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The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot always be easily separated, reports Francesca Mannocchi.

Comment: Essebsi is thwarting the fight against corruption, stalling transitional justice and postponing municipal elections. The 2018 protests should serve as a warning, writes Khadija Mohsen-Finan.

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at what became of democratic transition, post-2011.

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

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Tunisia Islamist party says first post-revolution local elections delayed

The head of Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda party has said the country's first municipal elections since the 2011 revolution scheduled for ...

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Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law

More than 1,000 people protested in Tunis on Saturday, against a controversial amnesty law adopted by parliament for officials accused of corruption under toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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Tunisia parliament approves controversial law 'pardoning Ben Ali-era corruption'

Tunisia's parliament has passed a law which exempts Ben Ali-era officials accused of corruption from prosecution, a move critics say is a step ...

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most influential ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and ...

Leaked recording highlights Tunisian establishment 'bullying tactics' against activists

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Leaked recording highlights Tunisian establishment 'bullying tactics' against activists

A recording of the head of Tunisia's private TV station, Nessma, was leaked on April 17, detailing threats and intimidation against a civil ...

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'Official pressure' takes ex-Tunisian president's interview off air

Moncef Marzouki, Tunisia's former president on Thursday accused authorities of pressuring a local TV station to take an interview conducted ...

Tunisia's new government must quickly reform or face unrest

Rafaa Chehoudi

Tunisia's new government must quickly reform or face unrest

Rafaa Chehoudi analyses what is stake for Tunisia's government: Either implement urgent economic and security measures, or face a Greek-style ...

Tunisia's youngest premier since independence sworn into office

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Tunisia's youngest premier since independence sworn into office

Tunisia's youngest prime minister since its independence was sworn in on Saturday, marking a new chapter in the country's post-revolutionary ...

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

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Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

Tunisian MPs have voted to give confidence to the government of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, which includes Islamists and leftists, unionists ...

Tunisia to vote on new multi-party technocratic government

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Tunisia to vote on new multi-party technocratic government

Tunisian MPs are expected to vote on a proposed new government line-up aimed at bringing unity and tackling the North African's state's growing ...

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Tunisia PM-designate presents unity government line-up

Premier-designate Youssef Chahed unveiled his unity government on Saturday, pledging to work to try to resolve deep social and economic crises that plague Tunisia.

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Tunisia's president appoints 'relative' as new prime minister

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi named in-law and local affairs minister Youssef Chahed, 40, as prime minister-designate tasked with forming ...

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Tunisian government loses confidence vote

The government of Habib Essid lost a parliamentary confidence vote on Saturday after being widely criticised for failing to tackle the country's ...

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Tunisian anti-political Islam party opens first congress

Controversial Tunisian politician Mohsen Marzouk launched the first conference for his new political party which avows to turn back the ...

The Tunisian exception

Michael Brenner

The Tunisian exception

Comment: Michael Brenner examines the ingredients behind Tunisia's successful democratic institutions, the lessons other countries might learn, ...

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

Tunisia's dark history of racial discrimination

Comment: Transitional justice in Tunisia should extend to those who continue to be excluded from society, writes Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

Tunisia's Ennahdha re-elects party leader after ditching political Islam Tunisia's Ennahdha re-elects party leader after ditching political Islam

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Tunisia's Ennahdha re-elects party leader after ditching political Islam

Video: Rached Ghannouchi has been re-elected leader of Tunisia's formerly Islamist movement, Ennahdha, as the party makes formal steps towards ...

Tunisia's Ennahdha leaves dreams of Islamic utopian society behind

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Tunisia's Ennahdha leaves dreams of Islamic utopian society behind

As Ennahdha moves away from political Islam, the party's leadership will have to rebuild its foundations to match its new vision, argues ...

Tunisia's Ennahda movement to focus on politics, abandon proselytising

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Tunisia's Ennahda movement to focus on politics, abandon proselytising

The Islamist Ennahda movement is to become a strictly political party and leave proselytising and other social activities to civil society ...

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