Jump to navigation

Tunisia

Tunisia

Population: 11.53 mn.
GDP: $40.26 bn.
Debt: $32.15 bn.

news from Tunisia

Category: all

Found 57 articles.

Displaying 1-10 out of 57 results.

Rough seas for despot and demos

The early tide of support for Kaïs Saïed's power-grab is ebbing, harsh economic reforms and the referendum in July will be key tests

The coming year may prove Tunisia's most turbulent since 2011, when the jasmine revolution sparked the Arab Spring. President Kaïs Saïed's power-grab in July and his dete...


Saïed channels Mussolini

The president has carried out an absolutist 'constitutional coup' and so far has the public on his side

The Muslim Brotherhood affiliate Ennahda dominated the decade after the fall of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, but in successive governments it failed to revive the faltering ...


The opposition stays on hold

Appointing a technocrat prime minister has bought President Saïed more time as his approval ratings start to fall

It has become the battle of the demonstrations. So far President Kaïs Saïed, who has suspended the constitution indefinitely, is winning but scepticism about his plans is...


Playing the waiting game

Stunned by President Kaïs Saïed's decision to suspend parliament and govern by decree, the major political parties, led by the moderate Islamist party Ennahda, are left p...


Saïed lashes out

Public delight greeted the president's sudden suspension of parliament and dismissal of the premier, but taking the reins himself may spell trouble

President Kaïs Saïed's decision to sack his prime minister, Hichem Mechichi, after the massive anti-government protests on Republic Day (25 July) took few by surprise. Th...


DISPATCHES

Dam solidarity in North Africa

The UN Security Council is likely to reject an effort by Tunisia to persuade it to intervene in the increasingly bitter regional dispute over Ethiopia's mega-dam 

In a rare outbreak of north African solidarity, Tunisia has called on the United Nations Security Council to finalise a binding agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the o...

READ FOR FREE

Fireworks on the streets

Frustration with dismal economic prospects and political infighting broke out on the tenth anniversary of the revolution

There were plenty of fireworks on 14 January, the tenth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. Not, however, in celebration of the event. In suburbs of the capital and towns across th...


Displaying 1-10 out of 57 results.