Mediterravenir organizes cross-border meeting on April 27-28, 2019 in El Kef

The Mediterravenir association will organize in partnership with The Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Freedom (German: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, FNF) a cross-border meeting on April 27-28, 2019, in El Kef. Participants in the meeting are from the south and north of Tunisia in addition to participants from Algeria (Souk Ahras and other border regions. The cross-border meetings of the Mediterravenir association aim to train, promote exchanges and open up opportunities for joint projects and markets as part of a global strategy integrating the prevention of radicalisation and the fight against irregular…

Olive Tree Day decreed by UNESCO thanks to Tunisia and Lebanon

At its 206th session on April 16, 2019, the Executive Board of UNESCO adopted resolution 206/EX41 declaring November 26 as World Olive Tree Day. This resolution was introduced by the delegations of Lebanon and Tunisia to UNESCO, demonstrating the age of this tree, which is said to date back about 11,000 years. The Olive tree is the symbol of strength, fertility, wealth, peace,… but also an agent in the fight against global warming, pollution, desertification and erosion. Adopted unanimously after having been sponsored by 47 States, the resolution will be…

Tunisia reaches an agreement with IMF on fifth review of loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday it had reached a staff-level agreement with Tunisia on the fifth review of a loan. The agreement will allow Tunisia to benefit from a disbursement of $247 million following the Executive Board’s review that is expected to take place by early June this year. Tunisia concluded a deal with the IMF in December 2016 for a loan program worth around $2.8 billion to overhaul its ailing economy. It included steps to cut chronic deficits and heal public services. “This will bring total…

Tunisia to issue sovereign bonds in Bitcoin, bright future ahead

Tunisia is planning to issue sovereign bonds in bitcoin to fund infrastructural developments, reported Asia Times from IMF’s Springs Meetings summit. Marouane El Abassi, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia told the meeting delegates that his country was looking to launching a sovereign bitcoin bond. The former World Bank official said the bitcoin and blockchain offered central banks an efficient tool to curb money laundering, terrorist financing, simplify remittance, and drain grey economies. TunisianMonitorOnline

Tunisian startup Vneuron opens branch in Cameroon

Tunisian digital transformer Vneuron officially opens a branch in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, Business in Cameroon website reports. Key activities targeted by the company in Cameroon include IT services for export; commercial, financial, industrial, movable property or real property operations, an so on. Vneuron is an actor in the software world for compliance, workflow and content management. The Tunisian company is financed by AfricInvest. The leader of private equity dedicated to Africa and more particularly to Sub-Saharan Africa assists in its strategy to switch from an integrator model…

Tunis to host OIF MENA office

Tunisia and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) signed on Monday an agreement to set up the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office of the organization in Tunis. Foreign minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and OIF Secretary-General, Louise Mushikiwabo inked the deal. Hosting the OIF regional office will put Tunisia on the map in the region and at the international front, Jhinaoui told media. “This office will help strengthen cooperation between the countries of the region,” he added. “The OIF office has strategic importance and will contribute to Tunisia’s shining…

Tunisia world’s leading country in terms of organic groves

Tunisia is number 1 in terms of organic olive-growing areas and is the pioneer in Africa in organic products. Being the leading exporter of organic products in Africa and the leading exporter of dates in the world, Tunisia is the champion in terms of surface area, with 306,000 hectares devoted to organic agriculture. Minister of Agriculture Samir taïb said, during a debate on the theme ” organic market in Switzerland and Europe and the Tunisian potential”, held in Tunis, that Tunisia is the first African and Arab country to have…

Ministry of Industry gives its agreement in principle to 10 solar energy projects

The Ministry of Industry and Small-and medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs) gave its agreement in principle to 10 private projects for the production of electricity from solar energy, TAP reports on Monday. These projects, which will be launched by Tunisian investors, will have a production capacity of 10 megawatts (1 megawatt per project). The overall cost of the investment is estimated at 30 million dinars (MD), the same source added. The launch of these projects is part of the Action Plan for the acceleration of renewable energy projects in Tunisia, launched by…

«Bio -Expo 2019» exhibition of organic products from April 25 to 27

The 10th edition of the International exhibition for Organic  Agriculture and Food Products «Bio -Expo 2019» will be held from April 25 to 27, 2019 in the headquarters of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) in Tunis. «IFE» the organizing company will provide the opportunity for the professionals and actors in the sector of agriculture, health, tourism and beauty to display their products, exchange experiences and expertise and enter into partnership agreements. On the sidelines of the fair, seminars and workshops will be organized for children and…

Tunisie Telecom and 3S sign MoU to launch Tunisia’s first IoT network

Incumbent operator Tunisie Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding with IT firm 3S for the launch of a LoRaWAN Internet Of Things (IoT) national network developed by LoRa Alliance, Ecofin Agency reported on Friday. The agreement was signed by Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, CEO of  Tunisie Telecom, and Adel Dahmani, deputy managing director of 3S, in the presence of Anouar Maârouf, Minister of IT and digital economy. According to Tunisie Telecom and 3S, this ambitious project is mainly aimed at addressing the various emergencies requiring the transmission of small quantities of…