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Tunisia joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative as it seeks to diversify trade, investment

Tunisia, which boasts the most open and diversified economy in the Maghreb, took its first steps to integrate into China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) strategy as it looks to expand trade and foreign investment. Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, in Beijing for the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, ...

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Italy’s Diplomacy Is Floundering in the Mediterranean

There’s no doubt that the Mediterranean Sea has played a decisive role in elevating Italy’s stature on the world stage. The Romans referred to it as “Mare Nostrum” (“Our Sea”), a rather self-explanatory term that attested to Rome’s quest for maritime dominance. Throughout the Middle Ages, Italian merchants staked generous ...

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Mideast draws more European tourists

If middle east tourism remains competitive globally, it is down to key destinations, in particular, the  UAE, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey. According to the latest Q2 data compiled by Expedia Group, the number of travellers visiting the Middle East from Europe is on the rise. The list of the top ...

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FOCAC Beijing summit to set new path for China-Africa cooperation

As African leaders are gathering in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations run high for the two sides to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled for Sept. ...

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Tunisia’s economy starts to rebound but structural issues persist – IMF

IMF approved $249m loan to Tunisia in July as part of four-year reform plan. Tunisia’s economy is displaying signs of economic recovery following difficult years since the Arab Spring, but remains dependent on consumption and imports, with weak investment and high levels of unemployment, prompting calls from the International Monetary ...

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Signs of economic progress in Tunisia overshadowed by political instability

Despite the gains, many have yet to find relief from economic hardships that have hit the country since 2011. The Tunisian economy showed signs of growth during the second quarter of 2018, giving ammunition to Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his promise to turn the country’s economic indicators “green by ...

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Cowbellpedia: Columbian, Tunisian Maths Lecturers Seek Simple Method In Teaching

Two Mathematics lecturers Bernardo Recaman Santos, of the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia and Karam Aloui, who teaches Mathematics at the University of Spax, Tunisia have appealed to teachers of the subjected to make its teaching simple, saying the subject, dreaded by many students, could be fun and relaxing. ...

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The Great American Eclipse Is History So Start Planning The ‘Eclipse Of The Century’ … In Tatouine

Hoping to tour the Stars Wars sets in Tunisia one day? Or see Egypt’s Valley of the Kings? Make that day August 2, 2027, when the longest eclipse remaining in any of our lifetimes will plunge a narrow strip of North Africa into darkness for a whopping maximum of six minutes and 23 seconds. The incredible ...

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Key Insights On Digital Activities Across Some North African Countries

There are about 238 million people across the seven countries in North Africa according to a UN-based report. The region has an internet penetration rate of 49%, second only to Southern Africa’s 51%. Social Media penetration in the region is 38%, the highest on the African continent with the most used messenger apps ...

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Algerian holidaymakers boost Tunisia’s tourism numbers

Tunisian officials predict that approximately 8 million tourists will spend holidays in Tunisia this year. On July 10, a day after jihadists killed six members of Tunisia’s security services near the Algerian border, Algerian Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui stood at the main border crossing between the two countries to personally ...

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