Tunisia strikes deal on Libya border trade

2017-01-18 06:23

Tunisian and Libyan parties have struck a deal to resume vital trade through the Ras Jedir crosspoint after a week of unrest, a source close to the negotiations has said.

Heavy snowfalls traps 1000 motorists in Tunisia

2017-01-17 09:12

Heavy snow trapped around 1000 motorists in northwest Tunisia, with heavy blizzards from Europe sweeping the Mediterranean country, the prime minister's office said.

Tunisia marks low key revolution anniversary

2017-01-15 07:01

Tunisia has marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failure on the economic and social fronts.

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 seeks buyers after record orange harvest

2017-01-10 06:06

Tunisia is desperately looking for orange lovers after a bumper harvest of 550 000 tons of the fruit, half of which could be destroyed if there are no buyers, experts say.

Detained ISIS suspect says Tunisian journalists are dead

2017-01-08 21:01

A suspected jihadist held in eastern Libya has told a local television channel that two Tunisian journalists who went missing in 2014 were killed by the Islamic State group.

Tunisia state employee held for security leaks - police

2017-01-07 18:59

Tunisian authorities have arrested a state employee accused of passing information about security operations to extremist groups, a police spokesperson says.

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.

Tunisia PM says returning jihadists will be arrested

2016-12-30 14:00

Tunisia's prime minister Youssef Chahed says all jihadists returning from foreign battlefields would be immediately arrested and judged according to the country's counter-terrorism law.

Tunisian contact of Berlin attacker arrested

2016-12-28 16:59

German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.


'Little' security at Tunisia attack resort: inquest

2017-01-17 22:40

A report on security at hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse had found security failings just months before a terror attack, an inquest into the killings of 30 British tourists there has heard.

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

2017-01-16 21:31

Tunisia's army has received two American patrol boats as part of a deal concluded with the United States to help battle terrorism and illegal migration.

Clashes in Tunisia town over Libya border trade

2017-01-12 08:30

Clashes have erupted in Tunisia's border town of Ben Guerdane between police and protesters demanding the free flow of vital trade with neighbouring Libya, say witnesses.

Tunisia desperately looking for orange lovers

2017-01-10 13:47

Tunisia is seeking buyers after a bumper harvest of 550 000 tonnes of oranges, half of which could be destroyed if there are no buyers, experts say.

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.

Suspects arrested in Tunisia not linked to Berlin attack

2017-01-08 19:01

The nephew of the prime suspect in last month's Berlin market attack and three others arrested in Tunisia were not linked to the carnage, a prosecution spokesperson has said.

Top Africa stories: Moz, Tunisia, Zim

2017-01-04 21:00

A diplomatic storm is looming between Zimbabwe and Zambia over fishing in Lake Kariba, and Tunisian security forces have dismantled a 13-member "terrorist cell" that was funnelling young recruits to jihadist group.

Tunisia says 800 returning jihadists jailed or tracked

2016-12-31 19:00

Tunisia says it has jailed or closely monitored 800 jihadists who have returned from foreign battlefields in the past decade.

Tunisia to decide on plan against returning jihadists

2016-12-28 17:01

Tunisian ministers are set to meet to decide on an action plan against jihadists returning from foreign battlefields, a government source says, as fears mount they could destabilise the north African country.

Top Africa stories: DRC, Gambia, Zim

2016-12-26 20:00

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly evicted at least 170 A2 farmers from a farm in masvingo and a Chibok girl recalls the 'miracle' release by Boko Haram.

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