Across the region, schools are in trouble. A lack of funds, destruction from war, and a need for reform have education ministries scrambling to find new ways to support their most important investment.
The education ministry is strapped and Tunisian schools are falling apart. Ennahda says collecting donations could be the answer. But opponents argue that money comes with influence.
Overcrowding in tiny, damp cells turn inmates against each other. Wardens accept bribes and turn a blind eye to sexual abuse. One former inmate recalls six months of hell in a Tunis prison.
We spoke to current and former detainees who described life in stuffed prisons where mental and physical abuse at the hands of wardens is commonplace. In some cases, prison time was served for smoking marijuana or writing a bad check. But across the continent, political prisoners suffered the most.
The female officer who confronted Arab Spring hero Bouazizi . . . head of the Islamic Ennahda party claiming homosexuality is not haram . . . words from the Nobel Prize-winning quartet.
Maintaining antiquities revered more by foreigners than locals. . . the long road towards reconciliation . . . black markets, smuggling and more. . .
About 5,000 foreigners have converted to Islam in order to marry the Tunisian women they love, according to official statistics.
Young people hoping to marry a foreigner, often meet societal resistance for straying from their religious, racial, or ethnic communities.
In Tunisia, residents protest phosphate pollution, while in Egypt, scientists scramble to find alternative crops that require less water. Across the region, challenges loom over this precious resource.
Despite the water scarcity gripping the center of the country, Tunisia has made a name for itself in water therapy thanks to dozens of world-class facilities.