Tunisia lies between Libya and Algeria and has a Mediterranean coastline along its north and east. It gained independence from France in 1956.
Tunisia is a North African nation with just under 11 million people. Its capital is Tunis. After French rule, leader Habib Bourguiba promoted a secular government and advanced women's rights. In 2011, its own popular protests against corruption sparked the Arab Spring movement. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Tunisia.
Sickle cell disease is one of the world's most common hereditary blood disorders. Each year, an estimated 300,000 children are born with it — the majority of them in Africa, but also in India, the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt went to Tunisia to speak to a doctor who wants to make a difference in treating patients.
As countries all over the world start vaccinating their populations against the novel coronavirus, will there be enough for everybody? A doctor in Tunisia is trying to make a difference for her patients suffering from sickle cell disease. And: How is Mali faring after the coup this past August?