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EU Mission to Observe Tunisia’s First Municipal Elections since 2011 Uprising

The European Union has sent a delegation of electoral observers to Tunisia’s upcoming municipal elections, the first of their kind in over seven years following the mass popular uprising that ousted the North African country’s authoritarian president. The unique nature of these elections has brought them under the watchful eye ...

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Ansaldo Energia lands Tunisia gas-fired power project

Ansaldo Energia has signed an EPC contract with Société Tunisienne de l’Élecriticité et du Gaz (STEG) to build a gas-fired power plant in Tunisia. The plant, with an installed power of 625 MW, is located in Mornaguia, south west of Tunis, and a long-term service agreement contract covering maintenance and assistance work has been allocated ...

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Feature: Sahara desert in Tunisia becomes attractive destination for Chinese tourists

The vast Sahara desert area in Tunisia, which is regarded as one of the North African country’s most important tourism resources, has gradually attracted more and more Chinese tourists. “DESERT-STYLE” TENTS CAMP After nearly four hours’ bumpy drive from the small town of Douz in southern Tunisia, a row of ...

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Servicemen and security officers take part in municipal race for first time

Some 36 thousand soldiers and security officers are be able to choose their representatives in municipal councils. This is a first in Tunisi a’s history, established under the amendment of the electoral code of 2014. The electoral authority reserved 359 voting centres in 350 constituencies throughout the country. Organic Law ...

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Libya, US sign security cooperation agreement

The Libyan deputy foreign minister of Presidential Council government Lutfi Al-Maghrabi signed with the US Charge d’Affaires to Libya, Stephanie Williams, a security cooperation agreement in Tunisia. Media office of the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday that the signing included a memorandum of intent for airport security ...

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Tunisia attracts 44% of Thomas Cook’s bookings

“Tunisia is selling well and is attracting the family market which accounts for 44% of bookings to date,” says British tour operator Thomas Cook, adding that to meet customer demand Thomas Cook Airlines has decided to increase the number of weekly flights to Tunisia from 3 to 11 flights for ...

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First Municipal Election Since 2011 A Boost For Tunisian Democracy

The North African nation holds its first municipal elections since the Arab Spring of 2011. Some 57,000 people have signed up to run, and the election rules were crafted for inclusivity. The municipal elections law stipulates the presence of at least one candidate with a physical disability among the first ...

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Algeria frets over rise in migrants as Europe tightens controls

Algeria warned that it could face housing ‘hundreds of thousands’ of migrants if Europe closed its doors. Algeria expects to have to accommodate more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, a senior official in the country’s interior ministry said ...

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French-Tunisian baker on the secrets behind Paris’ best baguettes

A French-Tunisian baker, who has won the right to supply the French presidential palace with baguettes for a year, says kneading is the secret behind his prize-winning loaves. “A lot of people go too quickly with the kneading,” Mahmoud M’seddi told the BBC. He is the latest winner of the ...

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Migrant rights’ caravan sets off in Tunisia

The refugee activist migrant caravan — CarovaneMigranti — is setting off on its fourth annual journey through Italy to meet relatives of migrants and discuss common migration policies. CarovaneMigranti and the Tunisian association “La Terre pour Tous” will travel to cities across Italy from April 28 to May 6, to ...

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