Wassim Gharbi: Inspirational amazing career on the path of science in Google

Designer, Software Engineer, Computer Vision and HCI researcher studying Computer Science at Lafayette College “Full-stack Software Engineer and Project Manager with experience in web development and design and Computer vision research, Java software engineering and mobile development. Always eager to learn and excited to embark on new projects. Interested in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (Virtual Reality, Projection Mapping, Leap Motion), Computer Vision, Machine Learning and product development”, Wassim Gharbi presents himself in his LinkedIn account. I hesitated before I started writing this success story of one Tunisian student…

1st edition of School of Plasma and Fusion Physics in MENA region – MPFuS2020

Tunisia hosted from the 3rd to the 7th of February 2020 the 1st edition of the School of Plasma and Fusion Physics in the MENA region – MPFuS2020. This important scientific event was organized by the CEA Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission, through its Regional Operational Representation (RRO) and its Research Institute on Magnetic Fusion (IRFM), the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS) and the National Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (CNSTN). More than fifty scientists, between professors, researchers, doctoral students or Masters students from…

Tunisians rally in protest of “Deal of Century”

Tunisians on Wednesday marched in the capital Tunis in protest of the U.S. Middle East peace plan, also known as the Deal of the Century. The protesters include members of civil society, professional organizations and political parties as well as independent activists. “Palestine is not and will never be for sale,” said Noureddine Tabboubi, secretary-general of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), as he addressed the protesters. “Al-Quds al-Sharif is the eternal capital of the Palestinians,” he added. Tabboubi called for “criminalizing all those who maintain relations with the Zionist…

Algerian Foreign Minister arrives in eastern Libya with “peace initiative”

The Algerian Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, arrived in Al-Rajma, near the eastern city of Benghazi – on Wednesday and met with Khalifa Haftar to discuss the ongoing conflict in Libya, the Libya Observer report on Wednesday The Algerian Foreign Minister and Haftar discussed bilateral relations and Algeria’s role in supporting Libya’s stability and the joint efforts to combat crime and terrorism, Haftar forces’ media office said. The visit comes days after Algeria and Tunisia have said they are devising an initiative to strike peace among the warring parties in Libya.…

Chinese ambassador to Tunisia highlights China’s ability to confront Corona

Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin shed light on developments in the prevention of epidemics of pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus, stressing China’s ability to win its battle against the epidemic. The Ambassador pointed out during a meeting with the press in Tunis, that the preventive measures taken by the Chinese government had achieved positive results. He said the Chinese government places people’s lives and health in the first place, including all foreign communities in China and employees of diplomatic missions. The ambassador emphasized that his country has established…

30 activists gathered in Tunisia for ecological challenges of Mediterranean Sea

A training course held in Tunisia from January 28 to 31, on “Environmental Challenges in the Mediterranean and the role of civil society”. at the initiative of the Regional Programme “Med dialogue for rights and equality”. The training brought together about thirty participants from North Africa and the Middle East (Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon). The four-day programme aimed to facilitate the development of regional networks and cooperation channels, the strengthening of actors’ capacities and the implementation of concrete actions on the ground to better…

Tunisia launches First Internet Universality Indicators Assessment in Arab Region

On 15 January 2020, the Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) assessment was officially launched in Tunisia, breaking ground by making Tunisia the first country in the Arab region to initiate this assessment at national level. The launch was convened on the occasion of the first meeting of Tunisian Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board (MAB), participated by 11 prominent members of the Board. “The Tunisian MAB endorsed the use of UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators and the proposed methodology for the assessment in Tunisia and encouraged all other concerned stakeholders, on a voluntary basis, to…

Activist Lina Ben Mhenni dies at 36

Blogger and human rights activist Lina Ben M’henni died on Monday at the age of 36, from a chronic illness. Late Lina Ben Mhenni who worked at the University of Tunis as an English language assistant is known for her opposition to Ben Ali’s regime and her fight against the abuses of dictatorship. During the revolution, the activist contributed to the media coverage of demonstrations and clashes, especially in the delegation of Regueb, the governorate of Sidi Bouzid. She received the Best Blog Award 2011 in Bonn on April 12,…

Boosting dialogue between two Tunisian-Indian democracies

Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar met with Tunisian officials in his official visit to Tunisia from January 22 to 23, which was the first high-level visit from India after the successful presidential and legislative elections in the country. The Indian Minister of External Affairs met with President Kais Saied, Speaker of the House of the People’s Representatives (HPR) Rached Ghannouchi as well as Foreign Affairs Minister Sabri Bachtobji. The meetings provided the occasion to discuss regional and international issues.   Mr S. Jaishankar also reviewed with the Tunisian…

MoU signed between Tunisia and India to support business acceleration

During the visit of Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar to Tunis on 22-23,2020 January, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Wednesday, January 22 between the Government of India and the Government of Tunisia for the establishment of an “Indian-Tunisian Centre for ICT Innovation in Tunis”. Ambassador of India Puneet R. Kundal, on behalf of the Government of India and. Mohamed Ali Nerjri, Managing Director of Smart Tunisian Technoparks, on behalf of Tunisia, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the presence of the Indian Minister of External…