Clarification of Al-Hurriyaa website about rumour on social networks

The Manager of the Tunisian website newspaper Al-Hurriyaa denied the rumour circulating on social networks about “the detention or torture and intimidation of its press team inside the Saudi Embassy last October 23. The newspaper said in a statement published on its website last Monday that the publication of one of the Tunisian websites and a Qatari newspaper is entirely baseless. Bisedes, the newspaper warned of “making use of its name to make statements that have no relation with its media institution,” stressing that it will take the necessary actions…

First Tunisian-Egyptian Business Council held in Tunis

The Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) and the Association of Egyptian Businessmen held the first session of the Tunisian-Egyptian Business Council Tuesday in Tunis. The Council aimed to enhance bilateral economic dialogue between Tunisia and Egypt to make development means available for trade and promote investment in both countries, CONECT, said in a statement. The council provides the occasion for the Egyptian and Tunisian businessmen to take stock of the investment climate and bolster economic cooperation between the two countries. The communication between Council officials is an opportunity to…

Tunisian economy has promising capabilities due to its human resources (Jihad Azour)

Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Jihad Azour said Tuesday to Express FM that “the Tunisian economy has promising capabilities due in particular to its human resources and its graduates”. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) remains quite low and it will be necessary to focus on the economic policy or some clear axes, he added. Jihad Azour noted that the axes including the preservation of the economic stability through the control of the budget deficit as it has a negative repercussion on…

First international meeting of journalism on November 15-17 in Tunis

The first international meeting of journalism is due to be held on November 15 to 17.in Tunis, which will provide the opportunity to exchange expertise launch debates on the professional situations in the sector. The gathering will also be an occasion to showcase successful experiences around the world. During a meeting with the press held Monday in Tunis, Regional Director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) North Africa Souhaib Khayati said that Tunisia’s choice for this first edition of the press event is made on the basis of the achievements carried…

Tunisian film “Fatwa” by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud awarded Golden Tanit at 2018 Carthage Film Festival  

The Golden Tanit, the highest distinction of Carthage Film Festival, was awarded to Tunisian feature film “Fatwa” by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, which also won Best Actor for Ahmed Hafian, as the 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (JCC) closed Saturday evening in the Opera Theatre in the city of culture in Tunis. “Brotherhood” by Tunisian Meryem Joobeur won the golden Tanit in the category of short films. List of the films awarded at the 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival: Official Competition of Feature Films: Golden Tanit: “Fatwa” by…

Rambourg Foundation philanthropic mission in first Shanghai International Import Exhibition

Rambourg Foundation stand in China International Import Expo CIIE /Photo credit Ilyes Gaidi

Rambourg Foundation stand in China International Import Expo CIIE /Photo credit Ilyes Gaidi   The Rambourg Foundation presence in the exhibition is part of its belief in the philanthropic mission that it has set as a motto since the early days of its creation, Shiran Ben Abderrazak Executive Director of the  Rambourg Foundation who is present in the exhibition told TunisianMonitoronline. The foundation, he said, also believes in the potential of the Tunisian handicrafts, craftsmen and designers in the creation of purely Tunisian products commended by the Chinese visitors to…

High school students and university students have poor command of English, remedy is urgent

The world organization “Education First” asserted in its 2018 report that Tunisian high school students have a poor command of the English language. Tunisia is ranked 68th globally out of 88 countries and 7th on the African continent out of a total of 9 participating countries. According to the report of Education First, the index of English language proficiency by students obtained by Tunisia is 47.85%. In 2016, Tunisia was ranked 52nd out of a total of 72 countries and in 2017 it was ranked 56th out of a total…

Tunisia takes part in Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg

Tunisia is participating in the Africa Investment Forum (AIF)  held by the African Development Bank (AfDB) from November 7 to 9 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Development Bank’s innovative marketplace dedicated to advancing projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. The Forum Brings together pension funds, sovereign wealth funds,  private investors, policymakers, private equity firms, and heads of government. The delegation was led by the Minister of Investment, Development and International Co-operation Zied Ladhari to present two projects on energy and water desalination. The…

Second Congress of CONECT on November 14

The second Congress of the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The CONECT congress whose theme “Let’s Build … Together a Bridge to the Future,” will be marked by the election of the executive board made up of 25 members, said Tarek Cherif, president of CONECT. During a meeting with the press o Wednesday, CONET president indicated that 8 members were already elected by the outgoing board during the Saturday meeting. Some 516 delegates, representing regional offices and different sectors, will participate in…

“Dôme Ezzine” in Sodga, Siliana, a dwelling that embraces nature

It was in Sodga, Siliana, on September 15, 2017, that the first ecological house was inaugurated. After few months of training, preparation and building, the Siliana Adventurers Association for development opened the first ecological dome in the northwest developed as part of the project “Ecotourism factor of rural development” funded by the French Fund for World Environment, the MAVA foundation in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Amine Ezzine a 35-year old Tunisian young man native of the region of Sodga, contributed to this project…