Tunisia


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 […]


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 […]


The Rising Threat Of ISIS-Affiliated Groups In Africa And The Impact On Civilians

On 24 November 2017, a suspected ISIS-linked attack is believed to be the worst terror attack on Egyptian soil. The Friday bomb and armed assault attack at an important Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai resulted in at least 235 people senselessly losing their lives and hundreds more injured. This attack, for […]


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 […]