• October 2, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

Tunisians divided on upcoming constitutional referendum

The campaign for the referendum on Tunisia’s new constitution started on Sunday, though Tunisians are divided about the content of a controversial draft released last week. The referendum is scheduled for …

Tunisia’s president sacks dozens of judges, strengthens grip

Tunisia’s president sacked 57 judges on Wednesday, accusing them of corruption, protecting “terrorists”, and sexual harassment as he strengthened his grip on the judiciary. In a televised address on Wednesday, Saied …

Tunisia’s trade union announces public sector strike from June 16

The powerful Tunisian trade union centre UGTT on Tuesday announced a nationwide public sector strike on June 16 to protest against soaring inflation and prevent the privatisation of major state-owned companies. …

Tunisian protesters take to the streets to denounce president Kais Saied’s ‘one-man rule’

Over a thousand Tunisians rallied in the capital Tunis on Sunday calling for an end to what they describe as an ongoing power grab from their president Kais Saied. The protest …

Western Sahara and region security on top of the agenda as U.S. Secretary of State Visits Morocco

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Morocco for two days. This visit is part of a tour in the Middle East and North Africa that started last Saturday. Blinken …

Tunisia issues international arrest for ex-president

Tunisia issued an international arrest warrant for former president Moncef Marzouki Thursday over accusations that he undermined the North African country´s security, a top Tunisian court said. The court didn’t provide …

Tunisia’s President says critics ‘plotting’ against state

President Kais Saied on Thursday accused unnamed politicians of using refuge overseas to “plot” against the state, implicitly targeting one of his predecessors based in France. “Tunisia is a free and …

Tunisians rally against president Saied’s exceptional measures

Thousands of Tunisian demonstrators have gathered in the capital on Sunday to protest against President Kais Saied’s “exceptional measures”. Government critics have described the latest measures as “a coup”. At the …

Political parties in Tunisia warn of a possible return to violence

Four political parties in Tunisia have warned of a possible return to violence in the country following President Kais Saied’s controversial power grab. The warning took place during a press conference …

France slashes visas for Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia in migrant row

Paris will sharply reduce the number of visas granted to people from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, accusing the former French colonies of not doing enough to allow illegal immigrants to return, …