Tunisian bread / credit: Sabrine Smidi / Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/321163017150967920/

How the Global Wheat Shortage Looks in Tunisia—During Ramadan

Heavily dependent on grain imports and suffering its worst financial crisis, Tunisia is struggling with the global wheat shortage brought on by the fallout of the Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine. That’s why Ramadan, known in the Islamic calendar to be a holy month of fasting—but also of feasting and consumption—is looking different this year, reports Alessandra Bajec.

Tunisia’s Spring Has Not Delivered Real Change — Special Report

Throughout the month of January, nightly demonstrations rocked underprivileged neighborhoods in the capital and many cities across the country for more than a week. Scores of youths between the ages of 15 and 30 clashed with security forces. Some incidents of looting and vandalism were reported. The military and police responded with excessive use of force and mass arrests of over 1,600 mostly- young people, one third of whom are minors.