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Tunisia: security forces must not ‘inflame’ tense situation as country prepares for more anti-austerity rallies

Tunisian security forces must refrain from using excessive force and end their use of intimidation tactics against peaceful demonstrators, Amnesty International said on Friday. During the past four days of anti-government demonstrations, security forces have used increasingly heavy-handed methods to disperse rallies and subsequently arrest protesters. One protester has died during ...

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El Guettar Gafsa: Tfanen-Tunisie Créative-funded public playground inaugurated

A public playground, located in El Guettar Gafsa, was inaugurated on January 6, 2018, TAP reports The project is steered by the Tunisian Association for Environmental Art as part of the project “Tunisian Playground Sculptures “funded by Tfanen-Tunisie Créative. The particularity of this project is that it is a typical ...

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About 20 Tunisian businesses set up after TABC Africa prospection missions

Some 20 Tunisian businesses were set up after a string of prospecting missions conducted by the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC), said President Bassem Loukil. The newly established companies are operating in the sectors of health (private clinics), building, agriculture and new technologies, TAP reports. Several partnership agreements and commercial contracts ...

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Strong growth in civil service hiring was associated with 10% decline in productivity (IMF Report)

“The increase in civil service hiring and the excessively high salaries have been followed by a 10% decline in the sector’s productivity between 2010 and 2015,” said a report recently prepared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia. “This ...

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Mixed Chambers of commerce call for fiscal stability

The members of the Mixed Chambers Council attended, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, a breakfast debate on the main provisions of the new Finance Act 2018 with attendance of Minister of Finance Ridha Chalghoum and his team within the Ministry. Taking the floor, the Finance Minister emphasised the importance of ...

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Why Tunisia Is the One Lasting Success of the Arab Spring

The Iranian political demonstrations now under way have roots in the Arab Spring upheavals that began in December 2010 in North Africa. The starting point was Tunisia, the rare success story of the Arab Spring—despite two major terrorist attacks in 2015 and this week’s protests against austerity, the country has ...

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Tunisian module manufacturer Ifri-Sol commissions new solar factory

The new 150 MW solar module manufacturing facility will be located in Kairouan and will enable the company to reach a total production capacity of 200 MW Tunisian solar module manufacturer, Ifri-Sol has commissioned its second manufacturing facility, in Kairouan, in northern Tunisia’s inland desert. In a statement to pv magazine, ...

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Tunisia protests: Is there a trade-off between a strong economy and democracy?

Demonstrations have swept Tunisia due to government austerity measures, and the country’s democracy has advanced since its 2011 revolution that ushered in the Arab Spring. But does this transition come at a cost? Protests took place in ten towns across Tunisia Monday after the government enacted a series of price and ...

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Boost for Tunisia after Tui’s ‘surprise’ return

Tui’s “surprise” decision to reinstate holidays to Tunisia is expected to help “restore faith” in the destination among UK agents and consumers. “More than the volume, it’s about growing credibility and rebuilding faith in Tunisia for 2018” The UK’s largest tour operator will resume flights to the North African destination ...

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Dozens hurt, 200 arrested in new Tunisia unrest

More than 200 people were arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry said Wednesday, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.  Ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani told local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and ...

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