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Tunisia seeks to recover USD 2.72 billion of bad loans

A committee will be set up to monitor this work, which will include five lawmakers Tunisia plans to recover 6.5 billion dinars (USD 2.72 billion) of bad loans in three public banks as part of its banking reforms, the minister of economic reforms told Reuters on Tuesday. Banking reform was ...

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Tunisia plans 1-GW wind, solar auction this month

Tunisia is expected this month to launch a tender for the procurement of 1,000 MW of wind and solar power, representing an investment of TND 2.5 billion (USD 1.04bn/EUR 847m), Reuters reports, citing a top government official. The international tender is scheduled to start on April 27, Prime Minister Youssef ...

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This Man Hopes to Bring Peace to the Middle East by Solving Sky-High Unemployment

In 2006, Ron Bruder, an American entrepreneur and property developer, set out to see if he could crack one of the Middle East’s most explosive and intractable problems: youth unemployment. He started a non-governmental organization (NGO) called Education For Employment (EFE) to help young people in the region learn a ...

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Italy arrests 13 in high-speed migrant trafficking ring

Italian authorities have arrested 13 suspects in a high-speed migrant trafficking ring operating between Tunisia and Sicily whose members espoused radical jihadist views. Italian financial police in Sicily said Tuesday that a wiretapped conversation between two traffickers revealed one saying he intended to travel to France and carry out a ...

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No Foreseeable Remedy for Tunisia’s Ailing Healthcare Sector

Infested with rampant corruption, the public health sector finds itself in the hands of conspirators engaged in the theft and embezzlement of public money through dubious deals. For decades, Tunisia has prided itself on the billions of dollars invested in building an advanced healthcare system that offers decent healthcare for ...

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Portugal generated enough renewable energy to power the whole country in March

Portugal’s renewable electricity production exceeded monthly consumption for what is likely the first time, in March, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN.The average renewable generation for the month exceeded 103% of consumption, beating out the last record (99.2%), set in 2014. It almost certainly won’t be the last time. The country is predicting that ...

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Tunisia to host conference on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Tunisia will host on April 10-11 a conference on “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: the Return of the Silk Road to the Mediterranean.” The event is initiated by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)’s Regional Programme South Mediterranean, in collaboration with consulting firm, Global Prospect Intelligence, KAS said in a press release. This event, ...

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Google Merchant Account launched in Tunisia

Google launched, on April 7th, the Google Merchant Account service in Tunisia, which allows developers, project promoters and IT engineering services companies to open a Merchant Account and start sell their applications and services over the internet and enjoy the status of “Google Play”, the Ministry of Communication Technologies and ...

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Tunisia to become second African country to legally prohibit racial discrimination

I have the deep conviction that history goes towards one direction, that of the equality between people. – Mehdi Ben Gharbia, Tunisian human rights minister Tunisia will become the second country in the 55-member African Union, after South Africa, to pass an anti-racial discrimination law, Mehdi Ben Gharbia, the country’s ...

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Merkel Vows Full Probe After German Van Crash Leaves Four Dead

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised a full investigation after a man killed three people by driving a van into a street cafe in the western city of Muenster, then fatally shot himself on the scene. About 20 people were injured in the incident on Saturday afternoon, which recalled recent terrorist ...

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