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  Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1159, Tunisia was conquered by the Almohad caliphs of Morocco.
Tunisia is in north Africa, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert and between Algeria and Libya.
Tunisia's association agreement with the European Union (EU) entered into force on March 1, 1998, the first such accord between the EU and Mediterranean countries to be activated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tunisia   (1052 words)

 Tunisia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tunisia was the site of Carthage, a state conquered by the Roman Empire, which withdrew in the 5th century.
Tunisia is in north Africa, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert.
Tunisia's association agreement with the European Union entered into force on 1 March 1998, the first such accord between the EU and Mediterranean countries to be activated.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/t/tu/tunisia.html   (478 words)

 Politics of Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tunisia's Head of State, is President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who has held this role since November 7, 1987.
According to the constitution this position is popularly elected, and in the presidential election of 1999, the president received 99.4% of the vote.
The flag of Tunisia is red with a white disk in the center bearing a red crescent nearly encircling a red five-pointed star; the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Tunisia   (429 words)

 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Government of Tunisia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tunisia's judiciary is headed by the Court of Cassation, whose judges are appointed by the president.
Tunisia served as the headquarters of the Arab League from 1979 to 1990 and hosted the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) headquarters from 1982 to 1993, when the PLO Executive Committee relocated to Jericho and the Palestinian Authority was established after the signing of the Oslo Agreement.
Tunisia and Algeria resolved a longstanding border dispute in 1993 and have cooperated in the construction of a natural gas pipeline through Tunisia that connects Algeria to Italy.
globaledge.msu.edu /ibrd/CountryGovt.asp?CountryID=145&RegionID=5   (1675 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Tunisia - Overview
Tunisia lies on the on the Mediterranean coast of Africa between Algeria and Libya and forms part of the North African Region.
Political parties in the country may not be formed on the basis of religion, race language or region.
Tunisia was the first country on the southern side of the Mediterranean to enter into a trade agreement with the EU.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/af/tu/p0005.htm   (1530 words)

 Tunisia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Tunisian Republic''' (الجمهرية التونسية), or '''Tunisia, is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North AfricaAfrican Mediterranean SeaMediterranean coast.
Tunisia coach Roger Lemerre said he was stunned by his side's qualification for the 2006 World Cup finals after a nail-biting 2-2 home draw against Morocco on the weekend.
Tunisia coach Roger Lemerre said he was stunned by his side's qualification for the finals after a nail-biting 2-2 home draw against Morocco on Saturday.
www.infothis.com /find/Tunisia   (848 words)

 Middle East Report 205: Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Tunisia, by Christopher Alexander
Tunisia's tradition of reform and openness, its Western-oriented elite, and its progressive social policies suggested the kind of trajectory that would culminate sooner or later in multiple political parties, competitive elections, and respect for human rights.
Thus, the vibrancy of Tunisia's civil society and its ability to generate pressure on the state in the 1970s and early 1980s, did not reflect a deep-seated political culture.
He did not have the political resources to referee and manipulate effectively an ongoing competition between powerful politicians and the social actors they rallied to their camps.
www.merip.org /mer/mer205/alex.htm   (3999 words)

 Tunisia - Gurupedia
Tunisia is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African
Tunisia was the site of Carthage, a state conquered by the Roman Empire, which withdrew in the
presidential system dominated by a single political party.
www.gurupedia.com /t/tu/tunisia.htm   (437 words)

 Tunisia Government Information
Trade unions have played a key role in Tunisia's history since the struggle for independence, when the 1952 assassination of labor leader Farhat Hached was a catalyst for the final push for against French domination.
Tunisia is a leader in the Arab world in promoting the legal and social status of women.
Tunisia's embassy in the United States is located at 1515 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005 (tel.
www.traveldocs.com /tn/govern.htm   (1550 words)

 afrol News - Increased pressure for Tunisia democratisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
EU Foreign Ministers and EU Commissioner Javier Solana are today meeting a delegation from Tunisia to negotiate a deepening of relations within the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, which is to create a large free trade zone by 2010.
Mr Raffarin yesterday encourages "Tunisia to progress on the path of political and democratic modernisation" while attaching closer to the EU.
Tunisia is seen as a model country in the region when it comes to economic and social modernisation.
www.afrol.com /articles/15447   (696 words)

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Tunisia was the site of Carthage, a state conquered by the
Constitutional Democratic Assembly (RCD), was the sole legal party for 25 years--when it was known as the Socialist Destourian Party (PSD)--and still dominates political life.
March 1, 1998, the first such accord between the EU and Mediterranean countries to be activated.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Tunisia   (417 words)

