Tunisia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Tunis

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Beji Caid Essebsi

Economy:

  • Diverse, market-oriented economy, with important agricultural, mining, tourism and manufacturing sectors.
  • Key exports include textiles and apparel, food products, petroleum products, chemicals, and phosphates, with about 80% going to the European Union.

Population: 11,403,800 (2017)

Land Size: 164,150 sq km (63,378 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Arab: 98%
  • European: 1%
  • Jewish and other: 1%
Religions:

  • Muslim: 98%
  • Christian: 1%
  • Jewish and other: 1%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official, one of the languages of commerce)
  • French (commerce)

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: North Africa Seen As Unsafe for LGBT People - Rights Groups - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Deutsche Welle] The Bundesrat, Germany's upper house of parliament, is considering whether to recognize Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as "safe countries of origin." Yet LGBT people are still persecuted in all three places.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Citizens Testing Right-to-Information Law - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [HRW] Tunisia's first freedom of information law, approaching its third anniversary, significantly advances the rights of citizens to get information from publicly funded institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. The law's real impact, however, depends on the actual authority of a body created to compel responses from uncooperative institutions.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Citizens Testing Right-to-Information Law - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [HRW] Tunis -Tunisia's first freedom of information law, approaching its third anniversary, significantly advances the rights of citizens to get information from publicly funded institutions, Human Rights Watch said today. The law's real impact, however, depends on the actual authority of a body created to compel responses from uncooperative institutions.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [HRW] Correction/Clarification: Contrary to what Human Rights Watch reported, the authorities arrested and prosecuted the alleged assailants along with A.F., the complainant. The court sentenced all three on February 11 to six months in prison for "sodomy" under article 230 of the penal code. It also sentenced the alleged assailants to an additional two months for robbery and violence. According to one defense lawyer, A.F. retracted his allegation of rape, both during his interrogation at the police station and
  • Thu - Feb 14, 2019: Club Africain, Mazembe Share Spoils in Rades - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [CAF] Club Africain had to settle for a 0-0 draw against TP Mazembe in their Group C clash on Tuesday in Rades, Tunisia.