Jews And Muslims Pray Together At Africa’s Oldest Synagogue

Muslims and Jews came together to pray and break their fast at El Ghriba, the oldest synagogue in Africa on 22 May 2019. This day was the first time since 1987 the Jewish annual pilgrimage and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan overlapped. The synagogue, which is located on the […]

Europe Still Facing A Migrant Crisis As Dozens Die At Sea

On Friday, May 10th, over 65 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. In a statement, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) stressed that the deaths highlighted the ongoing surge of migrant deaths at sea, amounting to nearly 900 people in […]

Tunisian Journalist Sets Himself On Fire To Start A Revolution

Tunisian journalist Abderrazak Zorgui died on December 24 after setting himself on fire, in the hopes of inciting a revolution in Tunisia. Following in the footsteps of Mohammad Bouazizi, who set himself on fire in 2010 and is credited with inciting the Arab Spring movement across Tunisia and North Africa, […]

Tunisia Criminalizes Racial Discrimination

On Tuesday, October 9, the Tunisian parliament passed the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination Act, which is the first law of its kind in Tunisia, and not only defines but also criminalizes all forms of racial discrimination due to skin colour, sex and creed. A draft law had been […]

EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx Of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]

Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]

Path To Transitional Justice Less Clear In Tunisia After Controversial Vote

Tensions remain high in Tunisia after a March 26th vote by the Tunisian Parliament determining that the mandate of the country’s human rights and truth commission would not be extended, according to the Al-Monitor news agency. This decision has been controversial, going against the advice of groups such as Human […]

Protests Erupt In Tunisia Amidst Tax Increases

Protests have erupted in Tunisia over the past week, following announcements of a new government budget that has increased taxes on a number of goods and services in a country that is already suffering from rising unemployment, poverty, and inflation, despite being one of the only stable democracies to emerge […]

Tunisia Anti-Austerity Protests Turn Deadly

Protests in Tunisia over the government’s austerity measures have resulted in the loss of life and further collisions with government forces threatening national peace. On the evening of the 8th of January, a 55-year-old man died following a protest over government austerity measures in Tebourba, 40km west of the capital […]

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 […]