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Tunisia court rules that 81-year-old can drop slave name

19 Oct 2020

TUNIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tunisian court has allowed an 81-year-old man to remove a word that marked him out as descended from slaves from his name, in the country's first ruling of its kind, his lawyer said.

Post-lockdown recovery up in flames for Tunisia market vendors

17 Jun 2020

TUNIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the first day that the whole of the Tunis medina was open for business after nearly three months of lockdown, but market vendor Abdelaziz Talbi wasn't working. He had nothing to sell.

FEATURE-Post-lockdown recovery up in flames for Tunisia market vendors

17 Jun 2020

TUNIS, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the first day that the whole of the Tunis medina was open for business after nearly three months of lockdown, but market vendor Abdelaziz Talbi wasn't working. He had nothing to sell.

Under the cover of lockdown, illegal logging surges in Tunisia

01 May 2020

GABES, Tunisia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Tunisia's streets emptied and shops shuttered after the 6pm national curfew to stem the novel coronavirus outbreak, a clandestine group headed to the forest.

FEATURE-Under the cover of lockdown, illegal logging surges in Tunisia

01 May 2020

GABES, Tunisia, May 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Tunisia's streets emptied and shops shuttered after the 6pm national curfew to stem the novel coronavirus outbreak, a clandestine group headed to the forest.

FEATURE-Sufi cultural sites caught in crossfire of Libya civil war

16 Mar 2020

TUNIS, March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a bulldozer razed the domed, century-old zawiya to the ground, turning the oldest Sufi place of study and worship in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte into a pile of rubble, Oussama Ali Bin Hamel was not shocked.

Citizens step in to revive Tunis crumbling old town

26 Feb 2020

TUNIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ali Boukkaa remembers when his cafe was the only one in the marketplace for traditional chechiya hats in the Tunis medina - a small, green wooden cabin catering to some 400 hat makers, their apprentices and customers.

FEATURE-Citizens step in to revive Tunis crumbling old town

26 Feb 2020

TUNIS, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ali Boukkaa remembers when his cafe was the only one in the marketplace for traditional chechiya hats in the Tunis medina - a small, green wooden cabin catering to some 400 hat makers, their apprentices and customers.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Rising heat knocks the crown off Tunisia's 'queen of dates'

23 Dec 2019

KEBILI, Tunisia, Dec 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One way to wish someone a pleasant start to the day in Tunisia is: “May your morning (start) with milk and deglet dates”.

Rising heat knocks the crown off Tunisia's 'queen of dates'

23 Dec 2019

KEBILI, Tunisia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One way to wish someone a pleasant start to the day in Tunisia is: “May your morning (start) with milk and deglet dates”.

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