Tunisia internet agency partners with Russian blockchain platform

The Tunisia Internet Agency (ATI) has signed a partnership with Russian blockchain platform Universa to provide hosting services, telecompaper website said. The ATI signed a ten-year deal with Universa to support the platform’s development and build joint projects in the field of blockchain as a service (BaaS). This includes digital currency, digital identity, as well as smart cities and e-governance, the same source added. The ATI is a governmental body run by the Ministry of Communications with a mission to promote internet usage in the country. TunisianMonitorOnline Share2+1TweetShare2 Shares

Tunisia among countries ranking high on science and innovation in Africa

Tunisia, Morocco, South Africa and Kenya rank high on science and innovation in Africa. They invest a relatively higher share of their GDP in research and development than their peers and provide higher incentives for the private sector to carry out research than the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, said the 2018 Africa Sustainable Development Report titled “Towards a Transformed and Resilient Continent”. The report urges governments to strengthen their urban planning capacities to manage the potential of the region’s ever-expanding cities and to address environmental challenges, including climate change, drought…

Tunisia: tens of illegal migrants rescued in Mediterranean shores

Some 45 illegal migrants of African nationalities were rescued from a sinking boat off the island of Kerkennah in the province of Sfax in southeast Tunisia, Tunisian Interior Ministry said on Sunday evening. The illegal boat came from the Libyan town of Zouara with 45 irregular migrants on board, including six women, two of whom were pregnant. This is the second attempt of irregular migration intercepted by Tunisian maritime security forces during the last 24 hours. Another illegal boat was intercepted off Nabeul coast on Saturday, carrying five migrants between…

Tunisians still fear January

On the new year’s eve, eyes are turning towards the coming month of January which remains the month that Tunisian people fear. For decades it has represented to them a nightmare after they experienced painful and devastating events with the exacerbated tensions between various rivals. Successive governments and trade unions were unfortunately behind the previous black crises. Tunisian history retains the horror of these crises and their negative impacts on social peace, after the two sides failed to hold constructive discussions, to avoid resorting to force and growing of violence.…

Renate Brandl:”my products are unique in the cosmetics industry”

Renate Brandl 2018 is a very powerful year with many opportunities but also challenges, German Renate Brandl said in her website. “That’s why I decided to offer my Life Coaching to all those who want support and guidance from me“, she added. In her exclusive interview with TunisianMonitorOnline, she gave an overview about her performance in her field of activity. Tell us about your project in the beauty industry In all modesty, I can say that my products are unique in the cosmetics industry, as I have acquired a special…

Syria begins flights to Tunisia

Syria’s only private air carrier Cham Wings Airlines flew to Tunisia on Thursday for the first time, adding another destination to its growing network, Almasdarnews reports. “The first tourist flight to Tunisia has taken off,” the airline announced in a Twitter post, which featured a cockpit-view video from the runway. The flight carried 150 passengers to Monastir on Tunisia’s northern coast, Syria’s state news agency SANA said. It cited the airline’s development director, Osama Satea, as saying that regular flights would be scheduled based on demand, the same soure added The company was set up in Damascus eleven…

Tunisian startup obtains UNICEF funding for blockchain project

Tunisian startup Utopixar is one of six companies from developing economies selected to receive investment from UNICEF’s Innovation Fund to solve global challenges using blockchain technology. Disrupt Africa reported in January the UNICEF Innovation Fund was looking to back early-stage startups developing blockchain-based solutions with “the potential to benefit humanity”, and six companies from across the world have now been announced as recipients of up to US$100,000 equity-free funding. One of them is Tunisian development studio Utopixar, which will use the funding to over the next 12 months deliver a social collaboration…

Expensya automates expense management

The Tunisian Expensya startup, which succeeded to reach a client portfolio of some 4,000 companies through an expense management automation solution, recently announced its € 4 million fundraising from ISAI and Seventure Partners, as well as TDR and Business Angels, investors which renew their confidence to this company. The Expenya startup application consists of the automation of the entire expense management process within a company.  In 2017, the Tunisian start-up founded by Karim Jouini, joined by his friend, Jihed Othmani raised one million euros from business angels and Bpifrance. The…

5G licences to be issued in Tunisia by 2021

Minister of ICT and Digital Economy Anouar Maarouf announced that 5G licenses will be available in Tunisia by 2021, during the launch of the 2nd workshop on 5G  organised by the Agence nationale des fréquences-ANF. Anouar Maarouf said that Tunisia should be prepared for this new phase. There is favourable ground for innovation and investments in Tunisia, notably after the enactment of the startup Act, as they need efficient and modern networks to develop their innovative solutions.” Telecom operators in Tunisia are already testing their technical capacities to support 5G. Tunisie Télécom…