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Illegal street vending: the only way
“Yesterday a policeman came here and kicked my barrow. He then insulted my mother and went away, just like that,” says one of the vendors, who chose to remain anonymous. Since the 2011 revolution, street vendors in Tunisia have become part of the urban landscape in most big cities, and particularly in downtown Tunis. Citizens...

(Free) photography workshop
Tunisia Live is opening its doors on Friday for the first in a series of free workshops. To kick things off, we’re going to be looking at photography and sharing some basic tips on what you can do to take your pictures from good to awesome. For the first workshop we’re going to be looking...

Veterans Online: Tunisia’s First Competitive Video Game is in the Making
“Cockroaches don’t die with nuclear radiation, and in Tunisia, as a gaming Startup, if you want to survive in this nuclear environment, you have to be a cockroach,” says Haroun Bouchrit, CEO of Nuked Cockroach. With a team of around 18 developers, animators, sound designers and management, and an average of 23 to 25, Nuked Cockr...

Government Accused of Denying Promised aid to Kasserine Crash Victims
“Shouldn’t the state compensate us for what happened? Aren’t we citizens of this country as well?” said Mustapha Jadli, a 21-year old Khmouda resident whose father died in the accident in the region last August, when a truck crashed into the old city market. Jadli recounts the day his Mother learnt about his father’s death from...

Libya: Five Years of Chaos, (Video)
Libya’s dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, was deposed and killed in October 2011 marking the end of a bitter eight-month revolution. The country has been in chaos ever since. The World Bank marked the fifth anniversary of his ousting with a stark warning: the economy is now approaching collapse; Five years earlier, Libya had everything going for...

Trump, Tunisia and the Middle East
As the dust settles from Donald Trump’s shocking victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, analysts have begun to predict the foreign policy implications of a Trump-led White House. Although the Republican party’s candidate had never before held a political office, he has been vocal in recent months about recalibrating Ameri...

Recipe: Lablabi
Here’s a quick Tunisian recipe for one of the most famous Tunisian dishes: Lablabi, (or chickpea soup, for some). It’s warm with plenty of nutrients, making it an ideal dish for the coming winter. 1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan with medium heat, adding a few ounces of onion and garlic. 2. Cook...

The Untold Stories of Muslim Saints in Tunisia
For many, the very concept of a Muslim ‘saint’ makes little sense. However, within the religion’s Sufi tradition, the notion of a saint, or of a spiritual soul that overlooks the living has an established history. Sufism, often refereed to as the mystical dimension of Islam, is distinguished by the strong emphasis given to the as...

Djinns, Ghouls and Obbithas: Tunisia’s Monstrous Creatures
The belief in the evil eye, magic rituals, monsters, curses and protective charms is common in Tunisia. Particularly in the south of the country, people believe placing dead lizards in the family’s house will prevent other people from cursing it. Tunisian folklore is rich with stories of monsters, ghouls and shape-shifters which have a taste for...

Beyond Walls: Activism and Art Collide
International activist and the unemployed come together in Tunis to create something beautiful. Beyond Walls is an international project aimed at involving young people within their communities, irrespective of the barriers that sometimes divide them....