“Dar Ben Ayed” palace in Tunis offered to UK embassy by the Bey in 1856

The United Kingdom Embassy to Tunisia has published several photos of the filming of the Ramadan series “Tej El Hadhra”, broadcast daily on Elhiwar Ettounsi. The embassy reported that the Dar Ben Ayed Palace was offered to the British Ambassador during the month of Ramadan in the year 1856. This Ramadan, the viewers were taken to the Bey time with the drama series” Tej Al Hadhira “produced by Sami Fehri. It included several important scenes filmed at the residence of the British ambassador. “Since 1856, the British representative to Tunisia…

Morocco to Develop Cooperation with Tunisia

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita underlined the need to develop cooperation mechanisms between Morocco and Tunisia, on Tuesday while in Tunis. Speaking at a press conference following his talks with his Tunisian counterpart, Khémaies Jhinaoui, Bourita said that the two countries are driven by a strong desire to enhance their relationship. Bourita, who voiced Morocco’s support for Tunisia’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council in the years 2020-2021, said that political dialogue should not be limited to bilateral issues only, but must include coordination…

Risks to Tunisia’s economic stability requires immediate action (IMF)

The Fund, central bank in agreement on tightening monetary conditions to reduce gap between interest rate and inflation Tunisia must act decisively to address mounting risks to economic stability by reducing its budget deficit and taking measures to protect the poor, according to the International Monetary Fund, amid government deadlock on reform plans. Tunisian authorities have vowed to act swiftly on urgent reforms to pave the way for a third review by the IMF’s executive board, scheduled for July, that would secure a $257 million loan, the fund said in…

Tunisie Telecom and Huawei to Build Fastest LTE Network in Tunisia with 4T4R

Tunisie Telecom is dedicated to providing the country’s fastest data rate and best user experience. Thanks to their efforts, the number of LTE subscribers in Tunisia continues to increase, and with the dataflow of usage (DOU) per user having reached 4GB, traffic volume is also expected to increase by 370% in 2020. Key technologies of ‘All Business Connected @LTE’ (including 4T4R, 3CC CA, and 256QAM), can help operators provide the fastest LTE user experience possible. 4T4R increases network capacity by up to 80% without adding extra spectrum or sites, greatly…

In April, nearly 7,300 refugees and migrants entered Europe

In April, nearly 7,300 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, bringing the number of refugees and migrants who have arrived by land and sea routes to these three countries to nearly 24,300 in the first four months of 2018. This marks a significant decrease of 49% compared to the first four months of 2017, a period in which just over 48,000 refugees and migrants entered Europe via these three countries. The decrease so far this year is largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya to…

THE RISE OF OLIVE OIL FROM TUNISIA

Olive oil is becoming more and more popular with food lovers who enjoy a good quality olive oil as much as a glass of expensive wine. And just as wine lovers enjoy sampling vintages from different parts of the world, lovers of good food are seeking out extra virgin olive oils from less known olive-producing regions. When it comes to olive oil, Italy and Spain are the first countries that probably come to mind. But olives have been cultivated in the Mediterranean Basin for millennia and today olive oil is…

Rival Libyan leaders in Paris agree to hold elections in December

he leaders of four rival Libyan factions have committed to holding parliamentary and presidential elections in the strife-torn country in December, after attending a peace conference in Paris. The four men, who represent a large part of Libya’s competing factions, also agreed to “accept the results of elections, and ensure appropriate funds and strong security arrangements are in place”. During four hours of talks in Paris, the leaders came under international pressure to agree on a political path to help end seven years of conflict.  Representatives from 20 countries including Egypt, Russia, the United…

World Bank announces USD 140 mn project to support irrigation in Tunisia

The project will also provide assistance for identifying higher value crops and increasing yields, and linking farmers to markets. The World Bank announced today a USD 140 million project to support the Tunisian government’s focus on irrigated agriculture as a means of managing scarce water resources while creating economic opportunities, especially in underdeveloped rural regions. The new project will finance the repair of irrigation systems to make them more efficient and reliable, as the critical input for a more productive agriculture sector that generates greater revenues and provides opportunities for…

Mövenpick to open coastal hotel in Tunisia

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is set to cement its stronghold in Tunisia with the take over of a contemporary hotel in the coastal city of Sfax. The Swiss hospitality firm has signed an agreement with Société Touristique du Sud to manage the Plaza Sfax & Spa Hotel, an upscale property in a prime city centre location on Rue Khalid Ibn Walid, close to the historic Medina, a short walk from the largest convention centre, Sfax International Fair, and just 10km from Sfax-Thyna Airport. When the hotel launches as Mövenpick Hotel…

Croatia refuses to extradite Bosnian sought for murder by Tunisia

Croatia’s Supreme Court denied on Monday the extradition of a Bosnian citizen sought by Tunisia over his alleged involvement in the murder of a Tunisian who Palestinian group Hamas said was one of its members. The court said that Tunisia had not provided guarantees that the arrested Bosnian, if handed over, would not be exposed to a possible death penalty. “There is no doubt that the suspect is charged with one of the worst crimes, but when there is a risk of a conviction with the death penalty the extradition…