Tunisian police fired teargas canisters into a crowd of protesters in central Tunis Monday as they demanded the removal of all allies of ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali from the country's fragile interim government.
Will Tunisia's interim government be able to withstand pressure from protesters demanding the removal of all remaining figures of the Ben-Ali regime, and school teachers launching an open-ended strike?
In today’s French press review, we focus on President Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni. According to the media, they are preparing for the 2012 election. The former model and singer attends more and more events with her husband, possibly showing the start of an electoral campaign…
Hundreds of Tunisians defied a curfew on Sunday to gather at Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi's office, calling for the government to resign. Protesters say that all those in power under ousted president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali should leave office.
The social network Facebook has been credited for helping Tunisians spread the revolutionary fervour that brought down the regime of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, but it was also a venue for much-needed humour at a time of crisis.
Protesters from a rural region in central Tunisia where unrest began a month ago have reached the capital Tunis, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi and his newly-formed government to quit.
We have a special edition focusing on the toppling of Tunisian president Ben Ali's regime in what's been dubbed the Jasmine revolution.
We hear from the family of Mohammed Bouazizi, the man whose suicide came to represent the frustration of a nation and led to massive protests against Ben Ali's government. Ben Ali's family is accused of having long used their political influence to line their own pockets and edge out business competitors.
The fall of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's forcibly secular regime is likely to pave the way for the rise of Islamic influence in Tunisia, from moderate Muslims taking a greater role in party politics to extremist infiltration from neighbouring Algeria.
We speak with Pierre Vimont, the first ever Secretary General of Europe's External Action Service, whose mission is to speak with one voice on foreign policy for the 27 member states of the EU. A former French ambassador to the US, Vimont was appointed by High Representative Catherine Ashton. He addresses issues as varied as the Tunisian regime change, the presidential standoff in Ivory Coast and the Iran nuclear talks.