Tunisia


Tunisia kills senior al-Qaeda member

2018-01-22 08:37

Tunisian security forces have killed a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who was wanted by Algeria for two and a half decades, officials say.

5 detained over fire bombs thrown at Tunisia synagogues

2018-01-18 20:04

A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes.

Seven years since revolt, Tunisia struggles with economic woes

2018-01-18 12:30

It's been seven years since they ousted their longtime dictator in the first of the Arab Spring uprisings, but Tunisians are still taking to the streets.

Tunisian soccer fans clash with police amid economic unrest

2018-01-16 14:02

Tunisian soccer fans have clashed with police in the capital two days after a match was canceled amid nationwide economic protests.

Tunisians call on leaders to remember 2011 revolution goals

2018-01-15 10:26

More than 2 000 Tunisians have called on the North African nation's leaders to do away with punishing price hikes that triggered days of unrest and to respect the goals of the revolution that drove out the country's autocratic ruler seven years ago.

Tunisia anti-austerity protests: what next?

2018-01-13 09:29

Tunisia has been shaken by a wave of protests against austerity measures that have seen nearly 800 people arrested over the past few days.

Tunisian government hoping days of protests are subsiding

2018-01-12 19:30

Tunisia's government says protests appear to be subsiding after anger over food prices led to days of clashes with police that left one dead, scores injured and widespread damage

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, MDC, Madagascar

2018-01-12 08:30

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly withdrawn ex-first lady Grace Mugabe's state security detail and the MDC says the party remains firmly behind Morgan Tsvangirai.

Third night of unrest in Tunisia as hundreds arrested

2018-01-11 13:56

A third night of unrest has shaken parts of Tunisia where authorities say the number of arrests has risen above 500 as anger grows over austerity measures.

Key dates in Tunisia since 2011 revolt

2018-01-10 21:08

Key developments in Tunisia in the seven years since president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled in a revolt that sparked a wave of uprisings in the region.

 

IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia: spokesman

2018-01-19 11:33

The International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programs to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a Fund spokesperson has said.

Tunisia is back on a knife edge – here's why

2018-01-18 13:37

Seven years after Ben Ali was deposed, Tunisians feel little happier with their lot, writes The Conversation.

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

2018-01-17 10:34

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.

Protests mark Tunisia uprising anniversary

2018-01-15 15:31

Tunisians have marked seven years since the uprising that launched the Arab Spring, with fresh protests and some people expressing pride but others anger over persistent economic problems.

Scuffles as Tunisia protesters wave yellow cards at government

2018-01-13 11:20

Fresh scuffles broke out as hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital and coastal city of Sfax, waving yellow cards and demanding the government reverse austerity measures.

Berbers: North Africa's marginalised indigenous people

2018-01-12 20:00

The Berbers - descendants of pre-Arab populations across North Africa - are currently celebrating their New Year festivities.

Fresh Tunisia arrests over wave of unrest

2018-01-12 18:10

Tunisian authorities have said the number of people detained in a wave of violent protests had risen to nearly 800, as fresh unrest over austerity measures hit a provincial town overnight.

Arrests, clashes as protests over prices persist in Tunisia

2018-01-11 18:34

Tunisian police have arrested 328 people and fired tear gas while protesters hurled rocks and burned tires, as nationwide demonstrations continued over price rises

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zim massacres, Libya

2018-01-11 08:30

Zimbabwean churches have reportedly 'rubbished' ex-president Robert Mugabe nephew's claims that his uncle is being ill-treated by Mnangagwa's government, and Zanu-PF youth league says Zhuwao is "plotting sabotage voting" against the party.

A Tunisian synagogue set on fire by Molotov cocktails

2018-01-10 18:48

Two Molotov cocktails have been thrown at a synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, setting fire to the building.

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