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 […]
The World’s Most Remote Film Festival
Deep in the Algerian desert, a Sahrawi-run event puts Western Sahara’s struggle for liberation on the big screen. 25 November 2022 The image above is of GOV.UK By Ariel Sophia Bardi, a freelance writer and photographer based in Rome. AUSERD REFUGEE CAMP, Algeria—At about 10 p.m., in the middle of the Sahara desert, just two lights […]
Memory lane: Tunis olive love — The Citrus Grove
You know, growing up, I never encountered olives and olive oil was not a kitchen staple in North America back then. As far as I can remember, my first taste of them was on . . .
The French-Algerian war: 60 years on, what is behind France’s reconciliation agenda?
Jonathan Lewis, Bangor University If you cross the Seine in the centre of Paris at the iconic Pont Saint-Michel and walk along the promenade, you may glimpse a small plaque on your way towards the steps that lead down to the riverbank. Placed not on the actual bridge itself, but on a wall to the […]
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 . . .
A revelatory road trip along the Algerian coast
“When I’ve been abroad and told people I am from Algeria, they would say, ‘Nigeria!?’ ” he said. “And I would be like, ‘You know between Morocco and Tunisia there is that big space? That’s my country!’ ”
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