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Tunisia

Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic, is the northernmost country in Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. 

Today Tunisia is an export-oriented country, in the process of liberalizing its economy while, politically it is a dictatorship in all but name. Tunisia has an authoritarian regime in the guise of a procedural democracy led by Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who has governed as President since 1987 and has systematically diminished freedom of press and political pluralism while keeping appearances of democracy. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

State Dept. issues warnings

Sep 16, 2012 - Politico

Mediterranean Oil inks deal with Genel

Aug 25, 2012 - Financial Times

S&P drops Tunisia rating to speculative

May 24, 2012 - France24

Tunisia: Pornographic Cencorship Trial Postponed

Feb 16, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Tunisia: Nation's Trade Deficit Doubles

Feb 16, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Tunisia: Municipalities On Strike

Feb 14, 2012 - AllAfrica News

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