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Skills to Succeed for South Tunisia’s youth

OMV has empowered hundreds of people with new skills to find a job, by implementing a long-lasting community development initiative in the region of Tataouine. Journey with us into South Tunisia and find out how the initiative has impacted the lives of the local communities. It was a time of ...

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EU removes Tunisia from tax-haven blacklist

Tunisia has been removed from the European Union’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, announced the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (EcoFin) as it convened on Tuesday in Brussels. “Eight jurisdictions have been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high ...

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Why you should follow the Mediterranean ‘diet’ – and how to do it

Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based private-practice dietitian, is director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan. No doubt you’ve heard about the Mediterranean diet. It’s long been reported to be the optimal eating plan for preventing a wide range of diseases including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. ...

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Tunisian Government opens forex market to spark economic growth

Tunisia faced great economic challenges in the post-Arab Spring era. Now, the country is ready to open up the foreign exchange market to retailers The Tunisian Revolution triggered the Arab Spring that spread into other North African and Middle Eastern countries in 2010-11. Seven years on from the uprisings, Tunisia ...

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“It would be a mistake if economic reform process underway in MENA were to be thrown into reverse” (IMF)

« It would be a mistake if the economic reform process underway in the Middle East and North Africa were to be thrown into reverse,” said Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an article entitled: “Economic Growth and Fairness ...

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The ‘new’ Tunisia: in search of Carthage and lesser known Roman ruins

After the attacks of 2015 Tunisia is back in business — but forsake the beach for its heritage, says Nick Redmayne. “Carthago delenda est” — or “Carthage must be destroyed” — was a favourite phrase of Roman orator Cato the Elder. It took until 146BC and an emphatic victory in ...

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Saudi Arabia deposits $2 billion in Central Bank of Yemen to support currency

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia ordered a deposit of $2 billion to be paid into Central Bank of Yemen to strengthen the weak Yemeni currency, the Saudi government said. King Salman issued the order to help support the rial, which has plummeted amid a lingering conflict between ...

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Emel Mathlouthi and some music without frontiers

A DIVERSE double bill concert celebrating music without frontiers brought a Sydney Festival audience to its feet in the formal setting of the City Recital Hall Angel Place. Top of the bill was Tunisian star Emel Mathlouthi, whose song Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free) became an anthem for the ...

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5+5 Dialogue: 14th Conference of Foreign Ministers opens in Algiers

The 14th Foreign Ministers’ Conference of the 5 + 5 Dialogue began Sunday in Algiers, TAP reports. The meeting is co-chaired by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. Tunisia is represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khemaies Jhinaoui. The Conference held under the theme: ...

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The Middle East is still building towards the right start-up culture

Entrepreneurs face the same key issues they did a decade ago Almost eight years ago, I was involved in the development of Wamda, a website commissioned by Abraaj Capital to inspire and connect the region’s burgeoning start-up scene, which was taking root among enthusiastic youngsters in places like Lebanon, Jordan, ...

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