Africa Daily
Africa Daily
BBC World Service
Why are black Africans in Tunisia afraid?
19 minutes Posted Mar 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
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In early February this year Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, gave a speech against illegal immigration, in which he said black Africans were threatening the social balance and culture of Tunisia. Whatever the intent, it resulted in a surge in racist attacks and abuse, with dark skinned Africans no longer feeling safe in the north African country. Mpho Lakaje hears from one of those now living in fear – a student who describes threats of violence. He also speaks to a social researcher about how history and national identity are playing into this controversy.