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Daily news – February 9, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Brookings, East Asia Forum, Global Times, Key4Biz, Reuters, RFE RL, The Jamestown Foundation, ThinkChina, US Department of State  AFRICA The criticality of climate finance for Africa. Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings: Climate finance will be critical for enabling Africa to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change and to ensure that its […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Tunisian dies after protesting President Saied’s moves (Al Jazeera)

A Tunisian man has died of wounds he sustained during a crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters during a demonstration last week. Rhida Bouziane, 57, was critically wounded on Friday and died as a result of “excessive violence inflicted on the demonstrator”, the Citizens Against the Coup campaign said on Facebook. Tunisian dies after […]

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Tunisia police use water cannon on hundreds of protesters (Al Jazeera)

The Tunisian police have used water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to reach central Tunis to demonstrate against the president in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions. A heavy police presence on Friday prevented the protesters from gathering on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the main street in the centre of the capital that is the traditional […]

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UN raps Tunisia over arrest of ex-justice minister (Al Jazeera)

The United Nations has expressed concern about human rights abuses in Tunisia and demanded that a former justice minister held in a clampdown on the Ennahdha party be either charged or freed. Noureddine Bhiri, a member of parliament and deputy chairman of Ennahdha, was bundled into a car by plainclothes police officers on December 31 […]

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Tunisian press syndicate says state TV bars political parties (Al Jazeera)

Tunisian state television has barred all political parties from entering its buildings or taking part in talk shows in a serious setback for press freedoms, the country’s press syndicate has said. Mehdi Jlassi, the syndicate head, told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the apparent ban had been in force since President Kais Saied seized […]

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Judiciary officials linked to criminal gangs: Tunisia president (Al Jazeera)

Tunisian President Kais Saied has condemned senior officials in the judiciary and accused them of being linked to what he described as “criminal gangs”. In a video clip broadcast by the Tunisian presidency on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, Saied said that whoever commits a crime will be tried like other citizens. Judiciary officials […]

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Tunisia: Calls mount for release of detained Ennahdha official (Al Jazeera)

Appeals have mounted for word on the whereabouts of detained Tunisian politician Noureddine Bhiri, a leader of the Ennahdha party, the largest in the North African country’s suspended parliament. Plainclothes officers arrested Bhiri, a former justice minister and deputy president of Ennahdha, in the capital Tunis on Friday. Tunisia: Calls mount for release of detained Ennahdha official […]

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Tunisia launches national consultation on reforms (Al Jazeera)

Tunisia has launched a wide-ranging national consultation process that will help in drafting a new constitution, the North African country’s technology ministry said. Part of a reform package pushed by President Kais Saied, who is seeking to bolster his authority, the exercise called on citizens to send suggestions through electronic platforms from January 1 to March […]

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Tunisia’s Ennahdha party says senior official detained (Al Jazeera)

Tunisia’s Ennahdha says security forces have detained a senior party official, denouncing what it described as an illegitimate attempt to silence political opposition in the country. In a Facebook post on Friday, the party with the largest number of seats in Tunisia’s suspended parliament said plainclothes agents had taken Noureddine Bhairi and his sister-in-law, the […]

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Di Maio’s visit to Tunisia and Italy’s role to play (Emanuele Rossi, Decode 39)

The Italian Foreign Minister travelled to Tunis for institutional meetings with “a strategic partner of Italy”, as President Fassino defined the North African country. Read comments from Tunisian MP Karbai and Matteo Colombo (Clingendael Institute) Di Maio’s visit to Tunisia and Italy’s role to play – Decode39

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Hundreds protest in Tunisia on anniversary of revolution (Al Jazeera)

Tunisian demonstrators have rallied for and against President Kais Saied as the crisis-hit country marked the anniversary of a revolution that sparked the 2011 Arab uprisings. On Monday, he extended his suspension of parliament until elections in December 2022 and announced a nationwide public consultation to draw up a new constitution, sparking renewed tensions. Hundreds protest in […]