Explained

Abortion in Tunisia: a groundbreaking law, yet without any guarantees

Tunisia was both the first Arab and the first Muslim country to legalise abortion in 1973, but fifty years later this legal right is still not guaranteed. Between medicine shortages, treatment refusal by health care workers, and regional inequalities - what is the reality of access to abortion in Tunisia?
| 13 June 2022
Featured stories

The Gabes Shipwreck: yet another disaster for the local fishermen

The oil tanker that sank off the coast of Gabes has reignited concern regarding oil spills in this already heavily polluted region. The immediate danger is supposedly over, but this does not necessarily reassure the local fishermen: for years their working conditions have been steadily deteriorating due to pollution.
| 05 May 2022

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All of the Pandora Papers investigations in Tunisia

More than 11.9 million documents leaked from offshore financial firms. This investigation, conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in partnership with nearly 150 media outlets worldwide, including inkyfada, is the largest journalistic collaboration in history to date.

Pandora Papers | From one investigation to another, the stagnation of the Justice system

24 January 2022

Pandora Papers | From oil drilling to tax haven, Ahmed Bouchamaoui's dealings in the British Virgin Islands

11 January 2022

Pandora Papers | Mohamed Allani - A mysterious disappearance and the deep, dark hole of tax havens

14 November 2021

Nadia 34, web editor and divorced mother, 2820 dinars per month

It's 6pm, and Nadia is navigating the traffic as fast as she can. She just finished work and picked her daughter up from school, but she has to hurry: two women are expecting her in an hour for a private English class. Between her work, her daughter and her other activities, her day to day life is not easy.
| 13 September 2021

Mahmoud, 28 years old, petrol smuggler, 7200 dinars per month

Mahmoud* is 28 years old. The young man is not very tall but well-built and clean-cut, which comes in handy in his line of work: smuggling petrol.
| 30 August 2021

Chedli, 51 years old, manager of a car parts shop, 17,000 dinars per month

The phone never stops ringing. To have a conversation with Chedli*, you have to be patient and accept that you will be interrupted every five minutes. Chedli, 51, is a car parts dealer in Tunis who runs three shops, including a wholesale outlet.
| 04 July 2021
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From Zarzis to Tunis, exiles demonstrate against the lack of UNHCR protection

Faced with a lack of adequate protection from the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), protesting exiles are demanding to be evacuated from Tunisia. After occupying the agency's offices in Zarzis for several weeks, they gathered "to assert [their] rights and get assistance" in front of the Tunis headquarters.
| 23 April 2022
Explained

Despite the state monopoly, the shortage of subsidised food persists

While the Minister of Trade, Fadila Rebhi, confirms that the necessary quantities of the subsidised products are available, and explains the lack of supply as a result of haste, the shops continue to lack subsidised goods such as vegetable oil and, above all, grain products. How can this discrepancy between the Ministry's statements and the reality be explained?
| 12 April 2022
Thématique

The COVID-19 crisis

A virus spreads and paralyzes the whole world. How is the health sector facing this pandemic, what policies should be implemented, what economic stimulus is planned? Like everywhere else, Tunisia is trying to confront the crisis. While half of the world's population is confined, the whole system is turned upside down.
The many who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, a case of mistrust and inequality

5 graphs to better understand the magnitude of Covid-19-related deaths in Tunisia

Covid-19: "Take Our Picture, We Are Dying Here", The Cry of Distress from the Residents of Kairouan

Featured stories

Along the informal route, from Ben Guerdane to Libya

In and around Ben Guerdane, goods from Libya abound. With this unstable and sometimes risky cross-border trade, an informal economy has emerged - one that many of the region's inhabitants depend on.
| 08 April 2022
Featured stories

Confronted with war, Tunisians flee Ukraine

With the advent of war, hundreds of Tunisians decided to leave Ukraine, fleeing the fighting and bombing.
| 03 March 2022
Explained

How is the war between Russia and Ukraine threatening Tunisia’s food security?

The threat of a potential food crisis resulting from the war between Russia and Ukraine and the internationally soaring prices of grains have plunged the whole world into a state of fear. How is this crisis threatening the stability of Tunisia's food supply in light of the country's already fragile economic climate with rising debts and dwindling foreign exchange reserves?
| 30 March 2022

“Civil Society”, in the crosshairs of Kaïs Saïed

Since 2011, Civil Society has waged many battles for human rights, justice and the democratic process. However, it has now been demonised by Kaïs Saïed, who is endangering the achievements of the past decade.
| 15 March 2022
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Arbitrary arrests and residence permits: racist ordeals for Sub-Saharans in Tunisia

In Tunisia, obtaining a residence permit is often synonymous with administrative difficulties and inequalities in terms of access, particularly for Sub-Saharan Africans. In addition to the administrative difficulties, they have been subject to arbitrary arrests and humiliating treatment for over a month and a half.  
| 23 February 2022

What does the sudden dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council mean?

In the middle of the night between February 5 and 6, 2022, President Kaïs Saïed announced the dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council. What is the role of this institution and what does the dissolution mean? inkyfada takes a closer look.
| 09 February 2022
Investigations

Taboos and taxation, a sore subject at the French Embassy

This January, the French embassy regulated its collection system of income tax for its Tunisian employees, which for many of them has caused several years of tax issues, a subject which is handled with the utmost discretion.
| 27 January 2022

Soil fracturing: Perenco's hazardous operations in Tunisia

In Kebili, the Franco-British company Perenco has been exploiting non-conventional hydrocarbons for over a decade. Taking advantage of the vague Tunisian legislative framework, Perenco is putting the local environment and health at risk. The investigation was conducted in collaboration with the French media outlet Blast.
| 11 January 2022
Explained

What are the consequences of the resumed negotiations between Tunisia and the IMF?

A 4 billion dollar loan. This is the amount that the Tunisian government is reportedly seeking from the IMF, according to reports from both them and the Central Bank. However, these negotiations imply a set of economic austerity policies for Tunisia. What exactly are they? Inkyfada took a closer look. 
| 16 December 2021