Tunisia

Growing concern over fate of Tunisian journalists kidnapped in Libya


It’s been 50 days since Sofiene Chourabi, a Tunisian journalist and a FRANCE 24 Observer, was kidnapped along with a colleague while reporting in Libya. His friends and family fear the upcoming Tunisian elections and the chaos reigning in Libya will delay efforts to secure his release. Read more...
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Libyan refugees denounced as 'rich and rude' in Tunisia


They’re said to be unruly, rude to women, and are triggering price inflation: Libyan refugees have a bad rap in Tunisia. Over the past few months, thousands have arrived in Tunisia, fleeing the fighting in their own country. In Tunis, two such refugees explain their community’s reputation with Tunisians and the discrimination they face. Read more...
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Video: Tunisian policeman assaults theft victim for “wasting his time”


This footage shows a resident of Tunis that had gone to the police station to report the theft of his wallet being attacked by a policeman who felt the man was “wasting his time”. Read more...
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"Gafsa Beach": Tunisia’s mysterious new lake


For the past three weeks, hundreds of swimmers have been flocking to a lake in the Gafsa region of southern Tunisia. But the sudden, mysterious appearance of this lake in a drought-hit area has raised concerns about both the origin and the quality of the water. Read more...
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Tunisian football team pay homage to jihadist supporter

 
A video being shared by jihadists on social networks show a strange sight: members of a football team in Sousse, northern Tunisia, paying homage to one of their fans that was killed while waging jihad in Syria. Read more...
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Are these photos of jihadists training – or a Boy Scout camp?

Following an anti-terrorism operation in Menzel Nour, a town in Tunisia’s Monastir governorate, the interior ministry held a press conference on Monday to present what it says was photographic “proof” of a jihadist camp. This was meant to justify the sting, which was decried by many locals. However, Internet sleuths pointed out that some of the photos were taken in 2010 – at a Boy Scout camp.. Read more...

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New sport inspires Tunisia’s blind community

 
There was not much to do for blind people in Kebili, a city in central Tunisia, until the advent of a club where they learned a sport specifically designed for them: goalball. Our Observer, who filmed the team over the course of a year, explains how the sport has changed their lives. Read more...
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Young Tunisian doctors protest bill mandating work at regional hospitals

 
For the past week, thousands of young Tunisian doctors have been protesting against a bill that would mandate a three-year term in regional hospitals once they have completed their specialisation. While the government argues the move is necessary, doctors say the legislation is misguided. Read more...
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