With a book fair and bravado, Sousse in Tunisia, shows that ‘life goes on’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2016


Today, the Sousse Salon Livre International comes to an end. We were there at its …

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Tunisia in the time of emergency: A Sunday that murmurs peace

by Rashmee

Posted on February 23, 2016


On Sunday, February 21, Tunisia said it would extend the nationwide state of emergency imposed …

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Clearer skies over the Maghreb? No. Airstrikes aren’t a strategy

by Rashmee

Posted on February 22, 2016


It’s a brighter weekend than before here in the Maghreb. Supposedly. Ten degrees Celsius in …

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Cash for work: The big plan at tomorrow’s London Syria aid conference

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2016


Tomorrow (February 4) is the annual Syrian aid conference in London and Germany will float …

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Kairouan in Tunisia is very conscious that it is the fourth holiest city of Islam

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2016


Most people don’t know that Kairouan in central Tunisia is fourth holiest city of Islam …

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Testour’s mosque with its Star of David represents faith, hope and charity

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2016


On our year-end travels around Tunisia, we pass through Oued Zarga, a little town on …

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At the end of a dreadful year for Tunisia, a picnic on Faisal’s farm seeds hope

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2016


I met Faisal Ben Mustafa on a balmy Sunday in December on his farm less …

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The imperial baths at Carthage were the third largest in the Roman world

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2015


On to the Baths of Antonine, built 2,000 years ago when Antoninus Pius became emperor. …

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The Acropolium, Carthage. African ambition; relics of that Crusader zeal

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2015


On to the Saint Louis cathedral, now known as the Acropolium and no longer used …

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Carthage Musuem has enormous potential. When will it achieve it?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2015


If you’re visiting Carthage, it’s considered appropriate to start at the Museum, on the peak …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK