“We strive to raise awareness about hydraulic imbalance in Tunisia”, says Manfred Matz

“The main focus of our action is to raise awareness among the people of Tunisia to make them understand that there is a hydraulic imbalance in the country which is translated between the demand for water use and what is available sustainably”, Manfred Matz Head of Programme of Water Management Programme GIZ Tunisia said in an interview with TunisianMonitorOnline. He made an overview of the water shortage in Tunisia, placing emphasis on the quantities of water consumed in the different sectors. He noted that water in Tunisia is a great…

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.…

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…

Paymee, revolution in mobile and online payment for Tunisian economy founded by Tunisian ICT engineer Marwen Amamou

         “Dream big, work hard and stay humble”  Marwen Amamou The worldwide mobile payment revenue in 2015 was 450 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to surpass 1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019. The spread of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has led to the strong growth of mobile commerce. In the fourth quarter of 2016, mobile e-commerce spending in the United States amounted to 22.7 billion US dollars according to the statistics portal statista. Tunisia which is a country that fully adheres in the technological evolution is making its way…

Libya an Obstacle on Tunisia’s Path to Stability

In an interview, Tunisian foreign minister says Western-led action in Libya in 2011 was reckless. Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui says his country is still feeling the effects of what he described as a reckless NATO-led campaign in neighboring Libya in 2011—a military intervention that led to the ouster of dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi but left behind violence and instability. In an interview with Foreign Policy during his recent visit to Washington, Jhinaoui said Tunisia’s security is dependent on stability in Libya but that foreign powers were now using Tripoli as an arena…

Uncovering the Beauty of Algeria’s Post-Colonial Architecture

Algiers like you’ve never seen it before  “What I love about photography is the rich and diverse prisms of analysis it offers. We can feel something very immediate if we look at a picture as an isolated piece, but if we place it within a series, we are also able to create a new vocabulary, a new way of reading things”, says 30-year-old French-Tunisian photographer Safouane Ben Slama, who recalls developing an interest in photography through his father who transmitted his passion to him when he was still a kid. There…

The Tunisian Startup Act – What Does It Change?

As per Global Entrepreneurship Index 2018, based upon 14 parameters, Tunisia ranks 6th in MENA region and 40th worldwide on the health of the ecosystem. It is anticipated that this ecosystem could be the next game changer for the African continent. Fellow countries that rub shoulders with Tunisia are Botswana and South Africa.  As a startup ecosystem, Tunisia enjoys much higher startup skills and risk capital than its counterparts in Africa. Early last month, the much awaited Tunisian Startup Act was passed by the parliament.The law provided much room space for startups to…

Expert Explains Reason Behind Decline in Number of Migrants to Europe

The number of migrants who arrived in Italy in 2018 has decreased by 75% compared to the same period last year. The country’s interior ministry has reported that the number of arrivals from Libya has dropped. Sputnik discussed the issue of illegal migrants travelling to Italy with Paolo Salom, political observer with Corriere della Sera. Sputnik: What do you think is the primary reason behind the decline in the number of migrants to Italy has been? Paolo Salom: The main reason is the way that the government of Italy reached an agreement with the governments of a few…

Security robot, work of Tunisian talents

In an interview with robotics doctor Anis Sahbani, CEO of “Enova Robotics” company and inventor of the security robot “Pearl guard”, we learned that this robot, invented in 2015, is a first in the world. This invention won in Tunisia the first prize in the national competition for inventions and was also awarded abroad at the International Trade Shows for Inventions organized notably in Cairo (2016), France, Geneva, Austria and Kuwait (in 2017). “Enova-Robotics” is a public limited company located in the “Soft-Tech” business incubator of the Sousse competitive cluster…

Returning to Tunisia: What clients can expect

With Tunisia back on sale for the British market this spring, Riadh Saidani, a Thomas Cook rep at Les Orangers Beach hotel in Hammamet, tells Sophie Griffiths what tourists can look forward to when they visit. Riadh Saidani, a Thomas Cook rep in Hammamet, outlines what tourists can look forward to when they visit Tunisia How does it feel to have British tourists returning to Tunisia? I’m so happy the tourists are coming back! I was in Sousse at the time of the 2015 attack – it was a terrifying time and…