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A Short History of Tunisia

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Tunisia is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Inhabited by Berber tribes, Phoenicians founded Carthage in the 9th century BC. A century later the Arab Muslim conquest occurred in the region, and the first Ottoman conquest of Tunis took place in 1534. It was later a French protectorate from 1881 until independence in 1956. Leader of the independence movement Habib Ali Bourguiba became President and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali came to power in 1987. Accused of misrule and corruption, he was ousted in 2011 during the Tunisian Revolution. In 2015 the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in building a peaceful, pluralistic political order in Tunisia. Despite the current political crisis, Tunisia is considered to be the only full democracy in the Arab World.

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Louise Mushikiwabo, le Rwanda, la Francophonie… Et les francophones !

Les 11 et 12 octobre 2018 s’est déroulé le XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie à Erevan en Arménie. Pendant deux jours, les Chefs d’État et de gouvernement francophones ont débattu des grands enjeux mondiaux et de la contribution de la Francophonie pour y répondre, notamment autour de la question du Vivre ensemble qui constituait la thématique principale de leurs...

UN expert Clement N. Voule calls on Tunisia to safeguard democratic gains

We support Tunisia and its people, you can read our news and articles on our dedicate page to the country: En Route To Tunisia. Since the popular uprising in Tunisia in 2011 (it strarted on December 2010) that protested against corruption, poverty, and political, tunisians overcame heavy censorship and police repression, and ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali thanks to...

Oscars: Tunisia Selects ‘Beauty and the Dogs’ for Foreign-Language Category

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tunisia has submitted Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit), a French-Tunisian drama film written and directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, for the best foreign-language film Oscar. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes last year and opened theatrically in Tunisia on Nov. 12, 2017. During an interview at the...

Six Tunisian men awaiting trial in Italy for saving migrants

Everyday, migrants risk their lives through the Mediterranean Sea, trying to reach the European coasts. In June we wrote about the rescue vessel Aquarius, the boat of Franco-German founded organisation SOS Méditerranée whose goal is to aid immigrants who attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea. We mentioned the boat in this News Digest from last month, and you can read the...

News Digest (Aug. 25, 2018): Kofi Annan has died, UK deporting people, The Sudan Call coalition, Aquarius…

This is our fourth Weekly News Digest of August, it is a selected compilation of recent stories we publish each Saturday during Summertime. Today: Students and doctor died in Sudan; UK deporting people; The Sudan Call coalition of opposition parties; South Sudan’s forests; Former Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Laureate Kofi Annan has died. En français : L’Aquarius,...

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35ème édition du Salon de la création artisanale 2018

Afternoon in Tunis

Fella Films

Startup raises $600,000 to develop new game in Tunisia

Tunisian stew rich in tradition, Town of Nefta

Messages for Tunisia

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Book recommendations

List of books from our previous reading groups, suggested by our Members and/or submitted by readers of the MagkaSama Project. We welcome your suggestions (here) for books to be added to this list!

Le Syndrome de Siliana By Mission d'enquête ECPM
Youth and Revolution in Tunisia (African Arguments) By Alcinda Honwana
Le corps de ma mère Broché By Fawzia Zouari
Carthage: Uncovering the Mysteries and Splendors of Ancient Tunisia By D.Soren, A.Ben Abed Ben Khader, H.Slim
La Tunisie Sous-Marine Broché By F. Brun and S. Baccar
A Tunisian Tale By Hassouna Mosbahi
Histoire de la Tunisie depuis l'indépendance By Larbi Chouikha and Éric Gobe
Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa By Aïcha Abed

Tunisia on Twitter

We created a Twitter List: En Route to Tunisia. We added many Twitter accounts from the Tunisian civil society groups, organizations working in Tunisia, as well as other organizations abroad, and campaigns to support. We invite you to follow them to learn more about Tunisia!

Youssef Cherif

من أسوء ما في الأمر أن الأنظمة العربية المخاوزة ليست فقط عميلة لأمريكا، وإنما هي عميلة لأسقط وأخطر إدارة أمريكية على الإطلاق.

Youssef Cherif

Trump, the king of Fake News, seems to believe the fake news communiqué coming out of Saudi Arabia. He perhaps even drafted it.

Sonia Dridi

Trump dit à des journalistes qu’il juge la version saoudienne sur la mort de #Khashoggi “crédible” “Oui je pense, je pense qu’elle l’est. Il est encore tôt, nous n’avons pas fini notre évaluation ou enquête mais je pense que c’est un premier pas très important”…

Youssef Cherif

I've been listening to Okaz's editor in chief for like 15 minutes now talking to Al Arabiya. The dude speaks like a flowing river, lie after lie, and he keeps talking while I'm falling asleep.

Sonia Dridi

Communiqué MaisonBlanche dit avoir pris en compte annonce de l’Arabie Saoudite sur le fait que l’enquête sur mort de #Khashoggi “progresse” et que des “actions ont été prises contre les suspects identifiés jusqu’à présent”. Les US prêts à passer l’éponge pour garder leur allié ?…

Youssef Cherif

Al Arabiya and Sky News Arabia are finally allowed to air a live coverage of the #Khashoggi's case.

Youssef Cherif

كل ذلك التملق، لتنتهي بك الحال هكذا؟…

Youssef Cherif

We will miss you, my friend, even though we spent the last few days trying to whitewash our political leaders instead of mourning your death (a task we delegated to [y]our colleagues in the @washingtonpost )…

Amira Yahyaoui

Wait a bit before MBS releases : “The investigation committee headed by his highness the crown prince discovered that the 18 fist fighters cut Jamal’s body into pieces in the consulate to hide their heinous crime. Therefor they will be executed one by one.”

Sonia Dridi

Lindsey Graham, proche de Trump, se dit extrêmement sceptique à propos de la version saoudienne sur la mort de #JamalKhashoggi…

Youssef Cherif

Saudi media outlets are stressing on the King's decisions, not MbS's. They are avoiding any mention of the latter I think.…

Youssef Cherif

The Saudis are indeed blaming #Khashoggi's death on "rogue elements"; they killed him and then tried to cover it up. Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the genius idea.…

Amira Yahyaoui

After Jamal #Khashoggi expect to see those who were in the embassy to arrested for life or beheaded in public square. Because they executed orders and therefore they know. Only MBS will survive this and many of us with 3rd category citizenships will be targeted too.

Sonia Dridi

Bon, et c’est donc MBS qui va diriger la commission pour enquêter sur la mort du journaliste #JamalKhashoggi Celui même qui aurait commandité son meurtre, selon des preuves rassemblées par les autorités turques.…

HuffPost Tunisie

Une plongée immersive et angoissante dans le milieu de la pornographie amateur.

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