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  1. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2014

    Tunisia's unfinished revolution

    It is not news that under its ousted dictator, Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali (left), Tunisia was a kleptocracy, its...

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    March 25, 2014

    Smart Reads 25 March, 2014

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  1. March 24, 2014

    Former Tunisia president changed business rules to family’s benefit

    In Arabic it is called “wasta”, the connections and influence that grease the wheels of the bureaucracy and helps you get...

  2. September 28, 2013

    Tunisia’s Islamist party agrees to step down

    Tunisia’s dominant Islamist political party agreed to step down and hand over power to a caretaker cabinet in three weeks in...

  3. May 28, 2013

    Tunisia: Economic revival depends on banking reconstruction

    After embarking on a radical and at times turbulent transformation of its political life, the north African nation of...

  4. May 19, 2013

    Tunisian police fire teargas to prevent hardline Islamist rally

    Tunisia signalled its determination to crack down on radical Islamists as police fired shots in the air and used teargas to...

  5. April 12, 2013

    Tunisia gets $29m from ex-regime assets

    In the first payment of its kind since a revolution more than two years ago, Tunisia late this week collected a small piece...

  6. February 22, 2013

    Tunisian Islamist asked to form government

    Moncef Marzouki, the Tunisian president has asked Ali Larayedh, the interior minister in the outgoing cabinet to form a new...

  7. February 19, 2013

    New carrier’s bumpy take-off in Tunisia

    When Mohamed Frikha, a Tunisian technology entrepreneur, launched his first airline in March 2012, no less a person than...

  8. February 11, 2013

    Tunisia’s former PM stages comeback

    Desperate to consolidate the gains of the revolution in a volatile aftermath of the fall of Zine al Abidine Ben Ali in early...

  9. February 8, 2013

    Belaid funeral stokes Tunisian tension

    Thousands of mourners and protesters demanded the downfall of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government on Friday at a boisterous...

  10. February 3, 2013

    ‘Sheratongate’ reveals Tunisia’s growing pains

    Olfa Riahi is greeted like a celebrity at Tunis’ Sheraton hotel, where her entrance causes a commotion, with employees...

  11. beyondbrics

    January 13, 2013

    Week ahead, January 14 - 18

    A busy week ahead, with a trading update from Rio Tinto and mining data from South Africa; a WTO visit to Russia; Dubai...

  12. December 3, 2012

    Salafi threat to Tunisia needs handling

    Egyptians are not the only Arabs who are grappling with the place of religion in their emerging democracy. In Tunisia,...

  13. beyondbrics

    October 8, 2012

    Ecuador lends Tunisia a hand on debt negotiations

    There was a nice gesture of emerging markets comradeship on Saturday when Ecuador’s President, Rafael Correa, told listeners...

  14. August 30, 2012

    Tunisia plans sale of Ben Ali assets

    Tunisian authorities plan to boost the ailing economy through the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars in assets...

  15. August 16, 2012

    Term for women provokes row in Tunisia

    A row over a proposed constitutional description of women as complementary to men in family life has sharpened divisions in...

  16. July 19, 2012

    Tunisian court jails former officials

    TUNIS, July 19 – A Tunisian military court sentenced ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s interior minister and 38...

  17. June 13, 2012

    Tunisia restores tense calm after riots

    Tunisian authorities imposed a tense calm across the country Wednesday following days of rioting by Islamists over a...

  18. March 29, 2012

    Nahda battles to implement vision of exile

    The first Islamist party to take power following revolutions across the Arab world has found navigating the politics of...

  19. March 16, 2012

    Revolutionary voice

    Emel Mathlouthi was on tour in Tunisia when the country’s uprising began in December 2010. That week, the singer, who became...

  20. March 14, 2012

    Thorn in the side of the Assad regime

    Suhair Atassi’s revolution against Bashar al-Assad began weeks before the first “dignity” march in Damascus on March 15 last...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    March 2, 2012

    TED2012: Ads worth spreading

    While its talks give you a lot to chew on, there has been plenty of meat in the ad breaks as well at TED2012, which ends in...

  22. February 21, 2012

    Arab media make most of citizen journalism

    A rise in citizen-generated video during the Arab revolutions created space for mainstream media in these countries to...

  23. February 10, 2012

    Between hope and fear

     Cairo: My City, Our Revolution, by Ahdaf Soueif, Bloomsbury, RRP£14.99, 224 pages The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril...

  24. February 1, 2012

    Tunis flaunts its charms to attract business

    When a trio of entrepreneurs decided to launch an internet company targeting francophone north Africa, they considered...

  25. January 26, 2012

    Revolution leads Tunisians to speak less French

    When the leader of Tunisia’s most powerful political party late last year lamented the French “pollution” of the country’s...

  26. January 14, 2012

    Tunisians mark first anniversary of revolution

    Thousands of Tunisians poured into the capital’s main boulevard on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the toppling...

  27. January 13, 2012

    Spoils of Ben Ali regime remain elusive

    A year after Tunisia’s president fled a revolution fuelled in part by the corruption of his regime, huge amounts of the...

  28. January 12, 2012

    Ben Ali feared betrayal by inner circle

    It was not fear of revolution but of a coup d’état by his once-trusted inner circle of security officials that prompted Zein...

  29. beyondbrics

    December 22, 2011

    EM fund managers of 2011: Arab spring

    By Lina Saigol After coming top among emerging market equity fund managers in 2011, executives at Tunisian financial...

  30. November 21, 2011

    Moderate Islamist set to be Tunisian PM

    An Islamist political activist held for more than a decade in solitary confinement under the rule of his country’s deposed...

  31. October 28, 2011

    Tunisia victors seek to calm women’s fears

    Suad Abd al-Rahim, a tall, elegant, 47-year-old Tunisian woman with dyed red curls, is no one’s idea of what an Islamist...

  32. October 26, 2011

    Victory in Tunisia hands Nahda responsibility

    Rached Ghannouchi watched his country’s youth bring down the regime of Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali from afar. The Tunisian...

  33. October 25, 2011

    Jasmine revolution begins to blossom

    On January 14, Tunisians sent shockwaves coursing through the Arab world by ousting their despised dictator, Zine el Abidine...

  34. October 25, 2011

    Nahda to reach out to Tunisian secular rivals

    Tunisia’s Islamist party and the big winner in the country’s first democratic election has started reaching out to secular...

  35. October 24, 2011

    Moderate Islamists ahead in Tunisia poll

    A moderate Islamist party is on track to be the largest political force in Tunisia’s new assembly after a historic election...

  36. beyondbrics

    October 24, 2011

    New York headlines

    * Powerful earthquakes rocks eastern Turkey * Tunisia votes in Arab spring’s first poll * Fernández wins re-election in...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 24, 2011

    London headlines

    * Powerful earthquakes rocks eastern Turkey * Tunisia votes in Arab spring’s first poll * Argentine president Fernandez won...

  38. October 23, 2011

    Tunisia votes in Arab spring’s first poll

    Long lines formed outside polling stations in Tunisia, the country which sparked the Arab spring, as men and women waited...

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