COVID-19: July sees highest number of deaths

The COVID-19 death count for July stands at 3,973 and is the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic in Tunisia on March 2020, data on the monthly number of deaths published Tuesday by the Health Ministry reads. However, the incidence rate reported in July posted a drop after reaching its peak end of June and early July, surpassing 37%, […]

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“356 thousand COVID-19 vaccine doses to be delivered to Tunisia, shortly” (WHO’s Souteyrand)

156 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 200 thousand doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered shortly to Tunisia as part of the COVAX initiative, Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Tunisia Yves Souteyrand said Wednesday. At a meeting held Wednesday with Acting Health Minister Mohamed Trabelsi, the WHO official voiced the organisation’s readiness to continue […]

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Presidential decrees terminating duties of some officials and advisers to Prime Ministry

Presidential decrees terminating the duties of some officials, advisers and chargés de mission at the Prime Ministry were published Tuesday evening in the Official Gazette of the Tunisian Republic. They are six presidential decrees. The first provides for the termination of the mission of Brigadier General Taoufik Al-Ayouni in his capacity as State Prosecutor General, Director of Military Justice. The […]

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Jerandi holds talks with foreign leaders to discuss latest developments in Tunisia

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi was entrusted by President Kais Saied to hold talks with European Leaders, focused notably on the latest developments in Tunisia. Jerandi had talks with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, German State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs […]

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Health Ministry explores ways to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination drive

Acting Health Minister Mohamed Trabelsi, Wednesday at the headquarters of the Ministry, met with a delegation of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), led by Deputy Secretary-General Monem Amira. The meeting discussed ways to promote the work of the scientific committee of COVID-19 vaccination and the Evax platform and to complete the vaccination of health professionals before the end of […]

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UGTT to present roadmap with different conceptions for next stage (Boughdiri)

The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) will present to the presidency of the Republic, in the coming days, a roadmap, which includes different conceptions related to the political and economic aspect, deputy Secretary-General Mohamed Ali Boughdiri told TAP on Wednesday. The union is working on developing this roadmap with the help of experts from the union and from the economic […]

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Investigation into lobbying contracts implicating Ennahdha, Qalb Tounes and Aich Tounsi association (Mohsen Dali)

Spokesperson for the Court of the First Instance and the Economic and Financial Judicial pole of Tunis 1 Mohsen Dali said Wednesday that the public prosecutor near the pole, started over the first two weeks in July, reviewing several files concerning the Ennahdha movement, Qalb Tounes and the Aich Tounsi association in connection with lobbying contracts. Called by TAP, Dali […]

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HRW calls for “guaranteeing fundamental rights” in Tunisia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for ” guaranteeing fundamental rights” in Tunisia following the set of measures announced by President Kaïs Saïed last Sunday. According to the HRW “President Kaïs Saïed’s decision to grant himself overwhelming power poses a threat to fundamental rights”. HRW also called on the President of the Republic to “cancel all repressive measures”, in a tweet […]

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Jendouba fires: 55 people evacuated, 7 houses burned

Over 55 people from Douar El Mella, Bouadila and El Arem were evacuated and placed in educational institutions following the fire that ravaged the forests of Jebel Allam in Fej Hassine in Ghardimaou (Jendouba), the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries said Wednesday. Seven houses were ravaged by the flames, two of which were completely destroyed, and no human […]

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Civil society calls on Saied to present deadlines for exceptional measures and return to normal functioning of institutions

Components of civil society called Wednesday President Kais Saied to present deadlines for the implementation of exceptional measures and the return to normal functioning of state institutions, calling for a dialogue involving civil society and political parties. The Mourakiboun network considers that the measures announced on July 25, must be accompanied by constitutional guarantees including first the respect of rights […]

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Belaid-Brahmi defence group addresses open letter against Ennahdha movement and its president

The Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi Defence Group announced Wednesday that it had addressed an open letter in 4 languages to over 120 parliaments around the world and regional and international legal authorities, in which it demanded conducting an audit on Ennahdha Movement President Rached Ghannouchi’s fortune. In this letter, the defence group also called on the parliaments to no […]

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