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Tunisia modernising C-130 Hercules transports

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Honeywell and ST Engineering are upgrading two of the Tunisian Air Force’s Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. On 19 February, the second Tunisian Air...

Final Tunisian T-6C trainers delivered

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Textron Aviation Defense has delivered all eight T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft ordered by the Tunisian Air Force, which is now using the type...

First T-6C trainers arrive home in Tunisia

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Tunisia’s Air Force has taken delivery of the first four of eight Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers from the United States, with the remainder...

Tunisian Caravans nearing delivery

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Tunisia’s Air Force will be receiving four Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft from the United States, and the first of these has been spotted prior...

Eight African nations attend Africa Partnership Flight 2022

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Eight African nations came together to participate in the 2022 African Partner Flight co-hosted by the Tunisian air force and US Air Forces Africa...

Tunisian Air Force receives first T-6C Texan II trainer

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Tunisia’s Air Force has taken delivery of the first T-6C Texan II trainer aircraft from Textron Aviation Defence as part of an order for...

Tunisian T-6C contract moving forward

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Tunisia’s order for T-6 Texan II trainers from Textron Aviation Defence is moving ahead, with the company awarded $90 million towards the production of...

Exercise Phoenix Express 2022 begins in Tunisia

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Tunisia’s Defence Minister Imed Memmiche has kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2022, the 17th iteration of the North African maritime exercise that is taking...

More Caravans for Tunisian Air Force

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Tunisia’s Air Force will be receiving four Grand Caravans for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, up from the two airframes initially contracted. Textron Aviation...

USS The Sullivans conducts interoperability exercise with Tunisian Navy

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The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and Tunisian Navy offshore patrol vessels TNS Jugurtha (P610) and TNS Carthage...

Tunisian police say they shot, wounded extremist trying to attack them

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Tunisian police on Friday shot and wounded an extremist who sought to attack them with a knife and cleaver in the capital, authorities said. The...

Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

Tunisian reform timetables coming

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Tunisian President Kais Saied is was working non-stop on a timetable for reforms to defuse growing criticism at home and abroad since he dismissed...

Tunisian helicopters operational in Central African Republic

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The Tunisian Air Force’s three AB205A helicopters with the United Nations Minusca mission are now fully operational in the Central African Republic (CAR). The three...

Tunisia commits to union deals

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Tunisian employment minister Nassreddine Nsibi said government is committed to implementing deals it reaches with the country's powerful UGTT union, such as on the...

Protesters set fire to police station in southern Tunisia

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Tunisian protesters angered by an authority's decision to reopen a controlled landfill in the southern town of Agareb set fire to a police station...

Tunisian protesters teargassed

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Tunisian police fired tear gas at protesters who refused an authority's decision to reopen a controlled landfill in the southern town Agareb, a first...

Tunisia finds tunnel near French envoy’s residence; anti-terrorism forces investigating

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Tunisia has discovered a tunnel near the French ambassador’s residence from a house frequented by a known extremist, and anti-terrorism forces are investigating, the...

Tunisia getting Cessna Caravans for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance

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The Tunisian military will next year receive from the United States two Cessna Caravan aircraft configured for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. News of...

Thousands protest against Tunisia leader with government awaited

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Thousands of Tunisians protested against President Kais Saied's seizure of almost total power protested in the capital on Sunday as the growing numbers taking...

Tunisia closes unlicensed TV station critical of president

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Tunisia's independent media regulator said on Wednesday it had closed an unlicensed television station that has been strongly critical of President Kais Saied since...

Military helicopter crashes in Tunisia, killing 3 soldiers

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A military helicopter crashed in Gabes, in south-eastern Tunisia, killing three soldiers, state media said on Tuesday. The incident happened during a military exercise at...

Tunisian president says 1.8 million people protested for him on Sunday

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Tunisia's President Kais Saied said on Monday that 1.8 million people had come onto the streets on Sunday during rallies in support of him...

Thousands rally for Tunisian president urging change to political system

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Thousands of supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied rallied in the capital and other cities on Sunday to back his suspension of parliament and...

Tunisia arrests lawmaker and TV presenter who called president a traitor

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Tunisian police on Sunday arrested a member of parliament and a television presenter who have been prominent critics of President Kais Saied since his...

