In the spotlight: political crisis in Tunisia

“President Kaïs Saïed attacks the institutions”, headlineRelease. “The Tunisian head of state has given himself full executive powers, closed parliament and fired the prime minister. Deputies have started a sit-in and condemn a coup “. Here is the scene that Libéqui puts here sees “a coup of power by Kaïs Saïed”.Le Figaroalso notes that the president gave Ennahdha a real “blow”, but that “the border of the Islamist party throws the country into the unknown”.

Kaïs Saïed presented as a “savior”

This “atypical populist”, “strict teacher in law” whose savior’s speech had already seduced 2019 and led to his surprising choice, recallsLibé. Nor is it “surprising” if his decision was “greeted by scenes of lies” on the streets of the country on Sunday night, humanity analyzes. For the newspaper “Ghost in Tunisia” since the fall of Ben Ali in 2010: it is “the prudent man”. “It must be said that for ten years, L’Humanité emphasizes, the democratic promise of the revolution has not ceased to sink into the sausage, political intrigue and economic crisis.” And “friends” in Tunisia bear “in this endless crisis a great responsibility”, the daily estimates. He rightly recalls: “We will never have seen the color of the ‘Marshal Plan’ promised in the heart of 2011, at the G8 in Deauville, to support the democratic transition. No, on the contrary, L’Humanité regrets the burden of external debt, reaching 100% of GDP, overwhelms the country and places it at the mercy of the IMF and foreign donors. “

From Yemen to Calais, other lasting crises

Another country, which for its part has been ravaged by “seven years of conflict and misfortune” and whose situation is still as worrying, Yemen, is simply “threatened with implosion”. This isLe Figarowhich warns us. The newspaper devotes a double page to the situation on the ground and states that “the spread of militias exacerbates the chaos”. “Against the Houthis occupying the north, we read, the proliferation of armed groups in the south is jeopardizing the Saudi military coalition that supports power on the ground.” And we understand that the situation will not improve by reading the testimony of a soldier Nizar: “Since January, I have not received my salary and we can not even demand anything from me, it is not possible. There is no state in the south.” Le Figaro also delivers an interview with Aidarous al-Zubaidi, head of the Southern Transition Council (CST), one of the most important organizations in the south of the country. It is clear, where “independence remains our strategic goal”.

There are many other crises that last, the migration crisis and its consequences, especially to readThe world, with a striking report in Calais in northern France. We discover “generalized exhaustion.” “Between 900 and 2,000 migrants are still permanently present in makeshift camps”, despite “successive dismantling”. But after twenty years of crisis, Le Monde says that “volunteers and residents still see no way out”. Like Martine, a 73-year-old from Calais, who can only see the deterioration of living conditions on the ground. “In the late 1990s, I thought this place was tough. In the end, it was paradise compared to the current situation, “she laments, while crossings from The Channel to England have been” on the rise “since January, Le Monde emphasizes.

A memory crisis in Canada

There are also memory crises. Like the one Canada is currently experiencing, “confronted with the heavy past of housing schools” run by the Christian churches. It is La Croix who today returns to this shock, caused by the discovery of several hundred bodies of children. But today we learn that “speech is finally free among traumatized natives”, so much the better.

Chinese entryism at French universities

And then there may be a crisis under construction or at least a phenomenon from Beijing that worries todayRelease, which offers a fascinating documentation of “Chinese entryism at French universities”. “Red warning on the board”, shows the front page of the newspaper. It is also a matter of changing mentalities, with “attractive partnerships” or even pure “pressure on researchers”, AlertLibé. “A strategy developed at the top of the Chinese state,” we learn, “using the naivety of a French academic environment that is a little aware of the risks.” We are talking about “soft power”, Libémais emphasizes that it is “a misleading term”, the newspaper concludes.


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