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Tunisia’s president sacks prime minister, suspends parliament over anti-government Covid-19 protests

Tunisia’s president sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament, after violent protests broke out across the country. Thousands of protesters, angry at the government’s mishandling of Covid-19, had flooded onto the streets and clashed with police on Sunday. President Kais Saied announced he would take charge with help from a new prime minister, saying he […]

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Refugee boat capsizes off the coast of Tunisia; 43 dead, 84 rescued

At least 43 migrants and refugees are feared to have drowned while 84 were rescued after a shipwreck off Tunisia’s coast, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Saturday. The boat had set off from Zuwarah on Libya’s northwest coast, carrying migrants and refugees from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Bangladesh, as they tried to cross the […]

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Migrant boat capsizes off the coast of Tunisia, 57 feared downed

At least 57 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy and 33 were rescued, humanitarian organisation Tunisian Red Crescent said on Tuesday. In recent weeks, drowning incidents have occurred off the Tunisian coast, with an increase in the frequency of trips to Europe from […]

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41 migrants dead after their boat sinks off the coast of Tunisia

At least 41 people have died after their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement on Friday they are “deeply saddened by reports of a shipwreck […]

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Tunisia: Woman suicide bomber blows herself with her baby in her arms

A female suicide bomber killed herself and her baby during security operations in an interior mountainous province in Tunisia. Two more people were killed in the operations, according to an Interior Ministry statement on Thursday night. In one operation, Tunisian forces were tracking an armed group in the Mount Salloum area of Kasserine province. They […]

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Dozens drowned, scores rescued as two boats with migrants sinks off Tunisia

At least 40 people died when two boats sank off Tunisia while they were trying to reach Europe, officials said. All the deceased were from sub-Saharan African countries, Mohamed Zekri, spokesman for Tunisia’s defence ministry, said on Tuesday. The coastguard rescued 165 other people who were on board the boats heading to the Italian island […]

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Tunisia deploys troops against protests over lockdown and declining economy; 600 detained

Riots and violent clashes between Tunisian police and protesters broke out on Sunday in the capital Tunis and several other cities for the second consecutive day, while security forces arrested dozens of young people. The disturbances came as the country faced an unprecedented economic crisis and a nationwide lockdown imposed since Thursday as part of […]

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Migrant boat en route to Italy sinks off Tunisia in the Mediterranean; 20 dead, several missing

At least 20 migrants died after their boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday while trying to cross the Mediterranean, a Tunisian security official said. The Tunisian coast guard rescued five people and were searching for about 20 others who were still unaccounted for, officials say. “The boat sank about six miles from the coast of […]