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Tunisia: Torrential floods Kill 4, sweep away homes, cars

Torrential rains and flash floods have killed at least four people and carried away homes, cars, chunks of roads and bridges in Cap Bon, a peninsula in north-eastern Tunisia. Tunisia’s National Institute of Meteorology said the storm dumped 200 mm of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 mm in the city of Beni Khalled, […]

Tunisia needs $2.53 bln in external financing next year

Tunisian government needs around $2.53 billion in external financing in 2019 and plans to issue $1 billion in bonds next month to help cover 2018’s deficit, a senior official told Ruters news agency on Thursday. According to Reuters, the sale will be early October. The North African country hopes to have secured by then approval […]

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Tunisia raises fuel prices, 4th hike this year

Tunisia has raised fuel prices over the weekend by 4 percent, the fourth hike this year, as the government seeks to cut budget deficit, a key requirement of international lenders. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Industry Saturday, the price of one liter of fuel rose to 1.985 Tunisian dinars compared to […]

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Tunisia’s equal inheritance law to boost female entrepreneurship – IFC

Tunisia’s parliament will soon debate a controversial bill to grant equal inheritance rights to men and women in the North African country, President Essebsi said last week. Under the current system, men receive twice the share of any inheritance granted to women. According to IFC, the new inheritance law that will grant men and women […]

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Tunisia: PM should quit if crisis continues – President

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi on Sunday, called on Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country’s political and economic crisis continues. President Beji Caid Essebsi’s call follows similar call from his son Hafedh Caid Essebsi, who is leader of the ruling Nidaa Tounes party. The move was […]

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Tunisia: At least six policemen killed in ambush near Algerian border

An ambush laid Sunday by a terror group to a unit of the Tunisian interior ministry forces resulted in the death of six forces in the west of the country near the border with Algeria, the ministry said. An unidentified terror group caught by surprise a unit of Gar Dimaou police in the region of […]

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World Cup 2030: ‘Algeria-Morocco-Tunisia eager to joint bid’, Algiers

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia could team up for a bid to host 2030 FIFA world cup, Algerian sport minister stated on Sunday. “Recent news about possibility that Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco submit a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup finals are correct,” Mohammed Hattab was quoted as saying by the media. The three countries […]

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Maghreb countries say Migrants’ Reception camps not welcome

Morocco and Tunisia have made it clear that they are opposed to the establishment on their territories of migrants’ reception centers as proposed by the European Union. EU leaders early Friday agreed on new measures to tackle the floods of migrants embarking on the difficult journey to reach the coasts of Europe. One decision made […]

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Africa’s World Cup Dream Ends

The 2018 World Cup dream ended Thursday night for Africa, after a particularly destructive first phase for the participating five African nations. No African team will participate in the knockout stages, a first since the 1986 World Cup. Senegal, Africa’s last hope in the tournament, was eliminated from the World Cup after it lost 1-0 […]

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At Least 48 African Migrants Lost their Lives off Tunisia

A boat carrying illegal migrants toward Europe has sunk this weekend off the coast of Tunisia drowning at least 48 people, while dozens more could be missing. According to Tunisian authorities, 68 people were rescued after the boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea near Kerkennah island. Survivors say that more than 180 people were jam-packed […]

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