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Tunisian official hails China’s assistance in hospital construction in east Tunisia

The hospital built with China’s assistance in Sfax in east Tunisia shows a successful cooperation between Tunisia and China in the field of health, Tunisian Regional Director of Health in Sfax Ali Ayadi said on Sunday. A delegation of Chinese doctors on a voluntary medical assistance mission went to the ...

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Tunisia joins West Africa trade bloc, eyes export market

Tunisia eyes African markets to ship goods and services worth $4 billion by the end of 2020. Tunisia has joined the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui signing membership documents as part of the North African country’s efforts to extend its economic ties in ...

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Respect for Territorial Integrity a Sine Qua Non for Maghreb Integration

Respect for the territorial integrity of member states is a sine qua non for achieving the long-sought integration of the Maghreb Union (AMU), Morocco’s Lower House Speaker Habib El Malki told AMU’s Secretary General Taieb Baccouche. During a meeting in Rabat, the two officials highlighted the wasted potential of the ...

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Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to fight corruption

The Tunisian parliament on Tuesday approved a law to combat illicit enrichment, a step designed to strengthen the government’s fight against widespread corruption in the country. Since the 2011 uprising, Tunisia has been held up by Western partners as a model of democracy for the region. Economic progress has lagged, ...

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Algeria and Tunisia agree to fight cross-border terrorism

Government officials from Algeria and Tunisia met in Tunis on Wednesday to discuss ways to secure their common border. The move followed an attack on a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the border province of Jendouba, in which six soldiers were killed. According to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, senior ...

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Belgium signs migration agreement with Tunisia

The Belgian and Tunisian secretaries of state for Migration, respectively Theo Francken and Adel Jarboui, signed on Tuesday an agreement. It aims to facilitate the return of undocumented Tunisians living in Belgium back to Tunisia. Mr Francken (New Flemish Alliance) says that this agreement strengthens Belgium’s collaboration with Tunisia for the ...

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Some 3,073 illegal Tunisian migrants arrived in Italy since early 2018 (IOM Mission Chief in Tunis)

Some 3073 irregular Tunisian migrants have arrived by sea in Italy, since the beginning of this year, and until mid-July 2018, revealed Monday Lorena Lando, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Mission Chief in Tunis. Tunisia ranked first in 2018 in terms of irregular migrant arrivals in Italy, during this period, ...

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BCE says PM should quit if crisis continues

President Beji Caid Essebsi called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence vote if the country’s political and economic crisis persists.  Prime Minister Youssef Chahed must “move to change the situation and improve it,” Essebsi said on Nessma TV. “If that is not ...

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Trials open in Tunisia over deaths of Arab Spring…

Families of people killed during protests that led to Tunisia’s revolution hold photographs of their relatives inside a courthouse in the central city of Kasserine on July 13, 2018 Two trials opened in Tunisia on Friday over the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution, part of a process aimed ...

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Eight financial and development institutions will give Tunisia 5.5 billion Euros (Hahn)

The eight financial and development institutions will give Tunisia 5. 5 billion Euros, including 2.5 billion Euros scheduled for the year 2018/2019 to be granted in the form of donations and loans, said Thursday, Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. Speaking at a press conference, the ...

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