Explained
The Constitution and referendum: unsustainable delays, tensions and malfunctions
| 01 August 2022 | 10 minutes
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.
Marlies, 73, pensioner from Germany living in Djerba, 2950 dinars per month
| 02 July 2022 | 0 minutes
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
Explained
Abortion in Tunisia: a groundbreaking law, yet without any guarantees
| 13 June 2022 | 10 minutes
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?
Featured stories
Street food in Tunisia: a legislative oversight
| 21 May 2022 | 7 minutes
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.
The many who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, a case of mistrust and inequality
| 19 May 2022 | 12 minutes
After the vaccination rate skyrocketed from summer to December 2021, the campaign has been floundering. Between the general mistrust, apathy and accessibility issues, a multitude of shortcomings continue to persist, without the State properly addressing them.
Featured stories
The Gabes Shipwreck: yet another disaster for the local fishermen
| 05 May 2022 | 15 minutes
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.
From Zarzis to Tunis, exiles demonstrate against the lack of UNHCR protection
| 23 April 2022 | 15 minutes
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.

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
Featured stories
Along the informal route, from Ben Guerdane to Libya
| 08 April 2022 | 10 minutes
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.
Explained
How is the war between Russia and Ukraine threatening Tunisia’s food security?
| 30 March 2022 | 10 minutes
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?
Webdoc

Number of deaths caused by police violence, since 2011

Numerous Tunisians have lost their lives as a result of excessive police violence. Virtually none of these victims have had access to a fair trial. Instead, evidence and testimonies are lost in the intricate web of the judicial system. Most of these cases have yet to pass the preliminary research or investigation stage, reflecting a recurring pattern of impunity.
| 20 March 2022
“Civil Society”, in the crosshairs of Kaïs Saïed
| 15 March 2022 | 15 minutes
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.
Featured stories
Confronted with war, Tunisians flee Ukraine
| 03 March 2022 | 7 minutes
With the advent of war, hundreds of Tunisians decided to leave Ukraine, fleeing the fighting and bombing.
What are the changes to the composition of the Supreme Judicial Council?
| 25 February 2022 | 5 minutes
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.
Featured stories
Arbitrary arrests and residence permits: racist ordeals for Sub-Saharans in Tunisia
| 23 February 2022 | 5 minutes
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.  
What does the sudden dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council mean?
| 09 February 2022 | 10 minutes
In the middle of the night between February 5 and 6, 2022, President Kaïs Saïed announced the dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council. What is the role of this institution and what does the dissolution mean? inkyfada takes a closer look.
Investigations
Taboos and taxation, a sore subject at the French Embassy
| 27 January 2022 | 15 minutes
This January, the French embassy regulated its collection system of income tax for its Tunisian employees, which for many of them has caused several years of tax issues, a subject which is handled with the utmost discretion.
Making-of
2021: inkyfada’s retrospective
| 25 January 2022 | 15 minutes
Investigations
Pandora Papers | From one investigation to another, the stagnation of the Justice system
| 24 January 2022 | 12 minutes
SwissLeaks, Panama Papers, Pandora Papers... Despite the many revelations over the past few years, the Tunisian justice system is still struggling to deal with international tax evasion. Where does Tunisia find itself today, seven years after the first investigation was conducted?
Soil fracturing: Perenco's hazardous operations in Tunisia
| 11 January 2022 | 10 minutes
In Kebili, the Franco-British company Perenco has been exploiting non-conventional hydrocarbons for over a decade. Taking advantage of the vague Tunisian legislative framework, Perenco is putting the local environment and health at risk. The investigation was conducted in collaboration with the French media outlet Blast.
Display more content