Tunisian News & Current Affairs

Discussion in 'Tunisian News & Current Events' started by Bergo, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    They're just everywhere, Laura, spread the length and breadth of the country. So many cells are being discovered and broken up, but the prisons are at maximum capacity, there's nowhere to put them. Tunisia has removed the jail penalty for first time caught drug users to try to free up space.
    They need to spend their foreign loans on building new prisons, not on trying to promote tourism to a country so unsafe.
    I read their news daily...Tunisia is a frightening country at the moment, teetering on the edge.
     
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    If they invested more in employment and developing the infrastructure they would not have so many disaffected youth. Therefore the need for less prisons or at least provide employment in building them!
     
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    Yup, there would be employment in the building, guarding and maintaining jails, so certainly there would be jobs for many.
    Also, with proof that so many extremists are then banged up....they could start to promote tourism.....and even more employment!
    These corrupt officials don't look at the bigger picture though, just how to line their own pockets without a care for the working class.
    By burying their heads in the sand and praying the return of tourism will improve the financial mess they are in...in reality, they only dig a bigger hole.
    Greed, it is the crux of Tunisia's problems, from the officials at the top, to the working families, to the prostitute, bezness boys at the bottom.
    So much delusion, greed.....and lack of positive action :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Heidi

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    Tunisia.com shared Hi sousse's photo.
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    Un horrible crime a secoué ce jeudi le gouvernorat de Nabeul.
    Une fillette de neuf ans, longtemps séquestrée par son père dans un entrepôt situé dans sa ferme ...

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    A horrible crime rocked the governorate of nabeul this Thursday.
    A Nine-Year-old girl, long held captive by her father in a warehouse on her farm in bou argoub, died on Tuesday, 26 September, as a result of the complications of her health.
    The girl, hungry, thirsty and bound by a wire for a long time, was buried on Wednesday.
    The prosecutor of the republic at the court of first instance commissioned the national guard investigation team to arrest the father, aged years, a security source at #hi _ Sousse.
    According to the first elements of the investigation, the father was divorced from the mother of the late daughter, he was remarried and father of two other children.
    Neighbors said the father used to use loudspeakers to mask the victim's distress cries.

    So everybody knew and no one helped :Cry:
     
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    That is truly unbearable to read.
     
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    2 police officers stabbed in Tunis, one critical! Alzazeera new!
     
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    Blimey, Aljazeera are slow getting that out! It happened a couple of days ago outside Bardo.
     
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    :eek::eek:
     
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    And still the Tunisian Tourist Department will tell us it's safe to go there! Every day new cells found, and random attacks.
     
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    Tunisia policemen protest to demand ‘protection’
    Agence France Presse | Published — Friday 3 November 2017

    SFAX, Tunisia: Hundreds of Tunisian policemen demonstrated on Friday in the central city of Sfax, demanding that parliament adopt a law on “protecting” them which civil groups have called “dangerous” for democracy.
    The protesters, some in their police uniforms, marched in the city before rallying outside the prefecture, holding up signs that read: “We demand a law that bans attacks against policemen.”

    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1187801/middle-east

    The police wants protection? What's with the civilians weird.gif
     
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  14. Mango Chutney

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    They have no respect for the law! They laugh at the police, have no respect for them, no fear of them :Evil:
    I certainly wouldn't want to be a Tunisian copper, too much risk, too much bribery....and not a high enough wage packet to justify the risks.
     
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  15. Mango Chutney

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    Just found this on the Tunisian news:
    https://www.ttgmedia.com//news/wtm/tunisia-in-talks-with-eu-for-open-skies-12205
    They're hoping to get more movement in the skies to promote tourism, encourage cheap aircraft companies and push for weekend city breaks.
    Now this might sound good to your average traveller that doesn't look at the bigger picture....but not me! That news piece was followed by this, quite literally...one after the other:
    https://www.hate-speech.org/new-report-the-ticking-jihadist-timebomb/
    So needless to say....I won't be booking a flight to that male prostitute haven!
     