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Politics News BULGARIA\TUNISIA\FOREIGN MINISTER'S VISIT\ A programme for cooperation in culture, education and science in 1998-2000 was signed on Saturday by Foreign Ministers Nadezhda Mihailova of Bulgaria and Said Ben Mustapha of Tunisia, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman said.
Karoui said he was impressed by political and financial stability and the pace of reforms in Bulgaria.
Tunisia considers Bulgaria a European Mediterranean state, he said, not in the geographic sense but in terms of its considerable potential for participation in Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/news/98-10/oct26a.bta   (2773 words)

 TunisiaDaily.com, your one stop source for the news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DUBAI — Officials of UAE and Tunisia are eyeing closer cooperation in a wide spectrum of areas aimed at boosting existing trade relations between the two...
The prime ministers of Turkey and Tunisia said that ties between their countries and Israel were designed only to aid the Palestinian people and the interests...
Tunisia continues to grow as a hub for African rowing as the Lake of Tunis again played host to an international rowing event, this time the sixth African...
www.tunisiadaily.com   (541 words)

 Habib Bourguiba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a president of Tunisia, Bourguiba was almost like a North African Atatürk; he reduced the influence of religion on society and he guaranteed the rights of women, economically, in marriage and in social life.
With a Bourguiba weakened by age the 1980s saw a leader incompetent of ruling, and when he was deposed in 1987, Tunisia was on the verge of civil war, since the Islamists were treated in a random and cruel fashion.
1952: Bourguiba is exiled to Tabarqa in northern Tunisia.
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 Tunisia Daily Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Don't Be A Shamed - A news weblog, with a bit of politics and culture thrown in, written by a DC-based libertarian-conservative Republican.
Political Nonsense - Concise coverage of current issues, focusing on politics; ranging to advertising, science, gossip, and general nonsense.
Politics in the Zeros - Musings on politics, California, water, and otherwise.
www.tunisiadaily.com /opendirectory.php?browse=/News/Weblogs   (2444 words)

 1Up Travel > Tunisia > Travel & Tourism | Tourist Guide to Tunisia
Tunisia is part of the Arab world, the Mediterranean area, and Africa.
The Muslim conquest in the 7th century transformed Tunisia's and the make-up of its population, with subsequent waves of migration from around the Arab and Ottoman world, including significant numbers of Spanish Moors and Jews at the end of the 15th century.
Government and Politics in Tunisia - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Tunisia.
www.1uptravel.com /international/africa/tunisia   (907 words)

 Tunisia (09/05)
Tunisia is in the process of economic reform and liberalization after decades of heavy state direction and participation in the economy.
Tunisia received considerable economic assistance during this period from the United States and European and Arab countries and is one of the few developing countries in the region to have moved into the "middle income" category.
The United States and Tunisia concluded a bilateral investment treaty in 1990 and an agreement to avoid double taxation in 1989.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5439.htm   (4116 words)

 Tunisia: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Around Tunisia, people were living in caves, and survived from hunting and gathering.
Ibrahim Ibn Aghlab declares himself governor, and the relative independence of Tunisia was accepted by the Caliph Harunu r-Rashid.
With this protocol the Bardo Treaty of 1881 is abrogated, and Tunisia is consequently an independent nation.
i-cias.com /e.o/tunisia_5.htm   (1787 words)

 Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been in office since 1987 when he deposed Habib Bourguiba, who had been President since Tunisia's independence from France in 1956.
Pictures and photos of Tunisia, including a traveller's travelogue (http://tunisia.ianandwendy.com/)
Does not border the Mediterranean, but is technically Mediterranean in its climate, fauna and flora.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Tunisia   (907 words)

 POLITICS-TUNISIA: Little Room for Taking Government to Task
Abbou’s sentence shook public opinion in Tunisia, and was greeted with particular alarm by the country’s legal community which staged a round-the-clock sit-in over the trial.
The presiding judges made no effort to disguise the fact the trial was a "settling of political accounts that the regime often inflicts on dissidents," he notes.
This is the same Tunisia that prides itself on having liberalized the internet and on promoting the information society.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=28698   (953 words)

 The Daily Star - Politics - Tunisia accused of holding political prisoners in long-term isolation
TUNIS: Dozens of prisoners in Tunisia are being held in isolation, some for more than a decade, in an effort to crush leaders of the banned Islamist An-Nahda movement, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Wednesday.
The practice of long-term isolation, denied by the government, was described by prisoners recently released from jails in the North African country, the report said.
Two months ago, the National Council for Freedoms in Tunisia said a journalist and Islamic militant had needed hospital treatment after a long hunger strike to be reunited with his family after his release from jail.
www.dailystar.com.lb /article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=14408   (749 words)

