Sunday, December 10, 2023

Topic: Tunisia

Tunisia: Rached Ghannouchi sentenced to a year in prison

The 81-year-old veteran leader was arrested in April, and sentenced after being charged with incitement, as crackdown on opposition continues in Tunisia.

Tunisia: Ennahdha’s Rached Ghannouchi arrested

Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of the Ennahda political party and one of the main opponents of the Tunisian president, Kais Saied, has been arrested on Monday.

19 African asylum seekers drown while attempting Mediterranean crossing to Italy

At least 19 refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have drowned off the coast of Tunisia while trying to cross the Mediterranean and reach Italy.

Black Tunisians demand equality, in face of racism

Slavery was formally abolished in Tunis and in part of what forms modern-day Tunisia in 1846. On October 9, Tunisia's parliament adopted a landmark law penalizing the use of racist words, the incitement of hatred and discrimination. These crimes are now punishable by three years in prison and a US$5,600.