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Tunisia receives crucial backing from IMF with third loan instalment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) allocated a $249 million loan instalment to Tunisia after endorsing its progress in implementing difficult economic reforms. The approved payment is the fourth tranche of a 4-year, $2.8 billion loan tied to sweeping changes aimed at keeping Tunisia’s deficit under control. The Tunisian economy took ...

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Tunisia and Libya bet on new partnership model

The model of the Tunisian-Libyan partnership, to which the two countries’ officials aspire, will not be completed only by activating the previous joint 80 agreements. Politicians in Tunisia and Libya have understood late that there is no longer time to save the remaining economies of their battered countries, in the ...

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Why Migration Processing Centers won’t Solve EU’s Migration Problem

The EU has been thinking of outsourcing the management of migration and asylum to North African countries where most migrants are taking the perilous sea route to Europe. The idea of setting up migrant processing centres is winning support in the EU but has been met with utter rejection by ...

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IMF approves $249m loan tranche to Tunisia amid economic reforms

The latest tranche brings the total disbursement of the four-year loan to $1.14 billion The International Monetary Fund has approved the release of a $249 million loan tranche to Tunisia, as part of an economic reform programme, in a capital injection to the struggling economy. The fourth tranche from Tunisia’s four-year programme ...

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 More Chinese tourists flock to Tunisia’s Coastal resorts

In the archaeological museum in Sousse city in east Tunisia, a colourful one-square-meter mosaic of Chinese Taijitu has attracted many visitors. The Taijitu, evenly divided into two halves by a central curve, represents the Chinese philosophy of “Yin and Yang”. The pattern description reads “mosaic with the classical yin-yang pattern ...

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UK ministers to fund Saatchi campaign for Tunisian government

Critics dismiss project as PR campaign designed to support country’s contested policies The British government is paying M&C Saatchi to run a media campaign for the Tunisian government in an attempt to win voters over reforms that have sparked some of the largest protests in the north African state since the Arab ...

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Forget Santorini, Check Out Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia

Tourists by the thousands flock to Santorini for the classic pic of whitewashed houses with blue trim and bougainvillea, but an overlooked town in Tunisia also has the goods. “I think a mental health trip to North Africa wouldn’t be the worst thing for you right now,” my father told ...

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Tunisia to boost its economy and shift to green energy

The World Bank recently announced a new $500 million operation to support key reforms in Tunisia aimed at promoting private investment and creating opportunities for small businesses, while protecting vulnerable households and increasing energy security. The Investment, Competitiveness and Inclusion Development Policy Framework was designed to help implement major goals outlined in ...

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HOW TUNISIA IS FINALLY EMBRACING ITS BERBER CULTURE

The revival of Tunisia’s traditional heritage is creating new opportunities for cultural tourism, says Isabel Putinja I didn’t expect the sky to be white. There’s a sandstorm in the Saharaand I’m at its gateway: a windy hilltop overlooking the arid landscape of the Dahar mountain chain in South Tunisia. Gigantic letters perched ...

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No, China Won’t Be the Engine of Tunisia’s Tourism Recovery

Tunisia’s government is hoping that Chinese travelers will be the vehicle of the recovery of the country’s struggling tourism industry. This sentiment is something that Chinese state media have latched onto; Xinhua, for example, recently published a piece optimistically titled “Chinese market to be main factor to revive Tunisian tourism.” The North ...

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