Portrait

Ons Jabeur, taking Tunisia to the tennis top

At 27 years old, Ons Jabeur is the second best female tennis player in the world. She has accumulated international titles, making her the first Tunisian as well as Arab woman to reach the highest levels of world tennis. Inkyfada takes a look at her journey from Monastir to the tennis top. 
| 13 September 2022
Explained

The Constitution and referendum: unsustainable delays, tensions and malfunctions

One year after assuming full powers, Kaïs Saied is implementing his promises: drafting a new Constitution as well as a referendum that will, according to him, "give the people power". Organised in barely two months, several malfunctions have hindered the process.
| 01 August 2022

inkyfada Podcast’s latest productions

| EPISODE 1

Fiscal justice, with Amine Bouzaiene

The story behind my undocumented father

| EPISODE 6

The Constitution of Kais Saied: What pleases the prince has the force of law

PandoraPapers

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

Marlies, 73, pensioner from Germany living in Djerba, 2950 dinars per month

When she was still living in Germany, Marlies could barely afford paying her bills and had to work a minijob to top up her pension. After nine years of struggling financially, she decided to move to Tunisia, hoping that this would improve her situation
| 02 July 2022

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
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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

Street food in Tunisia: a legislative oversight

In the heart of Tunis, by Bab El Khadra, customers flock to the increasingly popular food truck of Habib El Bey. However, on April 30, 2022, in the middle of Ramadan, everything came to a sudden halt: the police arrested Habib El Bey for not having a permit. The problem is that there is no law regulating street food in Tunisia, which leaves the vendors at the mercy of administrative difficulties and police intimidation.
| 21 May 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

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

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

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
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

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

What are the changes to the composition of the Supreme Judicial Council?

One week after the dissolution of the CSM was announced, a decree was issued to establish a provisional council, de facto burying its predecessor. However, the new composition has completely replaced the member election process with appointments - some of which are the exclusive prerogative of Kaïs Saïed himself. inkyfada provides an infographic overview.
| 25 February 2022

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