Tunisia Ejects Amnesty International Representative

Those nasty, nasty little thugs that run Tunisia have thrown out Yves Steiner, an Amnesty International Representative who was attending a meeting in Tunis. Surely the least of their crimes, but worth highlighting.

But of course you would never read about it in Jeune Afrique, whose cover last week was a special on Dracula Ben Ali's wonderful plans for the next decade.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.