2nd edition of international conference “Bizerte Smart City” launched

The 2nd edition of the international conference “Bizerte Smart City” organised at the initiative of the association “Bizerte 2050” in partnership with the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy, is held from April 18 to 20, 2018 at the convention centre of the city of Bizerte. Two innovative applications to help promote the creation of a smart city were presented on this occasion. The first, carried out by the municipality of Menzel Jemil with the support of the governorate of Bizerte, will facilitate the interaction between the municipal body…

15 countries participate in ‘African Lion Manoeuvres’ in Morocco

The Moroccan-US joint military training, known as the African Lion Manoeuvres 2018, have been launched in Morocco under the orders of King Mohammed VI and will continue until April 29. A statement which has been issued by the General Command of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces on Tuesday said that “Military units and observers from 15 countries representing Africa, Europe and North America are participating in the 15th session of these military trainings. The matter concerns Germany, Canada, Spain, France, UK, Greece, Italy, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal,…

Tunisia starts third phase of national development plan

The Tunisian government Tuesday started the third phase of a national development plan to invest 1,000 million dinars (413 million U.S. dollars) for 24 governorates of the North African country. Contracts under the integrated development programme (third phase) were inked on This occasion by 24 governorates. They will help generate 34 thousand jobs through private and infrastructure projects and other 3 thousands for higher-education graduates. The government budget will provide 700 million dinars for  investment, while the rest comes from financial institutions including the Private Fund for Agricultural Development, the…

Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis opens its doors in Middle East

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new contemporary hotel on the banks of majestic Lake Tunis, creating a business and leisure destination with a difference in a prime area of the Tunisian capital. Marking another milestone in the company’s North African expansion strategy, Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis has opened its doors, featuring 189 contemporary rooms and suites and a raft of exceptional dining, spa and meetings facilities. Conveniently located in the city’s thriving Berges du Lac business and diplomatic district, just ten minutes from Tunis-Carthage airport and downtown…

Tunisia Set To Become A ‘Startup Nation’ – Parliament Passes the Startup Act

After two years of deliberation, the Tunisian Parliament passed the ‘Startup Act’ early this month. The Act was formulated by keeping the ecosystem involved and is touted to set the country on the path of becoming a startup nation. Definition of a startup is chalked out clearly which states that the company should not have existed for eight years. Among other mandates, the number of its employees should not exceed 100, more than two-thirds of its shareholders should be founders and preference would be given to startups that leverage technology. The new rule…

Plans put forward to improve Libyan-Tunisian trade relations

Jamal Suissi, the representative of the Libyan businessmen delegation participating in the Tunisian-Libyan Investment Conference in Tunis, has called for reactivation of joint agreements between the two countries in the field of trade exchange. Suissi stressed in a press statement that the development of Tunisian-Libyan investments requires the reactivation of joint agreements and the establishment of new agreements to promote joint trade deals and expand investment horizons between the two countries. He explained that the reconstruction of Libya will need the Tunisian labour force, adding that one of the objectives…