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Italy Says Libya’s Election Hinges on Reconciliation

As Libyan parties continue to have different standpoints towards the commitment to France’s mediation and the outcomes of the meeting, hosted by Paris in May, Italy seemed to follow the path of French diplomacy in the Libyan crisis file in which Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta arrived in Tripoli coming ...

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Miss.Africa announces winners of seed funding

DotConnectAfrica (DCA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Miss. Africa Digital Seed Funding for STEM programmes, awarding cash grants to initiatives in Ghana, Tunisia and Seychelles. The Miss.Africa Digital Programme is a gender-focused initiative targeted mainly at female youth audiences in Africa to increase their personal involvement in early technology use ...

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A Festival of North African Contemporary Art During an Age of Anxiety

The 5th edition of Jaou Tunis at the Kamel Lazaar Foundation brings together the works of various North African artists in a beautiful and oftentimes political display. Exhausted by sad political literalism, I passed into Tunisia for the 5th edition of Lina Lazaar’s Jaou Tunis contemporary art festival feeling jinxed, as jingoist Donald ...

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Changing government will hurt economy, says PM

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders. Earlier, President Beji Caid Essebsi  urged Chahed to step down if the country’s political and economic problems persisted. Nine cabinets have failed to resolve high inflation and ...

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Tunisia: Pact for Equality, Individual Freedom

More Than 90 Groups Among the Signatories More than 90 organizations and civil society groups in Tunisia on July 24, 2018, issued a Pact for Equality and Individual Freedoms, outlining the fundamental rights that all Tunisians should enjoy. This pact is being issued to confirm a commitment to a civilian and ...

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Over 1,500 doctors to leave public health sector in 2018/2019, says Tabboubi

Over 1,500 doctors of the public health sector will leave the country  2018/2019 and will reach 2,700 in 2022, Secretary-General of Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi said on Tuesday at the works of the public health doctors, dentists and pharmacists union’s conference held in Hammamet. Tabboubi recalled that some ...

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Migrants stranded without aid as Tunisia refuses to let ship dock

A Tunisian boat carrying around 40 African migrants has been stranded off the country’s coast without aid for more than a week after authorities refused to let them disembark there, the Red Crescent said on Monday. Monji Slim, an official of the Tunisian Red Crescent, said the authorities had argued ...

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Why the prospects for democracy are so much better in Tunisia than Egypt or Libya

May’s municipal elections in Tunisia had many commentators speculating about the future of the country’s ongoing democratic transition. The results were roughly in line with expectations, with the “Islamist” Ennahda taking 27.5 percent of the vote, the “secular” Nidaa Tounes taking 22.5 percent and independent candidates taking 28 percent. At the same ...

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Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio triumphs in Tunisia Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio triumphs in Tunisia

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio met with resounding applause on Thursday at the Roman amphitheatre in the Tunisian town of El Jem. The concert was held as part of the 33rd edition of the Festival International de Musique Symphonique d’El Jem. The multi-ethnic orchestra is the largest of its kind ...

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Tunisian official hails China’s assistance in hospital construction in east Tunisia

The hospital built with China’s assistance in Sfax in east Tunisia shows a successful cooperation between Tunisia and China in the field of health, Tunisian Regional Director of Health in Sfax Ali Ayadi said on Sunday. A delegation of Chinese doctors on a voluntary medical assistance mission went to the ...

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