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Education Ministry to assume its responsibilities in rehabilitating public education and ensuring its quality

Minister of Education Hatem Ben Salem announced Friday in Kasserine, in a statement to media, on the sidelines of the work of the regional council of education,  the key measures taken by the cabinet meeting held last Wednesday, on “the reality and the perspectives of the educational system in Tunisia ...

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Tunisia: Impact Partner to set an investment fund for SMEs

Impact Partner will set an investment fund worth between TND500, 000 and TND2 million ($208,300 and $833,192). This was announced by Leila Charfi, the firm’s managing director, Ecofinagency reports. The firm which provides companies with financing and technical support to improve their financial profitability targets SMEs through this new initiative, the source ...

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In Tunisia, preserving tradition in the last underground homes

In the arid valleys of southern Tunisia’s Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses whose earthen casing provides protection against searing summer heat and winter winds. But in recent decades, rural depopulation has meant fewer people live in the homes, which are composed of rooms hewn ...

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Some 331.807 MD in 2017/2018 season for date exports

The revenue of date exports for 2017/2018 stands at 331.807 million dinars (MD) thus reaching record up 22%  compared to  last season (271.727MD). The dates exported jumped by 6% since early this season (October 1, 2017) reaching 54,519 thousand tonnes February 21, 2018, against 51,391 thousand tonnes, the Agriculture, Water ...

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2017: Tunisia tops Maghreb countries

Tunisia was ranked 74th out of 180 countries with a score of 42 points, by the new Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2017. It only gained one point over the year the latest (41 points in 2016 and 42 in 2017), according to the new Transparency International report, which revealed, ...

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UN pays tribute to Tunisia’s contributions to its peacekeeping operations

The United Nations has expressed gratitude and appreciation to Tunisia for its ongoing contributions to UN peacekeeping operations,  TAP reports. “For more than fifty years, Tunisia has been a steadfast partner to the United Nations peace-keeping. We are grateful for the services and the contributions of Tunisian peacekeepers,” Jean-Pierre Lacroix, ...

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Tunisia, archaeological marathon in Carthage

The fourth edition of the Carthage Race will be held on Sunday, February 25, between Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, along with  events scheduled throughout Tunisia, according to the Carthage Race website.  During the race,  runners will compete near important and well-known historic sites namely Carthage, Byrsa, Sidi Bou Said, ...

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Riyeda entrepreneurship fair opens in Tunis

Over 8,000 people are expected at the two-day entrepreneurship fair, Riyeda, which opened Wednesday in Tunis TAP reports. Representatives of public and private financing and support structures, young graduates with innovative ideas, job seekers, Tunisian and foreign experts as well as entrepreneurs are taking part in the fifth edition of this ...

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EBRD and FAO support sustainable olive oil production in Tunisia

Phoenician travellers first introduced the olive tree to what is nowadays Tunisia. Its cultivation is said to have been refined here, before trees were taken northwards and westwards, into the heartlands of the Roman Empire. Tunisia is well established as a major exporter of olive oil, alongside Italy and Spain ...

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