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: 11,516,189 (2018)

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

  • Thu - Jun 13, 2019: Strathmore University Floors Harvard School of Law to Win Moot Court Contest - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Nairobi News] Strathmore University has become the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court competition on WTO law that was held in Geneva, Switzerland at the weekend.
  • Wed - Jun 12, 2019: GJA President in Tunisia for IFJ Congress - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Ghanaian Times] THE President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Affail Monney, is in Tunisia to partake in this year's congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
  • Fri - Jun 7, 2019: Café Owner Jailed Over Ramadan Hours - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [HRW] Tunis -A café owner in Tunisia was convicted of publicly offending morality on May 29, 2019 for keeping his café open during Ramadan fasting hours, Human Rights Watch said today. Such prosecutions, using a vague provision that is applied sporadically and inconsistently, constitute an arbitrary use of the criminal law.
  • Fri - Jun 7, 2019: Second Leg of CAF Champions League Final to be Replayed - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [CAF] The CAF Executive Committee meeting decided on June 5th, 2019, in Paris, unanimously, that:
  • Thu - Jun 6, 2019: The Artist Who Banks On His Intuition - AllAfrica News: Tunisia
    [Daily Maverick] Tunisian artist Taher Jaoui discusses the spontaneity behind his work - oil paintings of clusters of irregular and colourful objects accentuated by bold dark lines.