Coronavirus pandemic turns holiday into chaos for many planning on flying to North Africa

The European Union opened its external borders to several countries on July 1, and among them are Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. But for the hundreds of thousands of French citizens who have family in North Africa, that doesn’t mean they are now able to visit their loved ones: each country is setting its own rules … Read more Coronavirus pandemic turns holiday into chaos for many planning on flying to North Africa

Tunisian blogger faces up to 3 years of prison for blasphemy in freedom of speech trial

Coronavirus, corona, covid, covid-19, covid_19, covid19, confinement, lockdown, epidemic, pandemic, WHO, health, contamination, hospital, care, healthcare, doctors, depression, infections, Tunisia, emna, chargui, tunis, trial, justice, freedom, speech, quran, cartoon, social, media, death, threat, religion, prophet, blasphemy, blogger, young, NGO, Amnesty, international Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Tunisian blogger faces up to 3 years of prison for blasphemy in freedom of speech trial

Tunisian blogger’s trial for blasphemy to open, raises free speech questions

Concerns over freedom of speech rise in Tunisia, as the trial of a 27-year old blogger gets underway. Emna Chargui could get up to 3 years of prison for sharing an image on social media that mocks the Quran, as France 24’s Fadil Aliriza reports from Tunis. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 … Read more Tunisian blogger’s trial for blasphemy to open, raises free speech questions

Tunisia: Hopes of tourists’ return as country reopens

Tunisia is about welcome back tourists. It is hoping visitors will revive an industry which suffered many setbacks even before the pandemic shut everything down. As Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports, it is likely to be a long road to recovery. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Tunisia: Hopes of tourists’ return as country reopens

Protesters in southern Tunisia demand government-promised jobs, deplore police crackdown

Hundreds of demonstrators who have been protesting the government’s failure to deliver promised energy sector jobs demanded the release of their spokesperson in Tataouine, a city in southern Tunisia, on Tuesday after two days of clashes with security forces. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Protesters in southern Tunisia demand government-promised jobs, deplore police crackdown

Protesters in southern Tunisia demand government-promised oil jobs, deplore police crackdown

Beginning on Sunday, the day after their spokesperson was arrested, and continuing into Tuesday, demonstrators in southern Tunisia have gathered to demand government-promised oil jobs and protest the police’s use of tear gas against them. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Protesters in southern Tunisia demand government-promised oil jobs, deplore police crackdown

Tires Burn | Protests over unemployment erupt into fiery clashes in Tunisia

Tear gas, burning objects, and burning tires were all on the menu during the protest over unemployment in #Tunisia’s #Tataouine. Where people are demanding jobs in the gas and oil sector – under the 2017 promise from the government that there will be jobs. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like … Read more Tires Burn | Protests over unemployment erupt into fiery clashes in Tunisia

Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya? | Inside Story

The battlelines of Libya’s civil war are changing quickly. A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar’s forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord. But the warlord’s campaign failed, and he’s been in retreat since. GNA troops, reinforced by military support from Turkey, are pushing towards … Read more Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya? | Inside Story

Burials held for dead in migrant shipwreck off Tunisia

More than 50 people, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, died when a boat carrying migrants bound for Italy sank off Tunisia, a health official said Thursday in an updated toll. 52 bodies were recovered, and at least 24 women were among the victims. Burials were held for some of those killed. Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more Burials held for dead in migrant shipwreck off Tunisia

Conflict in Libya: Another initiative I Inside Story

Warlord Khalifa Haftar announced several offensives in his drive to take full control of Libya. He had the support of Russia, Egypt and the UAE and everything was going well for him until last month. He suffered major blows in his battle to capture the capital Tripoli. And his plan to unseat the UN-recognised government … Read more Conflict in Libya: Another initiative I Inside Story

Tunisia reopens mosques, cafés as Covid-19 pandemic crisis winds down

In Tunisia, cafés, bars, restaurants and places of worship have opened their doors again as the country continues to gradually ease lockdown measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. Tunisians managed to avoid a major health crisis, and they are now keen to restart their daily lives like before, as FRANCE 24’s correspondents in Tunis report. … Read more Tunisia reopens mosques, cafés as Covid-19 pandemic crisis winds down

UN envoy warns foreign backers will worsen Libyan conflict

The UN’s acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams has warned that an influx of foreign support for the two rival sides is threatening to intensify the fighting. The number of civilian casualties has been growing over the past month as forces loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar continue their year-long campaign to seize Tripoli from … Read more UN envoy warns foreign backers will worsen Libyan conflict

Libya: GNA captures towns near Tunisia border from Haftar

Forces allied with Libya’s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) say they have captured two towns near the Tunisian border from eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our … Read more Libya: GNA captures towns near Tunisia border from Haftar

A look at how Tunisia handles medical waste

Tunisian authorities have warned that the increasing amount of medical waste generated during the coronavirus pandemic pose a serious threat to public health. They have issued guidelines on how to properly handle the waste. Adnen Chaouachi got exclusive access to a medical waste handling facility. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on … Read more A look at how Tunisia handles medical waste