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Pressing environmental concerns in Tunisia include land erosion, pollution and poaching. Over 73% of the nation's land is threatened by erosion.1 Pollution from industrialized areas and poor waste management services have contributed to land degradation and water pollution.2 It has been reported that one Tunisian factory alone channels 13,000 tons of phosphate waste into the sea every single day.3 Furthermore, although there are regulations and laws dedicated to preventing the poaching of endangered animals, there are regions in Tunisia referred to as "black spots" where poachers target rare animals and evade punishment.4

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Tunisia-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 Ibid.
3 http://www.dw.de/the-quiet-environmental-disaster-in-tunisia/a-16796561
4http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/11/environmental-crimes-run-rampant-tunisia-201311251180934679.html
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Tunisia News

Al-Monitor 
On June 12, the Tunisian government issued a statement ordering all nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to declare all funds they receive from abroad and threatened to prosecute any party that failed to comply. The move, unprecedented since the fall ... See more..
STRATFOR 
Tunisia's political reforms since the Arab Spring, though incomplete, have created consensus among the governing elite that trying to reform the current system is a better approach than trying to challenge it. As Tunisia's government has moved on to ... See more..
Washington Post 
FLINT, Mich. — The Latest on the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint, Michigan, airport (all times local):. 10:25 p.m.. A published report says the man accused of stabbing a police officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan, is a dual citizen of ... See more..
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Middle East Monitor 
The former leader of Nidaa Tounes Party, Boudjemaa Remili, has told Quds Press that a number of the party's senior members are intending to form a new party. Tunisia First looks set to be launched, he said, after efforts to reform Nidaa Tounes failed. See more..
BBC News 
Tunisian women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading some to have hymen surgery. See more..
The Hill (blog) 
President Trump's proposed budget, which cuts financial aid to Tunisia, not only represents a stark departure from the president's plan to “demolish and destroy” ... See more..
Times LIVE 
Mamelodi Sundowns will have to secure a rare South African success in Tunisia if they are to overcome Esperance and take control of their African Champions ... See more..
India.com 
Saudi Arabia, June 24: Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia other Gulf Countries are all set to celebrate Eid al-Fitr if the crescent moon will be seen today. The moon is expected to be seen in Asian subcontinent tomorrow. Eid al-Fitr is a “festival of ... See more..
BBC News 
Rights group condemns one-month prison sentence for man smoking in public during the Muslim fast. See more..
Forbes 
Unlike model powerhouses Brazil, Russia and the Netherlands – countries capable of launching the careers of “the next big thing in modelling” season after season – Tunisia still has some catching up to do. There was Afef Jnifen, who broke the glass ... See more..
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Geography

Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya
Area

Total 163,610 sq km
Land 155,360 sq km
Water 8,250 sq km

Climate

temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south
Natural Resources

petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc, salt ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

toxic and hazardous waste disposal is ineffective and poses health risks; water pollution from raw sewage; limited natural freshwater resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Tunisian
Population
10,835,873 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Tunisia's diverse, market-oriented economy has long been cited as a success story in Africa and the Middle East, but it faces an array of challenges during the country's ongoing political transition. Following an ill-fated experiment with socialist economic policies in the 1960s, Tunisia embarked on a successful strategy focused on bolstering exports, foreign investment, and tourism, all of which have become central to the country''s economy. Key exports now include textiles and apparel, food products, petroleum products, chemicals, and phosphates, with about 80% of exports bound for Tunisia''s main economic partner, the European Union. Tunisia''s liberal strategy, coupled with investments ...See More in education and infrastructure, fueled decades of 4-5% annual GDP growth and improving living standards. Former President (1987-2011) Zine el Abidine BEN ALI continued these policies, but as his reign wore on cronyism and corruption stymied economic performance and unemployment rose among the country''s growing ranks of university graduates. These grievances contributed to the January 2011 overthrow of BEN ALI, sending Tunisia''s economy into a tailspin as tourism and investment declined sharply. As the economy recovers, Tunisia''s government faces challenges reassuring businesses and investors, bringing budget and current account deficits under control, shoring up the country''s financial system, bringing down high unemployment, and reducing economic disparities between the more developed coastal region and the impoverished interior. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$107.1 billion (2012 est.); $103.4 billion (2011 est.); $105.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

22.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 23.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

olives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sugar beets, dates, almonds; beef, dairy products
Industries

petroleum, mining (particularly phosphate and iron ore), tourism, textiles, footwear, agribusiness, beverages