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Tunisia Presidential Race Hots Up

AFRICANGLOBE - As Tunisia's Sunday (December 21st) presidential runoff approaches, the campaigns of President Moncef Marzouki and Nidaa Tounes leader Béji Caid Essebsi are hotting up. Campaigning is set to continue until December 19th in Tunisia, and December 17th outside the country.

North Africa’s Peacemakers Silenced as Violence Spreads

AFRICANGLOBE - On 5 February, Chokri Belaïd, a Tunisian opposition leader, trade unionist and lawyer, warned that a rising tide of political violence was engulfing Tunisia and proposed a national congress to promote peace. The next day, masked gunmen shot him four times.

Hundreds Of Africans Still Trapped In Camps Two Years After Libya...

AFRICANGLOBE - Two years after fleeing the civil war in Libya, hundreds of African refugees, most of them ex-migrant workers in Libya, are still holed up in a camp on the Tunisian side of the border. Choucha camp, 5km inside Tunisia, is run by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and at one time had nearly 20,000 residents, around half of them were west Africans who had been working in Libya when the war started and fled to Tunisia on the way home.

Running Battles Over Fundamental Rights in North Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Liberals, theocrats and soldiers in Egypt and Tunisia are fighting running battles over the powers and privileges they can enshrine in their founding political texts.

Woman Allegedly Raped by Police Faces Prosecution for “Indecency”

The Tunisian authorities must drop indecency charges against a woman who was summoned to court on Wednesday after she had complained that police officers...

The Next Fight in Egypt and Tunisia Will Be Among Islamists

Islamist movements did not start the protests that have so far unseated three Arab dictators. The uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia succeeded precisely because they...

Hundreds of Migrants Arrivae in Italy From Libya And Tunisia

Almost 2,000 people arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa over the weekend from Libya and Tunisia.