TS Update-(FCO Security Update)

Greetings Expats, The UK embassy has made a significant update on their Foreign travel advice page under the Terrorism section: “There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.” Reasons for concern:   “On 25 May, security forces arrested 16 individuals with explosives nearContinue reading “TS Update-(FCO Security Update)”

TS Update-(O.S.A.C. Tunis)

Greetings Expats, On Tuesday, June 17th, security professionals met at the American Cooperative School of Tunis as part of our commitment to networking & sharing practical security information. At our meeting we signed the official OSAC charter and had various speakers discussed important issues such as Risk Management and Security Support. Security Outlook Security professionalsContinue reading “TS Update-(O.S.A.C. Tunis)”

TS Update-(A tale of 2 security situations)

Greetings Expats, A simple google news search is enough to see the stark contrast between the security situation in Libya vs. what’s happening here in Tunisia.  Unlike Libya, we’ve been fortunate in terms of general safety & security issues.  Still, Tunisian security officials remain very concerned over the situation in Libya.   Here’s a video ofContinue reading “TS Update-(A tale of 2 security situations)”

TS Update-(Vehicle Security)

Greetings Expats, I’ve been really focused this week on residential security and figuring out ways for expats to improve their security setup.  Before I share my next update I wanted to state that there are a lot of positive developments happening in Tunisia.  Also Tunisia is a relatively safe place especially if one compares it toContinue reading “TS Update-(Vehicle Security)”

Tunisia elections probably in November

Date: May 3, 2014 Source:  Reuters Brief: T(Reuters) – Tunisia’s next presidential and parliamentary elections will probably be held in the second half of November, the election agency chief said on Saturday, about polls that will mark the country’s final step towards full democracy. Read More  

Tunisia lawmakers start debate on key step in democratic transition

Date: April 8, 2014 Source:  REUTERS Brief:  (Reuters) – Tunisian Islamist and secular parties have begun a parliamentary debate on an election law, the final step before setting a ballot date to complete a transition to democracy in the country that lit the fuse of Arab popular uprisings.–Read more

Tunisia treads path to political stability but still faces tests

Date: April 07, 2014 Source:  REUTERS  Brief: (Reuters) – Three years after its uprising that inspired the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is on its way to political stability with a new constitution and the promise of elections later this year. –Read more

Tunisia: Joint Statement By the United States and Tunisia

Date: April 06, 2014 Source:  allAfrica.com Brief: Tunis, — In their meeting last Friday in the Oval Office at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama and interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Tunisia.-Read more

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