 Subzero Blue: Tunisia Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tunisia will be hosting the second edition of the International Amateur Film Festival starting from August 27 until September 3.
It's summer-time in Tunisia, the heat is frying your brains out, the humidity is unbearable, your clothes are wet with sweat and sticking to your body, you're disgusted even more with every passing second and you know it'll only get worse as long as summer is here.
Tunisia's first private radio station Mosaique FM has launched its website and is now offering a live audio stream, as well as a live webcam from the studio, over the internet.
www.subzeroblue.com /archives/cat_tunisia.html   (4633 words)

 The Daily Star - Politics - Tunisia's women courted by candidates ahead of elections
It is not unusual in Tunisia to see women driving taxis and buses, heading companies or as captains on fishing vessels.
More recently under the rule of current President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, women acquired the right to keep custody of their children in the event of the father's death and a law was adopted last summer outlawing harassment.
But despite all of these advances, critics denounce the political class, and especially the ruling party, for taking advantage of the female gender to present a rosy picture of the country.
www.dailystar.com.lb /article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=9512   (757 words)

Tunisia is divided into 24 governorates: Ariana (Aryanah), Béja (Bajah), Ben_Arous (Bin_'Arus), Bizerte (Banzart), Gabes (Qabis), Gafsa (Qafsah), Jendouba (Jundubah), Kairouan (Al_Qayrawan), Kasserine (Al_Qasrayn), Kebili (Qibili), Kef (Al_Kaf), Mahdia (Al_Mahdiyah), Manouba (Manubah), Medenine (Madanin), Monastir (Al_Munastir), Nabeul (Nabul), Sfax (Safaqis), Sidi_Bou_Zid (Sidi_Bu_Zayd), Siliana (Silyanah), Sousse (Susah), Tataouine (Tatawin), Tozeur (Tawzar), Tunis, Zaghouan (Zaghwan)
The Tunisian legal system is based on French_civil_law system and Islamic_law; some judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme_Court in joint session.
Tunisia's Head of State, is President Zine_El_Abidine_Ben_Ali, who has held this role since November_7, 1987.
www.witwik.com /Politics_of_Tunisia   (401 words)

 Arabic News Weekly Edition for Tunisia, 11/24/2003
Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has called on the international community to stand firm to put an end to the aggression against the Palestinian people, urging the Israeli government to abide by international law.
Tunisia describes statements of lawyer Radia al-Nasrawi as false
Tunisia and Algeria on Sunday exchanged ratified documents on arrangements on marking the naval borders between them signed in February 2002.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Weekly/Tunisia/20031124.html   (155 words)

 Tunisia (11/03)
Carthage became a major sea power, clashing with Rome for control of the Mediterranean until it was defeated and captured by the Romans in 146 B.C. The Romans ruled and settled in North Africa until the 5th century when the Roman Empire fell and Tunisia was invaded by European tribes, including the Vandals.
Although Tunisia is making progress toward a democratic system, citizens still do not have full political freedom.
The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) was launched in 2002 and will incorporate the former USNAEP economic reform projects while adding bilateral and regional projects for education reform, civil society development and women's empowerment.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/t/35874.htm   (3521 words)

 Tunisia : Geography, People, Politics, Government, Economy, transport
GDP growth is likely to ease to the 5-5.5 percent range in 2004 as the agricultural sector is unlikely to continue to expand as rapidly.
Tunisia has agreed to gradually remove barriers to trade with the European Union over the next decade.
Broader privatization, further liberalization of the investment code to increase foreign investment, improvements in government efficiency, and reduction of the trade deficit are among the challenges for the future.
www.studentsoftheworld.info /infopays/wfb.php3?CODEPAYS=TUN&PAYS=Tunisia   (1014 words)

 afrol News - Tunisia police stop human rights gathering
Activists in Tunisia have for years been banned from establishing independent human rights organisations and from staging protests.
The same day Tunisia's state-controlled newspapers headlined President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's achievements on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, scores of police in Tunis surrounded the headquarters of one of the country's leading rights groups, the National Council for Liberties in Tunisia (CNLT).
Although Tunisia's constitution guarantees freedom of association, Tunisian authorities have refused legal recognition to every truly independent human rights organisation that has applied over the past decade.
www.afrol.com /articles/14999   (678 words)

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