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    State of Emergency extended again today! I can't believe they're still trying to convince us it's safe there!

    Tunisia extends 2015 state of emergency
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    Tunisia on Friday extended for another three months a state of emergency introduced two years ago following a series of deadly jihadist attacks in the North African country.

    President Beji Caid Essebsi "decided to prolong the state of emergency across the whole country for three months from November 12", his office said in a statement.

    The security measure has been in place since a November 2015 bombing on a presidential guard bus in the capital Tunis killed 12 security service members.

    The Islamic State jihadist group claimed the attack, as well as bombings earlier in 2015 at the Bardo National Museum and at a beach resort that killed 59 foreign tourists and a Tunisian policeman.

    Since its 2011 revolution, which sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia's security forces have faced a series of jihadist attacks that have claimed the lives of more than 100 soldiers and police.

    The government has repeatedly renewed the state of emergency despite pledges that it was looking to lift it following assurances that security has improved.

    At the start of November, one policeman was killed and another wounded in a knife assault outside the parliament in Tunis that was blamed on an Islamist extremist.

    The state of emergency hands sweeping powers to law enforcement agencies and in theory allows the authorities to ban strikes or public gatherings and take control of the media.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5070959/Tunisia-extends-2015-state-emergency.html
     
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    :eek:The rats' boats will be doubling its quota now for more escape trips on the high seas. Tourism down the toilet :D boom bye bye :D
     
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    Believe it or not.....tourism is improving!! The main overnight stay nationalities are Tunisian people themselves, holidaying in various parts of the country or from abroad, Algerians and Russians. The French and Belgium markets are on the rise again too, as is China....and let's not forget, tourist flights from Britain start in February! Tis a very brave (or stupid) person indeed that visits Tunisia right now!
     
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    key words "very brave (or stupid) person indeed that visits Tunisia right now"
     
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    I'm with you Mango Chutney
     
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    Tunisia showing signs of economic recovery - article in the news today.
    MIGHT help to stop rats and bezness. Hope springs eternal!
     
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    It’s mainly in tourism and so sadly more opportunities to scam. Little investment elsewhere. Tunisia is a one trick pony. It just keeps repeating the same mistakes .
     
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    I agree plus the article has to hype it up giving a false sense of security.
    BTW just love your western union £1 to the rat.
    Brilliant put down!
     
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    Tunisia needs to borrow billions and invest in infrastructure, technology and affordable housing, thereby creating jobs, confidence and a modern country. But it has lost its grip on its border and security is now it’s no 1 priority. It’s too easy to turn to tourism as income because wages are low and food cheap but this does not produce sufficient income for the low paid people who service it. There are thousands of qualified engineers without work. People trained in technology but not able to find work. It’s a vicious circle, without infrastructure and technology there is no desire to invest. The long history of legalised corruption means that even when investment is forthcoming it’s not used in a way which benefits the country only a few politicians.

    Tunisia has oil but does not have the means to extract it, so the USA and Other European countries extract it and then sell it back to Tunisia at an inflated price. One little known fact is that when these deals were struck Tunisia was given millions of barrels of free oil but chose NOT to avail itself of the free oil. Why? Because successive governments were paid money not to take it! In 2016 there were huge demonstrations in Tunisia from the population chanting - WHERE is our oil?
     
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  25. Mango Chutney

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    This is what I say, but it's not popular when I voice this fact. There is no point investing in, loaning or donating to them for as long as the real people are not benefiting. The money works it's way into the pockets of the corrupt and the pockets of terrorists.
    If the real people were benefiting, it would not bother me to see money going over, I do have a heart, but the fact that the health and education systems are so poor, unemployment is high due to money being put in the wrong areas, water shortages, electricity shortages throughout the summer, medieval agricultural techniques, that literally kill people from exhaustion due to lack of machinery, a poor welfare system, awful road networks etc.....makes it clear to me that the average Tunisian person sees none of this money, in fact, their lives are worse....living costs are rising, wages are not.
    Bezness activity will rise, not fall.
     
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