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Coronavirus crisis punctures Tunisia tourism rebound

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  As the novel coronavirus pandemic wipes out a recovery from jihadist attacks in 2015, Tunisia’s vital tourism sector is trying to find ways to avoid going under. “Normally, the season starts now. But there is nobody,” said Mohammed Saddam, who owns an antiques shop in the …

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Former Tunisian finance minister named PM-designate

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Former finance minister Elyes Fakhfakh was named prime minister-designate by Tunisia’s president late Monday, and will now face the difficult task of forming a cabinet within a month. Newly elected President Kais Saied “on Monday mandated Mr Elyes Fakhfakh with forming a government as soon as …

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Will Tunisia continue to democratise?

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Despite priding itself on being the sole country to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings as a functioning democracy, Tunisia faces challenges on its new political path. The cradle of the autocrat-ousting movements that swept the region nine years ago, the North African country has been …

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