From an economy wracked by the Covid-19 pandemic, to growing political polarisation, to persistent corruption, Tunisia’s political future remains uncertain.
The current parliament is the most fractured in Tunisia’s history, with no party holding even one-quarter of the seats.
On June 27, Tunisia opened its land, sea, and air borders for the first time in three months. While the government’s aggressive response to the coronavirus successfully limited the number of cases in Tunisia, the shutdown caused severe economic stress.
Nearly a decade after the revolution in Tunisia, much of the crucial legislation designed to protect women exists on paper alone, with significant work remaining to implement the laws.
Tunisia’s economic fallout from a coronavirus outbreak and the rise of unemployment claims will further compound social and regional inequalities across the country.
While countries worldwide have announced lockdowns to block the coronavirus, North African governments are using the opportunity to further quell freedom of expression and advance their agendas. Will civil society stand their ground?
The new Fakhfakh government has the task of addressing the country’s enduring socioeconomic challenges.
Tunisia’s political and economic model has to be changed if the population is to enjoy freedom and dignity.
Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.
As Tunisia marks the ninth anniversary of its revolution, the country faces a new set of challenges.