“Angry Parents” stage march in Habib Bourguiba Avenue

The “Angry Parents” coordination called on Friday to prosecute the secretary general of the General Union of Secondary Education , Lassad Yaccoubi, holding him responsible for the boycott of examinations and the current crisis in the education sector. Hundreds of parents of Tunisian students gathered on Friday in the capital to protest a teachers’ refrain from holding exams at schools across the country, calling for a return to regular classes. For months the secondary education union has been demanding wage hikes, bonuses and the implementation of previous deals reached with…

No roaming charges for Algerian tourists visiting Tunisia and vice versa

The mobile network roaming fees between Algeria and Tunisia will be removed, both pledged on Sunday, APS news agency reported. This was announced on the sidelines of the third Joint Technical Committee for Cooperation in Post and ICT, held in Algeria’s capital Algiers. “We have decided to encourage regulatory authorities of both countries … to ensure their trade is transparent to customers travelling on both sides of the border without having to pay more fees for roaming and without being forced to make any changes on their phones,” said Algerian…

Tunisian delegation in Libya to complete repatriation procedures for children of ISIS parents

A delegation from the Tunisian government visited the Libyan Red Crescent branch in Misurata Sunday, to take blood samples of six children of ISIS parents, in order to verify their identity prior their return to Tunisia, The Libya Observer said in its website. The police technical team has initiated in taking samples of Tunisian children housed in the Care and Custody unit of Misurata Red Crescent branch, since December 2016 in the presence of a representative of the Attorney-General and coordinator of the Libyan-Tunisian Relationship, as well as representatives of…

Kuwait- Arab Fund signs KD 30 mln loan deal for Tunisian dam projects

The Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on Monday signed a KD 30 million (USD 100 million) loan for the Tunisian government, meant to prop up strategic dam projects for provinces in the northwest, KUNA reports. The plan will respond to the growing demand for water intended for agricultural purposes and will ensure flood protection in northwestern towns.  AFESD and Tunisia have maintained close cooperation over the years, the fund’s chairman Dr. Abdullatif Al-Hamad told the press on the sidelines of the signing ceremony, citing the pan-Arab…

Algeria sends tons of LNG to Tunisia

Algeria Saturday dispatched 4,000 tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Tunisia to help the country meet the shortage caused by disruptive weather conditions, mainly heavy snow, that have affected major social amenities, TAP reports. The shipment is meant for household use and that the 4,000 tons will be supplied to regions affected by shortage at the time the country is hit with heavy snowfalls, the same source indicates. The shortage also hit three gas canister filling stations, namely in Rades, Gabes and Bizerte. The Saturday shipment will supply 300,000…

Indian Embassy in Tunis celebrates India’s Republic Day

The 70th anniversary the Republic Day of India was celebrated with a ceremony at the Indian Embassy in Tunis on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Ambassador of India to Tunisia, Mr Prashant Pisa raised Saturday morning, the flag at the Embassy in the presence of Indian citizens and Tunisian friends of India. Then, the Ambassador read out the Indian President’s address to the Indian nation. The year 2019 will be very special with the organization of elections in India, the largest democracy in the world. More than 900 million people will…

EU announces assistance worth 305 million euros for Tunisia

The European Union announced Wednesday a financial assistance package worth €305 million to Tunisia, which is the highest amount ever allocated under the European Neighborhood Instrument. The funds will assist the North African country create jobs for youth, close gaps among local communities, promote entrepreneurship and improve living conditions. “This record financing reflects the EU’s strong ambition to create better chances for the Tunisian youth, facilitate a more flourishing and attractive business environment and enhance the capacities of local governments to improve the living conditions of local populations,” the European…

Russia’s FM visits Maghreb region

According to Russia’s Embassy to Tunisia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Tunisia  as part of a Maghreb tour on January 23-26 which  includes Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Spokeswoman Maria Zakarov said that ”the visit will be an opportunity to meet with the three countries’ senior officials and hold talks with the foreign ministers”. TunisianMonitorOnline

Tunisia to benefit of job creation initiative to be launched by AfDB

“Tunisia will feature among African countries that will benefit from an ambitious programme to be launched by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to create nearly 25 million jobs for African youth over the next ten years, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina announced on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after a meeting, held in the presence of African heads of state and organisations, as well as economists and politicians at the Davos World Economic Forum, Adesina emphasised that Tunisia plays a key role in the AfDB strategy. He pointed out that the co-operation…

Proclamation of January 23 of each year National Slavery and Human Trafficking Abolition Day In Tunisia

President Beji Caid Essebsi proclaimed January 23 of each year as a National Slavery and Human Trafficking Abolition Day, President of the Tunisian national authority against trafficking in human beings (French: INLCTP) Rawdha Laabidi told TAP on Tuesday. The decision is a reaction to the request addressed by the INLCTP authority to the Presidency of the Republic for the proclamation of January 23, 1846 (date of abolition of slavery in Tunisia), as a National Day. Tunisia was the first Arab country to abolish slavery. The decision will enhance the human…