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Founder(s)Giuseppe Colombo, R.A. Oliva
Founded5 September 1935
Political alignmentFascist
LanguageItalian language
Ceased publication14 November 1935

L'Alba was an Italian-language fascist weekly newspaper published in Tunis, Tunisia.[1][2][3] It was founded by Giuseppe Colombo and R. A. Oliva, with the first issue published on 5 September 1935.[1][2][4]

Regarding the war against Ethiopia, l'Alba boasted of having two companies of blackshirts from Tunisia, "Numidie" and "Zama", at the battle-fields. The publication attacked freemasons and anti-fascists, while appealing to Italians to buy products from their own nation. The British consulate found the diatribes in l'Alba insulting to Great Britain and Malta, and lodged a formal complaint against the publication. It was subsequently shut down by French colonial authorities - with the last issue published on 14 November 1935.[4]


  1. ^ a b Nomenclature des journaux & revues en langue française du monde entier. Paris, Les bureaux de l'Argus, 1937. p. 467
  2. ^ a b Brondino, Michele. La stampa italiana in Tunisia: storia e società, 1838-1956. Milano: Jaca Book, 1998. p. 199
  3. ^ Africa: notiziario dell'Associazione fra le imprese italiane in Africa, Vol. 62. Associazione fra le imprese italiane in Africa, 2007. p. 452
  4. ^ a b Bessis, Juliette. La Méditerranée fasciste. 1981. p. 173

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