouraged Tunisia’s political actors to ensure the next steps of the tran...
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In North Africa
Jan 9th, 2014
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By MISNA   The National Constituent Assembly (CNA) will vote nine members for the election of the Superior Independent Electoral Instance (ISIE).   “This is the most important stage of the period of transition to democracy”, said CNA president, Mustapha Ben Jaafar, inaugurating the plenary ...
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Dec 13th, 2013
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UPR Submission Eritrea Updated in December 2013 – All updates are in bold Eritrea’s human rights situationhas not improved since the Council’s 2009 Universal Periodic Review. Torture, arbitrary detention, and severe restrictions on freedom of expression, association, and religious freedom remain rout...
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Oct 28th, 2013
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Reem Mohamed When women joined men on the streets of Egypt on January 25 2011, they did not organize for a gender revolution; they joined the crowds to chant ‘bread, freedom and social justice.’ This was a big mistake. Led by males, uprisings of the Arab Spring did not prioritize ‘equality’, a crucia...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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Will Tunisia, Libya and other states follow a similar pattern? Abayomi Azikiwe Although the United States has refused to condemn the military seizure of power in Egypt and is sending another four F-16 fighter jets to Cairo, the White House, Pentagon and State Department are obviously concerned about ...
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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...
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Tunisia meet Sierra Leone for a third time in the space of six months conscious of how close they came to an embarrassing exit at the hands of their west African opponents in the Africa Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers. Tunisia edged past Sierra Leone on the away goals rule to qualify for the recent [&h...
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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’...
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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...