19th edition of SUP’COM Forum on December 12, 2018

The Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) is organizing the 19th edition of the SUP’COM Forum on December 12, 2018. This forum is an opportunity to promote digital culture and innovation and an exclusive meeting for the exchange of ideas and knowledge for young students, graduates, companies and professors. This year, the forum will be held under the theme: “Digital Tunisia: A Law for the Future”. It will discuss a critical approach to the new digital code, building on the experiences of countries that have experienced this change with the…

Growth rate can reach 4 or 5 % if State invests more in fight against corruption (INLUCC) 

Tunisia can achieve a 4 or 5 % leap in growth rate in little time if the state invests more in good governance and anti-corruption policies”, President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) Chawki Tabib said. Around 2,500 citizens have so far declared their property, indicating that the category of judges has been the most numerous to perform this duty (400), Tabib reported. The president of INLUCC said the participation rate is much higher in regions than in Tunis. “We hope to reach the number 50 thousand by December 16”,…

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People: Tunisia reiterates calls to comply with international legality

On the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on November 29 of each year, Tunisia recalls, in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday, Security Council Resolution No. 2334 of 2016 calling on Israel to stop immediately and completely all its settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The aim is to make progress in the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, in accordance with the two-State solution and the principles of international legality and as part the Middle East peace process and the…

“SICCA INVEST” due on December 14-15, 2018 in El Kef

A “SICCA INVEST” meeting is due to be held on December 14 and 15, 2018, in El Kef. The event targets the economic development of the region, in the creative and cultural industry, tourism (nature, sport, tourism heritage), crafts, environment. The SICCA INVEST” meeting will be organised by the Siccaveneria project, led by the Culture and Development Association “ACD”. “SICCA INVEST” will provide the opportunity to discuss “the economic development model of El Kef region and address the issues of reconversion of the territory. For decades investment, business creation and…

Saharan tourist village in Tozeur to open in summer 2019 

The Saharan tourist village in Tozeur built by the Qatari Diar Company will open in summer o 2019. This 5-star project resort includes 92 luxury suites with private pools and other amenities, a Roman theatre, thermal baths and a palm grove in the centre of the village. The design of the project, inspired by the Tunisian architectural heritage and the Jerid region, will be carried out by Tunisian entrepreneurs in accordance with the agreements between Tunisia and Qatar. 250 skilled workers and Tunisian and foreign skills will work in the…

Facebook users in Tunisia reach 7.6 million 

The Tunisian Facebook users have reached so far  7.6 million people, according to a study by Medianet Company. Iheb El Beji, Medianet’s Chief Executive said Wednesday at a meeting on the theme of” Digital Transition: Risks and Opportunities”, that  “Young people, whose age is below 35 years, represent 59% of Internet users. 54% of them are browsing the net via their mobile phones,” El Beji said business leaders need to design strategies that adapt to the current requirements and renovate their websites and ensure the digital transition within their companies,…

€1 million EBRD loan and EU investment grant to Elec’ Recyclage Tunisie

Elec’ Recyclage Tunisie, a Tunisian company operating in the collection and recycling of non-hazardous industrial waste, will directly benefit from the Value Chain Competitiveness Programme with a €1.1 million EBRD loan, technical assistance and an EU grant of up to €118,000. Elec’ Recyclage Tunisie will use the funds to invest in new equipment to expand its activities and recycling capacity. New technology will also help create more value and efficiency during the recycling process, as well as better working conditions for employees by reducing noise levels and introducing more efficient…

Millennium Challenge Corporation to donate 1000 million dinars to Tunisia

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will donate to Tunisia $ 350 million (1000 million dinars) from the US government, to fund projects proposed by Tunisia, MCC Principal Deputy Vice President Kyeh Kim announced Monday. Kim said, at a meeting in Tunis with Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation Zied Ladhari, that the MCC Investment Management Committee had approved at its last meeting the file presented by the Tunisian side, The projects proposed by Tunisia concern strengthening development and private investment, through the implementation of advanced and integrated computer systems,…

Luxor African Film Festival to pay tribute to Tunisian Cinema

The eighth edition of the Luxor African Film Festival will pay tribute to Tunisian cinema and its authors from March 15 to 21, 2019. The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of the projects of the Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF). The idea of its current president author Sayed Fouad was as follows: “Since African films are practically not screened in Egypt, they had to be given a new space. Besides, the city of Luxor has hardly any cultural or artistic events, so it was the perfect place to decentralize…

4th Forum of Youth Leadership Programme due on December 17 in Tunisia

The Youth Leadership Programme is due in Tunisia from December 14 to 17 in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. As part of the Forum, Young Tunisians will compete with 36 other young people from 12 Arab countries to present their solutions to contribute to the development of their communities. Nine solutions were chosen to represent Tunisia, after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) camps, organised since June 2018,  According to an official source within the UNDP. These purely…