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Tunisia to raise salaries of civil servants

The Tunisian government has reached an agreement with the powerful trade union center, General Union of Tunisian Workers, UGTT, to raise salaries of civil servants. The move comes after the union has threatened to start a series of strikes from October 24. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed government’s decision to raise salaries may provoke a disapproval […]

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Tunisian President Extends State of Emergency

Tunisian President and Nidaa Tounes party leader Beji Caid Essebsi last weekend announced the extension of the state of emergency for another month. The decision to extend the state of emergency was made after Essebsi on Friday discussed with Interior Minister Hisham al-Furati and Defense Minister Abdul Karim al-Zubaidi the country’s security situation. The state […]

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IMF disburses $245m loan tranche to Tunisia

The International Monetary Fund last weekend approved the payment of a $245 million loan tranche to Tunisia as the North African nation is making urgent economic reforms, Reuters reported. Under a deal reached in 2016, IMF was to assist Tunisia with a four-year loan program worth about $2.8 billion, tied to economic reforms aimed at […]

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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, […]

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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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