Young Tunisians still inclined to migrate to Europe
18 July 2018 | 4:41 am
The economic situation in Tunisia drives people to cross the Mediterranean despite the dangers. Thousands see flight as the only option to escape their woes at home.
24 Apr 2022
Fishing is crucial to the livelihoods of people on Tunisia’s coast. Overfishing is a growing problem, especially due to trawlers. Their nets also pick up sharks, rays and other endangered species. The Med Bycatch Project wants to see sustainable fishing.
27 Apr 2022
Tunisia's president has been carrying out a creeping coup, demolishing the country's hard-fought democratic gains bit by bit. With an economy in turmoil and a splintered opposition, is there anybody that can stop him?
22 May 2022
Protesters gathered in Tunis to reject President Kais Saied's rule, blaming him for returning Tunisia to a state of autocratic rule. The New Salvation Front has coalesced several parties to oppose him.
20 May 2022
Growing discontent has led to a united national opposition against President Kais Saied. But could the pursuit of democracy backfire — and see the nation return to an iron fist rule?
5 Jun 2022
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.
3 Jun 2022
Tunisian President Kais Saied sacks 57 judges accused of corruption. He has also passed a new law strengthening his grip on the judiciary. Also, at least 10 African countries have major displacement crises. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an NGO, is sounding the alarm in its annual report. Finally, Vladimir Putin will host Senegalese President Macky Sall at his Black Sea residence in Sochi this Friday. Sall currently chairs the African Union
5 Jun 2022
As Tunisia’s president continues on his autocratic path while the economy is on its knees, can international aid return the country to a democratic track?
19 Jun 2022
Tunisia has ground to a halt under strike action, with skyrocketing inflation and unpopular reforms sending tens of thousands into the streets. We hear more from our correspondent in Tunis. Also, many Nigerians who fled to neighbouring Niger under the tyranny of Boko Haram are being called on to return home. And we see how a Paris tech show is honouring startups in Africa with the Africa Tech Award.
14 Jul 2022
The cost of climate adaptation for some African nations could be more than five times the amount they currently spend on healthcare. A report by the development agency Tearfund looked at 11 countries on the continent as poorer nations struggle to respond to the climate emergency. Meanwhile, young people in Kenya are feeling little motivation to vote ahead of elections in August, and tennis star Ons Jabeur returns home to Tunisia to a cheering crowd.
22 Jul 2022
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.
27 Jul 2022
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.
25 Jul 2022
Ships in the Mediterranean Sea rescued stranded migrants trying to reach Europe, with the Italian island of Lampedusa facing a surge in new arrivals. Five migrants have been found dead, however.
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Ismail Mashalm, the man who tore up his academic records on television to protest the ban on the education of women and girls, was detained for "provocative actions."
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Hit by a scorching heatwave, the South American country is struggling to contain fires that have engulfed 151 forests.
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The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, first signed in 2014, allows for US troops to set up temporarily at Philippine military bases to thwart Chinese ambitions.
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In the run-up to midterm elections in the United States, Republicans and Democrats are waging a battle over immigration. Republican governors from Texas, Arizona and Florida have sent more than 10,000 migrants to cities run by Democrats.
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Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory."