Tunisia

  • Area 163,610 kmq
  • GDB 42.388 billion $
  • Population 10,982,754
  • Inflation 4,95% (2015)
  • Average age 27,5
Tunis (AFP) Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a bill designed to “end all violence against women”, strengthening protection and help for victims in a move welcomed by rights groups. “It’s a very moving moment and we are proud in Tunisia to have been able to gather around a historical project,” said women’s minister Naziha Laabidi. The new law, which is expected to enter into force next year, recognises “physical, moral and sexual” violence, lawmaker Bochra Belhaj Hmida told AFP after the vote. It will provide for judicial and psychological assistanceRead More
Tunis (AFP) A trial opened in Tunisia on Tuesday over the 2015 attack at the Bardo museum that killed 21 foreign tourists and a police officer, court officials said. Two gunmen opened fire at the National Bardo Museum in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Some 21 detained suspects, including two women, attended Tuesday morning’s unannounced hearing, defence lawyer Samir Ben Amor said. Three others, who were not under arrest, were not present, he said. About 30 people are also on trial in absentia, defence lawyer Rafik GhakRead More