Tunisia

Tunisian 'whiz' twins use trash to build replica farm models


They're only 13 years old, but these tech-savvy Tunisians have already been earmarked as future engineers. The two whiz kids are putting old waste to good use by building miniature replicas of farm vehicles from pieces of trash. Internet users have marvelled at the children's work, after photos uploaded by their teacher began circulating on social media websites. Read more...
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Breaking taboos: Tunisian schoolgirls given washable sanitary napkins


The poorest Tunisian teenage girls often can’t afford to buy sanitary napkins. Many don’t attend school on the days when they have their periods or end up trying to control the flow by using unsanitary, even dangerous, methods. Our Observer decided to do something about this problem, which is a taboo topic in Tunisia. Read more...
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Tunisia attacks: 'Why I posted photos while the assault was underway'

Hidden away for two hours in a room in Tunis's Bardo museum, one man managed to take dozens of photos and post them online as terrorists launched an attack on the building. The images instantly began circulating on social media networks. He agreed to tell us how and why he did it...

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Tunisian artist creates children’s cinema centre to fight extremism


Welcome to Semmama cultural centre: a cinema with haystacks for seats and an arts studio in the middle of a cactus field. Created by a Tunisian artist, this unique venue aims to fight bring culture to one of Tunisia's most isolated and impoverished regions, which has become a breeding ground for extremism. Read more...
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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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