Corruption and Impunity

Suspicious shipwreck, waste trafficking, embezzlement... Revealing corruption and denouncing impunity are part of inkyfada's obsessions. For weeks, even months, our journalists work to understand and reveal various scandals.
Corruption and Impunity
Freezing Ben Ali and Mubarak’s assets: Many violations, few results
| 13 March 2023 | 10 minutes
In France, the Ben Ali clan's asset freezes have been repeatedly violated. Like his Tunisian counterpart, the former Egyptian dictator Mubarak and his entourage have a large number of assets that were supposed to be blocked. Yet between 2011 and 2021, these freezes have been infringed about thirty times, which makes the effectiveness of these economic sanctions questionable.
Corruption and Impunity
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.
Corruption and Impunity
Illegal Constructions in Carthage: Who is at Fault?
| 03 September 2021 | 10 minutes
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.
Corruption and Impunity
The Abolition of Permits: the Government's Ambiguity Surrounding an EU Dictated Measure
| 22 July 2021 | 10 minutes
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.
Corruption and Impunity
Italian Waste | Part 2: The New Protagonists From Italy
| 07 May 2021 | 6 minutes
Inkyfada, together with the Italian investigative media IrpiMedia, as well as the Italian television station RaiNews24, revisit the Italian origins of the vast corruption affair surrounding Italian waste, introducing several new and key players. May 2020, almost a year on from the initial arrival of illegally imported household waste from Italy, most of the cargo is still blocked at the port of Sousse.
Corruption and Impunity
Italian waste: the vast corruption network behind the environmental scandal
| 09 March 2021 | 12 minutes
For several months, the major scandal of illegal importation of household waste from Italy has been shaking the country. Apart from the environmental aspect, numerous documents obtained by Inkyfada and the Italian investigation network IrpiMedia corroborate a trail of evidence exposing a vast network of corruption.
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