fbpx
CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • Maktab On Air, Ml Habib Bobat
    Mon, 3:05 pm - 4:00 pm
    [ - ]

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


Tunisia: President Kais Saied Accused of Coup

Jul 26, 2021

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has been accused of staging a coup by the main political parties in the country. The accusations came after he fired the prime minister and had parliament suspended.

The BBC reports that Saied said that his actions were in accordance with the constitution. Meanwhile, Tunisia’s Minister of Defence was also fired.

The President’s move followed violent protests on Sunday over the government’s handling of the pandemic as well as social and economic turmoil in the country. Saied’s supporters and opponents continued to clash on Monday in Tunis, pelting each other with stones.

The BBC reports that Saied, who was elected in 2019, and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi have had a long-standing disagreement. Ennahda, the largest party in parliament, supports Mechichi. Sunday’s protests across Tunisia were against the PM and Ennahda, with the party’s headquarters in of Touzeur, set on fire.

Vowing to respond to any further escalation with military force, Saied said, “We have taken these decisions… until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state.”

Meanwhile, according to the BBC, Al-Jazeera TV’s offices in Tunis had been raided. Staff had reportedly been asked to leave, and all equipment had been unplugged. The channel is seen as sympathetic to Ennahda.

Umm Muhammed Umar

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

Xi seeks control

Xi seeks control

By Staff Writer 16:09:2021 Recent decisions by the Chinese Communist Party regulating the behaviours of celebrities, time spent on online games and even after school tutoring have led to questions around the intentions and objectives of the Chinese Communist Party...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *