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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 Habib Chaouat has been replaced by Slim Tissaoui; governor of Siliana governorate.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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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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