Month: August 2015

Tunisia: Social Consequences of the Security Approach

The Tunisian Labour Organisation (OTT) has called for a sit-in to protest at the ministry of religious affairs’ decision to sack Imams and close down mosques accused of operating outside its oversight. The decision was taken hastily in the wake...

/ August 22, 2015

Libya: Tebus and Tuaregs Threaten to Walk out of the Constitution Drafting Assembly

The proceedings of the work of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) have long been overshadowed by the political deadlock between the GNC in Tripoli and the HoR in Tobruk which has lasted for over a year now against the backdrop...

/ August 19, 2015

Tunisia: Essebsi in the Footsteps of Bourguiba

President Beji Caid Essebsi triggered a debate when he declared, on August 13, that the Islamic veil should be banned in primary schools. The announcement was made on the occasion of the celebration of Tunisia’s national women’s day. According to...

/ August 13, 2015