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La Tunisie ne pourra pas accueillir de réfugiés libyens en masse (ministre)

07/30/2014 13:55 GMT

TUNIS, 30 juillet 2014 (AFP) - La Tunisie ne pourra pas accueillir en masse des Libyens fuyant les combats dans leur pays et est prête à fermer la frontière si le flux des réfugiés devait s'accentuer, a annoncé mercredi le chef de la diplomatie tunisienne.

"La situation économique dans notre pays est précaire et on ne peut pas supporter (l'arrivée) de centaines de milliers de réfugiés" comme cela avait été le cas en 2011, lors du conflit qui a abouti à la chute du régime de Kadhafi, a souligné le ministre, Mongi Hamdi.

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Tunisia can't cope with massive Libya refugee influx: minister

07/30/2014 14:05 GMT

TUNIS, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Tunisia cannot cope with any massive influx of refugees who might seek to enter the country from strife-torn neighbouring Libya and will close its border if necessary, the foreign minister said Wednesday.

"Our country's economic situation is precarious, and we cannot cope with hundreds of thousands of refugees," as was the case during the 2011 revolution that ousted Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Mongi Hamdi told a press conference.

"We will close the border if the national interest requires it," he added.

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Towards democracy: Tunisia’s race against time

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World Bank

Tunisia finalizes voter registration ahead of this year’s elections

The birthplace of the Arab Spring is sometimes described as the only democratic nation in the region of the Middle East and North Africa. In order to retain this distinction and uphold its new constitution, however, a legitimate voting process needs to be held this year.

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Tunisia's fight against Aids hampered by widespread discrimination

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Guardian

Despite a comprehensive approach to combating HIV-Aids, ignorance about the disease pervades Tunisian society

Hamdi Sfaxi, who sells prayer rugs outside his local mosque in Tunis, has heard it all before. "If you're going to treat Aids," he says "you need to know where it came from. It didn't exist in the past. The first person to get Aids was a gay man who had sex with a monkey."

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Les partis politiques tunisiens parviennent à un accord exhaustif sur les règles de conduite lors du processus électoral

Signature le 22 juillet 2014 de la Charte d’Honneur pour des élections transparentes, démocratiques et justes

Le Centre pour le dialogue humanitaire (le Centre HD) partage la douleur du peuple tunisien face aux évènements du 17 juillet qui ont causé la mort de nombreux membres de l’Armée Nationale, et salue l’unité et la solidarité du peuple tunisien, des institutions, de tous les acteurs politiques et de la société civile.

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Tunisian political parties reach detailed agreement on appropriate conduct during the electoral process

The Charter of Honour for fair, transparent and democratic elections to be signed on 22 July 2014

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) expresses its solidarity with Tunisian people over the events of 17 July in which many members of the Tunisian National Army lost their lives. The HD Centre praises the unity shown by the Tunisian people, institutions, political actors and civil society.

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Tunisia: Amend Draft Counterterrorism Law

Improves on 2003 Law, but Concerns Remain

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Libya + 1 other
Libya: Civil Unrest Information Bulletin n° 2

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Tunisian Red Crescent, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other partners, has determined that external assistance is not required, at this time and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors

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An Extra US$26.2 Million to Keep Water flowing to Towns and Cities in Tunisia

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 – The World Bank today announced US$26.2 million in additional financing for upgrading water supplies and services in the Greater Tunis area and other cities in Tunisia, as well as for improving the financial situation of the national water utility, Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE). The Greater Tunis area has about 2.5 million inhabitants, roughly a quarter of the country’s population.

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West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (April 2014)

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Upcoming launch of truth commission hailed by UN as ‘step forward’ for Tunisia

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UN News Service

6 June 2014 – The United Nations has welcomed the upcoming launch of the Truth and Dignity Commission in Tunisia, calling it a step forward in addressing past human rights violations in the North African nation.

Tunisia will launch the Commission on 9 June at a seminar in the capital, Tunis, co-organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the country, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Centre for Transitional Justice and the Tunisian Ministry of Human Rights and Transitional Justice.

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The Tunisian Exception : Limits and Success of Consensus

To prevent a rerun of last year’s political crisis, Tunisia needs far-sighted political precautions that can preserve the national compromise beyond the 2014 elections.

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Strengthening rule of law key to ending crises in CAR and South Sudan

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international donors to bolster justice, security and rule of law for countries in conflict, singling out both South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) for immediate attention.

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Nigeria + 26 others
West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (April 2014)

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Nigeria + 20 others
West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis weighted by fatalities (April 2014)

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Nigeria + 27 others
West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (Mar 2014)

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