The Tunisian Government has given signals this week that it is will crackdown on production halting 'sit in' protests by unemployed individuals demanding public sector employment, even referring to such protests as 'economic [...]
On Saturday, March 5, the CEO of the Gafsa Phosphate Company (GPC), Romdhane Souid, said the publicly owned company had recorded losses of an estimated 5 billion TND since 2010.
Five years after the fall of Dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, and transparent Presidential elections, the recent events in Kasserine look like déjà vu that could turn into another social explosion, as Tunisia's [...]
In an official statement, on February 4, the Ministry of the Interior announced, effective immediately, that the curfew which applied to the entirety of Tunisia was lifted.
The move coming ahead of the weekend will be well received by businesses such as restaurants reliant on nightlife and by retailers as this weekend marks the beginning of the winter sales season.
Unemployed protesters took to the streets again today, January 28, in the governorates of Kasserine, Gafsa, Kebili, Sidi Bouzid, Beja, Tataouine, Sousse and Kairouan.
Tunisian National Guard spokesman Chibani Khalifa in a statement to Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported that since the beginning of the protests 1105 people had been arrested; of which 582 had been arrested for [...]
While respecting a nighttime curfew, across Tunisia protesters made use of the day to resume sit-ins and marches throughout the country which was entering a second week protests over unemployment, corruption and government policies. Unemployment [...]