Tunisia : News

News : Tunisia : News

Tunisians Undecided Ahead of Sunday's Vote

[RFI] Campaigning for Tunisia's presidential election wraps up on Friday, with voters across the board untouched and unconvinced by the line-up of candidates. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Polls - Exceptional Hours in 28 Polling Centres in Sidi Bouzid

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Sidi Bouzid/Tunisia -The Independent Regional Authority for the Elections (IRIE) in Sidi Bouzid set up an exceptional calendar for the opening and closing of 28 polling stations, pending the early presidential elections, due on September 15. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Polls - Overseas Voting Starts

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Voting for the 2019 early presidential elections began in Australia on Thursday night (11 p.m. Tunisian time and 8 a.m local time), in a single polling centre opened there to receive 203 registered voters, as sees in a video posted by the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE). (AllAfrica)

Presidential Polls - Lotfi Mraihi Meets With Citizens in Sfax

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Republican Popular Union candidate for the early presidential elections Lotfi Mraihi campaigned on Thursday in Sfax, where he met with the locals and discussed with them the major outlines of his programme. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Race - Moncef Marzouki in Douar Hicher

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Candidate for the early presidential elections Moncef Marzouki visited on Thursday the Douar Hicher delegation (Manouba governorate), where he listened to the citizens' concerns and expectations as part of his election campaign. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Race - Abid Briki in Zarzis

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia Forward party candidate for the early presidential polls Abid Briki promised when campaigning in the Zarzis delegation (Medenine governorate), not to make promises that are difficult to honour. (AllAfrica)

2019 Presidential Race - Youssef Chahed Campaigns in Bizerte

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Candidate of "Tahya Tounes" movement for the early presidential Youssef Chahed went, on Thursday, to Bizerte for his presidential campaign. (AllAfrica)

2019 Presidential Race - Mourou in Election Meeting in Sousse

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Abdel Fattah Mourou, Ennahdha's candidate for the early presidential election went Thursday to Sousse as part of his presidential campaign. (AllAfrica)

2019 Presidential Race - Seif Eddine Makhlouf in Manouba

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Independent candidate for the early presidential election, Seif Eddine Makhlouf went Thursday to Manouba as part of his presidential campaing. (AllAfrica)

2019 Presidential Race - Elyes Fakhfakh in Bab Souika for His Campaign

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Elyes Fakhfakh, candidate of the Ettakatol Party for Labour and Freedom, in the early presidential election, called on voters to go to the polls on Sunday to choose "honest" candidates. (AllAfrica)

Cahb Women's African Junior Championship - Tunisia Through to Semi-Final

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's women handball team (junior) qualified on Tuesday night to the semi-final of the 2019 edition of the CAHB Women's African Junior Championship, after scoring a fourth consecutive win over DR Congo 35-17 (first half: 18-4) at day 4 and last day of this championship. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon-Tunisia - Brighter Low-Cost Housing Cooperation Prospects

[Cameroon Tribune] The Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Housing and Regional Planning has been holding discussions with Cameroonian authorities. (AllAfrica)

Local Judokas Shine in Tunisia

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's upcoming judokas, Christi-Rose and Herculas Pretorius, had a fruitful outing over the weekend when they picked three medals at the Tunis Cadet and Junior African Cup in Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Presidiential Race - Abid Briki in Sfax

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Candidate of the "Tunisia Forward" movement for the early presidential polls Abid Briki said that the management of the national defence affairs must be ensured by a "personality of the field." (AllAfrica)

Presidential Race - Neji Jalloul Campaigns in Gafsa

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Independent candidate for the early presidential elections Neji Jalloul said on Tuesday in Gafsa that, once elected, he will see to it to review the political system of the country, "main condition to launch big reforms." (AllAfrica)

2019 Presidential Race - Youssef Chahed in Zaghouan and Siliana

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Visiting the governorate of Siliana as part of his election campaign for the early presidential election, the candidate of "Tahya Tounes movement Youssef Chahed stressed the need to create, as soon as possible, factories in the region to absorb youth unemployment. (AllAfrica)

