Tunisia's interim government announced today it was dissolving the country's secret police service.
The agency had been widely accused of committing human rights abuses during the rule of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in January.
Interim Prime Minister Caid Essebsi also announced a new government. Most key ministers from the previous government retained their posts, but a number of new appointments were made following a spate of resignations last week.
Protesters have been demanding the new leaders move faster to bring about political and social change.
compiled from agency reports