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Tunisia-Hammamettt: Health professionals threaten to escalate (Audio)​

A sectoral administrative meeting of the General Health Federation will take place, today in Hammamet, under the supervision of the deputy secretary general of the Tunisian General Union of Labor (UGTT) in charge of the public service, Mohamed Chebbi.

Speaking to Tunisie Numérique, the secretary general of the health federation, Hassan Mazni, revealed that the administrative body will examine a certain number of problems from which the sector suffers, like the agreements which have not been executed.

“We have decided to set up programs to advance the sector (…) rallies will be marked before the Ministry of Health and we will carry out other means of struggle, especially the approval of a general strike,” he assured.
 

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Tunisia – Details of general transport strike​

The General Federation of Transports under the UGTT, after confirmation of the general strike throughout the sector, issued a press release to clarify the details and the methods of the strike.

In this press release, the federation designates the companies involved in the strike and which are:

Trantsu, SNTRI and regional transport companies: strike from January 24 at 12:00 a.m. until January 26.

OACA, CTN, Tunisair, Nouvelair, TAV, ATU, TDF, TDF, I n meteorology: strike from January 24 at 12:00 a.m. until January 26 at the same time.

The Technical Transport Agency and the Ministry of Transport: on strike from January 25 at 7:30 a.m. until January 26 at 12:00 a.m.

The new Kerkennah transport company will supply two shuttles a day during the two days of the strike. At 04:15 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. from Sfax and at 06:00 and 8:00 p.m. from the Kerkennah Islands.
 

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Tunisia: expected strike in dialysis clinics​

The Tunisian Syndicate of Liberal Physicians (STML) threatened to begin a strike in the dialysis clinics in the event of the procrastination policy adopted by the Ministry of Social Affairs towards their demand.

The STML called in a press release at the end of a working session for physicians in the dialysis clinics to wear the red armband during work hours for 10 days.

The goal is to denounce the lack of reaction from the ministry to their demands.
 

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Tunisia-Strikes: Mohsen Nabti calls to prevail dialogue between government and the unions [Declaration]​

Spokesperson for the popular current Mohsen Nabti returned on the series of protest movements and strikes which took place recently in different sectors.

Nabti told Tunisie Numérique that this phenomenon has persisted for years highlighting that this is understandable due to the pressure exercised by citizens on their basic unions, following the decline of their social situation.

According to him, the government must understand the claims of the people, particularly after the inflation rate is up.

“For its part, the UGTT is called upon to play its national role,” he stated calling on the government and the unions to make dialogue prevail to overcome the current situation.
 

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Tunisia – Zahrouni: arrest of a heroine dealer​

Sidjoumi police district agents managed to intercept in the vicinity of a high school in Ezzahrouni, a person aboard a car in possession of 16 small heroin packages.

He confessed to selling this drug at the rate of 80 dinars per half a gram.
 

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France: Tunisian kills French wife and daughter before committing suicide :Cry::Cry::Cry:

A triple homicide by bullets in which a couple aged 24 and 22 and their daughter passed away on Sunday in an apartment in Saint-Brieuc, France. The man is considered to be the alleged perpetrator who killed his wife and his three-year-old daughter. He then returned the weapon against him, according to the first elements of the inquiry.

The couple is described as “discreet” and harmonious by several eyewitnesses, including the father of the young woman, according to which “everything was fine with the couple”. But a brother and a sister evoke a separation in progress since “mid-December”.

“According to them, it was she who had made the conclusion to leave him and she had recently returned to live with her child with her parents,” said the magistrate, adding, nevertheless, that no divorce procedure had been begun.

“Investigations tend to show” that the man “lived elsewhere in a new accommodation,” said the latter.

The weapon was discovered”nearby” by the deceased man. The autopsies on Monday highlighted that the shots had been made at touching end, “said the magistrate.

The weapon employed is”a hunting rifle, a 12 -bunk gun calibre which is not subject to authorization” and the man was “holder of the hunting license.

The young woman was from Saint-Brieuc. The man was of Tunisian nationality. The couple were married in Tunisia in 2019 and the young man arrived in France in early 2020. In a regular situation, they enjoyed “a valid resident card until 2031”.

He was “totally unknown to both police and justice,” stated Heitz. “A request was made to the Tunisian authorities in order to know his possible judicial history in its country of origin,” said the magistrate.
 
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Tunisia-Anis Jaziri: Tunisia experiences a very serious and dangerous financial situation​

Anis Jaziri, president of the Tunisian-African Council of Affairs, affirmed this, Friday, January 27, 2023, that “Tunisia experiences a very serious and dangerous financial situation”.

Jaziri added that “Tunisia has lived for years on the aid of international banks and the international monetary fund, and today it is unable to purchase raw materials … The financial situation is getting worse, The projects are stopped and the Tunisians do not function… ”he said
 

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Tunisia-Lawyers boycott military justice​

The Council of the Tunis Association of Lawyers decided to suspend the requests for the requisition of attorneys by military justice for a period of a week at first.

This action will be followed by a total boycott of the public prosecutor and pleas before military justice in the courts of the Grand Tunis.

The council confirmed in a press release its total refusal of the pursuit of civilians by military justice. It considered the decision to ban lawyers from exercising an attack on the prerogatives of the Council of the National Order of Lawyers.

