In Sidi Bouzid and Siliana, Tunisians hope that upcoming municipal elections will inject new life into a marginalized periphery.
Tunisia will hold municipal elections on May 6, in a step aimed at devolving more power to local authorities.
In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
Nearly a decade after the Arab uprisings, tempers in the outlying regions of the Maghreb are on the boil. Scarred by a history of states’ neglect, with poverty rates often more than triple that of urban areas, these frontiers of discontent are being transformed into incubators of instability.
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is facing a host of problems, including internal disputes and public apathy.
Tunisia is about to pass landmark legislation that criminalizes racial bias against the country’s black community.
State control of Algeria’s religious sphere is robust, yet it has recently been challenged by the upsurge in violent ideologies in the Maghreb region and beyond.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.
Tunisia has increasingly relied on the military to bring security to its border region with Libya. But the current approach risks worsening the security situation and playing into the hands of jihadis.
Tunisia is a success story, however the economy continues to threaten the country’s progress.