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Tunisia: Former finance minister Elyes Fakhfakh named PM

In Tunisia, former finance minister Elyes Fakhfakh was named Prime Minister-designate by Tunisia’s president late Monday. Newly elected President Kais Saied “on Monday mandated Mr Elyes Fakhfakh with forming a government as soon as possible,” the presidency said in a statement. Fakhfakh’s proposed cabinet will have to gain the approval of a divided parliament, which […]

French ENGIE, Moroccan NAREVA to build 120MW-solar plant in Tunisia

ENGIE-NAREVA, a French-Moroccan consortium will build a photovoltaic power plant planned to produce 120 MW, in the Gafsa governorate, 350km south of capital Tunis. The joint venture won an international tender launched by the Tunisian energy ministry and Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG), the country’s national electricity and gas company, Power Technology […]

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President Kaïs Saïed visits young man wounded in 2011 Revolution

President Kaïs Saïed visits young man wounded in 2011 Revolution

Tunisian President visited on Tuesday visited young Khaled Ben Nejma, one of the wounded in the 2011 Revolution, at his home in Ras Jebel, Bizerte Governorate. Khaled Ben Nejma was hit by three bullets and paralyzed on January 13, 2011. The Head of State spoke with the young man and asked about his health and […]

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Tunisia: President fires State-run news agency boss over repetitive blunders

Tunisian President has sacked head of the state-run news agency TAP, Rachid Khechana, over repetitive errors, year into the job. The sacking came following a last report by TAP indicating that Moody’s Corporation has downgraded rating of five domestic banks. The report relayed by local media and foreign media was false and debunked by Badis […]

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Tunisia: President-elect Kais Saied to sworn in October 23

Freshly elected Tunisian President Kais Saied will be inaugurated October 23 before the parliament ten days after winning a landslide victory at the runoff of the October 13 presidential elections, reports say. The inaugurate date marks the end of the 90 days of interim following the death of former leader Caid Essebsi who passed away […]

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Tunisia: conservative Kaïs Saïed elected president

In Tunisia, supporters of presidential candidate Kaïs Saïed have stormed the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after exit polls showed the conservative candidate  was elected by a landslide majority. Kaïs Saïed contested Tunisia’s runoff presidential election against media magnate Nabil Karoui. After the exit polls were released, Kaïs Saïed appeared […]

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Kenya: Tunisia opens foreign mission in Nairobi

Tunisia has opened an embassy in Nairobi as the North African country seeks to boost its ties with Kenya. Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on a visit in Nairobi unveiled the diplomatic mission Tuesday, alongside his Kenyan counterpart Ababu Namwamba. The two countries established their diplomatic relations in 1963. Namwamba welcomed the inauguration of the mission, […]

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Wife of Tunisia’s late president Essebsi dies on election day

The wife of Tunisia’s late president, Beji Caid Essebsi, died on Sunday, as voters in the North African nation were electing his successor. Chadlia Farhat, Essebsi’s widow, died at the age of 83, their son said on social media. “My mother Chadlia, widow of Béji Caïd Essebsi, is dead, God bless her,” Hafedh Caïd Essebsi […]

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Tunisia: State of emergency prolonged until year’s end

Tunisian authorities have extended until December 31, the state of emergency in place since November 2015 after a series of terror attacks hit the country. Interim President Mohamed Ennaceur rubber-stamped the decision on Friday. The security measure which gives the state sweeping powers, has been in place since November 2015 after a subside bomber blew […]

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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 […]

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