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Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt to discuss Libyan crisis in Cairo

Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said on Monday that a tripartite meeting with Egypt and Tunisia will be held in Cairo later this month to discuss the development in war-torn Libya, state radio channel I reported. The last tripartite meeting on Libya was held in Algiers in May 2018, when ...

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The number of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian nationals expelled by Germany is on the rise

The number of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian nationals expelled by the German authorities has increased in recent years, reports German daily Bild, quoted by De Spiegel. By the end of August, Germany expelled 476 people to their countries of origin while it repatriated only 61 others in 2015. In 2017, 634 ...

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In Tunisia, tourists back, but revenues do not follow

More than six million tourists are coming to Tunisia this year, more than in 2014, before a series of devastating attacks: but if tourism rebounded, the economic benefits do not follow, between poor management, competition, and difficulty in repatriating foreign currency. The tourism revenues in euros increased by 28% year ...

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North Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [1st-7th October, 2018]

This past week saw the North African startup ecosystem play host to some events that can be thought to be aimed at furthering the growth of entrepreneurship and business in the region. The African tech startup ecosystem seems to be witnessing something of a renaissance as the number of tech-driven ...

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Fuel spill feared as cargo ships collide off Corsica

Two cargo ships have collided off the island of Corsica, with authorities fearing a catastrophic oil spill in the idyllic Mediterranean region. CARGO ship rammed into another freight vessel near the French Mediterranean island of Corsica early Sunday, causing no injuries but causing a leak which officials say is most ...

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Germany denies it plans to fly migrants back to Italy

Germany on Sunday denied an Italian newspaper report that it planned to fly migrants back to Italy, after the allegation drew a threat from Italy’s Interior Minister to refuse landing permission to unauthorised planes carrying asylum seekers. La Repubblica reported on Saturday that Germany’s refugee agency had sent “dozens of ...

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Tunis Stock Exchange, a new member of the World Federation of Exchanges

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has formalized the membership of the Tunis Stock Exchange as a full member, at its 58th Annual General Meeting held in Athens, on October 3rd, 2018. After Correspondent and Affiliate statuses, Membership status marks the completion of a long process and a on-site peer review carried ...

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Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for fight against sexual violence

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Mukwege, a gynecologist and surgeon, has long worked to treat thousands of women and girls affected by rape ...

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Tunisia ‘at a turning point’ stresses UN rights expert

An independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Thursday the progress made towards democratic reform in Tunisia, since the 2011 revolution, and emphasized the importance of protecting freedom of peaceful assembly and association. “Tunisia is at a turning point in its post-revolution history,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to ...

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“Night of researchers” held in Tunisia in cooperation with EU

Tunisia celebrated scientific research, on September 28, 2018, through a major and original event, which was a result of a cooperation between Tunisia and the European Union. Two events were actually held in parallel at the same time: “Lila Jamila” in Tunisia and “EuResearchers’night” in Europe. The event is originally ...

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