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.
Tunisia’s president has pushed the country’s fledgling democracy into crisis. Over the weekend, President Kais Saied fired the country’s prime minister and suspended Parliament in what his political opponents have called a coup ... That set off a broader revolution in Tunisia against the authoritarian regime of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
TunisiaPresident Kais Saied, center, leads a security meeting with members of the army and police forces in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, July 25, 2021 ... The North African country faced upheaval this weekend The North African country of Tunisia took a dramatic political turn this weekend.
Tensions on the rise in Tunisia. Rumors of an ongoing coup d’etat drew global media attention this weekend ... With nearly 600,000 cases, the health crisis is perhaps the biggest challenge for Tunisia since the Arab Spring revolution – which is aggravated by the serious economic and social problems arising from the pandemic.
Yousfi announced via his personal Facebook page on Saturday that he had been confined to his house over the weekend “because of serious and dangerous threats.” ... The SNJT also condemned campaigns of incitement and violence aimed at silencing and intimidating other journalists in Tunisia.
Nevertheless, high temperatures have led to many families, especially those with children, making the most of their weekends and enjoying Tunisia’s Mediterranean waters and famous beaches. Winds were especially strong over the weekend, which is how the infant was ...
Tunisia's health system has "collapsed" under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, describing the virus's affect on the country as "catastrophic" ... On Tuesday alone, Tunisia recorded 9,823 cases and 134 deaths, its worst daily toll from the virus.
Tunisia’s health system has “collapsed” under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health ministry said on Thursday, describing the virus’s affect on the country as “catastrophic”. On Tuesday alone, Tunisia recorded 9,823 cases and 134 deaths, its worst daily toll from the virus.
</p>Ahly hold a key 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Rades, Tunisia last weekend, with Mohamed Sherifu2019s goal midway through the second half putting them in control of the tie ... and for me the match is 180 minutes in Tunisia and Cairo,u201d said the former defender.
Captain Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team ... an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team.
Captain Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team ... Facing Tunisia away was a huge challenge as reigning African champions Algeria sought to overtake the mark set by the Ivorian 'golden generation'.
Tunisia on Monday ended a one-week COVID-19 lockdown, despite having the highest reported deaths per capita from the virus of any country in Africa... A demonstrator holds a flag showing the national symbols of Tunisia and Palestine during a protest in Tunis yesterday.
However, he still faces trial in September in a separate but similar case ... Over the weekend, more than 2,200 migrants from Tunisia and Libya arrived at the island of Lampedusa, spurring Italy's government to appeal to its European neighbours to revive a migrant-sharing deal that lapsed at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic ... Image. Section.
Migration has returned to the top of the political agenda in Italy after more than 2,200 asylum-seekers from Tunisia and Libya arrived on its tiny island of Lampedusa last weekend ... intense cooperation" from Libya and Tunisia and tighter controls of their land and sea borders.
An EU-Libya deal to manage migration in a similar way to Europe’s pact with Turkey would not be feasible because Libya is too dangerous to host refugees, an expert said ... Read More. Hundreds arrive on Lampedusa amid rescue boat dispute ... More than 2,200 asylum seekers from Tunisia and Libya arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa last weekend alone ... .