Tunisia


Covid-19: la crise de trop pour les entreprises tunisiennes ?

Depuis la révolution du Jasmin, la Tunisie, plus jeune démocratie dans la région, vit une conjoncture économique des plus défavorables. La transition démocratique a eu pour conséquence directe une instabilité politique durable. Pas moins de huit gouvernements se sont succédé depuis 2010. La transition a aussi ébranlé l’économie du pays. La lenteur de la formation […]

Covid19 in Tunisia: Beyond the health crisis, a socio-economic challenge

Aware of the fragility of the country’s healthcare system and its high risk of a rapid spread of the coronavirus due to the country’s close connection with Europe, the Tunisian authorities took early measures to prevent large-scale contamination, which they would be hard-pressed to handle at the level of medical services. While the epidemic seems […]

Tunisia’s 2019 Elections: Beyond the Islamists vs. Secularists Cleavage

Tunisia’s 2019 legislative and presidential elections have drastically reshuffled the country’s highly contested political system. Incumbent parties have suffered heavy electoral losses, with Ennahdha losing 17 MPs and Nidaa Tounès only keeping 3 seats following a series of internal splits (Machrou’ Tounès, Tahya Tounès). Neither of the presidential candidates officially endorsed by Ennahdha (Abdelfattah Mourou) […]

Tunisia’s next battle

Speculations around the composition of the next Tunisian cabinet would not have waited for the final electoral results to abound. With a new president backed by no partisan structure and a fragmented parliament with no clear majority, the Tunisian political class is now faced with the difficult task to either build a solid ruling coalition […]

Why Tunisia needs a new generation of leaders*

Author: Nedra Cherif As Tunisia heads towards its second general election since the fall of the authoritarian regime, filling the generational gap that is pulling an aging ruling elite apart from an increasingly disenchanted youth is becoming crucial in helping to consolidate the country’s young democracy. The 2019 elections could therefore mark a turning point, […]

In Tunisia, social anger is spreading following an increase in fuel prices

Throughout the past weeks, Tunisia has witnessed protest movements conducted by taxi and transportation vehicles drivers against the increase in fuel prices. In its effort to reduce its budget deficit and meet the reforms requested by international financial institutions (IFIs), since 2017 the government has implemented a mechanism of adjustment, generating a rise in fuel […]