First, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. As Expats living in Tunisia we have a lot to be thankful for considering the regional situation and the challenges that Tunisia is experiencing.
Once again we are in one of those turbulent cycles where we see an increase of protests, strong political rhetoric, and therefore a greater potential for widespread disturbances.
Below are (2) articles that will bring you up to speed with the current situation:
Source: Voice of America (Reuters)
“While Tunisia has largely avoided the bloodshed afflicting much of the region, a prolonged political crisis is hurting the economy badly..”
Gafsa: potential for widespread protests
“Gafsa, Tunisia – Several hundred protesters set fire on Wednesday to the office of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party in the neglected Gafsa region, one of several areas on strike, an AFP journalist reported.”
Today (November 28th), several groups have called for protests in downtown Tunis. As Expats we should continue to follow the general of advise of avoiding protests & demonstrations.
Additionally, we have to stay ahead of the “news curve” so that we’re not simply reacting to what’s happening on streets.
In order to stay ahead we have to move out of the “expat bubble” and simply network.
Let’s keep sharing information as we continue to live through these challenging & colorful times in Tunisia.