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Tunisia police arrest MP and TV host who called president a traitor

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Tunisian police have arrested a member of parliament and a television presenter who have been prominent critics of president Kais Saied since his seizure of power in July, their lawyer said. The lawyer, Samir Ben Omar...

Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia review – stiff with humorous intent

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The action is tragic; the dialogue frequently grisly-comic. The title of Josh Azouz’s new play tips its hat to Once Upon a Time in America/in Hollywood. The design nods at Beckett. Max Johns’s plywood set, over which ...

Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia review – horror, humour and forgotten history

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A man is buried up to his neck with only a geometrical desert around him – sand dunes made up of boxes and a disc of sun scorching his skin. It looks like a twist on Happy Days, all the more absurdist when the buried ...

Tunisia unions call for president to form new government

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Tunisia’s powerful UGTT trade union body has urged the country’s president, Kais Saied, to form a new government, nearly two weeks after he assumed executive power and sacked the prime minister. Saied also suspended p...

Tunisia shows that democracy will struggle if it can’t deliver prosperity

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Implicit in US and western support for pro-democracy movements and transitions around the world is an assumption that, given a free choice, a system of elected, representative government is what people will always nat...

What is going on in Tunisia? All you need to know

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Ten years after the revolution that triggered the Arab spring, Tunisia, long regarded as one of the few democratic transition success stories to come out of that era, has been plunged into crisis after its president, ...

Powerbrokers of Arab world will be closely watching Tunisia

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In the decade since the Arab spring, the crucible of the uprisings has been where its legacy has been thrashed out. Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, where it all began from mid-December 2010, have remained central to the nar...

Tunisia president imposes curfew amid coup accusations

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Tunisian president Kais Saied has announced a month-long curfew as he appeared to tighten his grip on power in the North African country one day after he dismissed the prime minister. Tunisians will wake on Tuesday to...

Kais Saied: the ‘RoboCop’ president accused of launching Tunisia coup

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Kais Saied, the Tunisian president who has plunged the country into a new political crisis, has always been something of a political blank slate. A surprise winner of the 2019 elections, the rise to power of Saied, 63...

Tunisia lockdown ends, despite Africa’s worst Covid death rate

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Tunisia has ended its one-week lockdown, despite having the highest reported deaths per capita of any country in Africa. Covid-19 cases in Tunisia were initially low last year, with a sweeping six-week lockdown involv...