Tunisia Independence Campaigner Dies At 93

-Doyinsola Johnson A prominent campaigner for the independence of Tunisia, Gisele Halimi born in 1927 has just died a day after her 93rd birthday. Ms Halimi was born in Tunisia but moved to France to become a lawyer and politician and studied in the University of Paris. She dedicated her life to the rights for women and the decriminalization of abortion. Victories in her legal career included the acquittal in 1972 of a 16-year-old girl who had been an abortion following a rape. Halimi later persuaded French lawmakers to reclassify…

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More Than Three-Scores Of Migrants Died On The Mediterranean As Boat Sank In Tunisia

61 bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean since a migrant boat capsized off Tunisia earlier this month, a judicial source said on Monday. The boat was heading for Italy’s coast but sank off the Tunisian city of Sfax. Officials claimed that the boat set sail around 10 days before the incident. Some bodies had been found and recovered off the Kerkennah Islands on Sunday. The majority of the deceased migrants came from countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Sfax courts spokesman Murad al-Turki stated. It remains unclear how many were on…

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