What is the link between Olympic champion Habiba Ghribi and the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)? Based on confidential reports, this investigation reveals how U.S. banks took years to report suspicious transfers amounting to millions of dollars linked to one of the biggest doping scandals in the history of sport. The Tunisian athlete is one of the main victims of this injustice.
Throughout the year leading up to the tenth anniversary of the revolution, Inkyfada takes a look back on the events of January 14, 2011 in Tunis, through the personal accounts of individuals who were there. An alternative documentation of contemporary history based on many different perspectives.
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.
Updated March 31, 2020. There are calls for a total lockdown, border closures, social distancing, and forced quarantine. With 423 cases declared by the end of March, the spread of the virus is accelerating slower than expected. But still, understanding the speed of spread is important, and the situation in April will depend on the effectiveness of the measures taken. The main challenge is the threat to the healthcare system, posed by the low rates of testing and the seeming impossibility of treating all the victims of this unprecedented pandemic.
On the night of June 20-21, just before midnight, police officers dismantled the camps of the El Kamour demonstrators in the Tataouine region, leading to scenes of violence between the police and the protesters. For three years, El Kamour has been in a deadlock.
Despite a major reform to Tunisia’s Nationality Code in 2010, many barriers remain on the path to claiming Tunisian citizenship - particularly for individuals born outside of Tunisia to a Tunisian mother and a non-Tunisian father. In a country with approximately 10% of its population living abroad, the personal and political consequences of the uncodified nature of this system are widespread. Inkyfada offers a guide through the process of claiming this right, featuring an interactive flowchart: “Where are You, a 'Tunisian of Origin,' on the Path to Citizenship?” as well as newly-released data from the Ministry of Justice.
With international borders closed, the families of 134 Tunisians have lost the chance to repatriate their loved ones who died in France due to COVID-19-related complications. Obligated to bury them on the spot, many were unable to honor their family members’ final wishes.
One early Sunday morning in the northern suburbs of Tunis, a small group of women - primarily from Côte d'Ivoire - set up shop in the middle of the bustling Bousalsla market. In the same spot every Sunday thereafter, accompanied almost exclusively by Tunisian male vendors, these women sold products from their homelands and anchored a growing sub-Saharan community to the neighborhood, until March 22, when measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 shut the market down and sent the vendors away. Their stories from a precarious, weeks-long confinement, firsthand.
Barely two months after the first awareness-raising campaigns against COVID-19, general confinement was announced throughout Tunisia. Since the beginning of the year, the government and national authorities have been trying to prepare for the international health crisis, leading to border closures, curfews, social assistance... Here is a chronological overview of all the measures introduced throughout the country.
"After confinement, everyone will have to wear masks," health minister Abdellatif Mekki said on April 5, contradicting what the authorities had said a few weeks prior. Masks are increasingly found in pharmacies and street stalls but were widely unavailable at the start of the epidemic. Behind the scenes, production is frequently delayed and official guidelines remain unclear.
Hamrouni* and Aziz* practice the same profession without having the same rights. She works legally, while he works in secret. From their interactions with the police to the passing gazes of local residents, their daily lives are not at all alike.
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