Tunisia at standstill as general strike paralyses country
19 June 2022 | 2:18 pm
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.
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Protesters gathered at the Agareb landfill to protest its reopening on Wednesday, a day after a demonstrator died from allegedly inhaling tear gas fired by police at a similar rally. "It is not reasonable for the army to protect a place of waste and to fire tear gas and attack the protesters," said a protester. Tunisia’s General Trade Union (UGTT) called for a general strike and a day of mourning in Agareb following the death of the 35-year-old protester.
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In tonight's edition: Tunisia's president says the democratically-elected parliament will remain suspended for at least another year. Kais Saied also announced a referendum and elections for 2022.
Overfishing is a growing problem along Tunisia's coast, especially due to trawlers. Their nets pick up sharks, rays and other endangered species. The Med Bycatch Project wants to encourage more sustainable fishing.
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It will be a battle of the Eagles tonight in Garoua when Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia take to the pitch of the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in an Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 clashes. With a lot of history between Nigeria and Tunisia, many are expecting a very tough encounter, but Dennis Erezi’s guest analyst, Ifeanyi Ibeh says it’s going to be a very comfortable win for the Super Eagles against a Covid-depleted Carthage Eagles.
Teams in Cameroon are putting in their final preparations ahead of the last 16 matches which kick off on Sunday. Burkina Faso and Gabon will get the ball rolling as they go head to head in Limbé, while flawless Nigeria will take on Covid-hit Tunisia.
A women-only motorcycle club is breaking gender stereotypes in Tunisia, organising rallies and events to encourage other women to ride.
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