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Tunisia prolongs state of emergency

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<p>Tunisia has prolonged its state of emergency more than a year after it was decreed.</p> <p>The security measures had been reinforced after a presidential guard bus was attacked by armed men.</p> <p>Initially decreed for 30 days on November 24, 2015, the state of emergency has been continuously renewed by Tunisian president Béji Caid Essebsi.</p> <p>Tunisia officials say the decision to prolong has been partly taken because of the ongoing situation in Libya. stating it could continue until Libya forms a government that can master the situation.</p> <p>Tunisia shares 500km border with Libya plunged into chaps after the fall of Muammar Gadaffi.</p> <p>Th situation has been made worse by <span class="caps">ISIS</span> which seeks to extend its roots to the North African nation.</p> <p>The state of emergency gives exceptional powers to forces of law and order although sometimes human rights organisations denounce abuses.</p>
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