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President Beji Caid Essebsi turns 90
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi turns 90 today, distinguishing him as the world’s third oldest living head of state, behind Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. A lawyer by trade, Essebsi boasts a unique political career that stretches back decades. In the earliest years of Tunisia’s independence, Essebsi esta...

Medical Reports of Deceased Political Figure Questioned by Doctors
A campaign launched by Tunisian doctors has called for an investigation into the forensic reports of former Nidaa Tounes regional coordinator Lotfi Nagdh, who died during a violent confrontation between protesters in 2012, suggesting one of the man’s autopsies may have been falsified. Nagdh’s official cause of death was ruled to be heart failur...

Court Verdict Opens Old Wounds From Alleged 2012 Political Lynching
A Sousse court has dismissed the cases of four men accused of lynching a Tunisian political figure in 2012. The court’s verdict on Monday night rekindled tensions over the brutal 2012 skirmish between rival political groups that left the Tataouine regional coordinator for Nidaa Tounes, Lotfi Nagdh, dead. While the court dismissed the cases of...

Media and Political Kingpins to be Investigated for Fraud and Tax Evasion
A Judicial inquiry has opened into potentially criminal practices on the part of two of Tunisia’s most prominent businessmen, who respectively retain a controlling interest in Nessma TV and hold a key role in the leadership of the country’s governing party, Nidaa Tounes.   Brothers, Ghazi and Nabil Karoui are to be investigated fo...

Speculation Mounts Over Head of Government’s Departure
Rumors surrounding the possibly departure of the Tunisian Head of Government, Habib Essid have resurfaced over the weekend. Though Essid continues to enjoy the public support of President Beji Caid Essebsi, reports in the both the respected Al Maghrab newspaper, as well as amongst parts of the country’s political elite, speculate that his departu...

Tunisia’s Ruling Coalition Facing Fresh Difficulty
Tunisia’s governing coalition again looks to be in difficulty with one of the group’s key partners publicly distancing themselves from the ruling groups. The leadership of Afek Tounes, the secular liberal party that makes up a quarter of Tunisia’s ruling coalition has grown increasingly outspoken over its discomfort with the current partnersh...

Five Years After the Revolution, Media Control Remains in the Hands of the Few
Nabil Karoui, president of Nessma TV, one of Tunisia’s most-watched television networks, has been issued two summons in recent weeks by the media regulatory body HAICA. Karoui is said to be actively involved with the leadership of political party Nidaa Tounes, an affiliation that HAICA officials say may represent an infringement of a law that...

Unemployment Protests: Tunisia’s Politicians React
As the aftershocks of the last week’s protest appear to be subsiding, political reaction has come from across the spectrum of the country’s political parties. While in the main political rhetoric has focused on the need for immediate dialogue, other proposals have ranged from calling for early elections to a suspension of the country’s intern...

Confusion Reigns as More Resignations Rock Nidaa Tounes
The Regional Delegation of Nidaa Tounes in Tataouine Governorate, plus all its local branches have announced their resignation from the party, according to a document issued yesterday signed by both the General Secretary of Regional Coordination, Khaled Melayah and seven other members. Melayah announced on radio Mosaique FM that all the representa...

Nidaa Tounes Continue to Accommodate Ennadha and Continue to Alienate
Nidaa Tounes’ troubles continued over the weekend with the presence of Ennadha leader, Rached Ghannouchi at the secularist party’s congress deepening divisions within the former majority party. Infighting within the party leadership and discontent over the political accommodation granted to Ennahda have caused consistent problems for Nidaa Toun...