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In Tunisia, preserving tradition in the last underground homes

In the arid valleys of southern Tunisia’s Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses whose earthen casing provides protection against searing summer heat and winter winds. But in recent decades, rural depopulation has meant fewer people live in the homes, which are composed of rooms hewn ...

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EBRD and FAO support sustainable olive oil production in Tunisia

Phoenician travellers first introduced the olive tree to what is nowadays Tunisia. Its cultivation is said to have been refined here, before trees were taken northwards and westwards, into the heartlands of the Roman Empire. Tunisia is well established as a major exporter of olive oil, alongside Italy and Spain ...

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Young Tunisian women launch business initiative to change own destinies

From Tunisian pastries to carpets, to clothes and jewellery, the products combine elements of tradition and modernity. Despite economic difficulties facing the handicraft sector, young Tunisian women artisans established an initiative to promote the industry and provide jobs for themselves and others. The “I am Change” initiative encourages female artisans, ...

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The Arab World Turns to Its People for Solutions

The spread of social media and online communication has enabled instant access to large numbers of people, connecting companies to global audiences and giving voice to the masses. Whether it’s raising funds, collecting signatures for a cause, or gathering user-generated content, the possibilities of capitalizing on this huge pool of ...

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Giving a Voice to Tunisia’s Voiceless Citizens

The upcoming May 6 municipal elections in Tunisia will mark the first time citizens will democratically elect their local leaders and will launch the decentralization process in the country. Following the post-revolution 2011 Constituent Assembly elections and the 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections, voters have become increasingly frustrated with the ...

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« Brexit and After » focus of TBFA first General Assembly debate

The Tunisian-British Friendship Association (TBFA) held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, its first General Assembly, with attendance of former Tunisia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Nabil Ammar and  Country Director of the British Council in Tunis, Robert Ness. TBFA President Hamida Mrabet who chaired the General Assembly works, said that ...

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Tozeur: 3rd stage of air show “Aviation for all”

The city of Tozeur hosted, Saturday morning, the 3rd stage of the air show “Aviation for all” organised from January 26 to March 20, 2018, by the Tunisian Association of Aeronautics. The first and second stages took place in Djerba and Sfax, respectively, TAP reports. Pilots from Tunisia and France ...

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Omar Guiga, manufacturer of Tunisian car “Wallyscar” winner of IMF Innovation Contest

Young Tunisian Omar Guiga, who designed and manufactured the Tunisian car “Wallyscar”, is one of the winners of the Arab Youth Campaign on Innovation Contest organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that has targeted young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from the Middle East / ...

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Hackathon 2018: Tunisian Youth Challenge for embracing prosperous future

The 6th edition of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) was hosted in the ULT University in Tunis at the initiative of the Tunisian Game Developers (TGD) Association and sponsored by the National Centre of Cinema and Image (CNCI). The TGD is the first non-profit association in Tunisia, representing the video ...

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Filmmaking helps refugee girls learn English

With the guidance of a team of filmmakers, the girls come up with their own idea before jotting them down on a script and acting out the different characters.  “From filmmaking, I learned to never give up on my dreams no matter how tough the path gets.” Alaa Mustafa, 13, ...

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