The racist 'Great Replacement' theory makes its mark in Tunisia

Comments from Tunisian president Kaïs Saïed over the presence of sub-Saharan migrants in the North African country and his talk of a “criminal plan” to change the nation's demographics have provoked a row. Students who come from sub-Saharan Africa now say they are living in fear and have been told to stay indoors to avoid being targeted. Meanwhile some migrant workers have been forcibly evicted from their homes. Lilia Blaise reports on a controversy in Tunisia which is also being exploited by France's far-right failed presidential candidate Éric Zemmour.

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Login

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa living in Tunisia are staying indoors through fear of reprisals, while some have been forcibly evicted from their accommodation by landlords. Sub-Saharan students who are studying legally in the North African country meanwhile say they are “living in fear” and have been told by student organisations to “stay in their homes” to avoid being attacked. This climate of fear comes after comments made by Tunisian president Kaïs Saïed on Tuesday February 21st during a meeting to discuss the issue of undocumented sub-Saharan migrants in the country.

1€ for 15 days

Can be canceled online at any time

I subscribe

Only our readers can buy us

Support a 100% independent newspaper: without subsidies, without advertising, without shareholders

Get your information from a trusted source

Get exclusive access to revelations from an investigative journal

Already subscribed ?

Forgot password ?

See Journal’s homepage