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  Welcome to Tunisia Online, your digital gateway to news and information on Tunisia.
President Habib at the time was weakened by old age and illness, and was surrounded by seraglio intrigues.
President Ben Ali made Tunisia a pioneer country in the field of human rights protection, seeing to the implementation of a comprehensive conception combining economic, social and cultural rights with civil and political rights.
President Ben Ali is married and is the father of five children.
www.tunisiaonline.com /history/biography.html   (2399 words)

 Welcome to Tunisia Online, your digital gateway to news and information on Tunisia.
President Ben Ali made Tunisia a pioneer country in the protection of human rights, seeing to the implementation of a comprehensive policy combining economic, social and cultural rights with civil and political rights.
President Ben Ali announced, on February 13, 2002, the introduction of a major constitutional reform bill aimed at consolidating the bases of the republican system of government, further anchoring democracy and promoting human rights and public freedoms.
President Ben Ali is married and is the father of six children.
www.tunisiaonline.com /government/biography.html   (2902 words)

 Tunisia (10/06)
Tunisia's judiciary is headed by the Court of Cassation, whose judges are appointed by the president.
Tunisia's timely completion of its IMF program (1987-1994) and subsequent fiscal conservatism have earned it investment grade ratings from a number of international institutions, although Standard and Poor has noted that ratings on Tunisia are constrained by its highly centralized political system and the need for further structural reforms.
Tunisia supported the lifting of UN sanctions against Libya in 2003, and Libya is again becoming a major trading partner, with 2005 exports to Libya valued at $472.2 million and imports at $509.9 million.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5439.htm   (4652 words)

 Welcome to Tunisia Online, your digital gateway to news and information on Tunisia.
Tunisia prospered as the granary of the Roman Empire.
By the 16th century, Tunisia was under Ottoman control, and a dynasty of Beys governed the country.
In the 19th century, Tunisia was the first Arab country to promulgate a Constitution and ban slavery, but economic problems, abuses by the Beys and foreign interference were the source of increased instability.
www.tunisiaonline.com /history/history1.html   (399 words)

 Habib Bourguiba, Led Tunisia to Independence From France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
abib Bourguiba, who was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987 after leading the country to independence from France, died Thursday.
Bourguiba acquired the title "president for life" in 1975, and he was the only president that independent Tunisia had ever had when, in November 1987, at the age of 84, he was deposed in a bloodless coup.
Tunisia evolved into one of the most politically tolerant Arab countries during the Bourguiba era and for years was a showcase for development.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/bourgnyt.htm   (851 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Tunisia 2004
The president has also received recognition for his role in encouraging the economic and political integration of the Maghrib and for helping its neighbor Libya to edge its way out of the cold.
Tunisia has been a voice for putting effort and resources into development, rather than wasting them on arms races or conflict or weapons of mass destruction.
In response to charges by various foreign media that human rights activists were being harassed in Tunisia, President Ben Ali answered that it is absurd to indict the entire state over any individual case of abuse that may have occurred.
www.internationalreports.net /africa/tunisia/2004/president.html   (870 words)

 Habib Bourguiba
As president of Tunisia, Bourguiba was a type of 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.
1952: Bourguiba is exiled to Tabarka in northern Tunisia.
1957: Bourguiba deposes the Bey of Tunis, and is elected president.
lexicorient.com /e.o/bourgiba.htm   (504 words)

 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many disappearances deaths and torture cases were reported to the human rights organisations.For his success in dealing with the political opponents and their threat to the regime he was promoted to Minister of the Interior, and retained this position until he was appointed Prime Minister.
The constitutional destitution of President Bourguiba was popular and legitimately based on Article 57, that allowed the procedure; the political life of the country having been deadlocked in an unending presidential succession debate and political crisis, cronyism and economic stagnation.
Ben Ali was first married to Naima Kefi, the daughter of General Kefi, Tunisia's first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and had three daughters (Ghazwa, Dorsaf and Cyrine); he divorced her in 1992 and married Leila Trabelsi, whom he met when he was President Habib Bourguiba's minister of the Interior.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zine_El_Abidine_Ben_Ali   (736 words)

 President Bush Meets with President of Tunisia
Tunisia has made great strides in ensuring equal participation by women in all sectors of society, and social and economic progress in Tunisia could give it a leading role in regional reform if this progress is now followed by needed political reform.
The President emphasized to President Ben Ali his desire for Tunisia to move ahead in areas such as press freedom, the rights of Tunisians to organize and work peacefully for reform, the need for free and competitive elections, and equal justice under law.
The United States is committed to working with Tunisia and all the countries of the Greater Middle East to achieve progress in these areas.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2004/02/20040218-8.html   (217 words)

 Politics of Tunisia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Tunisia is both head of state and head of government, and there is a pluriform multi-party system dominated by the Democratic Constitutional Rally.
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 Council of Ministers is appointed by the president.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Tunisia   (1111 words)

 Tunisia President
At http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Oct2000/001007-D-9880W-053.html is a recent photograph of President Ben Ali meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen with two flags along the wall.
If not, I don't know what it is--the photograph was taken in President Ben Ali's office, I believe, and is obviously part of a matching set with the modified national flag that we've assumed to be the flag of the President.
On the other hand, at www.carthage.tn/html/activites/2004/05/26/a1.html we have a photo of the President being presidential, with both the national flag with inscription and the blue/violet flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/tn-pre.html   (1188 words)

 President Bush to Meet With President of Tunisia
President Bush to Meet With President of Tunisia
President Bush will welcome President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia to the White House on February 18.
The President looks forward to discussing with President Ben Ali a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including our common efforts to combat terrorism in the region and the world, and our shared goal to see the spread of freedom and prosperity throughout the Middle East.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2004/02/20040213-2.html   (100 words)

 Welcome to Tunisia Online News Updates : The latest news from Tunisia.
Addressing the closing session of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali emphasized the role that should be assumed by civil society and the the private sector, in coordination with governmental parties during the preparation of the Tunis Summit, scheduled for November 2005.
The President of Tunisia reiterated his invitation to the Summit meeting in Tunis "to all parties : states, governments, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector" and his hope that "the Tunis meeting will constitute a historic landmark materializing our aspirations for progress and welfare for all humanity".
Tunisia had taken the initiative of calling for a world summit under the United Nations auspices, in 1998, in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).
www.tunisiaonlinenews.com /interviews/smsi.html   (542 words)

 AU Founders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Independent since 200 B.C. Dr. WILLIAM V.S. President of the Republic of LIBERIA
First President of the Arab Republic of EGYPT
He was the first premier and is the first president
www.africa-union.org /root/au/AboutAU/FOUNDERS/oau_Founders.htm   (31 words)

 Tunisia- President BEN ALI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Following independence from France in 1956, President Habib BOURGUIBA established a strict one-party state.
He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation.
In recent years, Tunisia has taken a moderate, non-aligned stance in its foreign relations.
www.whoyoushouldknow.com /archive/africa/Tunisia/index.php   (173 words)

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