Visiting the Tunisian desert where 'Star Wars' was filmed

2018-04-23 21:37

There's a reason the original 'Star Wars' movie has been filmed in the deserts of southern Tunisia: This stark remote landscape looks like another planet.

Tunisia votes to end truth tribunal mandate

2018-03-27 17:27

In a contentious vote, Tunisia's parliament has voted to end the work of a tribunal tasked with healing the wounds of six decades of dictatorship.

HRW urges Tunisia to extend rights commission's mandate

2018-03-23 16:07

Human Rights Watch has urged Tunisia to extend the mandate of a commission set up to examine human rights violations during six decades of dictatorship.

Armed group kidnaps two Tunisians in Cameroon: ministry

2018-03-19 21:30

An armed group has kidnapped two Tunisians working at a construction site in Cameroon, the North African country's foreign ministry has said.

Tunisia TV threatens football blackout after violence

2018-03-13 12:58

Tunisia's public TV channel Wataniya has threatened to stop broadcasting football matches after two of its journalists were wounded during weekend unrest.

Tunisian judges, lawyers protest police 'pressures'

2018-03-01 17:28

Dozens of judges and lawyers have staged a work stoppage outside a court near the Tunisian capital over alleged pressure from police in a trial involving their colleagues.

New law brings hope to abused Tunisia women

2018-02-25 11:59

After years of "manipulation" by her husband, mother of two Sameh is filing for divorce, thanks to a new Tunisian law broadening the definition of violence against women.

Top Africa stories: Ramaphosa, Tsvangirai, Nigeria

2018-02-17 07:10

The body of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai awaits repatriation home for burial, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to Zimbabwe.

At least 38 police hurt in Tunisia football violence

2018-02-16 12:27

At least 38 police officers were injured when they were pelted by smoke bombs, stones, chairs and pieces of metal at a Tunisian league match between bitter rivals Esperance of Tunis and Etoile Sportive Sahel.

Tunisian legislator rips Israeli flag to protest formal ties

2018-02-13 21:00

A Tunisian legislator has ripped up an Israeli flag during a parliament session to push his demands for a law criminalizing relations with Israel


Gender equality push picks up pace in Tunisia

2018-03-30 18:53

Long seen as a pioneer for women's rights in the Arab world, Tunisia is pushing ahead with reforms promised after its 2011 revolution -- but campaigners say much remains to be done.

Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia

2018-03-23 19:39

Simon Slama is causing sensation as a Jewish candidate with Tunisia's Islamist party in upcoming municipal elections.

Cameroon troops rescue Tunisian but compatriot killed by abductors

2018-03-21 17:26

The Cameroonian army rescued a Tunisian and three other local hostages in a special operation but the other Tunisian was killed by his abductors, the government has said.

Tunisian man chased by police 'blows self up': ministry

2018-03-19 16:57

A Tunisian man "blew himself up" as he was being chased by police in the southern region of Ben Guerdane, the interior ministry has said.

Tunisia women march for same inheritance rights as men

2018-03-11 16:03

Tunisian women have led a march by more than 1 000 demonstrators, including men, to demand equal inheritance rights for both sexes in the North African country.

Tunisia, Spain vow cooperation on security, women's rights

2018-02-26 20:30

Spain and Tunisia are reviving ties after a decade-long freeze, pledging notably to work together on security and women's rights.

Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

2018-02-18 12:31

Tunisia's coastguard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday.

Tunisia intercepts ship with undeclared military cargo

2018-02-16 21:01

Tunisian authorities intercepted and boarded a ship carrying undeclared armoured vehicles and other military equipment off the port of Sfax, customs officials have said.

Tunisia's central bank head resigns amid pressure

2018-02-15 12:30

The governor of Tunisia's central bank has decided to resign, days after Prime Minister Youssef Chahed set in motion a process to remove him from his post.

Tunisia's bank governor is fired after EU blacklists nation

2018-02-08 13:39

Tunisia's prime minster has removed the governor of its central bank hours after the European Parliament put the North African country on a blacklist of non-EU nations over fears it posed a risk over money laundering and terrorist financing

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