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Tunisia: President-elect Kais Saied to sworn in October 23

Freshly elected Tunisian President Kais Saied will be inaugurated October 23 before the parliament ten days after winning a landslide victory at the runoff of the October 13 presidential elections, reports say. The inaugurate date marks the end of the 90 days of interim following the death of former leader Caid Essebsi who passed away […]

Tunisia: conservative Kaïs Saïed elected president

In Tunisia, supporters of presidential candidate Kaïs Saïed have stormed the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after exit polls showed the conservative candidate  was elected by a landslide majority. Kaïs Saïed contested Tunisia’s runoff presidential election against media magnate Nabil Karoui. After the exit polls were released, Kaïs Saïed appeared […]

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Kenya: Tunisia opens foreign mission in Nairobi

Tunisia has opened an embassy in Nairobi as the North African country seeks to boost its ties with Kenya. Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on a visit in Nairobi unveiled the diplomatic mission Tuesday, alongside his Kenyan counterpart Ababu Namwamba. The two countries established their diplomatic relations in 1963. Namwamba welcomed the inauguration of the mission, […]

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Wife of Tunisia’s late president Essebsi dies on election day

The wife of Tunisia’s late president, Beji Caid Essebsi, died on Sunday, as voters in the North African nation were electing his successor. Chadlia Farhat, Essebsi’s widow, died at the age of 83, their son said on social media. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Béji Caïd Essebsi, is dead, God bless her,” Hafedh Caïd Essebsi […]

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Tunisia: State of emergency prolonged until year’s end

Tunisian authorities have extended until December 31, the state of emergency in place since November 2015 after a series of terror attacks hit the country. Interim President Mohamed Ennaceur rubber-stamped the decision on Friday. The security measure which gives the state sweeping powers, has been in place since November 2015 after a subside bomber blew […]

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Tunisia: US Embassy closed over security concerns

The US embassy in Tunisia Monday shut doors over security concerns, in the wake of two terror attacks that rocked Tunis few days earlier. “Due to security concerns, the US Embassy will be closed to the public on Monday, July 1st, except for emergency services,” the embassy said in a statement. Sources told Huffpost Tunisie […]

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Morocco’s King pledges support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday condemned the twin terror attacks in capital Tunis and vowed Morocco’s assistance to sisterly Tunisia in the fight against terrorism. The Tunisian capital was hit Thursday by two coordinated attacks that targeted a security vehicle and a police building. One officer was killed in the attacks and eight persons […]

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Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019

Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019

Tunisian government said it is expecting 9 million tourists in 2019. About 2 million people had visited the country as of May 10, 24% up from last year. The country seeks to attract 1 million French tourists, 640,000 Russian tourists, and 390,000 German tourists this season. Last month, the Minister of Tourism Rene Trabelsi said […]

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Freedom of Press Index: Tunisia leading country in Maghreb

Tunisia with its fragile democracy has ranked the first Maghreb country favorable for journalists, on Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2019 index released Thursday. The North African country stands at the 72nd position over 180 countries featuring into the ranking. Tunisia with this new rating leapfrogged its ranking as it came in the 97th place on […]

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Tunisia: Books with Ben Ali’s quotes draw wrath

Tunisian activists of the country’s 2011 revolution have lambasted the 36th handicrafts creation fair held in capital Tunis over the presence of books containing speeches of ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Officials from the Handicrafts Office (affiliated to the Ministry of Tourism) distributed “Traditions & Artistic Crafts from Tunisia”, a book containing quotes […]

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