Tag: Tunis

What’s On in Tunis: March 28-April 3

What’s On in Tunis: March 28-April 3

| 27 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Tunis is hosting a mass of guests this week for the World Social Forum, and in true Tunisian style the city’s cultural venues are rolling out the red carpet. The last week of Espace MAD’Art’s Contemporary Dance Days is finishing with modern dance interpretations of the works of French existentialists and a workshop of Hip-Hop [...]

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Live Blog: Tunisia Hosts 2013 World Social Forum

Live Blog: Tunisia Hosts 2013 World Social Forum

| 26 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, March 26 is the opening of the 2013 World Social Forum, which is taking place in the capital Tunis until March 30. The bi-annual event has attracted thousands of organizations worldwide. 4:45 pm (Wednesday, March 27) Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan and other speakers are to give talks soon on the topic of “Islam and Governance in [...]

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Day to Fight Racial Discrimination Observed in Tunisia

Day to Fight Racial Discrimination Observed in Tunisia

| 21 March 2013 | 5 Comments

In Tunisia’s first celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, an event was held today in downtown Tunis to raise awareness about discrimination against racial minorities in the country. The event, “Tunisia with all its Colors,” was organized by the Association for Equality and Development (ADAM). Taoufik Cheiri, the president of [...]

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What’s On in Tunis: March 21-27

What’s On in Tunis: March 21-27

| 20 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Happy 20th of March, Tunisia! Declare your independence from dullardry by enjoying the beautiful weather outside and attending some of Tunis’ cultural events this week. With schools on vacation, Tahar Haddad Cultural Club has a week of theatrical and literary events to get children away from the TV and out from underfoot. For adults, check [...]

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Fired Security Personnel Threaten Collective Suicide

Fired Security Personnel Threaten Collective Suicide

| 19 March 2013 | 1 Comment

Dismissed security agents launched an organized protest in front of the Ministry of Interior today and threatened to commit collective suicide next week if they are not given back their jobs. Such agents have been protesting intermittently since March 5; Wissal Ben Said poured gasoline on himself last week in an attempt to self-immolate in [...]

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Dum Pukht Serves up Small but Solid Indian Favorites

Dum Pukht Serves up Small but Solid Indian Favorites

| 19 March 2013 | 0 Comments

Although Tunisia is home to a wonderful confluence of culinary influences as a result of its location on the Mediterranean Sea, it’s sometimes nice to step a little farther afield for dinner.  This week, my friends and I decided to sample Indian food from Dum Pukht Restaurant in Lac. Indian cuisine, the national food of [...]

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Speakers Announced for Harvard Arab Alumni Association Conference

Speakers Announced for Harvard Arab Alumni Association Conference

| 18 March 2013 | 3 Comments

The Harvard Arab Alumni Association will host its eighth annual Arab World Conference this Thursday at La Résidence Hotel in Tunis. The conference will explore the theme, “The Arab World: From Revolution to Transformation.” The event will include five different panels: People & Pluralism: The (Im) Possibility of Politics after the Revolution; The Rule of [...]

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From London to Tunis to Paris, Tunisians Release Balloons to Honor Chokri Belaid

From London to Tunis to Paris, Tunisians Release Balloons to Honor Chokri Belaid

| 18 March 2013 | 1 Comment

Tunisians gathered in Tunis, Paris and London Sunday to release thousands of red and white balloons in honor of the memory of Chokri Belaid. It has been over 40 days since the opposition leader was assassinated while leaving his home in a Tunis suburb. His murder marked Tunisia’s first such assassination in the street since [...]

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Live Updates: 40 Day Anniversary of Chokri Belaid’s Assassination

Live Updates: 40 Day Anniversary of Chokri Belaid’s Assassination

| 16 March 2013 | 1 Comment

For the 40-day anniversary of opposition leader Chokri Belaid’s assassination, thousands of supporters as well as human rights activists and political figures are expected to attend a commemorative service today for the late politician at El Jellaz cemetery in downtown Tunis. The event is starting at 1 p.m. and is organized by Belaid’s Democratic Patriots [...]

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Young Man Sets Himself on Fire in Downtown Tunis

Young Man Sets Himself on Fire in Downtown Tunis

| 12 March 2013 | 3 Comments

A young man set himself on fire this morning in front of the Municipal Theater in downtown Tunis and was taken to the regional Hospital of Injuries and Severe Burns in Ben Arous, a southern suburb of Tunis. The man is 27 years old and in very critical situation, according to a source at the hospital. [...]

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