Africom Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, haswrapped up a two-day visit to Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia as part of an African...

Tunisian leader names new PM with little experience at crisis moment

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President Kais Saied named a geologist with little government experience as Tunisia's first woman prime minister on Wednesday amid a crisis following his seizure...

Tunisia’s difficult decade of democracy and crisis

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Tunisian President Kais Saied on Wednesday named a little-known professor as prime minister at a moment of grave national crisis after he seized wide...

Tunisians protest against president’s power grab as opposition deepens

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Several thousand demonstrators rallied in the Tunisian capital on Sunday to protest against President Kais Saied's seizure of power, calling on him to step...

Tunisian president moves to cement one-man rule

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Tunisian President Kais Saied declared on Wednesday he will rule by decree and ignore parts of the constitution as he prepares to change the...

Tunisian MPs jailed

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A Tunisian military judge jailed two lawmakers from the Islamist Karama party, a lawyer and the judiciary said, amid concerns for human rights after...

Tunisians protest over president’s seizure of powers

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Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Saturday to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July, which triggered a...

Tunisia’s President Saied indicates he will amend constitution

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Tunisia's President Kais Saied on Saturday indicated he was preparing to change the country's constitution, but said he would only do so using existing...

Tunisian president plans to change political system, suspend constitution -adviser

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Tunisian President Kais Saied plans to suspend the constitution and may amend the political system via a referendum, one of his advisers told Reuters...

Algerian dissident case raises fears over Tunisian rights

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An Algerian dissident appeared in court in Algiers on Wednesday accused of terrorism, a person in court said, confirming he was no longer in...

ISS: Tunisia’s Arab Spring remains in peril

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President Saïed’s extension of emergency measures has aggravated fears of autocracy – but hope is not yet dead. This week, instead of providing Tunisians with...

Tunisian party concerned at president’s extension of emergency powers

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The biggest party in Tunisia's parliament voiced concern on Tuesday at what it called the ambiguity surrounding the country's future after the president indefinitely...

Tunisian interior ministry names nine senior security officials

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Tunisia’s interior minister on Thursday appointed nine senior officials including a new intelligence chief, days after the country’s president Kais Saied said there had...

No turning back – Tunisian president

Tunisia President Kais Saied said there was “no turning back” from his decision to freeze parliament and assume executive power, moves opponents branded a...

Apprehension grows in Tunisia as political impasse drags on

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President Kais Saied’s delay in announcing a way forward ten days after he seized executive power is jangling nerves among Tunisians, with friend and...

Rescuers pull 394 migrants from dangerously overcrowded boat off Tunisia

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Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about...

Tunisian security forces place prominent judge under house arrest

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A Tunisian judge who has been accused by human rights groups of hiding terrorism-related files has been placed under house arrest for 40 days,...

US’s Blinken urges Tunisia to return to ‘democratic path’

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had urged Tunisia’s president to take action that would return the country “to the...

Moves to ease tensions in Tunisia underway

Tunisia's leading Islamist party moved to ease the country's political crisis, calling for dialogue and urging supporters not to protest after accusing President Kais...

Tunisian democracy in crisis after president ousts government

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Tunisia faced its worst crisis in a decade of democracy on Monday after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze parliament with help...

At least 17 migrants drown off Tunisia in shipwreck – Red...

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At least 17 Bengali migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy from Libya, while more...

Tunisia launches another domestic patrol boat; authorises new 50 m vessel

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The Tunisian Navy has received another 27 metre long locally built patrol boat, and will be getting a locally built 51 metre offshore patrol...

At least 21 migrants die after boat sinks off Tunisia

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At least 21 migrants died after the boat carrying them sank off the coast of Tunisia, a security official said, the second such disaster...

The Past Week in Defence #58 (14 June – 20 June...

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In this week’s edition, Tunisia is set to receive T-6 trainers next year and more there is more opposition to proposed changes to South...

Protests against police abuse spread across Tunisian capital

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Protests that erupted more a week against police abuse in Sejoumi neighbourhood of Tunisia’s capital spread other poor neighborhoods late on Wednesday. The protesters gathered...

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