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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.
Gender-Based Violence
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?
Economy and Finances
Despite the state monopoly, the shortage of subsidised food persists
| 12 April 2022 | 8 minutes
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?
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?
Tunisia's Politics
“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.
Tunisia's Politics
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.
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