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Tunisia

Tunisia

Population: 11.53 mn.
GDP: $40.26 bn.
Debt: $32.15 bn.

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London's security aid

Designed to coordinate government efforts against Islamist militants, a new Central Strategic Planning Unit in Tunisia's Interior Ministry is receiving training funded by the Briti...


Slim pickings

Slim Riahi, a 42-year-old Bizerta-born businessman with British and Tunisian citizenship, is pitting himself against political heavyweight Béji Caïd Essebsi of Nidaa To...


Coalition time

Tunisia elects a new, 217-member Parliament on 26 October and all eyes are on the possible coalitions that will follow. A formal coalition between the front-runners, the Islamist H...


Critical votes and toxic loans

Ahead of key national elections, concern is mounting about the legacy of bad loans from the time of President Ben Ali

Dealing with bad debts from the Zine el Abidine Ben Ali era which threaten the banking system has proved so problematic that the government has been contradicting itself. On the mo...


Heading for the hills

The government is rallying the people behind a major campaign against the jihadists despite weak economic indicators

Tunisian security forces are beefing up their campaign against Islamist militants in the Mont Chaambi mountains along the Algerian border with a major purchase of helicopters from ...


Enforcers freed

Most of the senior security officers who served ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali are being freed. Many were sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in killing protestors ...


Finance smiles on government

Multilateral lenders and Western governments shower Tunisia with credit in the hope the country does not go the way of neighbouring Libya or Egypt

The World Bank became the latest lender to signal its support for the interim government in Tunis when it lent it US$100 million last week to help banks to lend to small businesses...


Splits prolong crisis

Long before opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was assassinated, the political crisis was in full flow. No end is in sight

An already serious political crisis was exacerbated when gunmen killed Chokri Belaïd on 6 February and Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, from the ruling Hizb Ennahda (Renaissance Party...


Answers needed

When opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was shot dead by three masked men in a black car on 6 February, the secular opposition, the mainstream Islamist Hizb Ennahda and much of the...


Wilting jasmine

Two years after Ben Ali’s fall, the lack of social and economic progress is fuelling disenchantment with the government

Many of the post-revolution politicians are gaining a reputation for fiddling while parts of Tunisia burn. Riots in late November and early December in Siliana saw over 250 protest...


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