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Enrolment opens for Summer School on Migration in Tunisia

Registration is now open for the fourth edition of the Summer School on Migration in Tunis from September 10-15, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Tunisia and the National institute for labour and social studies said. This year the school takes the theme ‘Migration and the integration of migrants ...

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Independents win most seats in municipal polls

Independents have won most seats in the municipall polls held last May 6 in Tunisia, the Independedn Higber Authority for the Elections (ISIE) announced on Wednesday. The official results announced by ISIE  reveals that independent candidates won 2,373 seats. Ennahda movement came in the second place with 2,139 seats, followed ...

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Tunisia to resume flights to Libya “very soon”

Tunisia will resume flights to neighbouring Libya “very soon”,  Foreign Minister Khemais Jhinaoui said Monday, during a meeting with Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj in the Libyan capital Tripoli. The two officials discussed means to facilitate bilateral trade between their countries and joint border management, according to a statement of ...

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Spain Fail to Turn on the Style in Narrow Tunisia Victory

Spain laboured to a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an underwhelming World Cup warm-up in Krasnodar on Saturday.  Spain laboured to a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an underwhelming World Cup warm-up in Krasnodar on Saturday. The 2010 champions remain unbeaten under coach Julen Lopetegui, who took over ...

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Tunisian researcher elected best university teacher in the United States

Tunisian researcher Marwen Ksantini from Nabeul, 33, was elected the best researcher and university teacher for the year 2018 at the University of Michigan in the United States. The Tunisian teacher has won three out of four awards in the field of scientific research. The first prize was for the ...

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Rally in Paris in solidarity with victims of Kerkennah boat sinking and their families

A solidarity rally with the victims of the migrant boat that sank off Kerkannah and their families was organised Friday afternoon at the Fontaine des innocents in Paris (France), on the initiative of more than 40 Tunisian and Maghreb associations. A makeshift boat sank Saturday, June 2, 2018, off the ...

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Tunisia to ban all plastic bags from 2020

There will be no production, importation, selling or distribution of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Tunisia from December 31, 2019. The announcement was made on World Environment Day by Minister for the Environment and Local Affairs Riadh Mouakher. Tunisia is thus continuing its fight against plastic bags that it launched in ...

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Tunisia Truth Commission Brings One Court Case in Four Years

A commission that has been working for four years to deliver justice to victims of Tunisia’s decades-long dictatorship has brought one case to court, which began last week with a single hearing. And the commission’s four-year mandate expired on May 31, although the government granted it an extension until the ...

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Tunisia strengthens security forces on islands after migrant boat sank

Prime Minister Youssef announced Tuesday the strengthening of security forces on the Kerkennah Islands off Tunisia’s southeastern coast after a migrant boat sank and 58 died. Interior Ministry Spokesman Khalifa Chibani said Tunisian security forces intercepted eight individuals involved in planning this illegal transporting of migrants. “Merchants, who manipulate our ...

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At least 46 migrants die as boat sinks off Kerkennah

At least 46 migrants died when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast (Kerkennah island) and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday. The rescue operation was ongoing, the ministry said in a statement. The migrants were of Tunisian and other nationalities. Human traffickers increasingly ...

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