DCCC welcomes new Fulbright scholars, international students

Davidson County Community College (DCCC) opens its doors yet again to the world. The campus welcomes seven international students and scholars from four different countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Four international students travelled to Davidson County from Tunisia. The students are a part of the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program sponsored through the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program. “We are all here to rise up in this world and make it a better world,” Tunisia program student Dhia Salaoui said. “I didn’t expect to be surrounded…

Tunisian Parliament to consider criminalizing racial discrimination

 In an Aug. 29 joint press conference with the Association of Ivorian Students and Interns in Tunisia, Yemina Thabet, the head of the Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities, called on the Tunisian Parliament to speed up the ratification of the draft law criminalizing racism. Eight Ivorians were physically and verbally abused by Tunisians in late August. The Tunisian Forum on Economic and Social Rights, the Euro-Mediterranean Network and the Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights first proposed a bill to criminalize racial discrimination in Tunisia at a press conference in March 2016. In June 2016,…

NDU Annual Distinguished Alumni Award in strategic studies bestowed to academic and journalist Kamal Ben Younes

The National Defense University of Washington (NDU) and its world largest strategic studies centre, the Near East and South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies (NESA), bestowed its annual Distinguished Alumni Award to journalist and academic, Historian and Strategic Studies Expert Kamal Ben Younes. This annual award, which has so far been awarded to 7 out of about 8,000 civil, military and diplomatic experts who have collaborated with the University and its Studies, is assigned each year to a single figure in recognition of his whole scientific, human rights, analytical career.…

Enova Robotics achieves biggest fundraising for a Startup in Tunisia

Enova Robotics, the only manufacturer of smart robots in Africa and the Arab world, has completed a fundraising of around 4.5 million dinars, which is the most important fundraising event carried out by a Startup in Tunisia. Enova Robotics Founder Anis Sahbani told media that its Startup is now moving towards a decisive phase of industrialization by creating a French entity Enova Robotics. He was a lecturer at Sorbonne University in robotics and head of the most important research laboratory on robotics, then converted into an entrepreneur. He said that…

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 clients. Our company is planning to conquer new markets outside Tunisia”, Azzam Soualmia, the man who founded Swiver in 2016, said. In 2017, Tunisian startups raised $10.5 million. The most important funds were allocated to companies operating in big data, agriculture and creative…

BWA Yachting Expand Operations to Tunisia

One of the leading agency services for superyachts, BWA Yachting, has taken the move into North Africa by opening a new office in Tunisia. With offices in Spain, Corsica, Malta, France and Monaco, this move is set to cement BWA Yachting’s presence in the western Mediterranean. Spearheading the Tunisian operations will be Hatem Mrabet, a former local shipping agent with over two decades of nautical and hospitality experience. Mrabet appears confident in the move for BWA Yachting as he feels this is a case of being in the right place at…

Tunisian Telecommunications engineer Houssem Haji invents autonomous receiver for a Mars exploration orbiter

The receiver, whose major stages of design and implementation were conducted by the Tunisian Telecommunication Engineer Houssem Haji, is the first of its kind and surpasses all previous designs in this area. The project had taken 40 months of analysis, design and research. It had also taken 20 months of implementation, and it is now in the final phase of testing. Houssem Haji, native of the delegation of Magel Bel Abbes in the governorate of Kasserine, studied communication engineering in Tunisia. He worked in some companies and then moved to…

“Voices of Semmama” troupe in Belgian international festival “The Unexpected”

The troupe “Voices of Semmama”  takes part in the Belgian capital, Brussels in the festival “the unexpected” with the participation of the 87-year old ambassador of the Semmama Shepherds “Khalti Mbarka”. The Belgian international festival “the unexpected” (August 31- September 2) provided the occasion for the troupe  “Voices of Semmama” to present its show “When mountains sing” Thursday night in the city of Lessines and will close the festival Sunday night in the city of Tournai,  Adnen Helali Director of the troupe told media. “This show tells the resistance of the shepherds…

Tunisia Joins World’s Largest Student-Led Cybersecurity Event

The world’s largest student-run set of cybersecurity competitions, founded 15 years ago by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, will expand this year to Mexico and Tunisia, bringing to seven the number of global sites where top student hackers, protectors, and scholars will compete simultaneously on November 8-11, 2018. New Cyber Security Awareness Worldwide (CSAW) events, which are designed by students under the mentorship of information security professionals and faculty, will address security threats in areas such as 3D printing as well as IoT – the so-called Internet of Things — in which an estimated 80 percent of connected devices…

China-built youth centre enriches sports, culture life in Tunisia

Holding a ball at hand, Yasmine Garbi was jumping, leaping, with balanced and flexible movements. This 15-year-old Tunisian girl took rhythmic gymnastics lessons every Friday afternoon in a youth center in Tunis built by China. El Menzah Youth Sports Culture Center is located at a densely populated area surrounded by commercial and residential areas. Finding a parking space is always no easy job as there have always been many parents coming and going to send or pick up their children. Yasmine’s father Karmi Garbi said he didn’t know the center’s…