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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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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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