Tunisia

Pollution of the Medjerda river and consequences in Tunisia and Algeria

The Maghreb’s most important river is being polluted by 30,000 industrial plants. While government bodies and factory owners appear unable and sometimes unwilling to help keep the Medjerda clean, residents and farmers suffer the dire consequences.

Pollution of the Medjerda river and consequences in Tunisia and Algeria
Tunisian children in Syria’s camps
Tunisian children in Syria’s camps

Tunisian children growing up in camps for IS combatants are burdened by the sins of their parents. Despite being victims of terrorism, Tunisia brands them as terrorists. They dream of going back home, but their home country does not want them.

Interview mit tunesischer Musikerin Neysatu
Interview with Tunisian singer Neysatu

Neysatu, the queen of the Tunisian underground music scene, speaks to zenith before her latest concert in Berlin about rediscovering her Amazigh heritage, her musical Africanity, and the perils of performing under Ben Ali’s dictatorship.

Interview with Meryam Joobeur, director of ‘Brotherhood’
Interview with Meryam Joobeur, director of ‘Brotherhood’

Meryam Joobeur, director of the Oscar-nominated short film, ‘Brotherhood’, talks about how a chance encounter in rural Tunisia spawned a powerful collaboration, the renaissance in Tunisian cinema, and why young people find themselves drawn to ISIS.

The gun ship
Children of Tunisian IS fighters in Libyan prisons

Dozens of Tunisian minors born to ‘Islamic State’ fighters remain in Libyan prisons despite repeated calls by family members to bring them home.

Libyans seeking healthcare in Tunisia
Libyans looking for healthcare in Tunisia

With crumbling healthcare infrastructure in Libya, many people travel abroad for treatment. Tunisia is the nearest destination, but a weak Libyan economy and slow payments by the Ministry of Health have affected the ability of Libyans to get care.