Tunisian economy’s hope is in hand of Youth (World Bank)

‘Youths are today the element of hope for the Tunisian economy”, said Antonius Verheijen, head of operations for Tunisia of the World Bank adding that Tunisia’s economic recovery cannot be attained without small projects and new start-ups. He said start-ups will develop innovative activities that will benefit the country’s economy at a meeting of Maghreb economists of the World Bank, on the theme ‘Economy 4.0: Innovation-Startups – Entrepreneurship’. Besides, he called for the creation of a new generation of start-up companies, which would be a strong sign for investors and…

Eramsus Tunisia: Free Access to IEEE English for Engineering courses and Certificates

Creating opportunies for Tunisia across Europe The Erasmus+ Office in Tunisia will start the new training / coaching campaign in order to prepare for the next and final call for Erasmus+ 2020 projects. To this end, two new statuses will be created: Tunisia Erasmus+ Senior Ambassadors and Tunisia Erasmus+ Junior Ambassadors. Senior Ambassadors are members of the academic or administrative staff of universities who wish to learn more about the mechanisms of the Erasmus+ programme. They will develop the necessary skills for setting up and managing the different types of…

Statement by Secretary of Foreign Affairs strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakot

On February 14, 2019, a Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist organization carried out a suicide attack, which resulted in the martyrdom of 40 brave members of the Indian Central Reserve Police. JeM has been active in Pakistan for two decades. Its headquarters are in Bahawalpur and it is managed by Masood Azhar. This organization, banned by the United Nations, was responsible for a series of terrorist attacks, including against the Indian Parliament in December 2001 and the Pathankot Air Force Base in January 2016. Information concerning the location of training camps…

Rohingya: Who are they and what is their story?

When Your greatest ambition is to preserve your life They live on the other side of the earth, where they kill children, displace families, rape women, burn houses and practice all kinds of oppression. People are struggling to survive and preserve their religious identity. They are the Rohingyas, who are classified by media as “the most persecuted minorities in the world.” Secretary-General of the Rohingya Immigrant Organization, Abdallah Hafedh, recently visited Tunisia. He spoke about the tragedy of these people. He said the Rohingya are ethnic groups of the State…

Tunisia ranks 2nd healthiest Country in African (Study)

Tunisia ranks second healthiest nation in Africa with a score of 59.59 out of 100 points, reveals the Bloomberg 2019 Healthiest Countries Index study, recently published. It was dethroned by South Africa, which scored 62.56 out of 100 points. Nigeria comes in third place (55.33 points) followed by Algeria (54.12) and Egypt (44.22). Nevertheless, Tunisia is not in the top 50 of the best healthiest country in the world, in which Arab countries such as Bahrain ranks 36th (76.96 points), Qatar (37th), Lebanon (39th) and the United Arab Emirates (46th)…

“Student Entrepreneurship Pole” launched

(TAP) – “El Ghazela Technology Centre” hosted on Monday the launching ceremony of the “Student Entrepreneurship Centre”, the first pilot space of its kind created as part of the University’s opening to its economic environment, with the aim of boosting the employability of higher education graduates and enhancing student initiative, TAP reports. The project was funded by the European Union (EU) with the support of a number of national and international institutions and associations supporting the concept of the “initiating student”. It is meant, in the first instance, for students…

Tunisia hosts Agricultural Diplomacy Week February 25-March 2

The Agricultural Diplomacy Week will be held in Tunisia from February 25 to March 2 during which several issues will be debated pertaining to agriculture in Africa and the Maghreb. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries said in a statement that in the context of valorisation of the agricultural sector in diplomatic action, Tunisia hosting the 23rd Conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) Regional Commission held from February 25 to March 1 in Hammamet”. “Over 150 Tunisian and foreign personalities along with heads of regional…

Tunisia central bank says dinar hard to defend as reserves fall

Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) Marouan Abassi said on Monday the dinar currency could not be easily supported as international reserves go below three months of imports. The BCT Governor said foreign currency reserves’ cover had fallen to 84 days of imports due to lower phosphate production and a large energy sector deficit. The dinar hit a record low earlier this month against the euro as a worsening trade deficit and lower overseas remittances eroded reserves. It was at 3.53 against the euro and 3.11 against the…

Tunisia bought 75,000 tonnes feed barley in tender

The grains can all be sourced from optional origins Tunisia’s Cereal Office purchased around 75,000 tonnes of animal feed barley in an international tender which closed on Friday, European traders said on Monday. The grains can all be sourced from optional origins. The barley was sought in three 25,000 tonne consignments for shipment between April 25 and July 5, depending on origin supplied, Reuters reports TunisianMonitorOnline

Tunisia rated among countries with “low market complexity” by GMCI

The Tunisian market presents a strong operationality and low complexity for business and corporate activities, according to the Global Markets Complexity Index (GMCI), developed in partnership with the Wall Street Journal, analysing the complexity of markets in 83 countries around the world, their operationality and their regulation. In the 2019 report, Tunisia was placed in the group of “Upstream Paddlers”, which includes 8 countries of similar complexity profiles, namely Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Jamaica, Morocco, Namibia, Qatar and Vietnam,TAP reports. The countries of this group, including Tunisia, are those “that…