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El Kamour, Protests Continue Amid the Crackdown

| 30 July 2020 | 7 minutes

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.

“A Foreigner in My Own Country:” The Unguaranteed Right to Tunisian Citizenship

| 07 July 2020 | 20 minutes
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.   

COVID-19 in Tunisia: Concentration and Abuse of Power under the Cover of an Epidemic

| 30 June 2020 | 10 minutes

By implementing measures such as confinement, travel bans, and curfews, the Tunisian authorities introduced a state of emergency with the claim that they were protecting the population. But with more than 5,000 arrests made during the epidemic, the tightening of security has created growing concern. 

COVID-19: Key Dates in the Management of the Epidemic in Tunisia

| 15 May 2020 | 0 minutes
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. 

COVID-19: Masks, the Authorities' Big Slip-Up

| 13 May 2020 | 15 minutes

"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.

How is Europe Controlling Borders in Tunisia?

| 20 March 2020 | 15 minutes
Between a myriad of cooperation programs, bilateral agreements and supplying of coast guard equipment, the European Union and its member states are investing millions of euros into migration in Tunisia. Under the guise of mutual cooperation and ”promotion of mobility," the priority of European migration programs is first and foremost an externalization of borders.
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