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Tunisian pilot kicks off passenger over racist slur towards black stewardess

A pilot with Tunisair – Tunisia’s national carrier – kicked a passenger off the flight over racist comment towards a black flight attendant, as reported by Al Araby. Mounir Ajlani, the pilot, had made the decision on a flight to Tunis, Tunisia from Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month after the passenger ...

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Messina Group announces new Italy-Tunisia line

The Genoa-based shipping company Ignazio Messina has launched a new sea connection for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) merchandise between Italy and Tunisia, with a weekly sailing between the port of Rades and the ports of Genoa and Naples, where the company will return after a five-year absence. The company will employ two ...

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Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia: Interference in Libya prolongs the crisis

Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia have joined forces to reject foreign interference in Libya’s internal affairs. “Foreign interference undermines the country’s political process, prolongs the crisis and threatens security and stability in Libya and neighbouring countries,” a joint statement in support of the political settlement in Libya said. The statement was ...

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China’s latest connection to Africa is via a boom in tourism

hinese travelers are the world’s top tourism spenders, shelling out almost $260 billion in 2017 alone. A growing part of that spend is now happening in Africa, encouraged by relaxed visa rules, increased interested in the continent’s cultural and historical sites, and a initiatives that seek to appeal to Chinese tourists. ...

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Disillusioned with the EU? – What Can Be Done to Support Tunisia

any Tunisians are disillusioned with the European Union. Tunisia being the only North African nation to have embarked on the road of transition towards democracy, the EU needs to be engaged with Tunisians on top of pursuing fairer trading relations. Tunisia has reached many milestones, such as drafting a new ...

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Migrant door barely ajar as populists prepare to rule Italy

The impending arrival of an anti- establishment, far- right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the spectre of mass expulsions. With a coalition of the anti-system Five Star Movement (M5S) and the nationalist League party poised to ...

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New Investment in Tunisia’s Future to Strengthen Primary Education and Ensure All Children Have Access to Preschool

The World Bank Board of Directors approved recently a US$100 million investment loan to support the Tunisian government’s efforts to improve the quality of primary education and expand access to preschool in disadvantaged regions.  The investment will support improving the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, and, in targeted districts, ...

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Al-Quds University gains membership in the Mediterranean Network of Engineering Schools

In a streak of academic achievements for Al-Quds University, its Faculty of Engineering secured membership in the Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d’Ingénieurs, the Mediterranean Network of Engineering Schools, following a unanimous vote during the conference of the public body held in Morocco. Since its establishment in 1997, the Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles ...

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Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes within the framework ...

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OIC summit on Palestine reject US decision on Jerusalem

The extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) drew to a close late Friday following strong condemnations of Israeli killings of unarmed Palestinian protesters. A news conference was held and a final declaration was issued after a session chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking at a joint ...

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