Tunisian President Essebsi has died – presidency
25 July 2019 | 2:28 pm
Tunisia's 92-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, has died, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday. Essebsi was taken to a military hospital on Wednesday.
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