Lina Ben Mhenni, activist who chronicled Tunisia uprising, dies at 36

2020-01-27 16:43

Acclaimed Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, who chronicled the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, has died aged 36 after a long illness, her family says.

Tunisia postpones first post-revolt municipal polls

2017-09-19 14:00

Tunisia's electoral commission has indefinitely postponed the first municipal elections since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a blow to the fledginf democracy.

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 to ease penalties for cannabis use

2017-03-15 22:06

Tunisians convicted of cannabis consumption will be able to avoid prison if it is their first offence, under new regulations issued on March 15.

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.


First rights trial since 2011 revolt opens in Tunisia

2018-05-30 12:34

The first court case brought by a Tunisian commission probing human rights violations stretching back six decades has opened, with 14 former officials, including the ousted dictator, on trial.

Tunisia orders NGOs to publish foreign funding

2017-06-13 17:01

Tunisia says non-government organisations must declare any funds they receive from abroad in line with a 2011 law on freedom of association, giving them a month to comply.

Tunisians irked by slow progress on civil liberties

2017-04-01 17:28

Tunisian activists say they are frustrated by the slow progress on reforms to improve civil liberties six years after an uprising calling for more freedoms in the North African country.

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.

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