Cloudy skies ahead for Moscow-Tunis relations
The Russian foreign minister's trip to Tunis scheduled for the beginning of February has been put off indefinitely. This is the second time Sergei Lavrov's has had to cancel a visit to Tunisia.
Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau, who has finally agreed to the Francophonie summit being held as planned in Tunisia, will travel to Djerba in November. Emmanuel Macron played a key role behind the scenes in persuading him.
The Higher Council of the Magistrature plans to appoint judges dismissed by Kais Saied as court presidents. This would qualify them to become members of the future new Constitutional Court, something which Saied wants to avoid at all costs.
Japanese diplomats are busy preparing the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development to be held next month in Tunis. Japan has been promoting the event but there have been shortcomings in its organisation despite Tokyo's ambitious objectives for the continent.
Anxious following Nadia Akacha's departure and alarmed by the announcement of the dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council, embassies are limiting themselves to informal political consultations. President Kaïs Saïed has not managed to convince them to act otherwise.
While the head of state may have effectively placed himself at the centre of power on 25 July when he rejected the parliamentary system born from the 2011 revolution, his entourage of advisers and friends at Carthage Palace has since become a hotbed of clan rivalries.