Bloc Démocratique MP Sofiane Makhloufi takes on job of repairing Franco-Tunisian relations
With the setting up of a parliamentary friendship group, the former journalist Sofiane Makhloufi will be trying to reactivate links with France, which have become somewhat more distant since Kais Saied came to power. [...]
World Bank consults oracles to prepare 2021-2026 and save "social contract"
The World Bank has convened former ministers, consultants and economists to take stock of its engagement with Tunisia and lay the foundations for its next five-year country partnership with the north African state. But their alarming diagnosis focuses above all on political stalemate. [...]
Saïed and Macron call each other's bluff over OIF anniversary summit
As Tunisia continues to drag its feet over the organisation of the next summit of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, France is starting to run out of patience, while event-planning companies, which have been destabilised by the Covid-19 pandemic, still hope to take advantage of the gathering to restore their fortunes. [...]
Waste disposal becomes political battlefield
Allegations that Elyès Fakhfakh was guilty of concealing a conflict of interest in the award of major waste tip management contracts have come at just the right time for the Ennahda party...as well as for the Ben Ayed brothers, who have close links with the Islamist party and whose Al Badr group is also in waste management. [...]