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Bright Anger Amid Dismal Atmosphere

[Fahamu] The recent demonstrations and fighting that broke out across Tunisia for about ten days in January 2018 are all the more significant in that Western representatives and apologists for the current state of the world have held up Tunisia's political situation as the most successful outcome of the 2011 "Arab Spring", that is, from the point of view of maintaining the status quo. (AllAfrica)

Abusive Treatment During Protests

[HRW] Tunis -In trying to quell the social protests that gripped much of Tunisia during January 2018, police sometimes beat those arrested and denied their right to a lawyer under Tunisian law, Human Rights Watch said. They also arrested some people for distributing leaflets that peacefully criticized government policy and called for social justice. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Member Prosecuted for Insulting Army

[HRW] A Tunisian blogger who recently won election to parliament is facing two military court trials for criticizing the army and its top brass on social media, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

African Men's Handball Championship - Tunisia Emerge Champions

[Cameroon Tribune] They beat Egypt 26-25 in the final in Libreville on Saturday January 27, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Is Women's Inheritance Next On Reformist Tunisia's Rights Agenda?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -Women in Tunisia may be able to pass their family name on to their children and have equal inheritance with men if proposals, due to be finalised in February, are adopted in a country regarded as a leader for women's rights in the Arab world. (AllAfrica)

Why Latest Protests Are About More Than a Hike in Taxes

[The Conversation Africa] There is something about January in Tunisia. In 1984, the famous bread riots, which almost brought down the regime of Habib Bourguiba, happened in January. January 2011 saw the success of the Jasmine Revolution that brought to an end the 22-year-long dictatorship Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AllAfrica)

Why Tunisians Are Back On the Streets 7 Yrs After Jasmine Revolution

[The Conversation Africa] Seven years ago in January a popular uprising in Tunisia ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. This year over 770 Tunisian civilians have been detained and one civilian has been killed in protests that commemorated what became known as the Jasmine Revolution. (AllAfrica)

Rulers Fail to Live Up to Arab Spring Promise

[RFI] Nearly one thousand people have been arrested in Tunisia in the biggest wave of social unrest since the revolution. Anger at new austerity measures has brought hundreds of Tunisians back onto the streets with the same demands they did back in 2011. Seven years on, protesters say the government has failed to live up to the promises of the Arab Spring. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Protests in Tunisia On Anniversary of Arab Spring Uprising

[Deutsche Welle] The anti-austerity rallies are the latest to hit Tunisia since the beginning of January. Sunday marks seven years since the North African country's peaceful transition to democracy. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Plans Social Reforms After Wave of Anti-Austerity Protests

[Deutsche Welle] Tunisia's government has announced a new package of social reforms worth nearly $70 million. The North African country has been rocked by protests ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. (AllAfrica)

Police Harass Journalists Covering Tunisia Protests

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns police harassment of journalists covering a ten-day-old wave of anti-austerity protests in Tunisia. The pressure has included the brief detention and interrogation of one reporter and the confiscation of another's phone. (AllAfrica)

Judokas' Tunisia Trip Floored

[Times of Zambia] Zambia has pulled out of the 2018 Africa judo championships set to Tunisia in April due to financial constraints. (AllAfrica)

Anti-Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

[Deutsche Welle] Protests have broken out across Tunisia after anti-austerity measures came into effect on January 1. The country's main opposition party has said it will keep protests going until the government drops its 2018 budget. (AllAfrica)

Amavubi Off to Tunisia for 2018 CHAN Camp

[New Times] RWANDA national football team, Amavubi, travelled to Tunisia on Monday afternoon aboard a Qatar Airways flight for a 10-day camp as part of their preparations for Total 2018 African Nations Championship scheduled to begin on January 13 in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

First LGBTQ Radio Station Keeps Playing Despite Threats

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -Bombarded with death threats, the head of Tunisia's first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) online radio station on Wednesday refused to stop his efforts to promote "tolerance" in a country where homosexuality is illegal. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Brave Warriors Depart for Tunisia

[Namibian] A 27-member Brave Warriors squad accompanied by the technical team left for Tunisia from Hosea Kutako International Airport on Wednesday afternoon for a two week training camp in Tunis prior to the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (Chan). (AllAfrica)

