Undocumented migrants: how to break the overall solution deadlock?

The issue of the undocumented migrants from Tunisia and Libya, remains a burden and a serious problem for both Tunisia and European countries. Although the efforts striven by relevant authorities from both sides to curb the effect of this scourge, the situation went up to the worst by the increase of the number of Tunisians and other nationalities landing in Italy which prompt the Italian-EU delegation to hold talks constantly with senior Tunisian officials. The latest was between Tunisian President Kais Saied and European President Charles Michel at Carthage Palace. …

Are we headed to a complete breakdown?

Unfortunately, we have witnessed over the last days an unprecedented rise of political violence in a tense atmosphere. It is clear that political hatred discourse increasingly divides the country and threats the unity of Tunisians. The current situation damages deeply Tunisia’s reputation as well as subverts the Tunisian emerging democracy. The situation Tunisia is going through is so sorrowful and painful that it demands ultimate care and attention from all the society components. The mistrust between various political parties reaches its apex .The darker situation begs the question: are we…

Tunisia celebrates Revolution’s 10th anniversary in lockdown

Tunisia on Thursday commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Revolution, a popular uprising that marked the Arab Spring. Due to lockdown for four days starting Thursday to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the demonstrations are banned, there were no festive celebrations marking the revolution. Avenue Bourguiba, the main artery in the capital city of Tunis, which became a center of the uprising, was deserted. In past years, demonstrators have rallied to recall the momentous events that sparked the wider Arab Spring revolts and to push for more change, but this…

Rule of law: the imperative need

 Over the last decade, we have witnessed unfortunately all sorts of violence, corruption, smuggling… that weaken the Tunisian State. The desperate ordinary citizen faces the worst every single day with the evidence that exposure to negative news is making people feel bad with all sorts of painful news affecting their daily life. In fact, the confused and wandering citizen lost his temper after finding himself surrounded by tremendous and deep problems under the state’s inability to act effectively to mitigate all kind of source of tensions that destabilize him conspicuously.…

Blind terrorism and provocative statements

Amid the growing tensions over satirical and insulting cartoons of the prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the French president tries to calm tensions in order to mitigate the Islamic anger and what he called misunderstanding, in a time blind terrorism which has no connection with Islam remains a looming threat to all including France which was  hit by severe and bloody attacks. In fact, such tensions that occurred last week are dreadful and the risks had to be assessed before these events will further affect the interest of France, polarize and fragment…

National dialogue for reconciliation is the urgent need

The last report of the anti-poverty organization “Oxfam” Tunisia, published on June 17, highlights the contribution of the Tunisian tax system to the deepening of inequalities among Tunisians. “It draws attention to the risk of these inequalities becoming even more pronounced with the coronavirus”. The economic crisis is huge but it is not the only factor that arouses fears among Tunisians. Such report indeed is one of many reports and descriptions that give us a clear overview of the hard current status quo that our country is going through, without…

The global leaderless protests, an immense wellspring of social and political anger

The protests over the police murder of George Floyd have turned into a global movement of unprecedented scope. There have been demonstrations in nearly 2,000 cities and towns worldwide since May 25. Large demonstrations were held in London, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, Warsaw and many other European cities. More than 12,000 people protested in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo on Friday. Protests were organized in Australia, India, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Mexico. Tens of thousands demonstrated across New Zealand last week. Protests throughout the United States are…

Ons Jabeur and Bourguiba: the lesson

In her last interview with the Australian third channel, Tunisian professional tennis player Ons Jabeur revealed that she dedicated her victory as a free woman to the soul of leader Habib Bourguiba, who remains a beacon of light to Tunisians. Firstly, thank you Ons for your great victory, which came after years of work and disappointments and at a time, some people thought that you would not achieve a similar win, by reaching the quarter-finals of 2020 Australian Open and becoming the first Arab women tennis player in history. Thank…

Amdoun tragedy, road accident or failed control mechanisms?

When we talk about the tourism sector, such a strategic sector to which we often attribute the title of savior of the national economy, the control of the essential actors who compose this sector such as travel agencies and hotels is almost non-existent. As a result, the damage to Tunisia has been serious and responsibilities will have to be very heavy. Indeed, a tourist bus fell into a ravine on Sunday, December 1, killing 29 people and injuring 16 others in northwestern Tunisia, according to a report, still provisional, from…

Tunisian Media facing Severe polarization and attacks

Over the last weeks, tensions went up between some known journalists and some politicians belonging especially to newly parliament. At first blush, the exacerbation tension seems a danger signal and a depressingly issue for diversity and democracy, regardless that the current situation complicates the relation between various stakeholders and hinder pluralism and democracy in general. It is very easy to demonize the other side. Just after the rule of the former president  Ben Ali, we experienced the repercussions of the confusing differences and severe polarization which disrupted the media and…