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15 Nov
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.  
6 Nov
Tunisia’s lagoon farmers north of Tunis face the real-world impacts of climate change as rising sea levels, hotter weather and scant rainfall threaten to wipe out crop – and an agricultural system dating back to the 17th century.
29 Oct
Tunisia's independent media regulator shuttered Nessma TV, owned by President Kais Saied's political rival. Quran Kareem, a religious radio station, was also closed.
12 Oct
President Kais Saied has sworn in a record number of women to Tunisia's new government. The move comes after he assumed new executive powers, with the opposition accusing him of a power grab.
10 Oct
Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied.
2 Oct
The actions of President Kais Saied continue to divide Tunisia. Former allies have decried his most recent moves, but it's still impossible to know how the majority of Tunisians feel about him.
1 Oct
Two months after firing her predecessor and suspending parliament, President Saied tapped the engineering researcher to form a government.
1 Oct
We take a look at how the press is covering the appointment of a new Tunisian prime minister-designate and how the "historic" choice of a woman could also be a savvy power grab. The French papers are wondering if they, and politicians, should be focusing on far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour. We also discuss extinct species, Joe Biden’s difficult week and a drunken night out gone awry.
24 Sep
President Kais Saied has tightened his grip on power with the announcement that he will rule by decree. Political opponents have labelled the move a 'coup.'
23 Sep
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.
19 Sep
President Kais Saied has vowed a new government and said the "Tunisian people have rejected the consitution." But opposition parties have rejected his plans.
28 Aug
Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended the suspension of parliament, raising concerns in some quarters about the future of democracy in the country.

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