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President Kais Saied of Tunisia recently announced that he would essentially rule the country by decree, his latest step to consolidate power. But as he cements his one-man rule, opposition is growing.

Hundreds of people have rallied in Tunisia’s capital on Sunday to protest against President Kais Saied’s move to seize governing powers, while his supporters staged a rival demonstration. Read more:

Hundreds of protesters rallied Sunday in Tunisia’s capital "to protest against President Kais Saied’s move to seize governing powers." Many of the demonstrators chanted, “The people want the fall of the coup.”

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After announcing he would run the country by decree, crossing the line into what critics said was one-man rule, Tunisia's president is seeing some of his widespread support turn into criticism and doubt

After President Kais Saied of Tunisia announced that he would essentially rule by decree, fear and discontent over his two-month-old power grab is starting to show. by @VivianHYee 

@Mpolymer  FMs of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Tunisia, Oman, Mauritania & Palestine met with Faisal Meqdad in NYC at UNGA last week. Algeria is prepping to get #Syria  back into the Arab League this Fall. I don't see anything from the Biden admin that's trying to stop it.

Canada should speak out about the threat to Tunisia’s democracy

To solve Tunisia’s present crisis, political parties, unions, civil society organizations, and other national factions must come together, says Ramy Salhi of our grantee @EMHRN .

Tunisians take to the streets to protest president’s power grab #Tunisia  /via @globeandmail 

Scores of Officials Quit Tunisia's Main Islamist Party in Protest: #Tunisia 

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Discrimination even in death: In Tunisia, black people are buried in a so-called 'slaves' cemetery.

Tunisia reported its highest temperature in recorded history this week: 49°C (120°F). The heat has sparked wildfires, which are also ravaging Algeria, Greece, Italy and Turkey. Scientists say the human-caused climate crisis has now made the Mediterranean a "wildfire hotspot."

JUST IN: Tunisia shuts down airport and borders after president sacked prime minister and suspended parliament

I spoke with President Saied of Tunisia today. We discussed the longstanding friendship between our countries, and I reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Tunisia. We stand with Tunisia as it makes the economic reforms necessary to recover from the challenges of the pandemic.

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"I'm Olympic champion now... I just can't believe." Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui shocks the men's 400m IM field coming from lane 8 to win Olympic gold. #TokyoOlympics 

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WHAT A FINISH. From lane 8, Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui wins Olympic gold and @TeamUSA 's Kieran Smith gets the bronze. #TokyoOlympics  📺 NBC 💻 📱 NBC Sports App

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BREAKING: Tunisia's president sacks prime minister and suspends parliament

A grim gulf is opening up between the wealthy, mostly vaccinated world and the poorer, mostly-unprotected. In the UK, vaccines have reduced the case-fatality rate roughly 12-fold, from ~2% to 0.16% In Namibia, Tunisia, Malaysia and Indonesia, death rates have never been higher.

10 years ago today, it all began: the Assad regime in Syria started rounding up and torturing teenage kids in Deraa who, inspired by the Arab Spring protests in Tunisia and Egypt, wrote anti-regime graffiti on the walls. What a decade of tragedy and suffering for that country.

#NewsAlert – Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Israel, Germany, Tunisia, Mexico along with many other missions will join PM Modi’s #9pm9minute  campaign. | @Zakka_Jacob  with details. #LightForIndia 

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