- Vol 55 No 23
- 21st November 2014
Slim Riahi, a 42-year-old Bizerta-born businessman with British and Tunisian citizenship, is pitting himself against political heavyweight Béji Caïd Essebsi of Nidaa Tounus (Tunisian Call) in the first round of the presidential election on 23 ...
- Vol 55 No 21
- 24th October 2014
Tunisia elects a new, 217-member Parliament on 26 October and all eyes are on the possible coalitions that will follow. A formal coalition between the front-runners, the Islamist Hizb Ennahda (Renaissance) and secularist Nidaa Tounus (Tunisian Call) is un...
- Vol 55 No 20
- 10th October 2014
Ahead of key national elections, concern is mounting about the legacy of bad loans from the time of President Ben Ali
- Vol 55 No 16
- 8th August 2014
The government is rallying the people behind a major campaign against the jihadists despite weak economic indicators
- Vol 55 No 11
- 30th May 2014
Most of the senior security officers who served ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali are being freed. Many were sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in killing protestors during the 2011 Jasmine Revolution. Last week, Ali Seriati walked free afte...
Multilateral lenders and Western governments shower Tunisia with credit in the hope the country does not go the way of neighbouring Libya or Egypt
- Vol 54 No 5
- 1st March 2013
Long before opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was assassinated, the political crisis was in full flow. No end is in sight
- Vol 54 No 4
- 15th February 2013
When opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was shot dead by three masked men in a black car on 6 February, the secular opposition, the mainstream Islamist Hizb Ennahda and much of the global commentariat immediately pointed to Tunisia’s Salafist fringe. The ...
- Vol 53 No 25
- 14th December 2012
Two years after Ben Ali’s fall, the lack of social and economic progress is fuelling disenchantment with the government
- Vol 53 No 21
- 19th October 2012
Liberal mistrust of Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi is mounting after his unguarded remarks about collaboration with hard-line Salafist groups were secretly videoed and distributed on the internet.