Tag: Tunisia

Record 1313 migrants die en route from Tunisian coasts to Italy

February 15, 2024

At least 1313 died in the risky Mediterranean crossing from Tunisian coasts to Italy last year, Tunisia’s Forum for Economic and Social Rights said. The ... Read More

Tunisia risks inflationary spiral as president seeks Central Bank funding for state budget

February 5, 2024

Economists warned Tunisia could plunge into an inflationary spiral if the central bank accepts direct financing of the state budget. Inflation was already at 8.1% ... Read More

Tunisia Court extends prison term for Nabil Karoui

February 4, 2024

A Tunisian corruption court tripled the prison term facing a businessman who challenged President Kais Saied in the 2019 presidential election. Nabil Karoui, a media ... Read More

Tunisia doubles down on countering Morocco’s territorial integrity

February 4, 2024

After rolling the red carpet for the leader of Polisario separatists in 2022, Tunisia has doubled down on its anti-Moroccan policy by inviting the Polisario ... Read More

Tunisia extends state of emergency until end of 2024

January 31, 2024

Tunisia has extended until December 31, 2024 the state of emergency in place since 2015 in the wake of a terrorist attack that killed 13 ... Read More

Tunisia: Ennahdha debunks rumors purporting death of leader in prison

January 22, 2024

Ennahdha, Tunisia’s largest political party, rubbished Sunday January 21 rumors about the death of its leader Rached Ghannouchi in prison where he is serving a ... Read More

Tunisia’s autocrat curbs central bank independence

January 22, 2024

Tunisia’s president Kais Saied extended his power grab to the central bank, undermining the independence of the monetary policy in a country that suffers from ... Read More

Human Rights Watch alerts to Tunisia’s authoritarian drift under President Saied

January 13, 2024

With thousands jailed for expressing dissent, destroyed checks and balances and an undermined civil society, Tunisia has backpedaled to autocracy following a crackdown on civil ... Read More

Tunisia arrests two journalists in one week

January 5, 2024

Two journalists added to scores of colleagues and people who have been arrested for expressing dissent, in a trend that worries rights defenders. After Zied ... Read More

Tunisia: Minister of Social Welfare survives road accident

January 2, 2024

Malek Ezzahi, Tunisia’s Minister of Social Welfare survived Monday January 1 a road accident which also involved his family, state-run radio broadcaster reported.   The ... Read More