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Tui reintroduces Tunisia for summer 2018

Tui UK & Ireland has reintroduced Tunisia for summer 2018, with departures available from May. The operator put a small programme to Hammamet on sale today (Thursday), offering four flights a week from Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick to Enfidha. Tui has not offered a Tunisia programme since a terrorist ...

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“Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce partner of choice for Tunisian and British Business leaders”, says Mehdi Ben Abdallah

We need to strengthen relations between Tunisia and Great Britain and bring the respective business communities closer together, said Mehdi Ben Abdallah President of the Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce (TBCC) in an interview with Express FM.  He highlighted the importance of the role of the TBCC in promoting trade and ...

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Leonid Bershidsky: Is democracy coming to Iran? The demographics say yes

A theory that predicted the recent transition to democracy in Tunisia may offer some clues on the future path taken by Iran In a country as repressive as Iran, it’s difficult to gauge where the current countrywide protests are leading. But a bold theory that predicted the recent transition to ...

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Tunisia joins states pushing to escape EU tax haven blacklist

Brussels accused of undermining own efforts to help nation fight terrorism Tunisia is seeking to persuade the EU to take it off a tax haven blacklist as countries around the world deploy geopolitical arguments against Europe’s crackdown. President Beji Caid Sebsi has said friendly EU states led by France are ...

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Revival of the Tunisian banking sector will depend on aggressive reform, says report

S&P Global Ratings regards Tunisia’s banking sector as a weakness for its economy, and a significant source of contingent liabilities for the government, according to a report entitled, Ambitious Reform Is Key To The Revival Of The Tunisian Banking Sector. The Tunisian banking system continues to suffer from long-standing structural and ...

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We Got Funded: Video Content Startup Buzzkito Raises US$1.7 Million From AfricInvest

Stirring up MENA’s video development scene, Morocco-born startup Buzzkito has raised US$1.7 million in a Series A round, from AfricInvest, a Tunisia-based private equity fund managing $1 billion assets and more than 140 portfolio investments. Founded in 2006, the startup was launched by founder and CEO Mehdi Benslim, who noticed the lack of ...

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Libya to recruit 500 diplomatic security personnel

Libya’s Interior Ministry of the UN-backed government has approved to recruit 500 new members of the diplomatic security service responsible for protecting foreign embassies and missions in Libya, according to a security official on Monday. Col. Wissam Al-Jama, head of the diplomatic security service, told Xinhua that this batch will ...

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Palestinian Authority recalls envoy to US over Trump’s move on al-Quds Listen

GAZA: The Palestinian Authority has recalled its ambassador to Washington in protest at US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel. On Sunday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki decided to recall Husam Zomlot for consultations, the Palestinian news agency SAFA reported. Malki said discussions would ...

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Migration and rural transformation

The wave of mass migration of youngsters from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea is a major challenge confronting the continent at the moment. Thousands of able-bodied young men and women are deserting their homes in search of “greener pastures” and many have lost their lives on the tortuous ...

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