Who is the president that Tunisia needs?

As the presidential election in Tunisia is approaching late this year, we wonder about many questions: Who is the president that Tunisia needs today in the face of growing crises such as economic instability, educational uncertainty and decline in public services? Which programme will persuade the Tunisian voter to elect this particular candidate and the other? And what promises can be convincing? Tunisians today are living in a state of frustration that makes them desperate, and avoid and even hate talking about politics. Democracy for them does not mean anything…

Repercussions of climate change on Tunisia, heavy Rain and Drought under Focus

Heavy rains in the middle of winter for several weeks and the decline of the fertility of some lands and erosion and disintegration of some species of plants and wildlife are number of climatic and natural phenomena that began to be described by experts some 20 years ago as the “new” result of changes that “hit” the globe and are trying these days to find more solutions in the Paris summit on Climate Change. In recent years, Tunisians have been aware of the phenomenon of floods in autumn and spring…

India : A story of a Nation that has made its way to growth and development

On 26 January, the Republic of India celebrates Republic Day, which marks the date of the activation of the Indian Constitution, which was replaced by the Government of India Act (Document 1935) on this day in 1950. The date of January 26 was chosen from the date of the declaration of independence in 1930 In Lahore. The Republic Day of India is a commemoration of the approval of the Constitution by Constituent Assembly on January 26,  1950 that enshrines India as a Republic. While the main celebration takes place in…

Ain Draham City of four Seasons, Jewel in the hands of foal

The Ain Draham area is the creation of God, in the weaving of its beauty and portraying its topography. It is a wonderful region which refreshes the eyes and gives comfort to the nerves where the color of green nature combined with the color of the red brick form together a painting designed by the Creator and dedicated to Tunisia to be among the most beautiful areas on earth. This small city, located in northwest of Tunisia, has been able to play an important role in attracting many Tunisian and…

ITES notes on National Dialogue on Agriculture to be held on January 22, 2019 in Beja governorate

The Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies will hold a National Dialogue on Agriculture on January 22, 2019 in Beja governorate, with the presence of all the actors and experts in the field of agriculture. In this connection, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 8.4% in 2018 compared to 2.5% in 2017. It also contributed by 0.8 points in the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with a growth which reached 2.5%, and ranked second in terms of contributions. Agriculture in Tunisia has the lowest investment credits (1550 million dinars)…

Dougga, Treasure of Tunisia lying over the hills

Dougga is a highly proud city that witnesses the history of an ancient human civilization of over 25 centuries, and considered a cultural treasure of Tunisia, and one of the best-preserved regions of North Africa. Dougga is located in the northwest of Tunisia in a mountainous region surrounded by valleys and plateaus. The story began with Dougga with the Roman invasion and historians say that its history began even before the Roman invasion. Dougga has been a place of important human settlement, with cemeteries and a rock altar for boats…

Noureddine Tabboubi … The Guardian of The Tent

Before the last Congress of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the name of Noureddine Tabboubi does not mean much to the general public. Many questions are raised about his affiliations and his political adherence among the political stakeholders and party actors. Perhaps because of the nature of the man, he is known to the trade unionists as a field man. He is a unionist who sticks to the rules, very careful to do his duty, both on the personal or professional levels. Noureddine Tabboubi is a hardworking person and…

Terrorism and women

When a woman is aggressed, raped, tortured or harassed, everyone asks “how can such a thing happen?” and we ultimately witness a unanimous engagement of society in such a case, which is comprehensible because women are the pillars of our society. But when a woman is complicit in terrorist acts, things start getting complicated. The first questions start popping up: How can a woman be a part of such a thing? How can she act in such a way while she is the one responsible for the education of the…

Tunisia’s Best Hope for Economic Reform

Eight years after supplying the spark that lit the Arab Spring, Tunisia is again bracing for political upheaval in 2019, Bloomberg Opinion said in its website. Abassi has restrained spending by tightening access to credit, and raising the bank’s key interest rate, from 5 percent to 5.75 percent in March, and then to 6.75 percent in June. Since then, he has resisted IMF calls for further rate hikes, and defied dire predictions by holding the inflation rate to 7.5 percent. He has also allowed the dinar to weaken steadily, in line with the IMF’s…

WB: 300 million new jobs needed for MENA region by 2050

The World Bank said that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region needs to create 300 million new jobs by 2050. Vice President for MENA at the World Bank, Farid Belhaj, took part in a conference on the theme “Investing in Human Capital for a Better Future for the Region” held Friday in Tunis. Two reports on global development prospects for 2019 and education in the MENA region were presented as part of the event. In turn, World Bank (WB) Co-ordinator Federica Salio said “Tunisia is the first country…