Tunisia


Tunisian public health sector struggles to heal itself

2017-05-29 14:07

Overcrowded hospitals, exhausted staff and disgruntled patients... Tunisia's public health sector is struggling to heal its many maladies.

Tunisia rescues 126 migrants who set off from Libya

2017-05-28 07:51

Tunisian security forces rescued 126 sub-Saharan migrants including seven pregnant women who had been trying to reach Europe from Libya, a Red Crescent official has said.

Tunisia freezes businessmen's assets over 'corruption'

2017-05-27 06:47

Tunisian authorities have froze the assets of eight businessmen suspected of corruption, including some already under house arrest.

Tunisia opens trial over 2015 beach massacre

2017-05-26 19:36

A Tunisian court has held its first public hearing in the trial of 33 people in connection with a 2015 jihadist beach massacre that killed dozens of foreign tourists.

4 arrested in Tunisia anti-corruption drive

2017-05-24 19:42

Four people, including prominent businessmen, have been arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of corruption and financing a wave of protests in the North African country, says a senior official.

Tunisia protester death raises fears of more unrest

2017-05-23 09:14

A young protester has been killed after a national guard vehicle "accidentally" ran him over in south Tunisia, raising fears of more social unrest in a region already rocked by weeks of protest.

Tunisia police fire tear gas at protesters at pumping station

2017-05-22 18:03

Security forces fired tear gas at protesters as they tried to storm a gas and oil installation in southern Tunisia, local radio stations have reported.

Ben Ali nephew apologises to Tunisia for corruption

2017-05-21 07:31

Imed Trabelsi, a nephew of toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has apologised to the Tunisian people on national television for the endemic corruption during the regime.

Tunisia extends state of emergency for another month

2017-05-16 22:01

Tunisia's president has decided to prolong a state of emergency enacted because of a terrorism threat for another month

Tunisia seeks Unesco status for Jewish pilgrimage isle

2017-05-14 22:00

Tunisia plans to seek Unesco World Heritage status for the island of Djerba, site of Africa's oldest synagogue and an annual Jewish pilgrimage, its culture minister said on Sunday.

 

UK's Petrofac resumes Tunisia gas production

2017-05-28 09:50

British energy firm Petrofac has resumed production at gas plant in Tunisia after a stoppage that lasted several months, the company and a trade union have said.

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

2017-05-27 20:56

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.

Switzerland returns millions linked to ex-leader to Tunisia

2017-05-26 20:43

Switzerland is transferring $3.9m to Tunisia that had been frozen in connection with a close relative of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Tunisia declares 'war on graft' after social unrest

2017-05-24 22:45

Tunisia has declared a "war on corruption" after the arrest of three businessmen and a customs officer on suspicion of graft and financing protests in the North African country.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.

Tunisian protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

2017-05-22 21:02

A young protester was killed after a police vehicle "accidentally" ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry has said.

Tunisian army fires shots to warn off protesters

2017-05-22 12:29

Tunisian soldiers fired warning shots into the air to stop demonstrators from storming a gas and oil pumping station in the south of the country, official media has said.

Tunisia truth commission says state 'not cooperating'

2017-05-18 20:34

A Tunisian tribunal charged with healing the wounds of six decades of dictatorship in the North African country has accused the state of not cooperating with its work.

Tunisia economic growth picks up in first quarter

2017-05-15 21:57

Tunisia's embattled economy picked up in the first quarter of 2017, and there was a slight fall in unemployment, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

Italy expels Tunisian with ties to Berlin attacker

2017-05-14 08:59

Italy has expelled a 36-year-old Tunisian who had maintained contacts with the Berlin Christmas market attacker

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