Protestors clashed with police in Tunisia’s southern Tataouine province this week demanding the government hand jobs to the unemployed in the region’s oil industry.

In 2017 protestors blocked the region’s main pipeline at Kamour, shutting in all oil and gas output from Tataouine and Kebili (MEES, 2 June 2017). On and off protests have continued ever since, with demonstrators accusing the government of not living up to investment and job promises. The region’s unemployment rate currently stands at around 30%. (CONTINUED - 220 WORDS)