Tunisia Overturns Law Banning Women From Marrying Non-Muslims

Women’s rights achieved a victory this week when the Tunisian government overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims.  A spokeswoman for Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the decision on Thursday and wrote, “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom […]

Tunisian Fishermen Prevent Far-Right Ship From Docking, Precarious Model For Civilian Defence Of Migrant Lives

A group of Tunisian fishermen prevented a far-right ship from docking in Zarzis early last week. Chartered by Génération Identitaire (GI), the C-star ship had been set to dock in the Tunisian city in order to refuel and replenish supplies. By interfering, local fishermen forced the ship further along the […]

Re-calculating The Route To Transparency: The Economic Reconciliation Bill And Tunisian Society

While the exact trigger for the Arab Spring in Tunisia is hard to determine, issues such as high unemployment, corruption and national repression have served as catalysts towards the ongoing violation of economic, social and cultural rights. The former regime of Ben Ali: defined by such attributes readied the environment […]

France Mourns In Wake Of Bastille Day Attacks

Last Thursday, the Bastille Day festivities were interrupted as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhel, 31, drove a lorry down the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, deliberately targeting people and running them down. The terror began at around 10:30pm after thousands of people had watched a fireworks display on the seafront to celebrate […]

Tunisian President Warns ISIL is Seeking to Exploit Unrest

Protests erupted in Tunisian cities of Tunis, Sidi Bouzid and Gafsa against rampant unemployment-the largest public demonstration to be seen since the toppling of former President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has warned that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant […]

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The announcement was made on Friday, October 9th, by Chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullman. It comes when the world’s attention is focused on the conflict in Syria and the violence in the Middle East between Palestinians and Israelis. While announcing the winner, Kullman stated that while the country was at the […]

Terrorist Attack in Tunisia – Tunisian democracy awaiting strongest challenge

Just a day after a terrorist attack on a hotel in the heartland of Tunisian tourism, Sousse, the young Tunisian democracy is facing its biggest challenge. On Friday, a shooter, disguised as a tourist, entered the Imperial Marhaba hotel and killed 39 people. Dozens more were injured in the attack. The […]

World leaders, Tunisians unite in march against Bardo Museum terrorist attack

On March 29, eleven days following the March 18 terrorist attack on Tunisia’s National Bardo Museum, tens of thousands flocked to the streets in a display of solidarity against the Islamic State militants who claimed responsibility for the attack. French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and other […]