Tunisian Trade delegation to visit Ghana

A Tunisian Trade delegation made up of 30 companies will visit Ghana from January 14 to 17 to explore business opportunities in the country. The delegation has expertise in the sectors of oil and gas, infrastructure and agribusiness, metal industry, renewable energies ICT and transport equipment Ghana News Agency reports. The visit aims to explore a trade partnership with the Ghanian counterparts. A statement issued in Accra by the Tunisia Africa Business Council (TABC), organizers of the visit, said the delegation will have the opportunity to meet the government members…

Tunisia adopts tax provision to reduce ADSL connection price this year

Tunisia’s 2019 fiscal law containing the new tax provision on ADSL connection came into effect on January 1, 2018. This law reduces the value-added tax applied to ADSL connection from 19% to 7%. The government wants to facilitate internet access to consumers, reduce the digital gap between regions and overall, guarantee social inclusion. It expects to meet the objectives of its Digital Tunisia 2020, while placing internet and ICT the focus of socio-economic development in the coming years, by facilitating the access of a large portion of the population to…

Green for Growth Fund’s loan boosts energy efficiency in Tunisia

The Green for Growth Fund, an investment fund for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Europe and North Africa, has provided a €6 million ($6.8 million) loan to Attijari Leasing to expand energy access and efficiency in Tunisia’s small business sector. Attijari Leasing helps Tunisian companies finance and lease real estate, equipment, vehicles, and other items necessary to run their businesses. The company focuses on the small and medium-sized business market, including rural business, which has limited access to credit, Impact Alpha said. The loan from Green for Growth Fund will…

Locomotives delivered to Tunisia’s SNCFT

The National railway SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail under a 165m dinar contract awarded in December 2016, the Railway Gazette reports on Tuesday. The locomotives are being produced at Progress Rail’s site in Muncie, Indiana, according to the same source. Numbered 060DS651 to 060DS670, the metre-gauge locomotives are equipped with Series 710 engines, have a maximum speed of 100 km/h and incorporate features for operation in hot, dry and sandy conditions, the source said.…

Noureddine Tabboubi … The Guardian of The Tent

Before the last Congress of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the name of Noureddine Tabboubi does not mean much to the general public. Many questions are raised about his affiliations and his political adherence among the political stakeholders and party actors. Perhaps because of the nature of the man, he is known to the trade unionists as a field man. He is a unionist who sticks to the rules, very careful to do his duty, both on the personal or professional levels. Noureddine Tabboubi is a hardworking person and…

Special events at City of Science on occasion of total lunar eclipse

Special events are scheduled at the Tunis City of Science ahead of January 21 total lunar eclipse. They include a meeting on January 20 under the theme “Pending the Eclipse” and another to observe the eclipse using telescopes. Dynamic workshops to shed light on the phenomenon are scheduled along with guided tours in the pavilion of the universe as well as a lecture entitled “January 21 Lunar Eclipse.” A total lunar eclipse will be visible from Tunisia on Monday, January 21, at dawn. Partial phases will start at 4:33 am…

Tunisian NGO calls on Libyan Tunisian authorities to address issue of stranded Tunisian children in Libya

A Tunisian association has called on the Libyan and Tunisian governments to take actions and cooperate to repatriate 73 Tunisian children of ISIS parents back to their families in Tunisia, the Libya Observer reports. President of “Rescuing Tunisian Detainees Abroad” Association Mohammed Ben Rajab said in a press statement that the Tunisian authorities showed no concern on the fate of the Tunisian children stranded in Libya, stressing in return, Libya’s cooperation in this regard. Ben Rajab pointed out that they are in the process of establishing a movement to put…

Bodybuilder Rehab Trabelsi, beautiful example of ambitious, life-loving woman

Rehab Trabelsi .. 20 years old from Tunisia, live in Sousse and Business accounting student and she believes in this wisdom “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”— Henry David Thoreau 1- Tell us about your beginnings in bodybuilding I was a handball player and they told us to do some workouts for enhancement. At first, I started with only 2 sessions per week and then I can’t leave the gym until I come out of the association.…

Terrorism and women

When a woman is aggressed, raped, tortured or harassed, everyone asks “how can such a thing happen?” and we ultimately witness a unanimous engagement of society in such a case, which is comprehensible because women are the pillars of our society. But when a woman is complicit in terrorist acts, things start getting complicated. The first questions start popping up: How can a woman be a part of such a thing? How can she act in such a way while she is the one responsible for the education of the…

Canada: Two Tunisians co-founders of company specializing in processing of organic cereals

Napolis Nature Canada is the company, which specializes in the processing of organic cereals. It was created by Mohamed Berrim and Montassar Chebbi, two Tunisian graduates of University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Their success story lies in the creation of the first North American branch of Napolis Nature, headquartered in Ben Arous, Tunis, Tunisia Mohamed and Montassar’s native country. Mohamed Berrim and Montassar Chebbi are two former players on the men’s soccer team of the Citadins of the Université du Québec à Montréal. Their project is to integrate healthy…