Tunisia’s Municipal Elections : “Credible” vote despite some irregularities, according to European observers

For the first free legislative elections in the history of Tunisia that took place in 2014, the European Union dispatched an important observation mission. Also invited by the Independent Higher Electoral Commission (ISIE), a rather modest observation mission of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe were deployed for the Tunisian municipal elections on May 6, 2018. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) deployed 124 observers. They visited a total of 537 polling stations of 221 municipalities out of the country’s 300. A “significant…

“New Blockchain technology, source of growth for Tunisia and Africa” (Maouane Abbassi)

“The Tunisian monetary and financial community is convinced that the new Blockchain technology is a source of growth for Tunisia as well as for all Africa,” Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) Governor Marouane el Abbassi told reporters on Monday at the opening of the Africa Blockchain Summit, organised by BCT and EUROPLACE Paris, with the technical support of the Talan Group. The blockchain is a transparent and secure information storage and transmission technology that operates without a central control body. Marouane el Abbassi said that “the African continent is undeniably…

Tunisia launches calls for 500 MW solar, 500 MW wind

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has launched two tenders, one for 500 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants and one for 500 MW of wind farms. The ministry on Friday published calls for pre-qualification applications. Bidders will later compete to carry out the projects on build, own, operate (BOO) basis. The solar tender is for five projects — 50 MWp in the governorate of Tozeur, 50 MWp in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, 100 MWp in the governorate of Kairouan, 100 MWp in Gafsa governorate…

Tourism: Tunisia launches advertising campaign

An advertising campaign to promote Tunisia as a tourist destination has been launched . The Tunisian National Tourist Office is using the tag line ‘It’s time for Tunisia’ in promotions which will run until the end of the year. Thomas Cook resumed flights to Tunisia from Birmingham, Manchester and Gatwick in February, added Glasgow in April and will add Stansted and Newcastle this month. Tui re-started flights earlier this month to Hammamet from Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick and Manchester. The resumption of holiday flights came after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office…