Tunisia sets presidential election for September 15

” Originally scheduled for November, the vote was brought forward following President Beji Caid Essebsi’s death. “-Source: Aljazeera Key Points The Campaigning period will be from September 2 to 13 The presidential race was originally scheduled for November, but the vote was brought forward following Essebsi’s death on July 25 Tunisia Election is SET! Tunisia‘sContinue reading “Tunisia sets presidential election for September 15”

Tunisia tourism is booming but…

“Tunisia’s tourism revenues soared 42.5% in the first half of 2019 to $692 million compared to the same period last year, official figures showed on Monday.”-Source:  Reuters Key Points: Tunisia’s tourism by the numbers Security Challenges ahead Tunisia Tourism The number of tourists rose 17 percent in the first half of this year to 3.8Continue reading “Tunisia tourism is booming but…”

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  

TS Update-(Martyrs’ Day + Safety & Security)

Greetings Expats, During the last few months we’ve seen a barrage of positive news regarding Tunisia.  The media-hype is backed up by a real measurable difference in terms of security improvements on the ground.  Still, security analysts remain cautious because a. Tunisia is going through a major transition and b. the deteriorating situation in Libya. The U.S. EmbassyContinue reading “TS Update-(Martyrs’ Day + Safety & Security)”

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

Regional Security Update-Libya-Tunisia border post re-opens after weeks of tension

Date: April 07, 2014 Source:  The Daily Star Brief:  ZARZIS, Tunisia: The main border crossing between Libya and Tunisia, a gateway for contraband Libyan petrol whose closure nearly a month ago fuelled tensions in southern Tunisia, reopened on Monday. –Read more  

Embassy Update-Lifting of Travel Warning for Tunisia

Date: March 28, 2014 Source:  US Embassy Tunis Brief:  Effective March 28, 2014 the U.S. Department of State lifted the Travel Warning for Tunisia which had been in place since September 15, 2012. The Department of State periodically reviews its Travel Warnings to ensure that they are up to date. After assessing the current situation inContinue reading “Embassy Update-Lifting of Travel Warning for Tunisia”