[EXCERPT of Summary] On May 31, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted Rached Ghannouchi, co-founder and president of Tunisia’s Nahda Party, for a special address on the future of Tunisian democracy.
Africa: ‘The Post-Colonial State in Africa’
By Okello Oculi, 30 May 2013
Crawford Young succeeds brilliantly and seductively in inciting a yearning for “another history” of governance in Africa in the last 50 years
In his latest work ‘The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960 – 2010’, Professor Crawford Young has, with habitual lucid simplicity of text, encyclopaedic gaze and insightfully nuanced analysis, joined in the flowering of celebrations of golden jubilees of Uhuru that bloomed across the African continent since 2010; with Uganda’s turn arriving in 2012 when the book was published. In the mid-1960s Young had taught at Makerere College, University of East Africa, and also conducted research on the Cooperative movement in the country.
Tunisia charges European feminists
Tunis – The defence lawyer for the three European feminists that protested topless in front of the Tunis courthouse says they have been charged with offending public decency and threatening public order.
Turkey to guide Tunisia in technology
The METU Teknokent manager said Turkey was in a position to cooperate closely with Tunisia in technology.
Turkey could advise and work with the Tunisian government in the technology field, said Mustafa Kiziltas, Manager of Ankara’s Middle East Technical University (METU) Teknokent, as the countries signed a protocol on technology cooperation this week.
Tunisia to appeal US embassy attack sentences
TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisian prosecutors are to appeal the “lenient” suspended jail sentences handed down against 20 people for their roles in an attack on the US embassy last year, the justice minister said on Friday.
Twenty sentenced over US embassy attack in Tunis
Twenty people were handed two-year suspended jail sentences on Tuesday for attacking the US Embassy in Tunis in September. Hundreds of Islamist protesters took part in the attack in response to a US-made film they considered insulting to Islam.
Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 73
Tunisia remains very dependent on international good will: despite receiving aid and loans worth $1.5bn last year, the growing current account deficit has reduced hard currency reserves to the equivalent of three and a half months cover of imports.
Tunisian film tops Cannes
Tunis-born director Abdellatif Kechiche topped the 2013 Cannes festival “Palme d’Or” for his controversial film “La Vie d’Adele”.
Ingérence gouvernementale à des fonctions dans la réponse correcte à la situation désastreuse de la Syrie entendu par le Comité populaire de soutien à la Syrie