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…

Mehrez Boussayene (B&K associés) “Tunisia has some huge assets to attract foreign investment into the country”

Founded in 2002 , Boussayene Knani & Associés is one of the leading corporate law firms in Tunsia. With experience as former judges, corporate executives or professors, the firm’s partners have all aspects of law covered. Leaders League spoke to founding-partner Mehrez Boussayene. Leaders League: What place does arbitration have in your practice? Mehrez Boussayene. Arbitration has been one of the most importantsectors in our firm for around twentyyears. Our lawyers act as both arbitrators and as arbitration counsel. We have handled numerous international cases before the ICC as well as…

Tunisia expects chances from China to boost employment

Tunisia sees significant potential for cooperation with China to ease the alarming unemployment in the North African country, a Tunisia senior official said in a recent interview with Xinhua. Tunisia will learn from China to boost employment, especially for the young people, Faouzi Abderrahmane, the minister of Vocational Training and Employment, told Xinhua. According to Faouzi, the Tunisian unemployment rate has reached as high as 15.3 percent, an equivalent of 628,000. “The cooperation between Tunisia and China could obviously develop in the fields of entrepreneurship, sciences, technology and trade,” the…

Tunisia will have big and profitable place in international market, it is matter of time says Marcelo Scofano

Marcelo Scofano, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Expert in Olive Oil and organiser from the Brazilian International competition was the guest of the Olive Tree Festival held in the city of Sfax (Tunisia) in its 2nd edition (January 26- 30, 2018) on the theme: “Olive tree, light and roots,” In an exclusive interview with TunisianMonitorOnline, Marcelo Scofano said that during the meeting at Cepex Tunísia, the talks turned on ways to establish commercial bridges between Tunisia and Brazil. The steps will be implemented by the visit of a small group…