Tunisian capital bustles again after govt shake-up

January 18, 2011 12:06

TUNIS, Tunisia  — Tunisia's capital has awoken to bustling commercial activity for the first time since its former president fled the country, a day after a government shake-up aimed to quell simmering unrest.

The early signs of a return-to-normal on Tuesday come a day after Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced a new lineup of ministers — made up mostly of the old guard, but including opposition leaders for the first time.Taxis, trucks and commuters carrying briefcases scampered to and fro on central Avenue Bourguiba — an area where security forces fired tear gas and shots in the air on Monday.

The country has suffered simmering unrest, looting and an apparent settling-of-scores after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled Friday while facing huge protests.

Related Content

Breaking news
October 23, 2019
Nikki Haley to be honored by World Jewish Congress


Cookie Settings