EU project to renovate Carthage Museum

The museum, situated on the Byrsa hill in Carthage, is one of the country’s most important museums after the Bardo. The European Union will contribute to a modernisation project at the Carthage National Museum as part of the programme “Tunisie Notre Destination”, which aims to diversify Tunisia’s tourist offerings, said Valdimir Rojanski, member of the EU Cooperation delegation in Tunisia. Rojanski said restoration work on the museum is set to start in April. The goal of the EU programme is to make Tunisia a destination for cultural and ecological tourism,…

TBBC: Strategic partnership for holding ABEF 2019 in Tunis

The Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce (TBCC) and the Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) signed, on Wednesday, a strategic partnership for the organisation of the 2nd edition of Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) to take place in Tunis on june 25 and 26, 2019. ABEF 2019, in collaboration with the TBCC, will bring together government officials as well as experts, investors, companies, politicians, international organisations, civil society, public institutions and other opinion leaders in Tunisia, according to a TBCC statement issued on Wednesday. Participants will discuss and debate emerging sectors related…

PINNA association holds first Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in Nouail oasis, Douz

The Pinna association for the development and promotion of ecotourism organised its first Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in the Nouail oasis in Douz from February 12 to 17. The programme is organized in partnership with the Embassy of India at the initiative of the Zaied Travel Agency Tunisia. The Yoga sessions were conducted by the Indian Yoga expert DAYARAM SHARMA and the programme brought together about twenty Tunisian and foreign participants including an American, a Colombian and a French national. The programme also included a 100 % vegetarian and ayruvedic…

What fate awaits Tunisia’s returning jihadists?

In an article published in Al-Monitor website “what fate awaits Tunisians returning jihadists ?”,  Author Amberin Zaman revealed that Aaron Zelin the Richard Borow fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East policy will publish his forthcoming book on Tunisian Jihadists titled (your sons at your service: Tunisia’s missionaries of jihad(, the delicate subject is holding the attention of many western researches and security Centres, who focus as Richard Borow, on the reasons that lead hundreds of Tunisians to be attracted to radicalism as well as on the dealing of…

Tunisia’s Inclusion on EC High-Risk List adds to challenges of banking sector (Fitch)

“Tunisia’s addition last week to the European Commission’s list of countries with weak anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks adds to the challenges faced by the country’s banking sector,” Fitch Ratings reports. “EU banks that want to continue providing correspondent banking and other banking relationships in Tunisia will now have to carry out increased checks on all financial operations involving Tunisian financial institutions and their customers. As a result, some EU banks may choose to de-risk by cutting their ties to Tunisian financial institutions instead,” the ratings agency asserted in…

Ghana and Tunisia pledge to boost economic and trade fields

Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey voiced commitment to renew bilateral cooperation between Ghana and Tunisia to set a new agenda for holistic development. “The commitment will deepen engagement at all levels, particularly within the area of economic cooperation”, she said in a statement issued by the Ministry. The Minister’s two-day visit to Tunisia is a response to an invitation of Tunisian Minister for Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui. The Ghanaian Minister stressed the importance of her visit to Tunisia, affirming the commitment to contribute to…

Mount Semmama Cultural Centre hosts 8th Shepherd Festival April 7-9

The Mount Semmama Cultural Centre of Arts and Crafts (governorate of Kasserine) is organising the 8th edition of the Shepherd Festival from April 7 to 9. This new edition bearing the name of the Aurés Mountains will be an occasion to pay tribute to Algeria. Preparations are underway over the Tunisian-Algerian mountain border for the hosting an artistic meeting that will bring together guests from both countries namely artists and intellectuals. The Cultural Centre of Mount Semmama will be the hosting place of the 8th Shepherd Festival, with attendance of…

Training in Moringa cultivation for women in Sfax

Some 20 rural women who have received training in planting and cultivating Moringa, were given training certificates on Monday by Bir Salah training centre of El Hancha delegation (Sfax governorate). This training is organised at the initiative of the Centre d’orientation et de reconversion professionnelle (CORP) of the Tunisian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Tunisia). It aimed to match the qualifications of job seekers to the real needs of each region and companies, said COPR Director Youssef Fennira. Director of the Bir Salah training centre, Sarra Toumi, indicated that…

Hotels in Djerba are already full for spring

Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts René Trabelsi said last Friday that several hotels in Djerba island are already full according to the bookings made until next April. He pointed out that the number of tourists, particularly European tourists, had increased significantly. The minister, who was speaking at Mosaïque Fm on the sidelines of a visit to Houmet Essouk on the island of Djerba, said that his department was currently studying the issue of hotel units that had been closed for several years due to a lack of tourists. He added…

Libyan security frees 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

Security forces in Libya on Sunday freed 14 Tunisian workers kidnapped by gunmen in the western city of Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, according to Libyan officials. “The security directorate of the city of Zawiya managed to free the Tunisian workers. Communication is underway with the concerned authorities to ensure they return safely to their families,” said the Zawiya security directorate. The workers are in good health, according to the security directorate, Xinhuanet reports. The Tunisian Foreign Ministry also confirmed the release of the kidnapped workers and…