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Tunisia lifts nationwide curfew as result of slowdown in covid-19 spread

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied Monday lifted nationwide curfew in place since mid-March as the country witnesses a slowdown in covid-19 contaminations. The office the president said the decision made following consultation with House Speaker, Rached Ghannouchi and head of the cabinet, Elyes Fakhfakh, takes effect June 8. Kais imposed on March 18 the curfew as […]

Tunisia: National football team to resume training

Players of the Tunisian national football team will be able to put their cleats back on from Monday June 8, when training resumes, the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) announced in a press release. The selection was scheduled to play two matches in March against Tanzania in the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations, but […]

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AfDB grants Tunisia €180m to handle fallout from covid-19

The African Development Bank, AfDB, Wednesday approved a €180 million loan to finance Tunisia’s efforts to fight covid-19 and address economic and social impacts of the respiratory disease. The Abidjan-based bank in a statement said the credit aims at enabling Tunisia to bolster its response to the disease and alleviate the socio-economic impacts on vulnerable […]

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African countries to rescue academic year 2019-2020

The ongoing pandemic has helped the world take cognizance of the importance of online education. This was what the Minister of Education of Tunisia, Mohamed el Hamdi declared as his department signed a partnership agreement with the National TV channel and Radio for the launch of an educational TV channel. As school are closed due […]

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COVID-19: Tunisia tourism could lose $1.4bln

In Tunisia, the tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the new coronavirus pandemic, local media reported. In a letter sent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Tunisia’s central bank governor and finance minister said the country’s economy would shrink by up to 4.3%. “We are working with partner […]

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Tunisia: Five alleged accomplices in terror attack outside US embassy nabbed

Security forces in Mahdia Governorate have arrested five people suspected for links with subside bomb attack that rocked capital Tunis, close to the US embassy, last week. The suspects, Tunisie Numerique reports, were nabbed Tuesday in the town of La Chebba. The men according to security sources, allegedly made and shipped the explosives used in […]

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Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, others confirm first coronavirus cases

Health authorities in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria have confirmed first coronavirus cases in their respective countries.   The latest to announce their first cases Monday were Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.   Italy has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe and Africa. According to health authorities in both Morocco and Tunisia, […]

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Ivanka Trump Commends Morocco’s Efforts to Empower Women

Ivanka Trump, adviser to the president of the United States, commended, Sunday in Dubai, Morocco’s efforts in the field of women’s empowerment. Speaking at the opening session of the “Global Women’s Forum 2020”, Ivanka Trump said Morocco has succeeded in recent years in “introducing important legislative reforms that serve the interests of women and increase […]

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Coronavirus: Algeria to repatriate Tunisian, Libyan nationals from Wuhan

Algeria’s national carrier, Air Algérie has flown to Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, to bring back its nationals as well as citizens of its neighbors, Libya and Tunisia. The aircraft, TSA reports, took off from capital Algiers Sunday morning for the Chinese city, which has been locked down over coronavirus outbreak which has […]

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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 […]

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