It's evident authorities released the accused before he should've been and once released, lost track of him, writes Mandy Wiener.
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'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.
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.
Tunisians convicted of cannabis consumption will be able to avoid prison if it is their first offence, under new regulations issued on March 15.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 has made nearly half a billion dollars from the sale of assets confiscated from ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his allies.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
At least 1 000 people have protested in central Tunis against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country.
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.
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.
A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 10 years in jail for abuse of power.
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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