Tunisian News & Current Affairs

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  1. Heidi

    Heidi The Sleuth

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    Der Sahel in Tunesien rund um Sousse
    May 7 at 2:40pm ·

    The Coast Guard of sousse intercepted an illegal departure by boat from Sidi Abdel Hamid (Sousse-Süd) to Italy at Dawn. 49 people were arrested, all of them from kairouan, except one person from sousse.
    Among those arrested was a two-person couple who had sold their wedding jewelry to pay the required 4.000-5.000 Dinars for the crossing.
    The four organizers and the mediator for the crossing were also arrested.

    https://www.facebook.com/sahel.tunesien/
     
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  2. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Oooooh, are they now closing coffee shops during Ramadan? That'll go down well with the rats :D:D

    Tunisia refuses protest against Ramadan cafe closure
    Organizers say 27/5 sit-in will go ahead as planned

    24 MAY, 18:09


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    TUNIS - The Tunisian interior ministry on Thursday refused to authorize a sit-in planned for May 27 to protest the closing of cafes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    The sit-in was planned by a civil rights collective using the hashtag #Mouch Bessif ('Not by Force') and calls for the application of Article 6 of the constitution, which enshrines freedom of religion and conscience. The announcement was made in a statement by the 'Association of Freethinkers', saying that one of the reasons for the refusal was allegedly that the protest would pose a threat to public order and that security forces would be unable to ensure the protection of those taking part in the sit-in. The association said that the interior ministry's decision is ''a clear violation of the constitution and a threat to the freedom of expression and to protest,'' underscoring that ''the interior ministry's role should be limited to protecting participants and not to prohibit the right to protect.'' Thus, the protest would be held on May 27 from 2 PM until 4 PM in front of the Tunisian tourism ministry, a member of another organization told ANSA. The issue of whether or not bars and cafes should be kept open during the holy month of Ramadan.
    No Tunisian law prohibits eating or drinking in public during Ramadan, but a circular issued in 1981 calls for the closing of unauthorized cafes and restaurants and a ban on selling alcohol.

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  3. Masha

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    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    Yup....but only if they can afford private internet in the home or use data roaming....it ain't gonna be cheap for them :D
     
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    Finally sth struck them on the head and kicked their asses , too !!!!!
     
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    https://www.gofundme.com/jwqv2e-help-us-move a Good Child Good Friend is in a crisis just small to some but to this tough have to hold the whole family and Friends up Woman a Burden on her Everyday life Please i just ask to Share the Link thx in advance
     
  7. Mango Chutney

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    Interesting. Wonder what impact this is having on bezness? Those victims must be sending a small fortune over to pay for top ups!
    The closures were bought in this year....I thought it was strange, as I knew when I was there, we could go into coffee shops.

    "On Sunday 27 May 2018, Tunisians organised a demonstration in the capital that responded to calls on social networks asking people who werenʹt fasting to defend their right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan. This was in direct response to the archaic edict that the Interior Ministry has this year dusted off and re-implemented, which requires cafes and restaurants to close and penalises those who advocate ignoring the fast in public."

    Must be hitting coffee shops pretty hard too....all their income has gone!

    "There have been unprecedented violations of individual and public rights since Lotfi Brahem became Interior Minister. When he was asked by MPs about these measures that curtail citizensʹ freedoms, the minister replied that "allowing the opening of cafes during the day in Ramadan can be an excuse for extremist groups to foment trouble against the state and to commit terrorist acts, especially given that we usually see a rise in the level of threats from takfiri organisations during this month.”

    https://en.qantara.de/content/the-r...ng-ramadan-tunisians-call-on-the-constitution

    They are only allowed to open tourist cafes etc, but they must have a license and cover the windows with newspaper.....could you even imagine sitting in there?!! :D:D
     
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    Now that's taking things to the extreme...:D:D I guess "out of sight, out of mind"...for the fasting people walking by those newspapers on windows.;):)
     
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    Well, the bloke that brought this in (the interior minister) got fired today over the migrant boat....so I wonder if the new coffee shop policy will change again :confused:
     
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    Did any of the rats on here perish in that boating accident?
     
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    I doubt the carried real identity documents. They would have been posing as refugees.
     

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