NGOs report ongoing violations at Lampedusa hotspot

Human and civil rights activists have reported ongoing violations and discrimination at the migrant hotspot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, targeting Tunisian nationals in particular. The reports raise concern also in view of the possible creation of further migrant centres in Europe and in countries of origin and transit. Migrants at the Lampedusa hotspot continue to suffer arbitrary restriction of their personal freedom, being confined to the centre or the island even in the absence of specific norms, according to ‘In Limine’, a pilot project of Cild, Asgi, IndieWatch…

“Tunisia is on right track, courage is needed to accomplish reforms” (IMF Mission Chief)

(TAP) – “Tunisia is currently halfway, courage is needed to accomplish the reforms and succeed in boosting growth,” said Bjoern Rother International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief for Tunisia, adding that the country “is on the right track”. Speaking at a press conference held Wednesday at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), on the conclusion of the third review of the agreement in favour of Tunisia under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) the official said he was “optimistic”, saying that our country has finally started to leave…

Tunisia: Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom Announce Partnership Agreement

Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom jointly announced on Wednesday a new Partner Market agreement for Tunisia. This will be Vodafone’s first such partnership in North Africa. Under the non-equity agreement, which has come into force since July 10, Vodafone will provide strategic and operational support in a range of areas, including enterprise, consumer, technology, and procurement. The three-year partnership will include roaming and carrier services agreements and will see the businesses collaborate on further potential opportunities to benefit customers as well as the two companies. TunisianMonitorOnline Share+1TweetShare0 Shares

Tunisia: Chinese project to produce train cars, locomotives

Chinese company Batou, specialized in assembling train cars and locomotives, intends to set up a production unit in Tunisia, which will be used to export products in Africa, its representative in Tunisia, Habib Laouini, told a press conference. The press conference was organized to mark the arrival of 60 train cars from China, built to transport cereals in Tunisia. Laouini added that the Chinese firm presented a request in June to Tunisian authorities to create the unit. The project, he said, is part of a public-private partnership that provides for…