8th anniversary of revolution and youth: PM receives youth civil society

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed received, on Monday afternoon in Kasbah government palace, representatives of civil society organisations, on the occasion of the celebration of the 8th anniversary of the revolution and youth. The meeting provided the occasion to review the key points of the sectoral strategic vision for youth for the years 2019-2020. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of this gathering with members of youth civil society on the occasion of the celebration of the revolution and youth, a revolution “which was at the origin of the freedoms acquired…

Tabboubi calls on government to assess its policies

Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi called Monday on the government to thoroughly consider the country’s debt, public finances, the subsidy system in the energy sector, the feedstock as well as the support provided to employment and continuing training sector and supply of small credits. Tabboubi also called on the celebration of the 8th anniversary of the Revolution, for accelerating the assessment of the employment policies, trade agreements, the customs regime and that of support for families in need to devise a national policy based on…

Archaeological remains discovered in Tunisia

 An archaeological site of Roman period was detected by workers of a Chinese company who were preparing the inauguration of a sport and cultural complex project in Ben Arous, southern suburbs of Tunis, Xinhua reports. Tunisian Minister of Youth and Sports Sonia Ben Cheikh told Xinhua that “the inauguration was scheduled this Friday, but the workers discovered the archaeological remains.” The complex project, which will be built with China’s assistance, includes a swimming pool, a block of administration and auditorium, the accommodation of 100 beds, sports rooms, recreation areas and…

Tunisia among top 50 fascinating tourist destinations to visit in 2019, according to NewYork Times travel guide

From the medina to Sidi Bou Saïd via Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Carthage or La Marsa, Tunis is one of the places to visit in 2019 before New York, Hong Kong or Tahiti. The prestigious American newspaper New York Times published on Wednesday a list of 52 places to visit around the world in 2019, and the city of Tunis is one of them. Ranked 27th place to visit, Tunis, “the spark of the Arab spring still lit”, is presented as “the only Arab capital to have real freedom of expression,…

Tunisia adopts tax provision to reduce ADSL connection price this year

Tunisia’s 2019 fiscal law containing the new tax provision on ADSL connection came into effect on January 1, 2018. This law reduces the value-added tax applied to ADSL connection from 19% to 7%. The government wants to facilitate internet access to consumers, reduce the digital gap between regions and overall, guarantee social inclusion. It expects to meet the objectives of its Digital Tunisia 2020, while placing internet and ICT the focus of socio-economic development in the coming years, by facilitating the access of a large portion of the population to…

Special events at City of Science on occasion of total lunar eclipse

Special events are scheduled at the Tunis City of Science ahead of January 21 total lunar eclipse. They include a meeting on January 20 under the theme “Pending the Eclipse” and another to observe the eclipse using telescopes. Dynamic workshops to shed light on the phenomenon are scheduled along with guided tours in the pavilion of the universe as well as a lecture entitled “January 21 Lunar Eclipse.” A total lunar eclipse will be visible from Tunisia on Monday, January 21, at dawn. Partial phases will start at 4:33 am…

Tunisian NGO calls on Libyan Tunisian authorities to address issue of stranded Tunisian children in Libya

A Tunisian association has called on the Libyan and Tunisian governments to take actions and cooperate to repatriate 73 Tunisian children of ISIS parents back to their families in Tunisia, the Libya Observer reports. President of “Rescuing Tunisian Detainees Abroad” Association Mohammed Ben Rajab said in a press statement that the Tunisian authorities showed no concern on the fate of the Tunisian children stranded in Libya, stressing in return, Libya’s cooperation in this regard. Ben Rajab pointed out that they are in the process of establishing a movement to put…

Tunisia internet agency partners with Russian blockchain platform

The Tunisia Internet Agency (ATI) has signed a partnership with Russian blockchain platform Universa to provide hosting services, telecompaper website said. The ATI signed a ten-year deal with Universa to support the platform’s development and build joint projects in the field of blockchain as a service (BaaS). This includes digital currency, digital identity, as well as smart cities and e-governance, the same source added. The ATI is a governmental body run by the Ministry of Communications with a mission to promote internet usage in the country. TunisianMonitorOnline Share2+1TweetShare2 Shares

Tunisia: tens of illegal migrants rescued in Mediterranean shores

Some 45 illegal migrants of African nationalities were rescued from a sinking boat off the island of Kerkennah in the province of Sfax in southeast Tunisia, Tunisian Interior Ministry said on Sunday evening. The illegal boat came from the Libyan town of Zouara with 45 irregular migrants on board, including six women, two of whom were pregnant. This is the second attempt of irregular migration intercepted by Tunisian maritime security forces during the last 24 hours. Another illegal boat was intercepted off Nabeul coast on Saturday, carrying five migrants between…

Syria begins flights to Tunisia

Syria’s only private air carrier Cham Wings Airlines flew to Tunisia on Thursday for the first time, adding another destination to its growing network, Almasdarnews reports. “The first tourist flight to Tunisia has taken off,” the airline announced in a Twitter post, which featured a cockpit-view video from the runway. The flight carried 150 passengers to Monastir on Tunisia’s northern coast, Syria’s state news agency SANA said. It cited the airline’s development director, Osama Satea, as saying that regular flights would be scheduled based on demand, the same soure added The company was set up in Damascus eleven…