Saied's ex-chief of staff Nadia Akacha poised to discover outcome of cases against her
Kais Saied's former chief of staff is about to find out the implications of several cases filed against her by Atika Chebil, Mouna Kraïem and Kais Kabtani.
Having failed to present a structural reform plan to the International Monetary Fund, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi is unlikely to get any new budgetary aid in the short term. Parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi, meanwhile, has been unable to obtain support from his allies in Qatar.
The Tunisian head of state has only seven months left to organise the 50th anniversary of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, an event that has been far from a prime concern of his. Ongoing health restrictions and the choice to hold it on the ill-equipped Djerba Island are not making things easier.
Tunisia, which has been given an official warning by the IMF and had its credit status downgraded by the ratings agencies, is struggling to cope with an external debt which currently stands at close to 100% of its GDP and is weighing heavily on its finances.