An appeal was launched to refuse the verdicts issued by military justice which prohibit lawyers from exercising their profession
 

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France: Tunisian kills French wife and daughter before committing suicide :Cry::Cry::Cry:

A triple homicide by bullets in which a couple aged 24 and 22 and their daughter passed away on Sunday in an apartment in Saint-Brieuc, France. The man is considered to be the alleged perpetrator who killed his wife and his three-year-old daughter. He then returned the weapon against him, according to the first elements of the inquiry.

The couple is described as “discreet” and harmonious by several eyewitnesses, including the father of the young woman, according to which “everything was fine with the couple”. But a brother and a sister evoke a separation in progress since “mid-December”.

“According to them, it was she who had made the conclusion to leave him and she had recently returned to live with her child with her parents,” said the magistrate, adding, nevertheless, that no divorce procedure had been begun.

“Investigations tend to show” that the man “lived elsewhere in a new accommodation,” said the latter.

The weapon was discovered”nearby” by the deceased man. The autopsies on Monday highlighted that the shots had been made at touching end, “said the magistrate.

The weapon employed is”a hunting rifle, a 12 -bunk gun calibre which is not subject to authorization” and the man was “holder of the hunting license.

The young woman was from Saint-Brieuc. The man was of Tunisian nationality. The couple were married in Tunisia in 2019 and the young man arrived in France in early 2020. In a regular situation, they enjoyed “a valid resident card until 2031”.

He was “totally unknown to both police and justice,” stated Heitz. “A request was made to the Tunisian authorities in order to know his possible judicial history in its country of origin,” said the magistrate.
Even with someone their own age?!?? This is disgusting. On utube Andrew Tate had a nice car stolen of course it was by Tunisians nationalities in France, it was recovered but credit cards stolen and used they fled the country later the same guys back killed someone stabbing them I think robbery 2 got caught
 

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Tunisia – Sousse: dismantling of a cocaine traffic gang​

The judicial police officers at the Sousse police district succeeded, following a raid to a home in Khezama district, to apprehend two foreign nationals and a young Tunisian girl, who engaged themselves to cocaine traffic.

Cocaine, as well as sums of silver and passports, were seized in this operation.
 

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Moody’s downgrades Tunisia’s ratings to Caa2 with a negative outlook​

Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has today downgraded the Government of Tunisia’s long-term foreign-currency and local-currency issuer ratings to Caa2 from Caa1 and changed the outlook to negative.

Moody’s has likewise downgraded the Central Bank of Tunisia’s senior unsecured debt ratings and senior unsecured shelf rating to Caa2 and (P)Caa2 from Caa1 and (P)Caa1 respectively and changed the outlook to negative. These ratings were also previously on review for downgrade. The Central Bank of Tunisia is legally responsible for the payments on all of the government’s bonds. These debt instruments are issued on behalf of the government.

The downgrade is driven by Moody’s assessment that the absence of comprehensive financing to date to meet the government’s large funding needs raises default risks to a point no longer commensurate with a Caa1 rating
 

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‘There Is No Hope Left’: Five Charts Show Tunisia’s Descent​

Tunisia Downgraded by Moody’s as IMF Financing Remains Elusive

As Tunisia holds a second round of parliamentary elections Sunday, the following five charts show the depth of the North African nation’s social and economic crisis.

Shrinking Pie

Factoring in estimated 2.5% growth in 2022, Tunisia’s economic pie is still smaller than it was before the overthrow of longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. The population has grown some 12% in the past decade, and about a fifth of the country now lives in poverty.

Inflation Speeds Up

Inflation looks set to deliver more pain for Tunisians this year after the consumer price index hit double digits in 2022 — its highest level in 30 years. The country has seen sporadic shortages of key food items over the past 12 months. Earlier in January, oil-rich neighbor Libya sent wheat, rice and sugar as assistance.
Voter Apathy

Tunisians appear to have had it with elections and voting. Participation has fallen since Saied assumed sweeping powers in July 2021 and suspended parliament, moves critics dubbed a coup. Just 11% of the electorate took part in December’s initial parliamentary vote, one of the world’s lowest turnouts for any major election. Meanwhile, the national journalists’ union reports growing media censorship and physical and verbal attacks in recent years.

Lack of Jobs

Youth unemployment rose to 37.8% in the third quarter of 2022, up from 35.4% in 2019, the year Saied, a law professor, rode a wave of popular discontent with the political establishment to win the presidential election. The rate peaked at 42.5% in the last quarter of 2020, its highest since Tunisians ousted Ben Ali.

Youths Fleeing

Tunisian youth are fleeing by sea to Europe at the highest rate since before the Arab Spring. Last year about 18,000 arrived in Italy, the destination for the vast majority of illicit migrants, while twice that number were intercepted en route to Europe. The voyage is fraught with risks — about 580 people either drowned or were reported missing after leaving Tunisian shores in 2022.
 

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In 2017, the government of Tunisia passed Law 58, a progressive law to protect women from domestic violence. Five years later, Human Rights Watch interviewed over 100 individuals including 30 survivors of violence against women, police officers, judges, lawyers, staff of nongovernmental organizations, and other individuals providing services to survivors. Our research found that five years after the adoption of the law, state officials, including police officers, judges and lawyers who are supposed to be at the forefront of the law's implementation, still harbored dismissive attitudes toward survivors. Too often, survivors are discouraged from going further with their complaints. There are also not enough support services to help women escape domestic violence.
 
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