20 million children globally risk dying from measles, tetanus, diphtheria

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO said, “While most children today are being vaccinated, far too many are left behind. Unacceptably, it is often those who are most at risk — the poorest, the most marginalised, those touched by conflict or forced from their homes — who are persistently missed.” He added that vaccines remain one of the most trusted and basic preventers of such outbreaks and that the world is not safe in their absence. Measles, which is one of the most contagious diseases with the potential…

Open Source Machine Building Workshop at ENIT Tunisia

The Open Source Machine Building workshop, due to be held on June 21 – 27, 2019 at National Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT), is a unique opportunity for young students to develop their technological skills, meet start-up incubators and work in a diverse international team with members from universities from Germany and Tunisia, the European Commission website reports. The event is the first workshop held in Tunisia that brings together students, makers, researchers, incubators, enterprises and policy makers. It is also an opportunity for students to become Makers and get…

“Degleya”, Tunisian technique for protecting Tunisian dates created by Enactus ESSECT students

Mouhamed Ghayadhi, founder of “Degleya” said that Tunisian dates protection has now become the key concern of Enactus ESSECT after a group of students visited the Tunisian south seeking a solution for the problem of the fall of dates’ production. Enactus ESSECT students worked on the creation “Degleya “also known as “namouseya” which is the most efficient way to protect the Tunisian dates from heavy rain or hot weather and even from insects such as pyrala worm and myelois, he added in an interview withTunisianMonitorOnline. Mouhamed Ghayadhi also indicated that…

Green Economy: 2019 Environmental Information Trophy awarded to Saida Zemzemi

The 2019 Environmental Information Trophy was awarded to Tunisian Saida Zemzemi  Editor-in-Chief and CEO of the specialized magazine “Biaa-News”, by the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment. This distinction, which was handed to Saida Zemzemi by Minister of Environment and Local Affairs Mokhtar Hammami, supports the promotion of environmental information and efforts to popularize and entrench ecological values. “Biaa-News” Magazine is distinguished by covering the regional congress on “the promotion of oasis systems in the North African and Mauritania region” which was held on May 17 and 18,  2019 in…

Annual Jewish pilgrimage in Tunisia’s Djerba enhances tolerance and co-existence

Hundreds of pilgrims flocked on Wednesday to the Ghriba synagogue on the Mediterranean island of Djerba where one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world is still living there and seize the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the oldest synagogue to voice their wish for blessing. Senior officials from Tunisia joined the Ghriba festivities which coincides this year with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for the first time since 1987. On May 22 and 23, 2019, the Ghriba synagogue hosted nearly 7,000 tourists from various European countries, in…

Nearly 100 Migrants Rescued in Libya Trying to Reach Europe Illegally – Navy

All rescued migrants were male, with the majority of them being citizens of Bangladesh and Sudan. There were also people from Algeria, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, Niger, and Tunisia aboard the boat, Sputnik news reports. The Libyan Coast Guard has rescued 96 migrants who were trying to reach Europe illegally, the Libyan Navy, which is controlled by the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, said in a statement on Wednesday, “A central district coast guard patrol found 96 migrants aboard an old rubber boat on April 30…Migrants were taken to Khoms… After…

“Talent Fair: Rebuild Tunisia” for creating favourable environment accessible to recruiters

The Tunisian Entrepreneurship & Spin-Off Association (ATUPEE) and the Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM)  Junior Enterprise  (SJE) are organizing on Saturday, May 4, in the Conference Space, an event called “Talent Fair: Rebuild Tunisia” which aims to enhance the students’  assets in a favourable environment accessible to recruiters. The “Talent Fair: Rebuild Tunisia” event will focus this year on two main themes: “employability and talent shortage” and “technopreneurship skills”. This is an opportunity to kick off the summer by helping students and future professionals and job seekers to find…

SUP’COM: Open days from April 24 to 28, 2019

The Tunis Higher School of Communication (SUP’COM) organizes, from April 24 to 28 April, Open Days which will allow future students and parents to exchange with the school’s teachers, researchers and students and to discover the profession of digital engineering. In a statement published on Thursday in Tunis, SUP’COM states that this event “is part of the affirmation of its position in the digital ecosystem in Tunisia and with the objective of consolidating the bridges between engineering education, scientific research, business and society”. It is also an occasion for discovering…

Mediterravenir organizes cross-border meeting on April 27-28, 2019 in El Kef

The Mediterravenir association will organize in partnership with The Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Freedom (German: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, FNF) a cross-border meeting on April 27-28, 2019, in El Kef. Participants in the meeting are from the south and north of Tunisia in addition to participants from Algeria (Souk Ahras and other border regions. The cross-border meetings of the Mediterravenir association aim to train, promote exchanges and open up opportunities for joint projects and markets as part of a global strategy integrating the prevention of radicalisation and the fight against irregular…

First edition of IndabaX Tunisia to take place Saturday, April 13 at Sup’Com

The first edition of IndabaX Tunisia is due to be held next Saturday, April 13 at Higher School of Communications of Tunis (SUP’COM) . The event provides an opportunity for the Tunisian Artificial Intelligence (AI) community to meet, discover the most recent advances in the field and exchange ideas. InstaDeep and IEEE SUP’COM announce in a statement the arrival of the Africa-spanning Deep Learning event initiative ‘IndabaX’ to Tunis. By bringing the event to Tunisia, the company and the student branch aim to place Tunisia among the leading African countries…