Govt Suspends Emirates Flights

[Deutsche Welle] Tunisia has barred Emirates Airlines flights from landing in its territory. The move comes after days of public outcry over United Arab Emirates airport security measures that targeted Tunisian women. (AllAfrica)

Seven Years After Arab Spring, Tunisia's Future Uncertain

[Deutsche Welle] The Tunisian revolution, considered the catalyst for the movement that became known as the Arab Spring, began seven years ago. Today, Tunisia is still struggling to achieve democratic reforms and economic growth. (AllAfrica)

AOAD Participates in Tunisia's Arab Initiative On Food Safety

[SNA] Tunisia -The Director General of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), Prof Ibrahim Adam El Dukhiri , participated in the follow up meeting of the Arab Initiative for food safety. (AllAfrica)

Amavubi Take CHAN Preparations to Tunisia

[New Times] The national football team (Amavubi) will hold a ten-day training camp in Tunisia in preparation for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals that will be held in Morocco from January 12 to February 4. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Minister Visits Tunisia

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour on Sunday arrived to Tunisia on Sunday leading a foreign ministry delegation on a two day visit to Tunis at the invitation of his Tunisian counterpart Khamis Al-Jihainawi. (AllAfrica)

CAF Offers $500, 000 to African World Cup Teams

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant a financial subsidy of US$2,5 million to assist African teams at the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup prepare for the tournament. (AllAfrica)

World Cup Draw - the Details

[RFI] France on Friday were handed an apparently straightforward passage into the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup after being drawn with Peru, Denmark and Australia in Group C. The 2016 European championship runners-up will start their campaign on 16 June in Kazan against Australia. (AllAfrica)

Tunisian Delegation in Switzerland for Bilateral and Interdisciplinary Exchange On Preventing Violent Extremism and Combating Terrorism

[PR Newswire] Bern, Switzerland -A delegation comprising eight representatives from the Tunisian national counter-terrorism commission and other ministries is currently in Switzerland for a bilateral exchange on preventing violent extremism (PVE) and combating terrorism. The visit, initiated and organised by the FDFA, is one of the concrete results to have emerged from the declaration of intent signed by the Swiss and Tunisian governments on cooperation in PVE and reflects the will of both countries to take action. (AllAfrica)

North Africa's Foreign Ministers Issue 'Cairo Declaration' On Libya

[Egypt Online] The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria issued a joint statement on the Libyan crisis called "The Cairo Declaration", following their talks in Cairo on Wednesday 15/11/2017 . (AllAfrica)

Arab Neighbors Urge Libyan Rivals to Achieve Political Breakthrough

[Focac] Foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria on Wednesday urged the Libyan rivals to achieve a breakthrough in the political settlement process. (AllAfrica)

Morocco, Tunisia Qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup

[Premium Times] Tunisia and Morocco have completed the roster of teams that would represent Africa at the Russia 2018 World Cup. (AllAfrica)

European Parliament President Concludes Official Visit to Tunisia

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, has concluded a two-day official visit to Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Suspected Islamist Arrested After Knife Attack Near Parliament

[VOA] A suspected Islamist militant wounded two policemen with a knife near the parliament in Tunis on Wednesday and was later arrested, Tunisia's Interior Ministry said. It was a rare incident in a country that has improved security since deadly attacks in 2015. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Finish 6th as Tunisia is Crowned African Champions

[New Times] Rwanda finished sixth at the 2017 Men's African Nations Championships after losing to Morocco 2-3 at Cairo Stadium Complex on Sunday, while Tunisia stunned favourites Egypt 3-0 in the final to win the title. (AllAfrica)

Start-Up Pioneers Bladeless Wind Turbine Technology That Doubles Energy

[Innovation in Africa] With energy prices falling in the short to medium-term, renewable energy needs to be able to reduce costs in Africa if it is to avoid being seen as an almost ran. This week Russell Southwood spoke to the Partner and Co-Founder of Tunsian start-up Saphon Energy Hassine Labaied about how it is innovating wind power technology. (AllAfrica)