Tunisia: Protesters Urged to end Violence

Tunisia: Protesters Urged to end Violence

TUNIS, 20 January 2021 – Officials in Tunisia appealed Wednesday for an end to violence, looting and vandalism that on Tuesday marred a fifth night of street protests in the capital, Tunis. The protests started Friday, the tenth anniversary of the ousting of Tunisia’s...
Egypt-Tunisia: Egyptian Fishing Boats Seized

Egypt-Tunisia: Egyptian Fishing Boats Seized

CAIRO, 2 January 2021 – Tunisian authorities have seized two additional Egyptian fishing boats, accusing them of illegally fishing in Tunisian territorial waters. A fortnight ago, 17 Egyptians onboard another boat were arrested by Tunisian border guards for the...
Tunisia: State of Emergency Extended

Tunisia: State of Emergency Extended

TUNIS, 31 December 2020 – The Tunisian presidency has extended, for another six months, a state of emergency it first put in place in 2015. The initial state of emergency was decreed shortly after 12 presidential guards were killed in an attack by armed...
Tunisia: State of Emergency Extended

Tunisia: State of Emergency Extended

TUNIS, 31 December 2020 – The Tunisian presidency has extended, for another six months, a state of emergency it first put in place in 2015. The initial state of emergency was decreed shortly after 12 presidential guards were killed in an attack by armed...
Tunisia: Twenty Killed in Boat Mishap

Tunisia: Twenty Killed in Boat Mishap

TUNIS, 24 December 2020 – At least 20 migrants have died and 20 others are missing after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia, state media reports. Tunisian coastguards say they rescued five migrants and have recovered at least 20...
Tunisia: Nightly Curfew Extended

Tunisia: Nightly Curfew Extended

TUNIS, 23 December 2020 – Tunisian authorities say they will extend the nightly curfew countrywide until mid-January 2021. The extension was announced Tuesday night heeding a recommendation made by Tunisia’s COVID-19 Scientific Committee. More than 120,000 positive...
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