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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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Tunisia: EU increases financial support to Tunisia

The European Union (EU) adopted the Joint Communication “Strengthened EU Support for Tunisia” Thursday with a financial budget of up to €300 million in 2017 as part of the continental bloc’s commitment to the country’s democratic transition faced with critical challenges. EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security and Vice-President of the European Commission, […]

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Tunisia: Suspected Terrorist Arrested Near Libyan Borders

Tunisian home ministry Monday announced the arrest of a suspected terrorist  near the Libyan border as he was attempting to join terrorist groups in splintered Libya, reports say. Tunisia authorities have been on high alert at their borders with division-ridden Libya, as they fear free crossing into Tunisia of elements of the Islamic State group […]

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Tunisia: Petrofac Prepares to Leave Due to Protests

The Tunisian government’s spokesman Iyed Dahmeni announced that Petrofac, British oil and gas industry services company, has “officially” informed the government “that they have started the process of closing down.” The government “will do everything we can to convince them to stay if the young men who are protesting accept the agreements we are proposing,” […]

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AFCON: List of 16 Participants in 2017 Tournament

Qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations have yielded the names of countries to take part in the black continent’s flagship soccer tournament in Gabon next year. Most continental soccer big nations have signed up for the event in Gabon next year. Morocco playing, despite its win, had already booked its place in the […]

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Tunisia: State in War against Terrorism, Chahed

Tunisian Prime Minister Thursday declared the state is at war against terrorism and vowed that the state will mobilize all means to win the battle. During a visit to Kasserine, near the Libyan border where security forces are fighting the Islamic State group militants, the newly appointed Prime Minister hailed the courage and strength of […]

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