Tunisia asks IMF for finance programme

Tunisia has asked the International Monetary Fund for a new financing programme, an IMF letter seen by Reuters shows, and is preparing to start talks with the fund. Tunisian officials said Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi will travel to Washington on May 3 to hold talks with IMF officials Reuters reports. The Tunisian government agreed on an economic reform package with powerful labour union UGTT at the end of last month that tackles subsidies, taxes and state firms, and which was seen as opening the way for an agreement with the…

Nader Masmoudi elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mathematician Nader Masmoudi was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Born in 1974 in Sfax, Nader Masmoudi was the first and only mathematician to win a gold medal for his country at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1992. After obtaining his baccalaureate, he continued his studies in France. In 1999, he obtained a PhD in mathematics on asymptotic problems in fluid mechanics. After his studies, Nader Masmoudi pursued a scientific career at the Cermade unit of Paris-Dauphine before moving to New…