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Tunisia to borrow $85 million for Digital Tunisia 2020 project

The Tunisian parliament has approved an agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) worth €71.56 million ($85.1 million) on a loan to fund the Digital Tunisia 2020 project. The vote on the loan agreement was made during a plenary session of the parliament followed by Anadolu. The loan agreement received the ...

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Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to fight corruption

The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed to strengthen the government’s fight against widespread corruption in the country. Since the 2011 uprising, Tunisia has been held up by Western partners as a model of democracy for the region. Economic progress has lagged, ...

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Migrants rescued in Maltese SAR stranded on ship outside Tunisia

Migrants rescued in Maltese SAR have been refused port entry in Malta, Italy and Tunisia according to NGO that says rescued people are now stranded at sea Malta and Italy have been accused of refusing to give safe harbour to 40 migrants rescued by a supply ship inside the Maltese search ...

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German Cabinet declares Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria ‘safe’

Germany’s Cabinet wants to add three Maghreb states and Georgia to a list of “safe countries of origin.” But will the change pass Germany’s upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, where it failed last year? The German government will put forward legislation declaring Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Georgia “safe countries of ...

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Tunisia is officially 20th member of COMESA

Tunisia officially became Wednesday, the 20th member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member countries, held in Lusaka, capital of Zambia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaies Jhinaoui ratified in his capacity as representative of President ...

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“Silk Road” symphonic concert held in Tunisia

A symphonic concert, with the theme of “Silk Road,” was performed Monday night in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Held at the ruins of Antonin baths, part of the archaeological site of Carthage, this open-air concert attracted over 300 audiences. Tunisian Symphonic Orchestra directed by a Spanish maestro, and artists from ...

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Algeria and Tunisia agree to fight cross-border terrorism

Government officials from Algeria and Tunisia met in Tunis on Wednesday to discuss ways to secure their common border. The move followed an attack on a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the border province of Jendouba, in which six soldiers were killed. According to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, senior ...

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Belgium signs migration agreement with Tunisia

The Belgian and Tunisian secretaries of state for Migration, respectively Theo Francken and Adel Jarboui, signed on Tuesday an agreement. It aims to facilitate the return of undocumented Tunisians living in Belgium back to Tunisia. Mr Francken (New Flemish Alliance) says that this agreement strengthens Belgium’s collaboration with Tunisia for the ...

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“The Symphony of the 5 senses” theme of Pinna association Culinary Camp

The Tunisian Pinna APDPE Association is organising on July 20-22, 2018, in Haouaria (Tunisian Cap Bon) a culinary camp on the theme of “the Symphony of the 5 senses” in collaboration with the Indian Embassy to Tunisia. Yoga sessions are on the agenda of the Culinary camp to be offered by ...

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