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#Tunesia #Tunis #PROTEST

Thousands of people took to the streets in Tunisia's capital Tunis today to protest for democracy. Masses of supporters of the Islamic conservative Ennahda, the strongest party in Tunisia, have gathered in Tunis for one of the largest protests in years.
They called for "national unity" and "political stability," as the state agency TAP reported. The party had called for a "march in defense of democratic institutions" today. The protests initially remained peaceful.
The background to the protest is a worsening political crisis in the country. President Kais Saied refuses to agree to a cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi. Parliament has already approved this.
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#Tunesia #Tunis #Coronavirus

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Tunisia has registered more than 1000 new corona infections within a single day.
The Ministry of Health announced in Tunis on Saturday that 1087 new corona infections were reported within 24 hours. 11 people died. The ministry warned of a "dangerous situation" in October.
In total, the authorities in the North African country have so far registered more than 14,000 corona cases and 191 deaths in connection with Covid-19.
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The latest issue of our #MiddleEast #Development Journal is now out, with 9 fantastic papers covering a number of urgent issues in the #MENA region, including #inequality, #SWFs. #trade and the future of #jobs:… #MEJD @econromesh @ChahirZaki @Hanomics2
Sovereign wealth funds and cross-border investment bias: the case of #Arab countries by Ibrahim Elbadawi @ERFlatest, Raimundo Soto @ucatolica & @ChahirZaki @CairoUniv @EMNESorg:… 1/9 #MEDJ Image
Equivalence scales and the change in poverty levels across time: #Turkish case by Burcay Erus @UniBogazici:… 2/9 #MEDJ Image
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I just heard this awful news: Lina was a vital and powerful feminist. I met her years ago and interviewed her in Tunis for a documentary I made with @gemmanewby for the BBC on women and the revolutions in our region. Rest in power, Lina. We will miss you.
Rest in power: Lina Ben Mhenni, activist who chronicled #Tunisia uprising, dies at 36… via @FRANCE24
For the BBC documentary I made with Gemma, Lina told us this, which I also quote in Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution:

"freedom means all freedoms, including women's freedom, sexual freedom, individual freedom," @benmhennilina #Tunisia
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A lot of the questions that came up during @LibyaDesk consultations in #Tunis had to do with the return of former #Gaddafi officials and supporters to the scene.
It came as no surprise that a lot of the available information was false.
This thread will attempt to clarify things.
Since 2011, tribes and figures that supported the former strongman were sidelined and persecuted, forcing many to flee #Libya.
The first return of ‘green’ Libyans (Gaddafi supporters) was in 2014 #Benghazi when #Haftar called on them to assist in the war against #terrorism.
This created a safe zone in east of #Libya which resulted in many families in exile that could no longer afford living in #Egypt or #Tunisia to move to towns in the east.
Politically, the first return of former #Gaddafi officials to political life was due to #Sarraj..
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1)New#Khorasan Prov vid, the latest in #isis recruitment series “The Best Outcome is for the Pious,” incl. fighters from #India #Pakistan #Kashmir, despite regions recently receiving own provincial designations-showing lack of self-sufficient media offices…
2)The vid also featured fighter “Abu Mujahid al-Farsi (Persian)" who spoke on behalf of fighters in #Iran, and stated, “We say to the Magian government and those who support it: wait for actions and not words...”
3)So far in this campaign, which has been bolstered by troves of coordinated supporting media, #ISIS has released videos from its #WestAfrica #Sinai #EastAsia #Caucasus provs - a troubling scope of mobilizing recruitment following recent reemergence of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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#Libya : Since 20 of January 2019 #LNA have slowly reentered in Southern parts of #Sabha after an agreement with Tabu tribal forces & with the start of new operation to expell #GNA groups from the city (current map situation)
#Libya : #LNA expanded their presence in #Sabha city after entered in Nasiriyah & Hajarah (where an anti-terrorist op is ongoing) neighbourhoods
#LNA restored control over #Sabha city as 1st stage of operations in southern #Libya
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