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Population: 12.34m
GDP: $54.71bn
Debt: 78.6% of GDP (2024)

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Migrant control moves to North Africa

The government clamps down further on irregular migration amid moves to strike repatriation deals with other countries

President Kaïs Saïed’s government is negotiating a series of repatriation agreements with African countries in an attempt to increase voluntary returns of irregular migrants, Forei...


Premier Meloni woos President Saïed

The authoritarian regime in Tunis is at the heart of Rome's grand plans for its African axis

Migration and energy deals topped the agenda of Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's flying visit to Tunisia – her fourth in a year – on 17 April. Flanked by a minis...

No bail-out on offer from Beijing

Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been wooing North Africa but his help doesn't extend to financial rescue packages

For President Kaïs Saïed's beleaguered and cash-strapped government, foreign interest – especially outside the usual suspects in the European Union – is regar...

Parliament in chaos over anti-Israel law

The President's inconsistency has dashed his hopes of bolstering his popularity by backing the Palestinian cause

Tunisians of all political stripes have united in their thousands in protest at Israel's retaliatory war against Hamas in Gaza. Demonstrations have continued over much of the last ...


Saïed chooses isolation after returning EU cash

The President has turned down €60m of funding from Europe and is no closer to agreement on a $1.9bn IMF programme

It is increasingly hard to see where Tunisia will source financial support in the coming months after President Kaïs Saïed rejected funding from the European Union. Last ...


Heart of the migration storm

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni continues to exert diplomatic pressure on Tunisia and Libya as the Italian island of Lampedusa continues to receive unprecedented numbers of m...


African Union court demands legal access for political detainees

President Saïed's regime has 15 days to respond to the ruling on politicians jailed in crackdown on opposition

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights has ordered the Tunisian government to allow jailed opposition politicians and activists access to their lawyers, giving President Ka...


Saïed's new crank

President Kais Saïed's decision to replace Najla Bouden, hailed two years earlier ago as the Arab World's first female prime minister, with 66-year-old Ahmed Hachani, a politi...

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