Category: Tunisia

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Exchange and security to dominate Macron discuss with to Tunisia

Emmanuel Macron will be in Tunisia this week where the French president is expected to address parliament, attend an economic summit, and hold discussions on trade and security cooperation between the two countries. But analysts say Macron’s visit is unlikely to have a meaningful impact on the challenges facing the Tunisian economy, a situation that…

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More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests

Activists in Tunisia have called for a major demonstration against the government’s decision to increase taxes and the prices of basic goods, after hundreds of people were arrested in previous days of protests. Nearly a week of sometimes violent protests across the country followed the announcement of austerity measures in this year’s budget, which took effect…

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Anti-austerity protests in Tunisia turn lethal

A 55-year-old man has died after a protest over government austerity measures in Tunisia, the country’s state news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) has reported. Five others were injured during the demonstration, which took place in Tebourba, 40km west of the capital Tunis, according to TAP. The Tunisian Ministry of Interior confirmed in a statement…