TRT World talks to Tunisian activist and blogger Lina Ben Mhenni eight years after the Tunisian revolution.
Long awaited municipal elections in Tunisia were marred by low turnout and high abstention rates reflecting pathy and widespread discontent at the slow pace of change seven years after the revolution.
The coalition of the Islamist Ennahda and secular Nidaa Tounis parities are expected to dominate in the first free municipal elections in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that ousted long-serving autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
A bill that enables Tunisian women to pass their family name to children and have equal inheritance with men will be introduced to President Essebsi on February 20, even though religious conservatives warn the amendment will stir up public anger.
Unemployment, corruption and austerity measures in the 2018 budget have fuelled widespread protests in the North African country,
Witnesses say they saw youths of around 20 throwing stones at police cars and setting fire to tyres before security forces drove them back with tear gas in Ettadamen district. of Tunis
Tunisia's minister of social affairs says aid for poor families and pensioners will be increased by some $70 million.
Demonstrator dies under unspecified circumstances as Tunisians protest against price hikes following austerity measures including increased value-added taxes and social security contributions.
The Tunisian government's progressive moves in women's empowerment have been getting a lot of attention, but are the moves really about women, or is the government trying to distract the public from a controversial corruption amnesty law?
Passage of the so-called "Economic Reconciliation" Law triggered protests. Critics say it is a step back from the spirit of Tunisia's 2011 uprising that ousted Ben Ali over allegations of corruption and inequality.
After facing challenges in getting it through the parliament, as well as protests, the Tunisian government goes after media reporting on a draft bill that pardons corrupt regime officials and businessmen if they return some of the looted money.
Tunisia's former leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali stepped down, ending his 23-year grip on the country after finally giving into weeks of protests against his rule.
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