ARTICLES RELATING TO ZINE EL ABIDINE BEN ALI

Tunisia hands Ben Ali new jail term for corruption

2017-02-13 12:00

Tunisian ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, already convicted in absentia several times, have been issued new 10-year prison sentences for corruption, authorities say.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Tunisians protest against returning jihadists

2017-01-09 08:01

At least 1 000 people have protested in central Tunis against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country.

Anger, tears as Tunisians relive torture years

2016-11-19 07:19

As anger erupted and the tears began to flow, four hours of testimony on live television by abuse victims shone a rare spotlight on the crimes of Tunisia's dark dictatorship years.

Tunisian autocracy's abuses bared by truth commission

2016-11-17 17:20

Tunisians who faced abuses under decades of authoritarian rule are publicly airing their grievances for the first time to a special commission seeking to reconcile lingering tensions after a democratic revolution.

Tunisia's Ben Ali sentenced to 10 years

2016-03-19 08:59

A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 10 years in jail for abuse of power.

Silent demonstration called outside Tunis attack museum

2015-03-19 13:49

Tunisia’s main trade union conference and other civil society groups have called for a silent demonstration outside the Tunis museum where 17 foreign tourists and two Tunisians were killed.

Tunisia dictator son-in-law returns, is jailed

2014-11-19 15:37

The son-in-law of Tunisia's deposed dictator has returned from exile to face outstanding cases against him and has been sentenced to six months in prison on gun possession charges.

Women, kids caught in deadly fire-fight near Tunis

2014-10-24 08:36

Women and children have been caught up in a police siege near the Tunisian capital, with “terrorists” killing one officer in a fire-fight, ahead of elections that have sparked fears of jihadist attacks.

Tunisia suspends TV show for 'glorifying terrorism'

2014-10-09 10:48

Tunisia’s audiovisual regulator says it is suspending a television programme for one month for "glorifying terrorism" after a guest boasted of his friendship with a wanted jihadist leader.

 

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

Tunisia democratic transition 'blocked': electoral chief

2017-01-11 06:01

Tunisia's transition to democracy after its 2011 revolution has hit a roadblock, the electoral commission chief has said, criticising a delay in holding the first local elections since the uprising.

Tunisia dismantles 'terrorist cell' in growing crackdown

2017-01-04 14:00

Tunisian security forces have dismantled a 13-member "terrorist cell" that was funnelling young recruits to jihadist groups, authorities say, as part of a growing crackdown on extremists.

Abuse victims to confront Tunisia's demons

2016-11-17 21:00

Victims of murder, rape and torture under successive dictatorships will testify on live television as Tunisia - in a rare move for the Arab world - tries to deal with decades of abuse.

Corruption 'epidemic' in Tunisia, says anti-graft chief

2016-08-31 11:28

Graft in Tunisia has reached "epidemic" proportions, the head of the national anti-graft body INLC says, urging the new government to eradicate the "barons of corruption".

Tunisia makes $500m from Ben Ali, allies' assets

2016-02-10 21:59

Tunisia has made nearly half a billion dollars from the sale of assets confiscated from ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his allies.

Tunisia PM says 2 museum attackers identified

2015-03-19 11:04

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has named two gunmen behind the attack on a museum in the capital that left 19 people dead as Yassine Abidi and Hatem Khachnaoui.

Tunisia artists, media fear for freedoms after election

2014-11-19 10:03

Tunisian rappers, comedians and journalists are bracing themselves to defend the country’s freedoms, ahead of next week’s presidential elections.

Slow justice for Tunisia torture victims

2014-10-23 16:41

Within hours of his arrest by police, Walid Denguir was dead -- just one of many alleged torture victims at the centre of a fight for justice in post-revolution Tunisia.

MPs slam 'light' verdicts for Ben Ali officials

2014-04-15 09:00

Tunisian lawmakers have condemned as excessively lenient appeal sentences handed to top security officials in Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ousted regime for their part in repressing protests during the 2011 uprising.

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