Death toll in Tunisia bus accident rises to 26 (Guardian)

At least 26 people were killed when their bus careened into a ravine in the northwest of Tunisia, officials said in a new toll. The health ministry said late Sunday that 17 people were also injured in the accident in…

Tunisia holds second free presidential election (BBC)

Tunisia is holding its second free presidential poll since the 2011 uprising that toppled ex-president Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring. It was brought forward from November after the death in July of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first democratically elected…

Tunisia presidential hopefuls line up for September polls (Guardian)

Presidential hopefuls in Tunisia began registering their candidacies on Friday for snap September polls called after the death of 92-year-old leader Beji Caid Essebsi. Eight would-be candidates, including media magnate Nabil Karoui, submitted their papers to the North African country’s…

Before a Nigerian sets himself on fire- Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Times have never been this hard on Nigerians. Suicide is a national creed while the suicide note is the anthem. It’s either one Nigerian is drinking the poison known as Sniper or another Nigerian is jumping off the Third Mainland…

Nigeria to battle Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, others for Rugby Sevens ticket (Guardian)

Rugby Africa has confirmed that Nigeria’s national team will participate in the African zone of the 2020 Olympic qualifiers slated to hold in South Africa on November 9 and 10. Rugby Africa said Nigeria was given the chance to compete…

Tunisia militants jailed for 2015 attacks (BBC)

Seven jihadists have been sentenced to life in prison in Tunisia over gun and grenade attacks at a museum and a beach resort in 2015. Sixty people, mostly tourists, died in the attacks and many were wounded. Other defendants received…

Journalist sets himself ablaze (Guardian)

Tunisian security forces on Tuesday fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Kasserine following the funeral of a journalist who had set himself on fire over harsh living conditions. Abdel Razaq Zorgi, a 32-year-old journalist, died late…

Nine people wounded in Tunis suicide bomb attack (Aljazeera)

A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives near a shopping centre on busy Habib Bourguiba Avenue, officials say. A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives near a shopping centre on busy Habib Bourguiba Avenue, officials say. At least nine people…

World Cup 2018 – Day Five at a glance (IrishTimes)

THE MATCHES GROUP F Sweden v South Korea, (Nizhny Novgorod, 1pm, RTE/ITV) Betting: Sweden 10/11, South Korea 10/3, Draw 11/5 GROUP G Belgium v Panama, (Sochi, 4pm, RTE/BBC) Betting: Belgium 1/7, Panama 20/1, Draw 7/1 GROUP G Tunisia v England,…

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