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Tunisia: concerns over security and economy as election nears
October 25, 2014

Tunisia is in the final days of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s (26 October) parliamentary election – a vote that aims to complete the north African country’s transition to democracy.

It has been almost four years since the revolt that ousted Zein El-Abidine Ben Ali and Tunisia became known as “the cradle of the Arab Spring.”

Tunisia is showing the Arab world how to nurture democracy
October 25, 2014

Tunisia is bracing itself for the second open and free elections since its revolution and the toppling of its dictator in January 2011. While the rest of the Arab spring countries – Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen – have slid either into chaos and"...

The gender fault line in Tunisia
October 25, 2014

Last September, Myriam Ben Ghazi, a Tunisian journalist, began a journey in rural regions to document the lives and hardships suffered by women and girls living there.

After interviewing hundreds of women, Ben Ghazi sheds light on"......

October 25, 2014

As Tunisia prepares to hold its second free and fair election on Sunday — and continues its transition from despotism to democracy — my country offers a stark contrast to the extremes of terrorism and military intervention seen elsewhere in the region. Tunisia stands as proof that the dream of democracy that spurred the Arab Spring lives on.


October 25, 2014

Some 250 participants in the second edition of "Souk At-Tanmia Partnership," received training "to build their managerial capacity and prepare them to complete their projects," the African Development Bank (AfDB) said in a statement.

78% of the 250 candidates coming from the country's governorates are young people aged less than 35, 56% are jobless and 32% are women.


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