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Tunisia

Tunisia

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

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New faces, old enmities

Candidates are lining up for the first round of presidential poll now scheduled for 15 September. The smart money is on Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi to succeed President Béji ...


Nobbling Nabil

The establishment has taken fright at popular new politicians, and is trying to kill off genuine challenges to the president and ruling party

A political class absorbed by the painfully long run-up to parliamentary elections on 6 October and the presidential poll on 17 November has suddenly found itself with a surprise o...


Eight years of transition

As established parties gear up for elections later this year, Premier Chahed's new party hopes to offer a credible alternative

Two distinct narratives dominate the political landscape eight years after President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia as the Arab Spring erupted. One relates to the par...


Tunis fiddles as revolt grows

While politicians focus on electoral alliances, the economy remains stuck and marginalised communities are angry

After taking office amid high hopes that technocratic ministers could deliver results, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's increasingly beleaguered government is confronted by yet anot...


A coalition of hope

Donors line up more support to help confront deeply uncertain prospects for security and an economy damaged by terrorism

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's 'unity' government seems to have plenty going for it, with a good balance of political factions and technocrats, and strong international backing. U...


One country for old men

The securocrats are back but so is unrest. Anger at poor economic prospects endangers North Africa's most promising democracy

In January 2011, young Tunisians fuelled the Jasmine Revolution. Today, the country looks more and more like a gerontocracy. Disappointment at the outcome of the revolution, especi...


Complicated confiscation

Some of the assets of people most involved in Ben Ali’s business-based patronage are proving hard to reach

New Finance Minister, Slim Chaker, has been warned against confiscating assets from members of the inner circle of ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's regime, Africa Confidentia...


Doubts over banks sell-off

Privatisation looms for the state’s big stake in banking but the public could end up paying the debts of ex-President Ben Ali’s cronies


London's security aid

Designed to coordinate government efforts against Islamist militants, a new Central Strategic Planning Unit in Tunisia's Interior Ministry is receiving training funded by the Briti...


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