Tunisia tax suspension, teacher strike test reform agenda

2015-03-03 05:00

Tunisia has cancelled a new tax imposed on travellers crossing Libya’s border after the measure triggered rioting, highlighting the problems facing the government as it seeks to bolster shaky state accounts.

Chad begins Boko Haram 'warm-up'

2015-02-16 21:44

Chad has launched a US-backed counter-terrorism exercise with 1 300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Tunisia Parliament approves government

2015-02-05 19:46

Tunisia's parliament has approved a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including its Islamists rivals.

Tunisian policemen probed over shooting 2 women

2015-01-08 08:37

Two policemen are to be detained for an investigation into the killing of two young women in the Kasserine region of Tunisia after apparently mistaking them for terrorists.

Extremists slit throat of Tunisian police officer

2015-01-05 06:30

Tunisia's interior ministry says that Islamist extremists have slit the throat of a police officer and knifed him in the heart as he returned from work.

Tunisia's new president to be sworn in

2014-12-29 22:28

Newly elected Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will be sworn in at a ceremony in parliament, which is dominated by his anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party.

Tunisia’s outgoing president promises smooth transition

2014-12-25 10:56

Tunisia's outgoing president, Moncef Marzouki, defeated in the country's first democratic presidential election, says he will hand over power in a move aimed at easing post-vote unrest.

Tunisia has 'turned the page on dictatorship'

2014-12-23 13:36

Tunisia's new leader Beji Caid Essebsi says the country has turned the page on dictatorship after a presidential vote that rounded off its transition to democracy.

88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

2014-12-22 19:32

An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment has won the country's presidency, according to official results, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.

Tunisia presidential vote nears climax

2014-12-19 16:03

Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's presidential campaign is nearing its climax with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi in a runoff.


4 Tunisian police officers killed in 'terrorist' attack

2015-02-18 09:05

Four Tunisian police have been killed in what the government labelled a ‘terrorist attack’ in a region known as the base for the country's most dangerous Islamist group.

South Tunisia stages strike after deadly clashes

2015-02-10 16:43

Much of southern Tunisia bordering Libya staged a general strike following deadly clashes between police and demonstrators after the seizure of contraband fuel, unions have said.

Tunisia strong prospect if investments come

2015-01-18 19:30

Tunisia is seen as a rare regional success story, but its prospects hinge on reforms and foreign investment.

Tunisia names old regime veteran to form new govt

2015-01-06 10:29

Tunisia’s largest political party has chosen a veteran from the country’s former dictatorship as its candidate for prime minister.

Tunisia's new president pledges reconciliation

2014-12-31 16:05

Tunisia's new president has promised consensus and reconciliation at his inauguration.

Tunisia arrests blogger for defaming officers

2014-12-25 21:56

Tunisian authorities have arrested a blogger who has been critical of the party of newly elected president Beji Caid Essebsi, as he returned home from France, his lawyer says.

Defeated Tunisia candidate starts new movement

2014-12-24 09:03

The defeated candidate in Tunisia's presidential run-off has announced a new movement to "prevent the return of despotism".

Tunisia's president pledges to be all-inclusive

2014-12-23 07:46

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essibsi pledged to be a 'president for all Tunisians,' hours after the election commission confirmed his victory in Tunisia's first free presidential vote.

Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

2014-12-22 07:35

Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of a presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over the country.

Jihadists claim twin murders of Tunisia secularists

2014-12-18 14:32

Jihadists have claimed the twin murders of secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis in 2013, in a video posted online.

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