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UN chief commends anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria, Tunisia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed satisfaction with the anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria and Tunisia. Guterres, in his remarks to the Security Council on ‘Corruption in Conflicts’, noted that the anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria and Tunisia had seen funds returned to the treasury. At its January Summit this ...

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NHRC Organizes Tunisia conference on peace issues

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) will organize an international conference on “Issues of Peace” in Tunis from 26 to 29 September. The conference is the first of its kind organized by NHRC in Tunis in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and ...

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UK tourist numbers to Tunisia show signs of recovery

The first signs of recovery in UK tourism to Tunisia following the 2015 terrorist attack in Sousse have emerged. A new study of data from the Office for National Statistics revealed a 537% year-on-year rise to 19,000 visits in the first quarter of 2018. The North African country saw the ...

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Illegal Migration: Over 3,800 Tunisians Crossed to Italy in 2018

Frustration over lack of economic opportunities and social mobility has driven thousands of disenchanted Tunisians to undertake the perilous Mediterranean crossing in an attempt to reach Europe. Some 3,811 Tunisian migrants, now in an irregular situation, arrived by sea in Italy during the first eight months of 2018 compared to ...

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Tunisia : Swiver raises about TND500,000 for its development

Swiver, a Tunisian cloud accounting service provider, raised about TND 500,000 from Compagnie d’Assurance et de Réassurance Tuniso-Européenne (Carte). These funds will help the company extend its services to other countries in Africa. “These funds will strengthen our business capabilities. We will offer new online services, like monthly tax returns, to our ...

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Tunisia joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative as it seeks to diversify trade, investment

Tunisia, which boasts the most open and diversified economy in the Maghreb, took its first steps to integrate into China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) strategy as it looks to expand trade and foreign investment. Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, in Beijing for the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, ...

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Saudi Fund for Development finances housing units in Tunisia

The Saudi Fund for Development financed 18 housing units in the city of Oued Melliz, governorate of Jendouba. The units are part of a $150 million soft loan provided by the fund, which aims to build around 4,600 units in different regions of Tunisia for low-income people. Mohammed Saleh Arfaoui, ...

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Chinese tours to Africa rise on deep ties

The deep friendship forged between China and African countries, especially with the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), has led to an increasing number of Chinese visiting Africa this year. Travel packages to African countries, such as visits to South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, were ...

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Anger as Italy arrests Tunisian fishermen ‘rescuing migrants’

Italy has been urged to release six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested at sea on suspicion of smuggling migrants. Supporters of the fishermen, from the south-east coastal town of Zarzis, say their colleagues were simply aiding a boat in distress. The boat, carrying 14 people, was trying to reach the ...

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Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum due next October in London

The Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum is due to be held in London on October 10 -12, 2018, according to a note from the Tunisian Embassy in the British capital, published by the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX). The forum is part of efforts to raise awareness among Tunisian business community ...

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