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... that toppled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the tribunal was created to investigate human rights violations, hold perpetrators to account and rehabilitate their victims. Several parties are contesting the vote, and members of the tribunal say they do not need parliamentary approval to continue their work.
Tunisia has made little progress outside the work of the commission since the ouster of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 toward justice for government abuses since independence. A “no” vote would sabotage the fragile transitional justice process and trample the rights of victims to truth, justice and ...

The project was initially launched under President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was overthrown in a 2011 revolution. Located in central Tunis, the nine-hectare Cite de la Culture with its iconic glass globe is estimated to have cost 130 million dinars (more than $49 million). Culture Minister Mohammad Zine ...
The Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG), a state monopoly, has long been the main source of jobs and income for the region. Decades of corrupt or absent authorities sparked mass protests around the mines in 2008 that were brutally repressed by dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. His fall in a 2011 uprising ...
MDHILLA, Tunisia: Tunisian police used tear gas Sunday to disperse dozens of protesters demanding jobs and development in a mining town in the center of the country, an AFP correspondent said. “Work, freedom, national dignity,” protesters chanted in Mdhilla, demanding that a portion of revenues ...
Rising prices are heaping even more pressure on the government as it looks to pacify a population growing impatient with the lackluster pace of economic growth following the 2011 uprising that ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. The central bank chief said he decided to raise rates because high ...

TRIPOLI. – Baraa Zayani is nearly four years old and has spent more than half of his life in a Libyan prison. His only offence: he was born to a Tunisian father, now deceased, who joined the ranks of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) abroad. Zayani, and his mother Wahida Bin ...
Since ousting its authoritarian President Zine al Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia has struggled in its transition to a democracy. The Arab Spring began in the North African country and Tunisians have indeed enjoyed unprecedented political rights and civil liberties since the transition to democracy began.
Among a few of these disgraced men and women were Arnoldo Aleman, ex-president of Nicaragua who was sentenced to 20 years in 2002 (he looted $100m); Pavlo Lazarenko, the prime minister of Ukraine who was arrested by Swiss authorities in 2008 (he looted $200m); Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali, the ...
“I would not regret this experience, because Tunisia's future is above everything.” There are about 1,500 Jews living in Tunisia, particularly around Djerba Island in the south of the country. The local polls in May will be the first since a popular uprising unseated autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
Protests broke out across the country in January, with many angry at being worse off than before a 2011 uprising toppled autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. The subsequent turmoil scared off tourists and investors while fuelling unemployment and inflation as the dinar's value slid by 40%. Demonstrations ...
Tunisia has had seven governments since the ouster of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Economic output bounced back to 2% in 2017, as the tourism industry began to recover after a series of terrorist attacks, and the government embarked on International Monetary Fund-backed reforms to cut the budget deficit ...
... particularly among graduates”, says The Guardian. The paper says January protests have recurred in Tunisia since the death of street-seller Mohamed Bouazizi in 2011 provoked a nationwide wave of anger that led to the overthrow of authoritarian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and kick-started the Arab ...
TUNIS: Tunisia's powerful UGTT labour union will stage protests if the government goes ahead and privatizes ailing state firms, the UGTT leader said Saturday, in what could be a setback to economic reforms. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed told Parliament Friday that he wanted to restructure and possibly ...
... self-immolation of a struggling Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, in response to the confiscation of his products and harassment and humiliation experienced, protests against the Tunisian government resulted in the overthrow of then-president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali – ending his 23-year term.
Within less than a month, Tunisia's longtime ruler, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, fled to Saudi Arabia as demonstrations against other autocratic regimes erupted across the Arab world. Known variously as the “Jasmine Revolution” or the “Dignity Revolution”, Tunisians from all walks of life had risen up to protest ...
The investment in education paid off when Tunisians revolted against and ousted autocratic president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 and then succeeded in harnessing the momentum of the Arab Spring to make a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. And the Tunisian experience remains an ...

