General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015
Islamic Relief is investing in education in Tunisia as part of a plan to build hope and ambition among young people.
Local dignitaries attended a special opening ceremony to launch the programme, which aims to build confidence in a better future through education.
1. Who are we?
Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | dimanche 08/02/2015 - 20:40 GMT
Une personne a été tuée dimanche dans des affrontements entre la police et des habitants de Dehiba, dans le sud de la Tunisie, à la frontière avec la Libye, a annoncé le gouverneur de Tataouine, Sabeur Mednini.
Les heurts à Dehiba, point de passage entre la Tunisie et la Libye, avaient commencé samedi après la saisie par les autorités d'essence de contrebande et ont repris dimanche après une accalmie, selon le porte-parole du ministère de l'Intérieur, Mohamed Ali Aroui.
TUNISIA, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has concluded its winter aid programme in Tunisia. The programme targeted 37,000 families of those affected by the severe cold wave during January.
The programme was implemented in accordance with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces .
Situation Générale en janvier 2015 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2015
The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.
TUNIS, 2nd February, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF), yesterday distributed winter aid which contains food stuff, heaters, clothing, blankets and necessary things to meet needs of children with disabilities including 5000 underprivileged families.
General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015
By Lars Bernd
AIN DRAHAM, TUNISIA, 30 January 2015 – Municipalities from across Tunisia have stepped up their commitment to make themselves resilient in the face of disaster risk, spurred by Ain Draham, which two years ago was the first community in the North African country to join UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient campaign.
Three people tell how they have achieved a reliable source of income through Islamic Relief’s livelihoods project in south western Tunisia
Growing livelihoods in Kebili
Eziddine Menchaoui lives in Esteftimi, in the suburbs of Kebili. His village is renowned for its palm trees, but Eziddine owns no fields. Instead, he relies for his living on green-house farming.
Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | dimanche 25/01/2015 - 18:54 GMT
Le parti islamiste Ennahda, deuxième force politique en Tunisie, a décidé dimanche de ne pas soutenir le cabinet du Premier ministre désigné Habib Essid, a indiqué à l'AFP l'un des responsables de mouvement, Saïd Ferjani.
"Ennahda a décidé de ne pas accorder sa confiance au gouvernement de Habib Essid", a-t-il précisé à l'issue de la réunion du Conseil de la Choura, l'autorité suprême du parti.
Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Sunday 1/25/2015 - 19:03 GMT
Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party, which holds 69 of parliament's 217 seats, said Sunday it will not vote in favour of a new government that needs approval from the legislature.
New Prime Minister Habib Essid on Friday unveiled a cabinet line-up that included no members of the moderate Islamist party which led the former government.
Session du Conseil des affaires étrangères du 19 janvier 2015 à Bruxelles
Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions ci‑après:
L'Union européenne félicite la Tunisie au lendemain des élections législatives et présidentielles, qui ont permis de marquer une étape historique dans la transition démocratique du pays.
Foreign Affairs Council meeting
Brussels, 19 January 2015
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
The European Union congratulates Tunisia in the wake of the legislative and presidential elections which mark an historic step in the country's democratic transition.
TUNIS, 22nd January 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation on Wednesday distributed winter aid to 7000 families in the Tunisian governorates of Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid to help them survive the current cold wave that hit the country recently.
An official source from the Foundation said that the effort is in accordance with directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting
New MSF report reveals countries struggle with skyrocketing vaccine prices amidst market shrouded in secrecy
London, 20 January 2015—Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in developing countries, ahead of a major vaccination donor conference in Berlin.
Tunisia: Four Years On, Injustice Prevails
(Tunis) – Tunisian efforts to ensure accountability for unlawful killings committed during the uprising four years ago were blighted by legal and investigative problems and failed to deliver justice for the victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Apart from the life sentence imposed on former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who remains abroad, a lengthy process before military courts resulted in lenient sentences or acquittals for those accused of causing the deaths of protesters.
Tunisie : Quatre ans après le soulèvement populaire, l'injustice prévaut toujours
December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.