Tunisian startup Onboard raises $175,000 in funding

Onboard, a Tunisian startup that transforms the customer support experience offered by manufacturers, using intelligent 3D manuals, has raised $175K from Kepple Africa Ventures. Tunisian software as a service (SaaS) startup Onboard has raised $175,000 in funding, from Kepple Africa Ventures and other individual investors. Founded in 2019 by Safwen Bouali, Cherif Redissi, and Amine Troudi, Onboard helps hardware/manufacturing companies transform their textual manuals to 3D immersive manuals, enabling them to offer instant customer support to their end clients. Since its inception, Onboard has raised a total of $250,000 from multiple accelerators,…

Improved raspberry varieties for Moroccan and Tunisian producers

Global Plant Genetics has announced that it recently extended its raspberry representation contract with James Hutton Ltd. This means that the company is now able to exclusively offer three new raspberry varieties to growers based in Morocco and Tunisia, Fresh Plaza reports. These include the two primocane varieties Skye and Lewis as well as the low-chill floricane type Glen Mor. Jamie Petchell, co-owner of the company stated, ”We are looking forward to moving these genetics into north Africa. Both Morocco and Tunisia have excellent environments for the production of raspberries…

‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’ to Represent Tunisia in International Oscar Race

Kaouther Ben Hania’s “The Man Who Sold His Skin” will represent Tunisia in the Oscar race for best international feature film. The movie world premiered at Venice where it won the best actor award for Yahya Mahayni. The film went on to have its Middle East premiere at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, where it scooped the best Arab film nod. Represented in international markets by Paris-based Bac Films International, the film stars Mahayni as a Syrian man who accepts to have a large Schengen visa, the document he desperately needs to enter…

VERMEG launches Colline.Cloud to help small and medium sized firms meet new Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) deadline

12-month delay in the implementation of final phases of the global regulations for UMR gives smaller buy and sell-side firms a critical window in which to find strategic solutions to avoid non-compliance with the regulations Colline.Cloud provides a cloud-based platform to meet UMR guidelines and is automated and adaptable, with rapid onboarding VERMEG, the leading banking and insurance software solutions provider, has today launched Colline.Cloud, a highly cost-efficient end-to-end collateral management service, aimed at smaller buy and sell-side firms. The launch comes as the global regulations for uncleared derivatives (UMR)…

Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index: Tunisia ranks 96th in 2020 edition

Tunisia is 99th in the overall Prosperity Index rankings. Since 2010, Tunisia has moved down the rankings table by 30 places. Tunisia performs most strongly in Governance and Living Conditions but is weakest in Social Capital. The biggest improvement compared to a decade ago came in Personal Freedom. Tunisia was ranked 96th in the 2020 edition of the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index, after Morocco which ranked first and ahead Algeria (108th), Libya (149th) and Mauritania (154th) in North Africa Released this month, the report, which assesses levels of prosperity in…

Tunisian fruit and vegetables to resume feed Libyan markets

The border post between Tunisia and Libya reopened last Saturday to let vehicles and pedestrians pass through since its closure in mid-March due to the pandemic. Besides, flights between the two countries resumed on Sunday that aired a breath of fresh air for Tunisia hit hard by a serious economic crisis. The lifting of the barriers in Ras Jedir will allow Tunisian fruit and vegetables to once again feed the stalls of Libyan markets which is considered a vital outlet for agricultural producers. Trade between the two countries, which was…

Tunisian actor Fares Landoulsi joins MAD Rising Celebrity Unit

Tunisian actor Fares Landoulsi has joined MAD Rising Celebrity, which has been launched by the Cairo-based film marketing and distribution outfit MAD Solutions. It is a new unit dedicated to launching up-and-coming film and TV acting talents from across the Arab world. Along with Fares Landoulsi who featured in Netflix drama “Messiah,” the new MAD Solutions subsidiary has recruited a rich roster of rising Arab actors including Saudi Arabia’s Fatima AlBanawi – who starred in groundbreaking Saudi comedy “Barakah Meets Barakah,” and more recently landed a small role in new…

Elevid successfully launches video correspondence platform

www.elevid.net is the first online platform for professional video-based matchmaking, connecting startups and investors, as well as employers and job seekers, around the world. Founders of Elevid Hedi Samari and Sabine Bastisch presented this concept in a video broadcast in their Elevid Facebook page. Presenting Elevid, Founder and CEO Hedi Samari said ”launched in September 2020, Elevid is the first platform professional matchmaking based on video pitches. It connects users via a one-minute video pitch. The name is a combination of: elevator pitch” an English term that describes a short…

Mobile application improves demolition waste collection in Tunisia

The Ministry of the Environment plans to launch a downloadable application on smartphones to report the anarchic dumping of demolition waste in Tunisia. In 2017, there were more than 290 demolition waste dumps throughout the country. The RE-MED project was launched last October and piloted by Cerema (Centre for studies and expertise on risks, environment, mobility and development). This project covers four Mediterranean countries, namely France, Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon. The RE-MED project will experiment with technologies to transform construction and demolition waste into a resource for building and maintaining…

Migrant arrivals in Italy up 180% in October (FTDES)

Migrant arrivals from Tunisia in Italy have sored significantly this year, FTDES said in a report. The number of undocumented migrants rose 180% compared to the same period last year. 1,328 undocumented migrants arrived in Italy from Tunisia in October 2020 — compared to 381 in October 2019,  the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) reported recently. The number of undocumented migrants who reached Italy rose 180%. The report said the number of intercepted crossings from Tunisia also increased over the past few years: from 14 in October 2018…