Controversial legislation granting amnesty to Tunisian officials accused of corruption under toppled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been signed into law by the country's president. The legality of the act, which effectively amounts to a reprieve for pre-revolutionary officials who may have abetted acts of ...
Opposition groups in Tunisia have raised the alarm after parliament passed an amnesty law for officials accused of corruption under the toppled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. The law was passed on Wednesday evening after a rowdy debate in parliament. In a recent cabinet reshuffle, Ben Ali-era officials ...
Switzerland alone froze $66 million dollars at the time. The United Nations' Stolen Asset Recovery team returned $29 million held in a Lebanese bank account belonging to the Ben Ali's wife to Tunisia in 2013. Reuters. Share. More About. Corruption · Tunisia · Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali · Switzerland · Banking ...
Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali led Tunisia for 23 years before stepping down in January 2011 amid an unprecedented wave of street protests. As president, Ben Ali was credited with delivering stability and a measure of economic prosperity, but he received widespread criticism for suppressing political freedoms.
And eight years on he was followed by Tunisian ex-President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who found nowhere in Africa would take him.
However, throughout the reign of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, women's rights often left out religious Tunisian women. “Our oppressive ...
... banker who had served in the ministries of finance, sports and youth after the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
... banker who had served in the ministries of finance, sports and youth after the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
... banker who had served in the ministries of finance, sports and youth after the overthrow of long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
... Africa'', came months after Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's fall encouraged pro-democracy protests [Arab Spring] in the region.
Last week, the Tunisian government granted amnesty to hundreds of officials from the era of Zine al Abidine Ben Ali, causing an uproar in ...
... raised the alarm after parliament passed an amnesty law for officials accused of corruption under the toppled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Switzerland returned around 3.5 million euros ($3.91 million) held by a close relative of former Tunisian president Ben Ali to Tunisian ...
... in 2013, has already compiled more than 62,000 complaints and testimonies from victims of the regime of autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Tunisian dictator and career kleptocrat, Ben Ali fled his country with an economy and society in tatters. The New Arab remembers his legacy.
Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali led Tunisia for 23 years before stepping down in January 2011 amid an unprecedented wave of street protests.
Since the 2011 uprising that ended the rule of former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali, the United States has guaranteed about $1 billion in ...
Controversial legislation granting amnesty to Tunisian officials accused of corruption under toppled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been ...
At the 2015 Camp David summit, in which former President Barack Obama hosted heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), one leader ...
... Revolution had once sparked new life into the Islamist movement, after autocrat president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011.
... thousand Venezuelans "swamped the palace" like Tunisians did in 2011 when they demanded dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resign?
... of Qatar's ruling family. The poem was entitled “Tunisian Jasmine”. It celebrated the overthrow of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The Gulf crisis is not about to end any time soon. Yet, it has already established that small states need not surrender to larger neighbourhood ...
Since the fall of the government of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, Tunisia's nascent democracy has made great strides.
Since the end of former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's authoritarian rule in January 2011, the Tunisian government has been playing catch ...
After the ouster of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, lawmakers opted for reconciliation by granting amnesty to thousands of political prisoners ...
Tunisia, too, has experienced violence since the 2011 uprising that ousted the country's dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was in power for ...
President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was pressured into resigning in January 2011 after 23 years in power. He fled to Saudi Arabia and was later sentenced to life in prison in absentia.
Since the popular revolution against Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's rule in 2011, several of these groups have been fighting the new government from the mountains of Kasserine, on the border with Algeria.
His visit is the first trip to Sudan by a Tunisian prime minister since former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was toppled in 2011's "Arab Spring" uprisings.
Image used for illustrative purpose Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Ennahda movement, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tunis February 12, 2013.
In 2010, Tunisian street vendor Mohammad Bouazizi famously set himself on fire in protest of high prices and poor living conditions, sparking demonstrations which led to the ousting of longtime leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Bouazizi's act triggered a ...
The self-immolation act, famously used by Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi igniting the Arab Spring in 2010 and ousting long-time leader Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali, is the latest in a string of protests against the Sudanese government but the ...


 

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