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Son of Tunisian immigrant wins best French baguette

Second-generation baker, Mahmoud M’seddi, will now supply the French president with bread for an entire year. The baguette is one of the great treasures of French culinary heritage, emblematic of pride in tradition and craftsmanship, and important enough (in the eye of the French people and their president Emmanuel Macron) ...

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Tunisia tourism revenues jump as Europeans return

Tunisia’s tourism revenues grew by 40 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year, the government said Thursday, driven by a strong return of European tourists three years after they were targeted in militant attacks. Officials predict a record season with eight million tourists ...

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NGOs report ongoing violations at Lampedusa hotspot

Human and civil rights activists have reported ongoing violations and discrimination at the migrant hotspot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, targeting Tunisian nationals in particular. The reports raise concern also in view of the possible creation of further migrant centres in Europe and in countries of origin and transit. ...

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“Tunisia is on right track, courage is needed to accomplish reforms” (IMF Mission Chief)

(TAP) – “Tunisia is currently halfway, courage is needed to accomplish the reforms and succeed in boosting growth,” said Bjoern Rother International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief for Tunisia, adding that the country “is on the right track”. Speaking at a press conference held Wednesday at the headquarters of the ...

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Tunisia: Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom Announce Partnership Agreement

Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom jointly announced on Wednesday a new Partner Market agreement for Tunisia. This will be Vodafone’s first such partnership in North Africa. Under the non-equity agreement, which has come into force since July 10, Vodafone will provide strategic and operational support in a range of areas, including ...

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Tunisia: Chinese project to produce train cars, locomotives

Chinese company Batou, specialized in assembling train cars and locomotives, intends to set up a production unit in Tunisia, which will be used to export products in Africa, its representative in Tunisia, Habib Laouini, told a press conference. The press conference was organized to mark the arrival of 60 train ...

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Tunisia and Libya bet on new partnership model

The model of the Tunisian-Libyan partnership, to which the two countries’ officials aspire, will not be completed only by activating the previous joint 80 agreements. Politicians in Tunisia and Libya have understood late that there is no longer time to save the remaining economies of their battered countries, in the ...

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National UN Volunteers kick start decentralization in Tunisia

Arriving in Beja, a city in North-West Tunisia, UN Volunteer Economics Officer Sarah Fekih thought nothing of cycling or jogging to get to work – she used to jog back in Tunis, where she is from. However, she soon discovered that she is the only woman in Beja who cycles ...

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Sussex participates in discussions between UK and Tunisian government representatives

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources) Professor Stephen Shute joined 15 senior UK university representatives in Tunisia as part of a British Council initiative. They were joined by officials from the British Council, the British Embassy, Universities UK International and the UK Foreign Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair ...

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Tunisia: Nearly 6 Million Quintals of Grain Collected Up to July 5

The volume of grain production collected till July 5, reached 5,806 million quintals on a harvested area of nearly 507,000 ha, that is 70% of the fields to be harvested. According to the General Directorate of Agricultural Production at the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, the grain fields affected by fires ...

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