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4 ways Tunisia is moving toward greater gender equality

The North African country is making major strides. When it comes to championing for women’s rights, its safe to say the Arab world has had a relatively prosperous couple of years. From lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia to abolishing a rape law in Lebanon, the region ...

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Djerba to host First International Congress on Energy Security & Environment ESE’2018 Tunisia

Djerba will host the First International Congress on Energy Security & Environment ESE’2018 Tunisia, on February1-4, 2018 according to the European Commission website. The ESE 2018 congress will be supported the The EU-funded FETRIC project. ESE’2018 Tunisia is organised by General Direction of Technological Studies of the Tunisian Ministry of ...

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Positive tourism outlook for Tunisia after successful 2017

-Thomas Cook chooses Djerba to hold its annual congress.  -Tui UK & Ireland reintroduces Tunisia for summer 2018. Thomas Cook, the second European tour operator, has chosen the island of Djerba to organise its annual congress due on January 7-11, 2018 TAP reports. The congress will be marked by the ...

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Extra $600 Million given by Trump administration to Middle East and N. Africa Allies to combat ISIS

The Trump administration has given the Pentagon $600 million more to arm and aid  allies in the Middle East and North Africa in their battle against the remnants of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) following its defeat in Iraq and Syria, Al-Monitor reports. The Defense Department is giving arms packages and ...

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Tui reintroduces Tunisia for summer 2018

Tui UK & Ireland has reintroduced Tunisia for summer 2018, with departures available from May. The operator put a small programme to Hammamet on sale today (Thursday), offering four flights a week from Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick to Enfidha. Tui has not offered a Tunisia programme since a terrorist ...

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“Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce partner of choice for Tunisian and British Business leaders”, says Mehdi Ben Abdallah

We need to strengthen relations between Tunisia and Great Britain and bring the respective business communities closer together, said Mehdi Ben Abdallah President of the Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce (TBCC) in an interview with Express FM.  He highlighted the importance of the role of the TBCC in promoting trade and ...

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Leonid Bershidsky: Is democracy coming to Iran? The demographics say yes

A theory that predicted the recent transition to democracy in Tunisia may offer some clues on the future path taken by Iran In a country as repressive as Iran, it’s difficult to gauge where the current countrywide protests are leading. But a bold theory that predicted the recent transition to ...

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Tunisia joins states pushing to escape EU tax haven blacklist

Brussels accused of undermining own efforts to help nation fight terrorism Tunisia is seeking to persuade the EU to take it off a tax haven blacklist as countries around the world deploy geopolitical arguments against Europe’s crackdown. President Beji Caid Sebsi has said friendly EU states led by France are ...

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Revival of the Tunisian banking sector will depend on aggressive reform, says report

S&P Global Ratings regards Tunisia’s banking sector as a weakness for its economy, and a significant source of contingent liabilities for the government, according to a report entitled, Ambitious Reform Is Key To The Revival Of The Tunisian Banking Sector. The Tunisian banking system continues to suffer from long-standing structural and ...

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We Got Funded: Video Content Startup Buzzkito Raises US$1.7 Million From AfricInvest

Stirring up MENA’s video development scene, Morocco-born startup Buzzkito has raised US$1.7 million in a Series A round, from AfricInvest, a Tunisia-based private equity fund managing $1 billion assets and more than 140 portfolio investments. Founded in 2006, the startup was launched by founder and CEO Mehdi Benslim, who noticed the lack of ...

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