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Tunisia Is Showing Democracy Can Work in the Arab World

While violent civil conflicts have prevailed elsewhere in the Middle East since the Arab Spring of 2011, Tunisia has pursued a transition to democracy without bloodshed. In 2014, the country made massive strides, adopting a new constitution, and then holding its first full parliamentary and presidential elections under that constitution. ...

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An economic malaise lies at the heart of Libya-Tunisia border standoff

The Tunisian state has a responsibility to create economic alternatives to southern smuggling networks  “We let go if you let go,” reads a banner hoisted a few miles from Ras Ajdir, one of the main border crossings between Tunisia and Libya.It perfectly sums up a standoff that has shut the crossing in ...

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Tunisia allows boat with 40 migrants to dock

Tunisia on Saturday said it would take in 40 migrants, including two pregnant women, rescued by a commercial vessel. The ship, the “Sarost 5” a Tunisian flagged supply boat, has been blocked for two weeks from docking off Zarzis in southern Tunisia. “For humanitarian reasons, we will accept the 40 ...

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El Haouaria Ecotourism: “The Symphony of the 5 senses” marks the Association Pinna APDPE culinary camp

The Association Pinna APDPE in collaboration with the Indian embassy in Tunisia had organized on July 20-22 the Culinary  Yoga camp. The event, whose theme on  «The Symphony of the 5 senses», aimed to promote the village of El Haouaria located in the Cap Bon Peninsula as an  ecotourism destination by ...

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ADEA supports Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Mauritania in the technical validation of the EMIS Norms and Standards and their Assessment Framework for North Africa

Experts in Education Management Information System (EMIS) from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Mauritania technically validated the EMIS Norms and Standards and their Assessment Framework for North Africa during a workshop held in Tunis (Tunisia) from 18 to 22 June 2018. This technical meeting, organized by the Working Group on Education ...

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‘Nothing is clear’: Libyan-Tunisian border crossing still closed as talks stall

Libyan and Tunisian officials were unable to come to an agreement to reopen the key Ras Jdir border crossing on Wednesday in a meeting which came after more than 10 days of closure. “We don’t know how long it will take to solve,” a Libyan official told Middle East Eye, speaking on ...

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Tunisia, Italy to conduct 60 joint defence activities in 2019

Tunisia and Italy have agreed to conduct 60 joint defence activities in 2019, the Tunisian defence minister said on Monday. Following a two hour meeting with his Italian counterpart,  Elisabetta Trenta, the Tunisian minister, Abdelkrim Zbidi, said the two countries have also agreed to continue cooperation in the field of ...

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Changing government will hurt economy, says PM

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday a change of government would put the economy at risk and shake the confidence of international lenders. Earlier, President Beji Caid Essebsi  urged Chahed to step down if the country’s political and economic problems persisted. Nine cabinets have failed to resolve high inflation and ...

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Over 1,500 doctors to leave public health sector in 2018/2019, says Tabboubi

Over 1,500 doctors of the public health sector will leave the country  2018/2019 and will reach 2,700 in 2022, Secretary-General of Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi said on Tuesday at the works of the public health doctors, dentists and pharmacists union’s conference held in Hammamet. Tabboubi recalled that some ...

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Migrants stranded without aid as Tunisia refuses to let ship dock

A Tunisian boat carrying around 40 African migrants has been stranded off the country’s coast without aid for more than a week after authorities refused to let them disembark there, the Red Crescent said on Monday. Monji Slim, an official of the Tunisian Red Crescent, said the authorities had argued ...

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