Tunisian youth creates unique online platform to unite female entrepreneurs

Founder of Entr@crush, Tunisian Hayfa Sdiri hopes to wake up to a gender-unbiased world, where women enjoy the same opportunities as men. Promulgating a message of empowerment and encouraging young girls to partake in entrepreneurship, she runs an online forum that connects entrepreneurs, creators and funders with ideas and skills. She believes in creating a space where women have the same rights as their male counterparts, which she has materialised in her platform. Living in a country, that although has equal rights for both the genders in its books of law,…

Newspaper keeps Italian heritage in Tunisia alive

Silvia Finzi yells in Tunisian Arabic to her secretary down the hall before turning to her colleague and switching to Italian. Sitting in her office on Avenue de la Liberté in downtown Tunis, Finzi sighs, lights a cigarette and apologizes, “A busy day,” she explains, in impeccable French. Finzi is one of the last of what she calls “la Tunisie plurielle” — the multi-ethnic Tunisia that prevailed for about a decade after the country gained independence in 1956. She descends from an Italian family that has lived in Tunisia for five generations. Once the country’s largest foreign community,…

Pinna –APDPE association celebrates India’s Independence Day by creating pathways for intercultural dialogue

Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. This year in 2018, India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India. This day is, as usual, celebrated by the Indian community in Tunisia. This year the celebration got  a special flavour for Pinna –APDPE association in collaboration with the Indian embassy in Tunisia.…

Tunisian young man starts 300-km journey on foot to clean beaches

The 27 year-old engineer Mohamed Oussama Houij is keen on ecology field.  As an environmentalist, he made the crazy bet to walk 300 km of Tunisian beaches to clean them. For his point of departure Osama chose the city of Mahdia. In two months, he has to cross the beaches of Nabeul, Korba and Kélibia the place where he is now (August 11)  to reach his point of arrival in Solimane.  Provided with trash bags, gloves, a rudimentary equipment but especially with a great determination, Osama began his journey on…

Archaeological Tours Introduces NEW 2019 Packages

For more than forty years, Archaeological Tours has been setting the standard of what constitutes a great archaeological and historical study tour. With the announcement of the company’s 2019 programs, three new destinations never before featured by Archaeological Tours – Western China, Tunisia & Morocco, and the Baltics – will join the ranks of itineraries carefully curated and led by their expert scholars, distinguished field researchers who have the gift for bringing a destination to life, according toLuxury Travel Magazine. The 15 day Tunisia & Morocco: From the Phoenicians to the Berbers itinerary (pricing from $4,950…

Tunisia: Migrant Rescue Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)

On 13 July an offshore platform near the Tunisian coast received a rescue signal from migrants in the sea nearby. Immediately, an emergency vessel was dispatched to investigate and found 40 migrants from different nationalities on a small boat. Some migrants were rescued from the water, and others from their vessel. With no feedback nor action from potential host authorities, and given the worsening weather situation, the migrants were moved to a Tunisianflagged offshore supply ship. Beginning 16 July, their situation worsened, with high temperatures and shrinking water and food…

This Tunisian Entrepreneur Is Building A Platform That Will Revolutionize Africa’s Real Estate Market

From humble beginnings in 2017 to participating and successfully graduating as one of seven selected startups in the second cycle of Flat6Labs Tunis; a prominent accelerator program in MENA, just over a year later, Riadh Ellouze’s creation appears to be pulling down all the stops, surmounting the hurdles, beating the odds, and heading in the right direction. Logis; the Tunisian entrepreneur’s startup, is looking to blaze trails and navigate uncharted courses in its bid to pioneer the creation of Africa’s very own property haven. And with the features and tools it has…

40 migrants refused by Malta, Italy land in Tunisia; EU sends Morocco funds to help halt migration

Forty migrants have disembarked at the southern Tunisian port of Zarzis after they were stranded for more than two weeks at sea waiting for permission to dock from Tunisian authorities. Ali Hajji, captain of the Sarost 5 boat, told The Associated Press Wednesday “this is a great relief for everyone.” He said two pregnant women have been taken to the hospital, and the Tunisian Red Crescent will take care of other migrants at a shelter in the town of Medenine. The migrants reportedly were at sea in the Mediterranean for…

Rebranding Tunisia: A Playground For The Fashion-Savvy Arab Millennial

“As Arabs, we suffer from the same stigmas – we’re either seen as terrorists or cash machines who have no taste or culture,” says Sofia Guellaty, founder of online magazine Mille World. Guellaty previously worked as an editor for Style.com/Arabia and Vogue Arabia out of Dubai. Upon returning to her native Tunisia, she came up with the idea of building a tailor-made media brand that would serve as an accurate representation of young Arab voices. “Some of us like skateboarding, some of us are into rap. Being Arab is complex…

Nasreddine Guerfala, Energy Manager of the Year in Canada

He has only a few years of study and research in Canada, after the National Engineers School of Tunis (Enit) diploma, he is elected “Energy Manager of the Year 2017” in Toronto. Nasreddine Guerfala has a very promising future ahead. “I graduated from Enit in June 2010 as an industrial engineering engineer and ranked as one of the laureates of my class. I started working at Leoni in Sousse. A few months later, I was contacted by the Tunisian University Mission in North America (Mutan) which was looking for candidates…