Libya, Tunisia agree to set up a joint transport company

A Libyan-Tunisian forum for transport and services was held in Monastir, Tunisia to discuss support for productive bilateral cooperation between both countries and to gather opinions in order to improve services in the transport sector. According to Tunisian sources, the establishment of a Tunisian-Libyan land transport company was announced with a view to transporting people and goods between both countries with ease. Both sides also agreed to reactivate previous agreements between the two countries in various methods of transport, along with other connected services, such as life and property insurance,…

CAIRO FILM CONNECTION OPENS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The 43rd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) today announced that the Cairo Film Connection (CFC), the co-production market is now open for submissions until August 5, 2021. Now in its 8th year, the Cairo Film Connection (December 4 through 6) has successfully provided funding (with more than 600 thousands USD over the past three years), partnership opportunities and support to more than 120 Arab filmmakers to date. Among them Yousry Nasrallah, Kaouther Ben Hania, Sameh Alaa, Mehdi Barsaoui, Bassel Ghandour, Haider Rashid, Mayye Zayed, etc. CIFF’s President,…

FRANCE – FAMECK – VAL DE FENSCH ARAB FILM FESTIVAL : CALL FOR FILMS

Organised by the Cité sociale and the Ligue de l’Enseignement – FOL Moselle, the Fameck Arab Film Festival is one of the major cultural events in the Grand Est region.  It offers more than 40 films, feature-length fiction films, documentaries, short films, many of which are new or previews, with the aim of promoting emerging cinema. The programme includes more than 110 screenings over ten days, embracing productions from countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, etc. Several distinctions are awarded during the Palmarès: Grand…

2021 World Refugee Day : Together we heal, learn and shine

The World Refugee Day is an international day established by the United Nations to honour refugees worldwide. It is celebrated annually on June 20 and honours the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home countries to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is also an opportunity to build empathy and understanding for the plight of refugees and to highlight their ability to withstand hardship and rebuild their lives. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us more than ever of the values of solidarity. …

Tunisian Minister Says he plans to ‘decriminalize’ the buying of Bitcoin

Finance Minister Ali Kooli said Tunisia will soon move to decriminalize the buying of bitcoin. This comes after the recently reported arrest of a 17-year-old crypto user. According to reports, Minister Kooli says he wants to decriminalize the purchase of bitcoin in order to avoid having another Tunisian youth jailed. This by way of running afoul of the country’s unclear cryptocurrency regulation. He said in a recent TV interview. Kooli‘s remarks follow recent Tunisian reports of the arrest of a 17-year-old crypto user by law enforcement. After the teenager’s reported arrest on suspicion…

The Dot, first digital innovation hub in Tunisia

An unprecedented new asset for the success of young Tunisian entrepreneurs is materialized through an an excellent initiative for young companies and innovative Tunisian startups who will find in a  new space, the Dot, a place of exchange, sharing and coworking. Thanks to the various services that will be offered to accelerate the digital transformation of public institutions, the industry sector and civil society, The Dot will contribute to prepare the economy of tomorrow and work towards a paperless administration. For the first time in Tunisia, young entrepreneurs will be…

Oil drilling project in Robbana, onshore Tunisia starts

Drilling activities in the recently acquired “Robbana” concession in onshore Tunisia are set to commence. Zenith Energy Ltd made the announcement and stated that it was in the process of finalising its plans. Early in the second quarter of 2021, Zenith Energy announced that it had acquired the Robbana concession covering an area of 48km2 on the island of Djerba in the Gulf of Gabes. The Company intends to drill the Robbana-3 (ROB-3) well an infill vertical well with a budget of US$1.5 million. “We are delighted to begin our…

UNHCR Tunisia inaugurates new headquarters: new prospects for refugees and asylum seekers

The inaugural ceremony of the new headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), took place last Wednesday in Tunis with the attendance of UN representatives, ambassadors of several brotherly and friendly countries and high ranking officials. In her welcome address, UNHCR Representative Hanan Hamdan said that Tunisia is the first country to have ratified the international convention on refugees. She then mentioned the main stages of the establishment of the UNHCR in Tunisia, stressing the importance of making even greater efforts to fight against smuggling and trafficking…

Egypt: Alexandria Francophone Film Fest to kick off June 18

Tunisia will be the guest of honour at the first edition of the Alexandria Festival of Francophone Cinema, which will be held in Egypt from June 18 to 23. The festival will be held in the well-known Biblioteca Alessandrina and will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the International Organization of the Francophonie and the Year of Tunisian and Egyptian Culture. There will be 45 films screened, most of which co-productions involving a total of 82 Francophone countries. The festival which will include workshops and cultural and scientific events will…

Cairo International Film Festival opens its doors for film submissions for its 43rd edition.

The Cairo International Film Festival announces the opening of registration for films wishing to participate in the festival’s 43rd edition which will be held from the 1st till the 10th of December 2021. Submissions from all over the world will be received until the 31st of August 2021 through the official festival website for feature-length and short films as well as through Film Freeway for the registration of short films only. Producer and president of the festival, Mohamed Hefzy, states that the concentration of Arab festivals in a period of…