Tunisia Agog Over Release of Presidential Candidate

Posted by - October 10, 2019

Tunisians were elated Wednesday when media mogul, Nabil Karoui, was freed, after weeks in detention over corruption charges. His release comes a few days to Sunday’s election. Karoui was the runner up in the first round of the presidential election last month despite being held since August 23 in pre-trial detention. He will now face

Vote Count Underway in Tunisia

Posted by - September 16, 2019

Polling booths have closed in Tunisia in what is the country’s second free presidential poll since the 2011 uprising that toppled ex-president Ben Ali. Out of an estimated 7 million voters, exit polls suggest turn out was at 45%. Surprisingly, two independent outsiders seem to have done well in the first round of votes and

Gay Lawyer Joins 55 Others In Tunisia’s Presidential Race

Posted by - August 9, 2019

An openly gay lawyer Mounir Baatour has announced his intention to join in the presidency bid in Tunisia’s upcoming election. His declaration brings the total number of candidates that presented their bid on Wednesday to 56. With this, Baatour becomes the first gay man in the Arab world to embark on such a journey. According

Tunisians protest against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Posted by - December 8, 2017

Thousands of Tunisians protested in several cities on Thursday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and decision to move the U.S. Embassy there, residents said. Labour unions and other groups have called for even bigger protests in the capital Tunis and other cities in the North African country after Friday