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More than 50 sub-Saharan African migrants die in shipwreck near Tunisia

The number of bodies recovered from a shipwreck off Tunisia has risen to 53. The African country is both a transit country for migrants from other African countries and a source of Europe-bound migrants. Benjamin Bathke/InfoMigrant reports Following the capsizing of a migrant boat off the coast of Tunisia last week, at least 53 bodies have been recovered. That’s according …

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Ousted Tunisian president dies in exile

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, a former president of Tunisia has died in exile, his family said. Ben Ali, 83, fled to Saudi Arabia when he left office and was living there before his death on Thursday. His funeral will take place on Friday in Saudi Arabia, his lawyer told Reuters news agency. Ben Ali’s death is coming days after Tunisia …

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