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Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi Dies at 92

Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi Dies at 92

One of Africa’s oldest leaders, Presidents Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia has died at the age of 92. Essebsi was the first democratically elected leader of the North African country. Official sources said he died this Thursday July 25, 2019. He was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June and was returned to intensive

Terror Attack: Tunisian Prime Minister Fires Police Chief

Habib Essid, the Tunisian Prime minister has fired six police commanders on Monday, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 tourists were killed. Mofdi Mssedi, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office said the six also include an intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district

Essebsi Wins Tunisia Presidential Election

Beji Caid Essebsi, a veteran politician, has claimed victory in Tunisia’s first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won 55.5 per cent of the vote. Supporters of the 88-year-old celebrated in the capital Tunis, yesterday. Campaigners for his rival, caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, say the results are too close to call. Official results

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