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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

Telegraph.co.uk 
Tunisia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the British decision was "unjustified" and did not reflect an improved security situation in Tunisia. "Tunisia is surprised by this decision, which was taken without consultation with the Tunisian ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
As Tunisia grapples with prolonged economic stagnation and a 30 percent youth unemployment rate, officials have warned that drug use is on the rise - and so is the country's prison population. A draft law has proposed the abolition of prison terms for ... See more..
africanews 
Tunisia has expressed its concern following an announcement by the United Kingdom and the US of banning laptops and tablets in aircraft cabins on direct ... See more..
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KickOff.com 
Aboubakar had an excellent chance for a second 10 minutes into the second half but hit his shot wildly over the top with just the goalkeeper to beat. Tunisia twice hit Cameroon's woodwork during the friendly and Ali Maaloul came close with two late ... See more..
Arab News 
TUNIS: Tunisia is drafting an “economic emergency” bill that will allow the government to bypass bureaucratic hurdles and speed up large-scale projects as it ... See more..
Middle East Monitor 
Despite the intoxicating excitement of the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), it turned to winter very quickly in many countries. Today, only Tunisia seems to be a success story in terms of maintaining its democratic transition ... See more..
FIBA 
It was Tunisia's third win in as many games at the FIBA Africa Zone 1 qualifiers, and the former African champions advance to the FIBA AfroBasket Final Round for the tenth time in a row. Now, it's up to Morocco (1-2) and Algeria (0-2) to fight for the ... See more..
Treehugger 
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets. If you happen to be shopping for groceries in Tunisia, ... See more..
FIBA 
TUNIS (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - The second leg of the three-team FIBA Africa Zone 1 qualifier for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 tips off on Friday in the Tunisian ... See more..
Middle East Monitor 
A Tunisian court has sentenced in absentia former President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali to six years in prison on corruption charges. The criminal court in the capital Tunis sentenced the former dictator after declaring that he had exploited his position ... 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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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