WorldDaily briefing of Tunisian news

Daily briefing of Tunisian news

AA / Tunis

Tunisia: the Central Trade Union and parties boycott the invitation of the American embassy to a meeting (AA)

The Tunisian General Union of Labor (UGTT / Centrale syndicale) and political parties, said on Friday that they declined an invitation from the United States Embassy in Tunis to participate in a meeting with a delegation from the American Congress .

Elected officials, representatives of national organizations and political formations were summoned by the American diplomatic representation in Tunis to the said meeting, reports Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP / official).

Tunisia: Tabboubi says he is in favor of a national referendum on the reform of the political system (AA)

The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) called on Friday through its secretary general to improve the purchasing power of Tunisian citizens, affirming its firm position against the current political system and the 2014 Constitution.

This is what emerges from a statement granted by the secretary general of the Central Syndicate, Noureddine Tabboubi, to the electronic site “Tunisie Numérique”, and in which he referred to the political blockage that Tunisia has endured for years.

According to the secretary general of the UGTT, the current political system and the 2014 Constitution have hampered any form of development and progress in the country.
A delegation from the US Congress will pay a visit to Tunis on September 4 and 5, according to the same source.

The visit was the focus of Friday’s meeting at the Tunisian foreign affairs department between Tunisian foreign minister Othman Jerandi and US ambassador to Tunisia Donald Blome, TAP reported.

Hurricane Ida: Tunisia offers its deep condolences to the United States (AA)

Tunisia offered its deep condolences to the government of the United States, following the storms and torrential rains which had hit, mainly, in the State of New York, and the passage of hurricane Ida which had made several deaths and caused significant material damage.

This is what emerges from a statement made public on Friday on the official Facebook page of the Tunisian Foreign Ministry and consulted by the Anadolu Agency.

Tunisia also expressed its deep compassion and sympathy to the friendly American people and the families of the victims and injured, reiterating its solidarity and support to the United States during this painful ordeal and wishing a speedy recovery to those affected, according to the report. communicated.

Amnesty urges Tunisian authorities to investigate the enforced disappearance of Algerian refugee Slimane Bouhafs (AA)

The non-governmental organization, Amnesty International, on Friday called on the Tunisian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the kidnapping, enforced disappearance and deportation to Algeria of Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian activist to whom the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has granted refugee status in Tunisia.

In a statement released on Friday, Amnesty International urged the Algerian authorities to immediately release this 54-year-old dissident and allow him to leave Algeria, stressing that Tunisia “is required to protect refugees and do not expel them or send them back to a country where they risk persecution ”, under international human rights law.

“The fact that Tunisia may have been aware of his forced return to Algeria, to have contributed to it or to have given its assent despite the refugee status of Slimane Bouhafs, would constitute a serious violation of the principle of” non-refoulement “and of international law. relating to refugees ”, denounced the NGO and to specify in this sense,“ The fact that the UNHCR granted refugee status to Slimane Bouhafs supposes that it has been established that his fear of being persecuted if he returned in Algeria was founded ”.

MEPs call for the lifting of travel bans and house arrest (TAP)

Twenty deputies belonging, for the most part, to the Ennahdha and Qalb Tounès group, called on the President of the Republic to set a deadline for the period of the exceptional measures announced on July 25 and to commit to restoring democratic life in the country .

They also called in a statement released Friday for the immediate lifting of travel bans and house arrest which they qualify as illegal and abusive, denouncing the appearance of civilians before military courts.

Covid-19 / Tunisia: 1976 new contaminations and 16 deaths (AA)

The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Friday that it had recorded 1,976 new Covid-19 contaminations out of a total of 12,284 screening tests carried out on September 01, 2021, thus bringing the total toll of infections to 670,027, a rate positivity of 16.09%.

The ministry also reports 16 deaths and 5,537 new healings, bringing the total number of deaths to 23,710 and the number of remissions to 627,890.

Tunisia: 347 centers open for the intensive vaccination day (AA)

The Tunisian Ministry of Health has announced that an intensive day for the vaccination against the coronavirus will be held on September 04, 2021, for people aged 40 and over who received the first dose on August 08 and for educational executives and unvaccinated university teachers.

The same source indicates that 347 centers will be made available to people who wish to be vaccinated, throughout Tunisia. And to add that they will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time.

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