The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 11, 2017

A truth commission is trying to help Tunisia work through its recent past, televising testimonies from both the victims and perpetrators of state violence. Yet it's serving to divide rather than heal the country - and the police state is making a comeback. By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

Tunisian Prime Minister Chahed: 'Terror No Longer Has a Nationality'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2017

The suspect in the December terror attack in Berlin, which killed 12, came from Tunisia. SPIEGEL spoke to the country's prime minister, Youssef Chahed, 41, about terrorism in his country and the problems facing its fragile democracy. Interview Conducted by Clemens Höges more... Comment ]

'I Wish I Could Die': Meeting the Man Who Helped Trigger the Arab Spring

'I Wish I Could Die': Meeting the Man Who Helped Trigger the Arab Spring

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2016

The Arab Spring began five years ago when two men set themselves on fire in Tunisia. One of them survived his self-immolation -- and now wishes he hadn't. This is his story. By Clemens Höges in Kasserine, Tunisia more... Comment ]


The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2015

At the end of June, 37 guests of a Tunisian resort hotel died in a hail of terrorist gunfire. Since then, tourists have stayed away, and the tragedy has only just begun. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]

The 'Caliphate's' Colonies: Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa

The 'Caliphate's' Colonies: Islamic State's Gradual Expansion into North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2014

Chaos, disillusionment and oppression provide the perfect conditions for Islamic State. Currently, the Islamist extremists are expanding from Syria and Iraq into North Africa. Several local groups have pledged their allegiance. By Mirco Keilberth, Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


Echoes of Egypt: Secular-Islamist Tensions Rise in Tunisia

Echoes of Egypt: Secular-Islamist Tensions Rise in Tunisia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 14, 2013

Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring over two years ago. But growing frustration and violence have caused the chasm between secularists and Islamists to widen, leading many to fear political chaos like that gripping Egypt. By Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Opposition Mobilizes: Politician's Murder Sparks Wave of Protest

Opposition Mobilizes: Politician's Murder Sparks Wave of Protest

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 26, 2013

The murder of a leading opposition figure in Tunisia has sent thousands of Tunisians to the streets. They accuse the governing Islamists of being behind the killing, and many in the opposition hope to harness the outrage to drive them from power just as popular protest recently did in Egypt. By Ulrike Putz in Beirut more... Comment ]


Verdict in Tunisia: Femen Activist Surprised at Jail Sentence

Verdict in Tunisia: Femen Activist Surprised at Jail Sentence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 18, 2013

A German Femen activist and two fellow demonstrators were sentenced to four months in prison for a topless protest in Tunis. The 19-year-old was recently visited by the German government's human rights commissioner. He said the woman was completely surprised at the verdict. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

Tunisian Feminist Leader: 'Femen, Please Leave Us Alone'

Tunisian Feminist Leader: 'Femen, Please Leave Us Alone'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 13, 2013

European Femen activists have been sentenced to four months in prison for their topless protest in the Tunisian capital last month. Now the country's opposition leader, herself a respected feminist, is asking Femen to leave, calling their actions counterproductive. By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]