Keyword: Beji Caid Essebsi
The recent decision to end the ban on Tunisian women marrying non-Muslims has been broadly welcomed by progressives in the North African country. But that move followed a controversial law to pardon corrupt civil servants, judges, minsters and ambassadors who served under the regime of ousted strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Meanwhile the current president Béji Caid Essebsi is publicly debating the need to change the country's 2014 Constitution to increase “stability”. Lilia Blaise reports.
France's François Hollande and Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi issued statement after bloody terror attacks in their two countries.
The Tunisian head of state was in Paris for the first time since his election in December, signifying an improvement in strained bilateral relations.
March organised to rally international support for country and raise morale of Tunisians after terror attack left 21 tourists and police officer dead.