Tunisia (Arabic:تونسTūnis; Berber: ⵜⵓⵏⴻⵙ), officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia (Arabic:الجمهورية التونسيةal-Jumhūrīya at-Tūnisīya; Berber: ⵜⴰⴳⴷⵓⴷⴰ ⵏ ⵜⵓⵏⴻⵙ) is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres (64,000sqmi). Its northernmost point, Ras ben Sakka, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. As of 2013, its population is estimated at just under 10.8 million. Its name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on the country's northeast coast.
Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert. Much of the rest of the country's land is fertile soil. Its 1,300 kilometres (810mi) of coastline includes the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, features the African mainland's second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar.
Tunisian wine has a long history dating back to the Antiquity like most Mediterranean countries with the Phoenicians and Carthage .
The agronomist Mago that lived in the city of Carthage, wrote a treaty about agronomy and viticulture, from which its techniques are still used until this day. Despite the arrival of a Muslim power since the 7th century AD, viticulture and wine production never quite disappeared from Tunisia.
Wine production in today's Tunisia was probably introduced by the Phoenicians when Carthage was established. The Carthaginian agronomist Mago wrote on viticulture, and his works, which were later translated from Punic to Latin, were quoted by later Roman writers such as Columella.
The 2004 African Cup of Nations was the 24th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Tunisia. Just like in 2002, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Tunisia won their first title, beating Morocco in the final 2−1.
Teams highlighted in green progress to the quarter-finals.
French police killed the Tunisian suspect in the Friday slaying of an unarmed administrative employee at the entrance of her police station in the town of Rambouillet... ———. Ganley reported from Paris. Mehdi El Arem contributed from Msaken, Tunisia ... This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission ....
Tunisia has put its first satellite into orbit, following a successful launch from a site in Kazakhstan. Tunisia launched its first satellite into space on Monday from a launch site in Kazakhstan, on board a RussianSoyuz 2 rocket... How poverty and corruption are pushing Tunisia's disenfranchised youth back to the streets.
CAIRO (AP) — Tunisia’s president met Wednesday with Libya's newly appointed government officials in Tripoli, becoming the first head of state to visit the war-torn country a day after an interim administration took power ... Tunisia had been a major economic partner with Libya before uprisings engulfed the two countries 10 years ago.
According to the MosaiqueFM radio broadcaster, though security workers tried to prevent the protesters from entering the ministry, the latter managed to break into the building and announce the start of the strike ...Association of YoungDoctors, the broadcaster added.
All over Africa, the dramatic events in Tunisia and Egypt are followed, with opposition groups and dissidents hoping the same could happen in their country ...Gabon's opposition leader André Mba Obame in January tried to stage a revolution inspired by Tunisia by declaring he had indeed won the August 2009 (!) presidential election in the country.
His glass of sweet mint tea stewed on an upturned plastic crate as he talked about how his compatriots had been inspired by the overthrow of Tunisia’s PresidentZine al-Abidine Ben Ali a few weeks earlier ... Local protests went national, propelled by one of Tunisia’s trade unions organising rallies and tipping off the pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera.
SFAX, Tunisia (AP) — When Dr ... Tunisia is showing signs that the virus is in decline ... Those are part of a broader arrangement with the COVAX global vaccine program for developing countries and the AfricanCDC that Tunisia hopes will bring in as many as 7 million vaccine doses in the coming months ... Tunisia North AfricaAfrica.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are marching on their heavily guarded parliament Tuesday as lawmakers vote on a new government, after a week of youth protests and riots over poverty and lack of jobs that left one young demonstrator dead and hundreds jailed ... This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and the prime minister to calm tensions ...Unrest was reported in other cities as well, the fifth straight night of protests that prompted Tunisia to deploy the army to try to keep order.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top ... TUNISIA'S PROTEST MOVEMENT IS GROWING ... They are staging simultaneous, often-violent demonstrations in cities around Tunisia ... Tunis Tunisia North AfricaAfrica.