Tag: Tunis

Tunis Streets Fill With Trash As Workers Strike

Tunis Streets Fill With Trash As Workers Strike

| 13 January 2014 | 4 Comments

Garbage has begun piling up on the streets of Tunis, the country’s capital, since municipal trash collectors began an unexpected strike on Friday. In a statement Sunday, Tunis Governor Abderazzak Ben Khalifa called on the citizens and civil society members of Tunis to step up and take part in street cleaning campaigns until the trash [...]

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Airline Launches Direct Flights Between Tunis and Montreal

Airline Launches Direct Flights Between Tunis and Montreal

| 25 December 2013 | 0 Comments

Tunisian private airline Syphax will launch direct flights between Tunis and Montreal, Canada in 2014. Such a route is unprecedented in the country. Mohamed Frikha, general manager of Syphax Airlines, stated in an interview Wednesday that his company obtained all necessary permits to start direct flights, both regular and charter, to Montreal, Canada in April [...]

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‘Radical Unionists,’ Popular Front Clash in Tunis

‘Radical Unionists,’ Popular Front Clash in Tunis

| 29 November 2013 | 1 Comment

Police in Tunis responded Thursday night to a clash between leftist Popular Front supporters and members of the further-left Radical Unionists, resulting in multiple injuries. Fighting reportedly broke out when a group of Radical Unionists attacked the Popular Front national headquarters in Place Pasteur, according to radio station Mosaique FM. In two Facebook posts, blogger and [...]

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Hopes for Political Progress Dashed by Further Violence

Hopes for Political Progress Dashed by Further Violence

| 24 October 2013 | 0 Comments

Political negotiations meant to resolve Tunisia’s political crisis and prepare for its next elections were further delayed Wednesday after separate incidents of violence against state security forces. The country’s largest labor union is seeking to negotiate with opposition politicians and the prime minister to salvage political talks and implement a plan for the current government [...]

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How to Live in Tunisia on Less Than $10 a Day

How to Live in Tunisia on Less Than $10 a Day

| 04 September 2013 | 5 Comments

In the United States, when we hear that over 80 percent of the world’s population lives on $10 or less a day, it may sound almost impossible. How could a person survive on less than what some may spend on a coffee habit? Yet in Tunisia it is quite feasible to live well on such [...]

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Opposition Divided Over Removal of Ennahdha-Appointees

Opposition Divided Over Removal of Ennahdha-Appointees

| 29 August 2013 | 2 Comments

In a split within his fellow opposition leaders, Nidaa Tounes leader Beji Caid Essebsi announced yesterday that he does not support the “Irhal” opposition campaign to remove public officials appointed by the current government. This campaign accuses the current government of political nepotism and aims to remove governors, administrators, and heads of public institutions appointed [...]

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The Centerpiece of Downtown Tunis: “Our Theater Has a Soul”

The Centerpiece of Downtown Tunis: “Our Theater Has a Soul”

| 17 July 2013 | 1 Comment

Angry, excited demonstrators from different backgrounds and widely diverse political affiliations  have gathered on its steps. On less intense days, the same steps shelter bored youth, tired tourists, or simply someone waiting to rendezvous at the most convenient meeting place on Tunis’ main avenue. The Municipal Theater stands at the heart of Avenue Habib Bourguiba; a [...]

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Two Years After Revolution, a Growing Disillusion with Politics

Two Years After Revolution, a Growing Disillusion with Politics

| 24 June 2013 | 5 Comments

With the country’s second post-revolutionary elections looming in the future, Tunisians’ attitudes towards politics and engagement with the democratic process are idling. Delays in drafting a constitution and moving past the current transitional government have affected peoples’ mindsets concerning the prospect of elections, the public mood, and the role of religion in political life.  A general [...]

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Turkey’s Erdogan in Tunisia: “There is No Country That Does Not Use Tear Gas”

Turkey’s Erdogan in Tunisia: “There is No Country That Does Not Use Tear Gas”

| 06 June 2013 | 5 Comments

During a press conference held this afternoon in a Tunis suburb, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended actions that led to mass protests in Turkey and vowed to continue his plans to develop a controversial park in Istanbul. Prime Minister Erdogan’s visit to Tunisia comes in the wake of mass demonstrations that erupted in Taksim Square, [...]

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Algerian Activists Prevented from Attending World Social Forum

Algerian Activists Prevented from Attending World Social Forum

| 27 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Algerian authorities prevented a number of Algerian human rights activists and union members from entering Tunisia to participate in the World Social Forum. They were denied entrance to Tunisia at different border points by Algerian authorities. Running from March 26 to March 30, the World Social Forum is an anti-globalization bi-annual meeting that unites social [...]

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