Slim Riahi brought down by "BCE"
The latest development in prime minister Youssef Chahed's anti-corruption drive, the freezing of the assets of businessman and politician Slim [...]
The protests sweeping across the Tataouine region are not only the result of the widespread unemployment afflicting southern Tunisia. President Beji Caid Essebsi ("BCE") is also paying for his erratic management of the most serious social crisis in the country [...]
The appointment of Ramzi Rajhi to replace the exhausted Abderrahmen Belhaj Ali (read below) as head of the DGSN national security directorate on December 16 is only the latest stage in Rajhi’s lightning rise through the ranks at the Ministry [...]
Beaten by the Nidaa Tounes party in Tunisia’s Oct. 26 general election, the Islamist Ennahda party still has cards to play in the presidential ballot at the end of November. The movement’s secretary-general, Rached Ghannouchi, could even emerge as a [...]
The atmosphere is bleaker than ever at the Carthage Palace, residence of Tunisia’s president. The possibility that Moncef Marzouki could be sacrificed in an agreement between Ennahda and the opposition Nidaa Tounes party (see opposite) has sent some of the [...]
If they aren’t likely to resolve Tunisia’s political crisis, talks between Ennahda and the opposition that kicked off on Oct. 4 will certainly increase tension within the Islamist party and cut its president, Rached Ghannouchi, off from the movement’s hardliners. [...]