Tunisia sees surge in attacks on migrants
14 March 2023 | 2:14 pm
Tunisia is seeing a surge in xenophobic violence against people from sub-Saharan Africa. This comes after the president claimed in February that migrants from the south were part of an international plot to change the country's demographic makeup.
More migrants made the perilous journey across the English Channel in 2022 than in any previous year. The UK government faces criticism for failing to curb people smuggling.
The consequences of the war in Ukraine are even being felt in Tunisia. In Kairouan, rising food and energy prices mean Najwa Selmi is faced with a tough decision: to buy food or send her children to school.
The new policy represents a major change to US immigration rules, with President Joe Biden telling migrants: "Do not just show up at the border."
Protesters from opposition groups called on the president to step down. President Saied's 2021 power grab has sounded the alarm in what was seen as the Arab Spring's only democracy.
FRANCE 24 and the InfoMigrants website bring you an exclusive animated documentary on the story of Muhamad and Amina, two migrants who met while being detained in a secret prison in Libya. The couple survived their ordeal, fell in love and later managed to escape to Europe.
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Tunisia is holding a second round of parliamentary elections this weekend. Voter turnout in the first round hit a record low, a reflection of a broader apathy. And yet, the election of President Kais Saied in 2019 had raised many hopes, notably in the fight against corruption. At the Rades port near Tunis, officials are trying to modernise the facilities and restore the image of the capital's port, which for years has been considered a hotbed for graft.
In the run-up to midterm elections in the United States, Republicans and Democrats are waging a battle over immigration. Republican governors from Texas, Arizona and Florida have sent more than 10,000 migrants to cities run by Democrats.
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Tunisian police arrested two political activists and a businessman amid growing concerns over political freedoms in the country.
A critical radio host and an opposition leader are the most recent figures to be arrested. The wave of detentions point to a new repressive shift by President Kais Saied.
At least 73 migrants were reported missing and presumed dead following a shipwreck off the Libyan coast on Tuesday, the official Twitter account of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya said on Wednesday.
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