WFP enhances National School Feeding Programme in Tunisia

The World Food Programme (WFP) provides capacity-strengthening activities aimed at enhancing the Government-run National School Feeding Programme (NSFP) that reaches 260,000 children (125,000 girls and 135,000 boys) in 2,500 primary schools, reads a report of the WFP. The budget for national school feeding doubled in 2019, reaching USD 16 million per year. USD 1.7 million were allocated by the Tunisian Government for the construction and equipment of a pilot central kitchen and development of a School Food Bank, the report said. Last June, the WFP’s five cooperating partners carried out…

Saudi Arabia gives first batch of armoured vehicles to Tunisia

The Interior Ministry received Saturday the first batch of Saudi assistance consisting of armoured vehicles, says a department statement. The assistance aims to “step up the efforts of Tunisian security units in countering terrorism and crime,” the same source said. It is also part of the privileged co-operation relations binding Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in the security field, the statement reads. TunisianMonitorOnline

Over 1,000 migrants from Tunisia in 6 months reach Spain, Italy

More than one thousand migrants from Tunisia arrived in Spain and Italy in the first half of this year, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) said in a report on irregular immigration. A total of 1,019 Tunisian migrants arrived in Italy and Spain in the first half of 2019, according to a report presented in Tunis by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) on irregular immigration. During the same period, 1,008 mostly sub-Saharan and Syrian migrants arrived in Tunisia, the report said.  FTDES Executive Director…

Tunisia commends power-sharing deal in Sudan

Tunisia commended the agreement reached Friday between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country, a Foreign Ministry statement reads. The Foreign Affairs Ministry underlines the importance of this agreement which constitutes a considerable step forward, in this crucial phase of the history of Sudan. “This deal will be able to preserve the security and stability in this brotherly country and to meet the aspirations of its people in the field of democracy, progress and peace,” said…

TUNISIA: Country will benefit from EBRD’s green cities programme

Tunisia is one of nine countries in the world that will benefit from the new funding provided through the EBRD’s Green Cities programme. The sum of 87 million euros has been made available by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Initiatives to promote sustainable cities will be revitalised in Tunisia as one of nine countries selected from around the world under a funding agreement dedicated to green cities, Afrik21 reported. The Board of Directors of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the release of €87 million to the European Bank…

Start of employment initiative in Tunisia’s territories

The employment initiative in Tunisia’s territories was kicked off, announced Saturday Association for the Development of Co-operation and Friendship between France and Tunisia (APCAFT) President Rayed Chaibi, during a meeting organised in Tunis to present the initiative, TAP reported Rayed Chaibi said that the objective is to create a synergy between the various local stakeholders to promote employment in the regions. “In view of the serious economic and social situation, the APCAFT proposes an initiative that will help combat unemployment in the interior regions by involving all the major actors…

International seminar to discuss information disorder in the media and social networks in electoral contexts

 As part of its support for the promotion of freedom of expression, media pluralism and the regulation of the audiovisual sector in Tunisia, the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA), organized a seminar on “Internet, social networks and electoral processes” in Tunis on 20 and 21 June 2019. This is the first activity carried out with HAICA under the PAII-T framework, a new joint project between the Council of Europe and the European Union which was officially launched in Tunisia on 20 June 2019, the Council…

Telnet, Sputnix and GK Launch to Cooperate on Manufacture and Launch of Small Satellites

The Skolkovo Technopark was the backdrop for the signing of a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tunisian company TELNET Holding and Russian companies SPUTNIX and GK Launch Services. The MoU will see the companies cooperating on the building of smallsat components and entire satellites, and the orbit and deployment of constellations, Spacewatch reported. Within the collaboration, the trio expect to build and deploy a constellation of about 30 smallsats with an Internet-of-Things mission before 2023. The project will involve the establishment of an R&D facility and a factory for…

African engineers convene in Tunis for conference on Food Security

The executive council meeting of the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) is convening in Tunis on the sidelines of the International Conference on Engineering and Food Security in Africa. The conference is held under the auspices of the Tunisian Order of Engineers in collaboration with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) from June 24 to 26. According to the Tunisian Order of Engineers, the purpose of this gathering is to draw the world’s attention to the fact that the international effort to save Africa from the spectre of…

Open Source Machine Building Workshop at ENIT Tunisia

The Open Source Machine Building workshop, due to be held on June 21 – 27, 2019 at National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT), is a unique opportunity for young students to develop their technological skills, meet start-up incubators and work in a diverse international team with members from universities from Germany and Tunisia, the European Commission website reports. The event is the first workshop held in Tunisia that brings together students, makers, researchers, incubators, enterprises and policy makers. It is also an opportunity for students to become Makers and get…