Tunis hosts 4th scientific conference of African Society of Dermatology and Venereology

600 African dermatologists to take part in the Tunis Congress  The fourth Scientific Conference of the African Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ASDV) will be organised by the Tunisian Society of Dermatology and Venereology from April 24 to 27, 2024 in Tunis. This major scientific meeting will see the participation of 600 dermatologists from 23 different countries, from Africa, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Fourteen topics will be covered at the conference, including allergology, paediatric dermatology, cutaneous infectious diseases and sexually transmitted infections, lasers in dermatology, hair and nail diseases…

Italy and Tunisia forge stronger ties to tackle migration challenges

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni began an important diplomatic mission in Tunis on Wednesday (17 April), where she consolidated a partnership with President Kais Saied aimed at tackling the challenges of migration. “Working with Tunisia is an absolute priority for Italy in many respects, and it is also part of the work that Italy is doing with the Mattei plan,” said Ms Meloni at a press conference in Tunis after she met with Mr Saied. The Mattei plan, a 5.5 billion euro project by Mr Meloni’s government, aims to foster…

10,000 miles and 352 days later, a UK man reaches his goal of running the length of Africa

Sore and sandblasted but triumphant, runner Russ Cook reached the northernmost point of Africa on Sunday, almost a year after he set off from its southern tip on a quest to run the length of the continent, Denver7 reported. Dozens of supporters gathered on a rocky outcrop beside the Mediterranean in northern Tunisia, cheering on the British charity fundraiser, who has run more than 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) across 16 countries in 352 days, the same source said. “I’m a little bit tired,” Cook said — likely an understatement. In…

World Water Day: rationalising water consumption in all sectors

The national day for rationalising water consumption was organised in conjunction with World Water Day, which takes place every year on 22 March. Tunisia is trying to develop a strategy to preserve water resources by building new hydraulic dams, desalinating sea water and rationalising consumption. The event, organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, focused on raising awareness and providing information on rationalising water consumption in all sectors. Given that Tunisia will be one of the countries affected by water stress over the next two decades, urgent solutions must be implemented.…

Maritime forces Thwarts Dozens of Illegal Sea Crossings, Rescues Almost 1,200

Tunisian maritime forces conducted a major operation Satoruday off the eastern coast, rescuing 1,178 undocumented immigrants and preventing 28 illegal sea crossings to Italy, the Tunisian National Guard reported. The action took place near Sfax province, where the guards intercepted multiple vessels carrying primarily immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, alongside 18 Tunisians. The operation also led to the recovery of two bodies. In addition to the rescue efforts, authorities confiscated 15 boats and detained nine suspects. The future of the rescued immigrants is currently under consideration, following discussions with the public…

EU pledges major funding for Tunisian security forces

The European Union (EU) has announced its intention to allocate up to 164.5 million euros (around $177.74 million) to Tunisia’s security forces over a three-year period, reports the Financial Times. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the newspaper reveals that Brussels had previously pledged 105 million euros in funding to Tunisia, specifically earmarked for initiatives to reduce immigration. However, a significant proportion of this promised funding has still not been distributed, despite the agreement having been signed last year. The Financial Times highlighted the EU’s intention to step up its…

Tunisia calls on international community to force Israel to take “temporary measures” in Gaza

Tunisia, on Tuesday, called on the international community to “force” Israel to implement the decision of the International Court of Justice concerning “temporary measures” during its war in the Gaza Strip. This came in a recorded speech made by the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Nabil Ammar, at a high-level meeting of the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, according to a press release from the Tunisian Foreign Ministry. The Minister indicated that Tunisia “stresses the need for the international community to force the occupying entity (Israel)…

Tunisia, JICA sign agreement on sustainable use of water resources

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Tunisian government on February 26 to provide a grant of up to 3,208 million yen for the construction of an advanced wastewater treatment plant in Gabès, JICA reported. The project aims to set up a new advanced wastewater treatment plant alongside the existing one in Gabès while ensuring its efficient operation and maintenance. This will enable the stable use of recycled water as industrial water and, by conserving water resources, will contribute to improving the living environment and…

Depression brings heavy rain to northern Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, snow expected in Atlas Mountains

The latest outputs of computer simulation systems for the movement of weather systems and rain forecasts indicate that the northern parts of the Maghreb countries are affected by a highly effective depression, bringing moderate and heavy thunderstorms, active winds, and snow to many regionsn ArabiaWeather reported. It is centered in southern Italy today A depression brings widespread rain, including northern Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia In detail, the weather is expected to be very volatile today, Tuesday, throughout the northern parts of Morocco and Algeria, as a result of the region…

ICJ: “For Tunisia, the Zionist entity is committing genocide in Gaza” international law expert

For Tunisia, the Zionist entity is committing genocide in Gaza”, declared international law expert Slim Laghmani on Friday. The Israeli entity, which has the power of decision and execution, is “deliberately” committing a massacre of Palestinians. Speaking at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the international law expert warned of the legal consequences of Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territories. For Mr. Laghmani, the genocide perpetrated by the Zionist entity is supported by legal texts, notably the so-called fundamental laws declaring Israel the “historic…