Training workshop on the protection of whistleblowers in Tunisia

The Council of Europe is holding a training on the protection of whistleblowers for Tunisian anti-corruption authorities. The purpose of the activity is to build the capacities of Tunisian authorities in the implementation of new legislation on the protection of whistleblowers, by sharing good practices and jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on this issue, the Council of Europe Website reports. The training is carried out in the framework of the Anti-Corruption Project in Tunisia (TAC) implemented under the aegis of the Joint programme of the European…

Water month: awareness campaign on water consumption rationalization for children

On the celebration of World Water Day, which coincides each year on March 22, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries organizes, in coordination with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ), a series of events from March 14 to 24 in the governorates of Sidi Bouzid and Kairouan so as to involve the stakeholders in water saving process and the urgent need to preserve it. The water month celebration includes awareness campaigns meant for the different fringes of society, especially children. These campaigns include telling stories and myths on…

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): Indicator of good governance in water sector

Tunisia has adopted sustainable water resources management, safe water supply and sanitation.  This necessarily coordinated management should encompass all dimensions: social, economic, environmental, legal and cultural, taking into account the entire surface, underground and non-conventional hydrological system and also the needs of the various sectors (drinking water, agriculture, tourism, industry). This is commonly referred to as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The aim is to maximize equitably the resulting economic and social well-being, without compromising that of future generations and the sustainability of vital ecosystems. IWRM is not a technical…

Tunisia bans Boeing 737 aircraft from flying over its airspace

The Ministry of Transport banned Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 flights from flying over Tunisian airspace and landing at its airports, a ministry statement said Thursday. As a precautionary measure, the decision was taken following the crash of a Boeing 737 plane in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed all 157 aboard, the statement noted.  The ministry also confirmed that the Tunisian airlines do not operate this type of aircraft.  It is the second crash of a Boeing 737 plane in five months, as an Indonesian Lion Air jet of…

Dr Mohammed Habib El Hila passes away

“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un” “We belong to God and to Him we shall return” Professor Dr. Mohamed Habib EL Hila passed away on Thursday. He is a Tunisian National figure in the field of scientific research and cognitive brilliance, He is a summit in creativity and knowledge. Dr Mohammed Habib El Hila had studied in the famous Tunisian Sadiki School then joined the Zeituna Mosque academy where he had studied and taught there for period of time to join afterwards the Sorbonne University where he received his PH.D…

Tunisia to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on Oct. 6 and Nov. 10

Parliamentary and presidential elections in Tunisia will be held on Octpber 6 and November 10, 2019, the Electoral High Election Authority (ISIE) said on Wednesday. President of ISIE Nabil Baffoun said, at a press conference devoted to the presentation of the calendar of the 2019 legislative and presidential elections, that the first round of the presidential elections will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019 and on November 8, 9 and 10, 2019 for Tunisians abroad. “If one of the candidates does not obtain an absolute majority of the votes…

Infrastructure: A metro to link Nabeul, Hammamet and Kélibia

The Nabeul metro project will be carried out by the Chinese and various studies for this major infrastructure project are underway. The metro will have to connect the three cities of the governorate of Nabeul, namely Nabeul, Hammamet and Kélibia. A precise date for the start of the work is not yet revealed as it will be known according to the project studies, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Zied Ladhari said. “Last week we signed an agreement with the Chinese government to carry out various projects, including the Nabeul…

Awareness-raising and encouraging private initiative launched in Tunis

The 3rd phase of the national campaign to raise awareness and encourage private initiative in the employment sector was launched Monday in Tunis. This campaign targets trainees and graduates of vocational training centres and is part of the implementation of the national strategy for private initiative adopted on December 22, 2016. The strategy aims to promote the culture of private initiative through the strengthening of youth support, the simplification of administrative procedures and the implementation of a specific law to help small businesses in the informal sector to integrate the…

Tunisia hosts Arab Interior Ministers Council

The 36th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council opened Sunday in Tunis. The main issues to be discussed include the common interests in strengthening Arab security cooperation. “The Arab region is facing serious security challenges, especially terrorism crimes, cybercrimes, illegal immigration and human trafficking,” said Tunisian Interior Minister Hichem Fourati at the opening. These crimes threaten Arab security, and further work is needed to develop means of fighting them, Fourati added. The Interior Minister of Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said terrorism and…

Joint university to reframe Tunisia as regional study hub

France and Tunisia have agreed to establish the first joint university in the Tunisian capital Tunis next year, aimed at attracting Sub-Saharan and Mediterranean students and enhancing the country’s higher education status and its potential for research collaborations, the University World News reports. According to Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services and international mobility, the French ministry of higher education and research said the new university, to be known as the Franco-Tunisian University of Africa and the Mediterranean, will complement existing…