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Germany pushes for private investment in Africa

The German government is moving to boost private investment in Africa, Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, told reporters in Washington during the Global Infrastructure Forum. According to Schaeuble, the move is meant to avoid a destructive rise in populism and the gap between the rich and poor. “If we do nothing to change this, we can […]

Tunisia: Economy expected to recover in 2017 – PM

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Sunday indicated that the economy will start to regain growth in 2017 as the North African Nation revived its tourism industry and state phosphate production. Six years after an uprising that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, economic growth in Tunisia remains below the long-term average. “The tourism […]

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UN expert urges lenders to act as Tunisia seeks foreign investment

A UN independent expert on foreign debt and human rights on Wednesday encouraged international lenders to lend additional support to Tunisia, which is struggling to revamp its ailing economy. Tunisia has been lauded as the sole political success story of the Arab Spring for its democratic transition, but the North African country has made slow […]

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Tunisia: Ben Ali and wife handed fresh sentences

Ousted Tunisian First Lady Leila Ben Ali and her husband convicted in absentia several times for stealing millions in cash and jewellery belonging to state; have been handed a new 10-year prison sentence for corruption. The couple was found guilty earlier this week by a court in Tunis in a case involving “administrative and financial […]

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Tunisia: UN Slams Violation of Inmates’ Rights

The United Nations has called on Tunisian authorities to improve prison conditions in the country after UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ben Emmerson, visited the country. Ben Emmerson has sounded the alarm about the conditions of inmates, particularly at Monarguia prison, leconomiste.com, reports. […]

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Internet Penetration: Seychelles, Morocco Top African Rankings

The Seychelles, Morocco and South Africa have the best internet connection in Africa with better access, according to statistics in real time published by Internet live status on Sunday. The statistics revealed that these three countries have more than half of their population connected to the internet. They are closely followed by Tunisia, Nigeria and […]

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Tunisia: State of emergency extended for another month

President Caid Essebsi has extended for another month the state of emergency in place since the November 2015 Tunis attack, after he conducted consultations with the speaker of the parliament and the Prime Minister, the president’s office announced Thursday. The Tunisian President decreed the state of emergency in the wake of the November 24, 2015 […]

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Tunisia: Protests Grow in Southern Region

Tunisian police has used tear gas and water cannons to disperse mobs of youths who were protesting over unemployment and lack of development in the North African nation’s southern region. The protests come almost exactly 6 years after Tunisia’s 2011 uprising, which removed then president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali who had ruled the country for […]

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Germany: Chancellor Merkel Determined to Fast-Track Deportation of Illegal Maghreb Migrants

German chancellor Angela Merkel has renewed determination to deport Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian asylum seekers who have seen their applications turned down as she urges parliament to confirm the three North African countries as safe countries. Brewing since end of 2015, the situation of Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian asylum seekers has been tabled again after […]

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Tunisia: Security Forces Break up Terrorist Recruiting Cell

The Tunisian army had raided and destroyed a terrorist hideout on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The dismantled cell sought to recruit new militias and operated between the towns of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia, Béja in the north-east, and the capital Tunis. According to the ministry, the hideout consisted of three […]

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