Tunisia: Najla Bouden Romdhane named first female PM
01 October 2021 | 4:05 pm
Two months after firing her predecessor and suspending parliament, President Saied tapped the engineering researcher to form a government.
7 May 2021
The number of migrants risking the perilous sea crossing from Tunisia to Europe is rising and now the majority on the boats are from Sub-Saharan Africa, and not Tunisia. Last year, more than 12,000 migrants coming from Tunisia landed in Italy -- a high not seen since 2011.
28 May 2021
5 Jul 2021
The boat had originally set off towards Europe from the Libyan city of Zuwara. Over 120 migrants were aboard.
23 Jul 2021
How has the situation for journalists changed in Tunisia in the decade since the revolution? Has the road to press freedom been entirely smooth? Our guests, including cartoonist Nidhal Ghariani, discuss how hard it would have been to draw or publish his cartoons before the revolution. We also discuss the digitalisation of the media as well as fake news and how to combat it. Join us for a special edition of The Debate in partnership with UNESCO, filmed among the ruins of Carthage, in Tunisia.
26 Jul 2021
President Kais Saied removed Hicham Mechichi from his post as Tunisia's prime minister after violent protests. The ruling party is now accusing the president of a "coup."
27 Jul 2021
Turmoil grips Tunisia as President Kais Saied sacks the prime minister and suspends parliament with help from the army. Also, fresh anti-government protests in Eswatini leave at least two people dead. Finally, we meet the young entrepreneur in Cameroon hoping to reduce his country's reliance on fish imports. We bring you all these stories and more in this edition of Eye on Africa.
28 Jul 2021
The European Union has urged Tunisian President Kais Saied to return stability to the country as soon as possible. Ousted Prime Minister Hichem Michechi has made his first comments since his dismissal.
8 Aug 2021
A top US official spoke to Tunisia's President Kais Saied days after his shock power grab. But the plea has not stopped Saied jailing opposition lawmakers.
4 Aug 2021
Nearly 1,200 people received their Covid-19 vaccine jab in one day says an El Menzah vaccination centre official in Tunis, as the vaccination campaign speeds up in Tunisia, which has suffered the biggest number of Covid-19 deaths in North Africa. The country, which has been struggling to contain its outbreak of Delta variant, hopes to vaccinate half of its population by mid-October.
28 Aug 2021
Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended the suspension of parliament, raising concerns in some quarters about the future of democracy in the country.
19 Sep 2021
President Kais Saied has vowed a new government and said the "Tunisian people have rejected the consitution." But opposition parties have rejected his plans.
23 Sep 2021
The Tunisian army has remained apolitical throughout its modern history. But now, some locals fear the military is getting too close to President Kais Saied's increasingly unconstitutional regime.
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After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
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Japan's GDP fell at an annualised rate of 1 percent in the first three months of this year as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus hampered consumer spending. Rising commodity prices also weighed on businesses in the world's third-largest economy. Plus, as unemployment remains stable in France at 7.3 percent, a steelworks factory in the northern city of Dunkirk is offering a cash bonus to employees to encourage them to recruit family members.
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A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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In a UN Security Council briefing, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the streets in Iraq could "boil over" if political leaders were unable to end a political stalemate that has gripped the country for over seven months.
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As the 75th Cannes Film Festival gets underway, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear brings us a glimpse of what its opening ceremony will involve, including a Palme d’Honneur for Forest Whitaker. We also take a look at the composition of this year’s jury, with French actor Vincent Lindon shepherding an artistic team who'll assess the features competing for the Palme d’Or. Plus we get a preview of the opening film "Final Cut", in which director Michel Hazanavicius declares his love for genre movies in a lighthearted French parody of a zombie horror slasher.