Tunisians defy ban on gatherings to protest against president in capital

Issued on: 14/01/2022 – 20:33 Tunisian police used tear gas and water cannons on Friday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who defied a ban on gatherings to protest against President Kais Saied’s July power grab. As the country marks 11 years since the late dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled into exile, police deployed heavily … Read more

Tunisia lose protest over Africa Cup of Nations match that ended too early

Issued on: 14/01/2022 – 09:54 Tunisia’s protest over their bizarre Africa Cup of Nations defeat to Mali in which the referee blew the final whistle twice before full time was thrown out on Thursday. Mali were leading Wednesday’s match 1-0 when Zambian official Janny Sikazwe signalled the end of the match after 85 minutes, then … Read more

Dozens of migrants seek refuge on Mediterranean oil rig

Rescuers say 65-70 people were on a Shell oil platform where they had been ‘holding out all night’. Up to 70 migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean have taken refuge on an oil platform before being handed over to Tunisian authorities, energy giant Shell and a rescue charity have said. Rescue ship Louise Michel announced … Read more

A look back at significant events that shaped Africa in 2021

Issued on: 29/12/2021 – 19:52 From Yoweri Museveni’s re-election in Uganda to the death of Chadian president Idriss Déby and the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia, the year has been eventful for Africa. FRANCE 24 looks back at some of the news stories that shaped the continent in 2021. Yoweri Museveni re-elected in Uganda, amid fraud allegations Ugandan … Read more

Tunisian president announces constitutional referendum, sets new poll date

Issued on: 13/12/2021 – 21:30Modified: 13/12/2021 – 21:33 Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday said Tunisia would hold a constitutional referendum next July, exactly a year after he seized broad powers in moves his opponents call a coup, and that parliamentary elections would follow at the end of 2022. In a speech on national television, Saied announced … Read more