Back in April, the International Monetary Fund approved a $745 million emergency loan to help Tunisia navigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IMF also forecast the economy would contract by 4.3% this year.
Global warming is having a sizeable impact on agriculture in some North African countries.
Some hospitals in Tunisia are developing a variety of new technologies to combat the novel coronavirus, despite facing a number of setbacks in funding and resources.
Bordering Algeria, poverty and unemployment in Tunisia’s Kasserine Mountains has gone some way towards nurturing young recruits for extremism. Hip hop dancing, however, has emerged as a new way to potentially combat militant recruitment.
Tunisian media are reporting that a suicide bomber on a motorcycle set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.
Tunisian motor company WallysCar was set up by two brothers who had no prior experience in mechanical engineering.
Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui are starkly different candidates who beat 24 rivals including many top politicians in the first round of voting last month, as Tunisians rejected a political establishment that has failed to address chronic economic ills.
With more than one-third of Tunisia’s graduates unemployed, many young nationals are taking matters into their own hands by creating their own tech companies.
Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday as the small North African state's economy stagnates and public services decline.
Detained media magnate Nabil Karoui and populist academic Kais Saied, two political outsiders, both said on Sunday that they were through to the second round of Tunisia's presidential election.
Tunisia’s 92-year-old president Essebsi has died said the president's office
The Tunisian Red Crescent said on Thursday that 58 bodies have so far been recovered after a ship carrying more than 80 migrants capsized off the coast of Tunisia last week.
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab in public institutions for security reasons, according to Reuters, citing an official source.
Boat carrying 70 migrants capsizes off Tunisian coast
Essebsi, 92, was taken to a military hospital after suffering what the presidency called a "severe health crisis". Essebsi had been briefly hospitalised last week as well.
A witness described a huge blast followed by dust and panic after a bomber targeted a police car near the French Embassy in the Tunisian capital.