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Friday, January 22, 2016

Tunisia Declares Nationwide Curfew

The recent unemployment demonstrations in Tunisia have continued to spread, and now Tunisia's Interior Ministry has declared a nationwide curfew from 8 pm to 5 am. 

The protests have spread throughout much of he country's hinterland after spreading from Kasserine where one demonstrator was electrocuted last week. President Beji Caid Essebsi has expressed sympathy and promised to work to improve job prospects.

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