By Angus Mcdowall and Tarek Amara The image above is Ismail Challahki, 19, stands by a beach where migrant boats sometimes depart in Zarzis, Tunisia December 12, 2022. REUTERS/Angus McDowall1234 ZARZIS, Tunisia, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Tunisia holds an election on Saturday but, in the coastal town of Zarzis, teenager Ismail Challahki and others like him couldn’t […]
Cutting Aid Won’t Pull Tunisia Away From Authoritarianism
President Kais Saied needs more carrots than sticks.
Ten months into President Kais Saied’s steady dismantling of Tunisian democracy . . .
Tunisia is staring down an unprecedented fiscal crisis while a would-be dictator smashes checks and balances.
While many countries anticipate a brighter post-COVID future, Tunisia faces a spike in food and fuel prices caused by the Ukraine conflict combined with political paralysis as opposition parties push back against the authoritarian actions of its President.
Shifting Sands: Why North Africa Is Slowly Decoupling From Europe
Akin to a very slow moving of tectonic plates that never produces something as dramatic as a volcanic eruption or a tsunami, North African countries are undergoing a slow process of strengthening their national sovereignty and diversifying their security and economic partners.
The Brief – Don’t ignore your neighbours
It’s a truism that Europe is unstable if its North African neighbours are unstable. That being so, it should be of some concern to EU leaders that, on the bloc’s south Mediterranean border, Tunisia’s 10-year-old democracy appears to be on life support.
Algeria’s military regime going through a thin patch
In the aftermath of independence, Algerian leaders called for national unity. The option for centralizing resources and jobs was justified in the name of this accepted without discussion supreme imperative. Accelerating the state process of economic development meant the concentration of political power for the benefit of the head of state. Today, Algeria’s military regime […]
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