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World

Transatlantic Reversal:Some Tunisians Coming Home After Starting Lives Abroad

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Tunis-Carthage International Airport “Whenever I’m abroad, I always have the idea to come back to my country,” says Lotfi Ben Ameur outside of the restaurant he co-owns on Tunis’ Avenue de la Liberte. While Tunisians continue to immigrate abroad in large numbers, a few are coming back, even from more coveted locations like the United States. Driven by familial, political, cultural and economic...

National

A heart-breaking letter from Mariam Touré to Tunisians

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Editor’s note: I’ve picked up this heart-breaking letter from a Tunisian French-speaking news portal and translated it to English. Racism in Tunisia, an Arab-majority country, is a rarely talked about topic. Mariam Touré, a brave Malian student in Tunisia opens up about it.  My name is Mariam Touré, “Karaba” by close friends and most “Khaloucha”/“Guirda Guirda” most of...

Entertainement

The French Minister of foreign affairs dozes off on duty

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The French minister of foreign affairs, Laurent Fabius, could not resist taking a little nap during a conference in Algiers. The FM was on a two-day visit to discuss the security challenges in the Sahel region. The minister did not seem to relish his nap with all the cameras around. The least that can be said is that his sleep was erratic accompanied by intermittent wake ups. Conscious about the...

The Opinion Page

Opinion: President Obama’s Foreign Policy

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Photo credit:Junko Kimura-Matsumoto | Bloomberg | Getty Images   Recently the New York Times in an Op Ed reflected on President Obama’s widely criticized foreign policy and frustrations over his indecisiveness. Reacting to criticism from many sources President pointed out that many conflicts had been avoided and the initiative to resolve the nuclear issue with Iran was an historic turning...

A heart-breaking letter from Mariam Touré to Tunisians

Mariam Touré

Editor’s note: I’ve picked up this heart-breaking letter from a Tunisian French-speaking news portal and translated it to English. Racism in Tunisia, an Arab-majority country, is a rarely talked about topic. Mariam Touré, a brave Malian student in Tunisia opens up about it.  My name is Mariam Touré, “Karaba” by close friends and most “Khaloucha”/“Guirda Guirda” most of...