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  • Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff

    Tunisia's milestone presidential vote likely to yield runoff
    Marking a milestone in what has been a challenging but largely successful democratic transition, Tunisians on Sunday voted for a head of state for the first time since a popular uprising nearly four years ago.
  • Tunisia offers a rarity in North Africa: calm after an election

    In a region torn by turmoil, the North African nation of Tunisia this week showed itself to be an anomaly. It held a peaceful election that was hailed by monitors as generally free and fair. The Islamists who lost calmly acknowledged defeat even...

    Tunisia sees solid turnout in parliamentary vote

    Tunisia sees solid turnout in parliamentary vote
    Tunisians went to the polls Sunday to choose a new parliament, continuing a democratic transition in the wake of their revolution that kicked off the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings. Although the North African nation has had its share of...

    2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...

    Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections

    Tunisian government to step down ahead of elections
    CAIRO -- Approaching the third anniversary of the overthrow of a despotic leader, Tunisia has moved a step closer to holding its first presidential elections since the uprising that triggered the regional revolts known collectively as the Arab Spring....