Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremists

2017-02-24 16:37

Tunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd.

Tunisia torture cases falling but abuses persist: NGO

2017-02-22 20:58

Cases of torture in Tunisia are falling but abuses persist in prisons and detention centres, a rights group has said.

Merkel scraps Algiers trip 'at last minute' due to Bouteflika health

2017-02-20 18:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries have announced.

Libya PM regret 'missed opportunity' to meet rival

2017-02-16 21:37

Libyan unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj has said a "precious opportunity" had been missed when his rival, military strongman Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet him for Egypt-backed talks this week.

Tunisian fashion designers look to past for inspiration

2017-02-15 17:02

Traditional embroidery on modern dresses, men's robes turned into women's jackets - Tunisian designers are making their mark with outfits inspired by their country's heritage.

Tunisia PM rejects German criticism on migrant returns

2017-02-14 14:00

Tunisia's prime minister has rejected German claims that his country has been blocking the return of rejected asylum seekers, including the key suspect in the Berlin attack, hours ahead of talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Six 'terror' recruiters held: Tunisian ministry

2017-02-13 10:04

Tunisian security forces have broken up a six-member "terrorist cell" which had been recruiting people to fight with jihadist groups abroad, the interior ministry says.

Italy and Tunisia strengthen migrant cooperation

2017-02-09 19:32

Italy and Tunisia have signed a new partnership agreement that notably calls for stronger joint action against illegal migration.

Turkey re-opens embassy in Libyan capital

2017-01-30 15:30

Turkey's foreign ministry says it is re-opening its embassy in the Libyan capital which had closed over security concerns in 2014

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 parliament adopts anti-graft law

2017-02-23 06:06

Tunisia's parliament has approved a law to fight widespread corruption that has plagued the North African country's economy since the 2011 revolution.

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Tunisian soldiers kill 2 suspected jihadists: ministry

2017-02-18 13:30

Soldiers have shot dead two suspected jihadists in the mountainous Kasserine region of central Tunisia, says the defence ministry.

Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency

2017-02-16 18:22

Tunisia has extended for another three months a state of emergency in place since a 2015 jihadist attack, says the president's office.

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies: report

2017-02-15 17:02

A new World Bank report says, Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a half billion people live without electricity, trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy.

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.

Security forces abuses threaten Tunisia reform: Amnesty

2017-02-13 08:33

A rise in "brutal tactics" by Tunisian security forces in line with nationwide emergency laws to counter terrorism are threatening reforms in Tunisia, Amnesty International says.

Tunisia gets 6 US combat helicopters to fight 'terror'

2017-02-05 11:00

Tunisia's armed forces have taken delivery of six US-made military helicopters from a total order of 24 for use in its fight against "terror", the government announced Saturday.

DRC expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second time

2017-01-23 21:47

Human Rights Watch says Democratic Republic of Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.

Coelho, local authors slam books seizure in east Libya

2017-01-23 17:02

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho has joined more than 100 Libyan writers and intellectuals in condemning security forces for seizing books deemed "erotic" or anti-Islamic.

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