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Tunisia: Protests Grow in Southern Region

Tunisian police has used tear gas and water cannons to disperse mobs of youths who were protesting over unemployment and lack of development in the North African nation’s southern region. The protests come almost exactly 6 years after Tunisia’s 2011 uprising, which removed then president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali who had ruled the country for […]

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Germany: Chancellor Merkel Determined to Fast-Track Deportation of Illegal Maghreb Migrants

German chancellor Angela Merkel has renewed determination to deport Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian asylum seekers who have seen their applications turned down as she urges parliament to confirm the three North African countries as safe countries. Brewing since end of 2015, the situation of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian asylum seekers has been tabled again after […]

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Tunisia: Security Forces Break up Terrorist Recruiting Cell

The Tunisian army had raided and destroyed a terrorist hideout on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The dismantled cell sought to recruit new militias and operated between the towns of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia, Béja in the north-east, and the capital Tunis. According to the ministry, the hideout consisted of three […]

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Tunisia: Sfax Governor Sacked over Tunisian Hamas Militant’s Assassination

Tunisian Premier Youssef Chahed Thursday fired the governor of Sfax along with two top security officials of the governorate following the assassination of Mohamed Zawahri, an expert of drones and militant of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement. Habib Chaouat has been replaced by Slim Tissaoui; governor of Siliana governorate. The sackings come one week following […]

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Tunisia Broadcasts Testimonies of Torture Victims

Broadcasting of public hearings of victims of torture and human rights violations kicked off in Tunisia in an apparent attempt to address mistakes of the past. The Truth and Dignity Commission is investigating crimes and abuses dating back to 1955, a year before Tunisia gained independence from France, in an effort to come to terms […]

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Tunisia: Interior Minister Warns against Return of Foreign Fighters

The Tunisian interior minister Wednesday sounded the alarm against the looming threat the North African country is facing with the eminent return of the country’s citizens who have been fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State group (IS), now in peril in Libya, Syria and Iraq. Hedi Majdoub was speaking at the opening of […]

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Tunisia: 45 per cent of youth poised for “illegal migration”

A research conducted to identify motives behind option for migration has revealed that 45 per cent of youth in the North African country are eager to try the dangerous Mediterranean crossing, report say. High hopes and expected outcome of the 2011 revolution never materialise. Tunisian youth have been disillusioned. They have lost hope in the […]

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Tunisia: UGTT Warns against “Diktat” Financial 2017 Draft

The civil service grouping linked to the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) has signaled its “readiness to begin a general strike in various sectors of the public service” if the draft finance bill for next year is not revised. It criticized the 2017 draft budget as “a diktat issued by international donors” with plans […]

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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Tunisia: 76 people sentenced for killing of soldiers

A court in Tunisia has handed prison sentences to 76 people convicted for the killing of eight soldiers in 2013, a judiciary official said. Out of the 76 convicted, only seven appeared before the court as the remaining 69 others are still running loose, Sofiene Sliti, prosecution spokesman indicated. Four of the seven have been […]

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