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.
The number of people making attempts to cross the Mediterranean from Libya or Tunisia to Italy, and, thus, Europe, has been on the rise since early June. More than a thousand migrants arrived in Italy on the weekend of July 23 and 24 alone, while hundreds of others, who were ...
According to the pollster's findings, over 20 per cent of Tunisia's 9.3 million registered voters cast their ballots, amid an opposition boycott call ... The "yes" vote was weighted towards women, mostly older, and from the coastal regions including Tunisia's major cities," he added ... Tunisia.
Zambia captain Barbra Banda has been ruled out of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) after failing gender eligibility tests ... Zambia opened their Group C campaign with a 0-0 draw against three-time runners-up Cameroon on Sunday and face Tunisia on Wednesday prior to finishing the group with a clash against debutants Togo at the weekend.
“Tunisia is determined to develop the renewable energy sector despite the delay it has experienced.”.The statement was made at the inauguration of the first floating photovoltaic (PV) park in the Middle East and North Africa which went online in Tunisia last weekend.
The president's supporters say he is standing up to elite forces whose bungling and corruption have condemned Tunisia to a decade of political paralysis and economic stagnation ... But opposition to Saied remains fragmented, as shown by the separate demonstrations at the weekend. #Tunisia.
Essential. France is currently experiencing a severe heat wave that will cause unprecedented temperatures in June ... The comparison is worrying ... In Marseille and Paris the thermometer should show 35 degrees Celsius, the same temperature as in Cairo, Egypt, or Gaffsa, Tunisia. Breast or Dijon will experience unprecedented temperatures this weekend. 34 C.
ROME... The Polish star is returning to action at this week's Italian Open, hoping to extend her 23-match unbeaten run ... "I feel fresher ... She also congratulated Tunisia's Ons Jabeur on winning the biggest title of her career in Madrid at the weekend ... .
Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar ... More than 20 people died in five separate shipwrecks off the coast of Libya and Tunisia last weekend, and 25 are feared dead after a boat capsized on the Atlantic maritime route between West Africa and the SpanishCanary Islands ... Weekend read ... .
A fuel tanker that sank in waters off Tunisia last weekend was empty, the government said on Friday, ruling out the risk of pollution. But authorities announced they had arrested the ship's rescued crew after divers found evidence the ship's GPS had been deliberately destroyed and its bridge computers ripped out ... GPS 'destroyed' ... ....
TUNIS -. A general cargo vessel that sank in waters off Tunisia last weekend was empty, the government said on Friday, ruling out the risk of pollution. The Equatorial Guinea-flagged Xelo was thought to have been carrying 750 tonnes of diesel when it went down en route between Egypt and Malta on Saturday ... “It poses no immediate pollution risk.” ... .
An Italian naval vessel specialised in marine pollution clean-up arrived on Tuesday in waters off Tunisia where a tanker laden with diesel fuel capsized at the weekend ... The director of Tunisia's environmental protection agency, Lotfi Saeed, said that three specialist Tunisian firms had offered to pump the fuel off the ship ... ....