Tunisia: Torn between anger and hope
20 October 2022 | 4:50 pm
Tunisians have taken to the streets to protest against President Kais Saied. His future depends on whether he is able to find a solution to the economic crisis, say analysts.
President Kais Saied issued the order with a list of judges to be dismissed, accusing them of corruption and stalling terrorism cases. Critics have blasted the dismissals as an "affront" to judicial independence.
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Tunisia is gearing up for a referendum that would consolidate powers in the presidency, critics say it is a power grab. Kenya's presidential campaign has been hit by misinformation and fake news on social media. And it's the last days of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco with the host nation taking on South Africa on Saturday for the title, the run-off for third place takes place on Friday between Nigeria and Zambia.
Heat and fires are laying waste to Tunisia's grain harvest, as the country struggles with food costs sent soaring by the war in Ukraine.
Tunisians have started voting in a plebiscite on a draft constitution that critics say would hand the country's president wide powers. With major parties boycotting the vote, analysts are expecting a low turnout.
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