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What impact has the El Kamour social movement had on the establishment of a new socio-economic development model in Tataouine (Tunisia)?

This Extractivism Policy Brief 04/2024 shows:

  • Tunisia has faced socio-political crises linked to the exploitation of natural resources, mainly in the southern part of the country, over the past two decades.
  • These crises had national and regional consequences, challenging a development model based on rent and the exploitation of underground resources.
  • Certain southern regions, such as Tataouine and Gafsa, are considered marginalized, with significantly higher unemployment rates than the national average.
  • Persistent marginalization led to popular protest movements, including the El Kamour movement in Tataouine in 2017, calling for the redistribution of oil revenue for regional development.

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Author: Mourad Ben Jelloul
(Université de Tunis)