Sometimes Cloudy With Isolated, Temporarily Stormy Showers in Most Regions

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The weather Tuesday is sometimes cloudy with isolated and temporarily stormy showers in most regions. with hailstorms and lightning expected in some areas. The wind is blowing east in the north and midland and west in the south strong near... (AllAfrica)

2019 Presidential Race - Last Televised Debate Between Candidates

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The third and final televised debate intended to allow citizens to choose between 26 candidates for the Supreme Court took place on Monday evening on al Wataniya 1 public channel. (AllAfrica)

Swimming - Team Uganda Heads to Tunis With Expectation

[Monitor] Uganda Swimming Federation has hardly ever sent out a team with a lot of expectation. Yet in a way, anyone would feel that the 12-man team heading out to Tunisia for the September 9-15 Africa Junior Championships today has got to perform. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Gearing Up for Presidential Vote in Fractured Political Landscape

[RFI] In Tunisia, 26 candidates are vying to replace late President Beji Caid Essebsi at the polls due in two weeks. These elections are markedly different from those of 2014 with fragmented political blocs and uncertainty over the final outcome. (AllAfrica)

Snjt to Create Early Warning Mechanism to Monitor Attacks On Journalists During Election Period

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) decided to create an early warning mechanism to monitor attacks on journalists in the election period. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Takes Part in Munich Fabric Start Sourcing

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia is taking part, for the 2nd time, in the Munich Fabric Start Sourcing, September 3-5 in Munich, Germany, the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) said Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Tasdir+, Carthage Business Angels Launch Cross-Border Operation to Support Tunisian Startups Overseas

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The TASDIR+ and Carthage Business Angels are launching a cross-border operation to support Tunisian startups overseas, which is due to be initiated as of September 2019, the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Polls - Abid Briki Campaigns in Redayef

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Gafsa/Tunisia -The "Tunisia Forward" party held on Tuesday in Redayef (Gafsa governorate) an electoral meeting to present their candidate for the early presidential elections Abid Briki and his electoral programme, in the presence of party leaders. (AllAfrica)

Commander, Ambassador Meet with Libyan PM

[Africom] Stuttgart -The new commander of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Stephen Townsend, traveled to Tunis, Tunisia on Aug. 26 for meetings focused on U.S.-Tunisian bilateral security and on U.S. security interests in neighboring Libya. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Essebsi, the Late Maestro of Politics

[The Conversation Africa] The world's oldest president, Tunisia's Béji Caïd Essebsi, passed away in July at the age of 92. He had a long legacy in Tunisian politics which has left many feeling like the father of their nation has gone. (AllAfrica)

G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council Issues Recommendations, Praises Tunisian Gender Experience

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Group of Seven (G7) Gender Equality Advisory Council issued a series of recommendations in its report Wednesday aimed at achieving gender equality and promoting the economic empowerment of women, praising Tunisian achievements in this area. (AllAfrica)

Dear Son Shortlisted in Oscar 2019 Best Foreign Movie Pre-Selection

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Mohamed Ben Attia's feature film "Dear Son" (Weldi) will represent Tunisia in the Best Foreign Movie pre-selection in the 92nd edition of the Oscar, the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNCI) announced on Monday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Tourism Revenue Up 46% As of August 20 (BCT)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Cumulative tourism receipts grew 46 percent as of August 20, to almost 3.5 billion dinars, compared to 2.4 billion dinars in the same period last year, says the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT). (AllAfrica)

Presidential Election 2019 - Electoral Disputes - Administrative Court Rules On 15 Appeals

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The appeal courts of the Administrative Court, on Friday, ruled on fifteen appeals filed in the context of disputes relating to the nominations for the early presidential election. Four judgments were rejected on the form and seven others on the merits. (AllAfrica)

Elections 2019 - INLUCC Will Have to Publish Names of Candidates Who Have Not Declared Their Assets - Tabib

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) Chawki Tabib said, on Friday, the authority will have to publish the names of candidates in the 2019 early presidential election who have not declared their assets. (AllAfrica)