Tag: Tunisia

(Tunisia) Tunisia deploys army to help quell days-long unrest (Al Jazeera)

Tunisia has deployed military units to help quell days-long social unrest that saw violent protests by young people in various cities, as demonstrators took...

(Tunisia) Protests erupt in Tunisian cities amid anger over poor economy (Al Jazeera)

Violent protests broke out in several Tunisian cities, including the capital Tunis and the coastal city of Sousse, as anger mounts over economic hardship. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/17/protests-erupt-in-tunisian-cities-amid-anger-over-poor-economy

(Tunisia/Swiss Banks) Tunisia set to lose stolen millions in Swiss banks (The New Arabia)

Tunisia could lose millions of dollars stashed in Switzerland by the family of ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a senior official said Saturday. https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2021/1/16/tunisia-set-to-lose-stolen-millions-in-swiss-banks

(Tunisia) Tunisian PM appoints new ministers in cabinet reshuffle (Al Jazeera)

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has appointed 12 new ministers in a cabinet reshuffle announced amid rising political tensions and a major economic crisis. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/16/tunisian-pm-appoints-new-ministers-in-cabinet-reshuffle

(Tunisia) Social media ban threatens ‘last relic’ of Tunisia’s revolution (Constantin Gouvy, Al Jazeera)

“Ten years on, there is still a price to pay in Tunisia for speaking your mind,” said 37-year-old seasoned social media activist Azyz Amami...

TUNISIA – Tunisia extends five-year-old state of emergency by six months (Al Jazeera)

The Tunisian presidency has announced a six-month extension of the country’s state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard...

TUNISIA – Is the status of women in Tunisian society endangered? (Antonius Verheijen, World Bank blogs)

Tunisia is frequently cited as being at the forefront of women's rights in the Arab world because of the unique status of Tunisian women. https://blogs.worldbank.org/arabvoices/status-women-tunisian-society-endangered

TUNISIA – Exploring Tunisia’s development potential (ISS)

This seminar discussed results of two research projects on Tunisia’s future development and trade prospects. https://issafrica.org/media-resources/videos-and-infographics/iss-live-exploring-tunisias-development-potential

ARAB SPRING/TUNISIA – Moncef Marzouki: Has the Tunisian revolution succeeded? (Al Jazeera)

It has been 10 years since a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire in protest against police who had beaten him and seized...

ARAB SPRING/TUNISIA – How the West hollowed out the Tunisian revolution (Haythem Guesmi, Al Jazeera)

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Tunisian uprising which toppled the authoritarian regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and marked the start...

TUNISIA /COVID19 – Policy and institutional responses to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: Tunisia (Yasmina Abouzzohour and Nejla Ben Mimoune, Brookings)


TUNISIA/USA – What Can Tunisia Expect from a Biden Administration? (Sarah Yerkes, Arab Center Washington DC)