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HPR of Tunisia passes anti-racism law

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has adopted a law criminalising racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination. It is a historic vote on the elimination of all the forms of racial discrimination, with 125 votes for, 1 against and 5 abstentions. The purpose of this Act is to eliminate all ...

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Governments must invest more in disaster risk reduction, says IFRC

Disasters will continue to hamper efforts to achieve sustainable development unless governments do more to anticipate and reduce their risk, warns the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Tunis. This year, millions of people living in ...

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Orientea, a global invention with the challenge to target the world

Faycel Ouerdien started his own business just after he graduated from the university. After many trials and different ideas for establishing a profitable business in medicinal plants, he made up his mind with the idea of inventing soluble green tea that can be prepared in thirty seconds or even less. ...

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Olive Oil Production Up More Than 25 Percent, Consumption Edges Higher

Provisional data analyzed by the International Olive Council (IOC) forecasts a 28 percent increase of olive oil production this year compared with last. Global production reached 3,315,000 tons in the 2017/2018 crop year, although the data is only provisional.– International Olive Council The data, which was provided by both member and non-member ...

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Digital banking, decashing, mobile payment and open banking theme of Seminar in UTICA

A seminar on “the development of digital banking and payment means,” was organised Tuesday at the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) headquarters. The gathering focused on the development of urgent proposals to encourage digital banking transactions, with a view to their integration into the 2019 finance law. ...

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Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt to discuss Libyan crisis in Cairo

Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said on Monday that a tripartite meeting with Egypt and Tunisia will be held in Cairo later this month to discuss the development in war-torn Libya, state radio channel I reported. The last tripartite meeting on Libya was held in Algiers in May 2018, when ...

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The number of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian nationals expelled by Germany is on the rise

The number of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian nationals expelled by the German authorities has increased in recent years, reports German daily Bild, quoted by De Spiegel. By the end of August, Germany expelled 476 people to their countries of origin while it repatriated only 61 others in 2015. In 2017, 634 ...

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In Tunisia, tourists back, but revenues do not follow

More than six million tourists are coming to Tunisia this year, more than in 2014, before a series of devastating attacks: but if tourism rebounded, the economic benefits do not follow, between poor management, competition, and difficulty in repatriating foreign currency. The tourism revenues in euros increased by 28% year ...

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North Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [1st-7th October, 2018]

This past week saw the North African startup ecosystem play host to some events that can be thought to be aimed at furthering the growth of entrepreneurship and business in the region. The African tech startup ecosystem seems to be witnessing something of a renaissance as the number of tech-driven ...

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Fuel spill feared as cargo ships collide off Corsica

Two cargo ships have collided off the island of Corsica, with authorities fearing a catastrophic oil spill in the idyllic Mediterranean region. CARGO ship rammed into another freight vessel near the French Mediterranean island of Corsica early Sunday, causing no injuries but causing a leak which officials say is most ...

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