Tunisia: the Bourguiba Paradox

by Hatem M’Rad*. It is a fact. Babib Bourguiba left his mark on Tunisia and Tunisians, beginning in the 1930’s and then in the struggle against colonization, until his humiliating deposition by General Ben Ali on November 7, 1987. It might seem like a paradox, but Bourguiba has remained an oppressive liberator. He liberated the people and the nation, but subjected Tunisians to his desires … Continuer de lire Tunisia: the Bourguiba Paradox

Can we live without islamists?

by Hervé Pugi. « It’s a dangerous word which makes more noise than it enlightens », here in the introduction is the precision that François Burgat never fails to bring. He is a researcher at the Institute of islamic studies and research (IREMAM) in Aix-en-Provence, when we approached the subject of Islamism with him. While specifying that it « would undoubtedly be necessary to learn to live without … Continuer de lire Can we live without islamists?

Salma Elloumi Rekik: “rebuilding Tunisia’s image”

by Hervé Pugi. With the dramatic attacks in Tunis and Sousse, 2015 will surely remain a black year for Tunisia’s tourist industry. However, there is no question of giving up. Salma Elloumi Rekik, Minister of Tourism and Handicraft, intends to take advantage of this crisis to give this activity which is so crucial to the country’s economy, a second wind. Scribouille went to interview her. … Continuer de lire Salma Elloumi Rekik: “rebuilding Tunisia’s image”