Pandora Papers | From London to Malibu, 106 Million Dollars Worth of Luxury Properties Acquired by the King of Jordan

Between 2003 and 2017, the King of Jordan purchased 14 luxury properties in the United States and the United Kingdom estimated to be worth around 106 million dollars. For nearly 15 years, Abdullah II was able to conceal these real estate investments through a network of offshore companies based in Panama and the British Virgin Islands.
| 14 October 2021

Why do women do better than men at school, yet worse in the labour market?

Why do women study for longer than men? And why are they more affected by unemployment and job insecurity, despite having higher qualification levels? To answer these questions, inkyfada delved into studies on inequalities at school and in the work field, and interviewed two sociologists who specialise in these matters.
| 12 October 2021

inkyfada Podcast’s latest productions

Inkyfada Podcast is the first platform entirely dedicated to original Tunisian podcasts. Discover our latest documentaries, investigations, podcast series, audio articles accompanied by music, with Arabic, English and French subtitles.

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

Chedli, 51 years old, manager of a car parts shop, 17,000 dinars per month

The phone never stops ringing. To have a conversation with Chedli*, you have to be patient and accept that you will be interrupted every five minutes. Chedli, 51, is a car parts dealer in Tunis who runs three shops, including a wholesale outlet.
| 04 July 2021

October 1, 1985. The day the Israeli occupation army bombed Tunisia

"I saw the airplanes. They were grey and the lights around them were crackling like photographers’ flashes. Four planes carried out the bombings. Then two more arrived. After that the group of six planes took off again towards the sea". (Le Temps, October 2, 1985)
| 01 October 2021

How can military courts judge civilians?

Yassine Ayari, Seifeddine Makhlouf, Nidhal Saoudi: in recent months, these three MPs (whose work is currently suspended) have faced military justice. Why were these men referred to the military courts? Between constitutional loopholes and an aborted bill, inkyfada sought to find out how and why the Tunisian military courts are still able to judge and convict civilians.
| 28 September 2021

The COVID-19 crisis

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.

#PandoraPapers | The King of Jordan, Vladimir Putin - and once again: Mohsen Marzouk - and the world of Tax Havens

The latest investigation by the ICIJ (The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and partnering media outlets identifies 956 companies based in tax havens, and more than 330 politicians and officials from over 90 countries and territories, including some Tunisians.
| 06 October 2021

Pandora Papers | Eagle One, the offshore company of Mohsen Marzouk

Following the Panama Papers, Mohsen Marzouk's name reappears in the Pandora Papers - and this time, the documents prove that the politician did indeed set up an offshore company during the presidential elections in 2014, through a Dubai-based firm. 
| 03 October 2021

Illegal Constructions in Carthage: Who is at Fault?

Despite repeated warnings from UNESCO and several alerts from civil society, illegal constructions continue to plague Carthage. Inkyfada investigated the root of this perpetual issue, caught somewhere between the helplessness of the municipality, the Ministry of Culture's lack of resources, and an absence of political will.
| 03 September 2021

The Al Jazeera Shutdown: Unclear Motives and Denied Responsability

On July 26, 2021, the police closed down the premises of the Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera in Tunis, the very day after President Kaïs Saïed announced that he would apply Article 80 of the Constitution. The journalists as well as others considered to be employees are thus prevented from doing their work. Given the ambiguity of the Presidency and the Ministry of the Interior, the source of this decision remains unclear.  
| 06 August 2021

Follow the evolution of how MP's positioned themselves in regards to Kaïs Saied's decisions

Parliamentary blocs and MPs have extensively positioned themselves in regards to Kaïs Saied's decision to apply Article 80 of the Constitution, and to suspend the proceedings of the Assembly. Some of these official positions have shifted considerably over the course of a few days. Inkyfada has been following the evolution. 
| 30 July 2021

Without a Constitutional Court, "We Have No Defence Against Authoritarianism"

On July 25, 2021, President Kaïs Saied applied Article 80 of the Constitution to declare a state of emergency. If the decision is referred to the Constitutional Court, it is the only authority that can rule on whether or not to maintain such a situation. However, this authority, which is intended to mediate institutional conflicts, has yet to see the light of day. 
| 29 July 2021

How did Kaïs Saied apply Article 80? Comparing the legal text to his speech

On the evening of July 25, Kaïs Saied announced the enforcement of Article 80 of the Constitution - an article that, for example, allows for a state of emergency to be declared in the event of an "imminent threat". Inkyfada compared the legal text to the speech of the President of the Republic.
| 29 July 2021

The 2019 Presidential Elections: How did the campaigns of the candidates influence the number of votes obtained?

Compare the campaign financing and media presence of the various candidates in the 2019 presidential election through this interactive chart. Based on the election report by the Court of Auditors, inkyfada evaluates the effectiveness of the different campaigns in relation to the number of votes obtained.
| 27 July 2021

The Abolition of Permits: the Government's Ambiguity Surrounding an EU Dictated Measure

On June 20, the government announced the abolition of permits in a number of economic sectors. Inkyfada investigated the actual application of these announcements and the sectors concerned, as well as deciphered the reasons behind the timing, which is linked to an EU budgetary support programme... all handled by the political leaders in complete obscurity.
| 22 July 2021