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Tunisia: US Embassy closed over security concerns

The US embassy in Tunisia Monday shut doors over security concerns, in the wake of two terror attacks that rocked Tunis few days earlier. “Due to security concerns, the US Embassy will be closed to the public on Monday, July 1st, except for emergency services,” the embassy said in a statement. Sources told Huffpost Tunisie […]

Morocco’s King pledges support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday condemned the twin terror attacks in capital Tunis and vowed Morocco’s assistance to sisterly Tunisia in the fight against terrorism. The Tunisian capital was hit Thursday by two coordinated attacks that targeted a security vehicle and a police building. One officer was killed in the attacks and eight persons […]

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Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019

Tunisia expects to receive 9 million tourists in 2019

Tunisian government said it is expecting 9 million tourists in 2019. About 2 million people had visited the country as of May 10, 24% up from last year. The country seeks to attract 1 million French tourists, 640,000 Russian tourists, and 390,000 German tourists this season. Last month, the Minister of Tourism Rene Trabelsi said […]

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Freedom of Press Index: Tunisia leading country in Maghreb

Tunisia with its fragile democracy has ranked the first Maghreb country favorable for journalists, on Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2019 index released Thursday. The North African country stands at the 72nd position over 180 countries featuring into the ranking. Tunisia with this new rating leapfrogged its ranking as it came in the 97th place on […]

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Tunisia: Books with Ben Ali’s quotes draw wrath

Tunisian activists of the country’s 2011 revolution have lambasted the 36th handicrafts creation fair held in capital Tunis over the presence of books containing speeches of ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Officials from the Handicrafts Office (affiliated to the Ministry of Tourism) distributed “Traditions & Artistic Crafts from Tunisia”, a book containing quotes […]

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Tunisian health firms to scout out investment opportunities in Mauritania

Representatives of several Tunisian firms operating in the health sector are expected in Mauritanian next week to explore investment opportunities in the Maghreb country. The visit will take place on March 25 and 26. The companies operating in the pharmaceutical, para-pharmaceutical and medical equipment will meet with Mauritanian importers and retailers including medical practitioners. Mauritania […]

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Tunisia: Residents confront security forces over death of detainee in police custody

Residents in the town of Barraket Essahel, south-east of Tunis have clashed with security forces who used tear gas to disperse them, over the death of a local youth who allegedly died in police custody after being arrested. Locals accused the police of the death of the young man who had been arrested Friday following […]

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Tunisia: Tunisair to downsize, State tries to keep airline afloat

Tunisia’s flagship carrier will shed over 1,000 jobs by 2020 as part of austerity measures by the state to keep the airline in operation. Transport minister Hichem Ben Ahmed has told administrative reforms committee in the parliament that 1,146 jobs will be cut off from the current 7,800 at the airline. The carrier operates 30 […]

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Tunisia: record tourist numbers in 2018, revenues jump by 45%

Tunisia’s tourism revenues have soared in 2018 to $1.36 billion as the country saw the arrival of a record 8.3 million visitors, official figures released on Monday showed. Tourism revenues rose in 2018 by about 45 percent compared to 2017, the central bank figures showed. The number of tourists jumped to 8.3 million from 7 […]

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Tourism: Africa receives only 5% of the international arrivals

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9%). The growth record is slightly above the global performance of a 7% rise in 2017, to reach a total of […]

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