Posts Tagged ‘Tunisia’

Pope welcomes migrant he’s been praying for

Monday, November 20th, 2023

When Mbengue Nyimbilo Crepin told Pope Francis of his harrowing journey to Italy and about the deaths of his wife and 6-year-old daughter in the desert along the border between Libya and Tunisia, the pope told him he had been praying for them since July. Nyimbilo, known as “Pato,” sobbed Nov 17 as he shared Read more

Arab spring threatened by Salafism

Friday, February 15th, 2013

A series of repressive dictatorships have been brought down in north Africa, but the ensuing struggles for power have left a vacuum that has allowed the rise of an extremist movement that is gathering both force and supporters. Late last year, largely unnoticed in the west,┬áTunisia‘s president, Moncef Marzouki, gave an interview to Chatham House’s┬áThe Read more