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Tunisian Government opens forex market to spark economic growth

Tunisia faced great economic challenges in the post-Arab Spring era. Now, the country is ready to open up the foreign exchange market to retailers The Tunisian Revolution triggered the Arab Spring that spread into other North African and Middle Eastern countries in 2010-11. Seven years on from the uprisings, Tunisia ...

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US official meets UN-backed prime minister in Tunisia

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met Fayez al-Sarraj, head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Saturday in the Tunisian capital. According to Sarraj’s press office, he met Sullivan, who is in Tunisia as part of his official visits, in the country’s capital, Tunis. During the meeting, they ...

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Social and cultural dynamics in the Arab world

Filled with faceless, fragmented bodies, Thameur Mejri’s paintings express the physical and psychological effects of recent upheavals in the Middle East Emerging Tunisian artist Thameur Mejri’s work examines the social, political and cultural dynamics in the Arab world, especially Tunisia by focusing on the linkages that contemporary mass media creates ...

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Why should investors consider funding Tunisian startups?

Intilaq, a Tunisian incubator and fund officially started in 2014 in a partnership between Microsoft, Ooredoo, and other funding partners. Few years later, Intilaq became a leading Tunisian startup investor, and invested 12 millions Tunisian dinars (US$ 5 millions) in 26 startups that operate in various sectors such as education, health, ...

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Microfinance – ‘it has symbolic value’

Essma Ben Hamida, co-founder of Tunisian microcredit institution Enda, was present when Ivanka Trump helped launch a loan program for women at the recent G20 summit in Hamburg. DW spoke to her in Tunis. DW: You were recently in Hamburg to attend the G20 summit where you participated in a ...

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