Monday, January 15, 2018

Tunisia mulls reforms after week of unrest

TUNIS - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi consulted with political parties, unions and employers Saturday as the government mulled a package of social reforms following a week of unrest triggered by austerity measures.

The North African country has been shaken by a wave of protests over poverty and unemployment during which hundreds were arrested before the unrest tapered off.

"We are working on a social protection package, a minimum wage, universal healthcare and a housing plan," a government source said, on condition of anonymity. Read More