“No to Demolition”, virtual artistic campaign to safeguard Tunis-based Hotel du Lac

Visual artist Mouna Jemal Siala launched a “No to demolition” virtual awareness campaign against the demolition of the building of the Hotel du Lac in Tunis. In this campaign launched on the Net, artist Mouna and interior decorator Manna Jemal launch a message to raise awareness to save this historic building. This message is translated by images where a topographical inscription in Arabic letters is inlaid, visible and readable on the whole facade of the building. The monumental size of the letters is there to show the importance and scope…

Tunisia, Sudan, and Mauritania join Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences

The Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conference, AUIEC, operating under the umbrella of the Council of Arab Economic Unity of the Arab League, announced that Tunisia, Sudan, and Mauritania have joined the Union, bringing the total number of member states to 15 countries, Emirates News Agency reports. The step reflects the important role the AUIEC plays as an incubator for the exhibitions and conferences industry in the Arab world. The step embodies the keenness of the Arab countries to strengthen the AUIEC’s status as a joint and integrated economic…

Africa’s renewable energy capacity is set for consecutive years of growth, exceeding 50 GW in 2025

Africa’s installed capacity of renewable energy, which stood at 12.6 gigawatts (GW) in 2019, is set for consecutive years of growth, a Rystad Energy analysis shows. The continent’s capacity is forecast to reach 16.8 GW in 2020, add another 5.5 GW in 2021, and a further climb to 51.2 GW in 2025, led by growth in solar and wind projects in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Ethiopia. At present, South Africa leads the continent in terms of installed renewable energy capacity with 3.5 GW of wind, 2.4 GW of utility…