32nd Congress of the Association of French-speaking Dermatologists in Hammamet

A press conference was held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Novotel Hotel at the Berges du Lac 2 in Tunis to present the 32nd Congress of the Association of French-speaking Dermatologists (ADF) which will take place from May 11 to 14 in Yasmine Hammamet in Tunisia. This important scientific meeting will be jointly organized by the Tunisian Society of Dermatology and Venereology and the Association of French-speaking Dermatologists (ADF). It will see the participation of nearly 600 specialists from about twenty French-speaking countries from various continents (Africa, Asia,…

Kumulus Water refreshes air to provide water to 570 school children

Tunisian start-up Kumulus Water, specializing in hydrological engineering, has designed solar-powered water generators. The device, called “Kumulus 1”, is equipped with four filters and smart features that provide drinking water to 570 schoolchildren in Makthar. Some 570 schoolchildren Makthar, governorate of Siliana, now have a regular supply of drinking water thanks to a new system called “Kumulus 1”. It was installed as part of a partnership between the Tunisian foundation Wallah We Can, which operates in the education sector, and the start-up Kamulus Water, which specializes in hydrological engineering. These…

Tunisia’s grain harvest expected to rise 30-40% says UTAP

Tunisia’s grain harvest is expected to increase by 30-40% this year compared to one year ago, Mohamed Rjaibia, a senior official of the farmers’ union, told reporters on Tuesday. The agriculture ministry said the harvest would be “good”, without giving figures. Last year’s harvest was about 1.6 million tonnes. Agriculture Minister Mhamoud Elyess Hamza said last month that Tunisia was aiming to achieve self-sufficiency in durum wheat production this year. “This year’s harvest will be really good and we expect an increase (of) 30-40%,” Rjaibia said. The expected growth in…

Ons Jabeur makes history with Madrid Open win

Ons Jabeur became Saturday the first Arab tennis player to win the Madrid Masters tournament, making history on the international tennis courts. Jabeur, 27, competed in this week’s Madrid Open against US player Jessica Pegula. She won the match and the tournament, making it the second title of Jabeur’s career after winning the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title in Birmingham, UK last year. Jabeur said after the match in Spain, “I’m not just playing for myself… I am playing for my country, for the Arab world, for the African continent.”…

Tunisia Digital Summit dedicated to digital transformation and emerging technologies in Tunisia

The “Tunisia Digital Summit” returns this year for a 6th edition in hybrid mode which will take place on June 22 and 23, 2022. Under the theme: “Digital maturity: Data innovation and process automation”, this event is dedicated to digital transformation and emerging technologies in Tunisia. The “Tunisia Digital Summit” will bring together national and international experts with the main actors of the digital sector to exchange and discuss the increasingly important issues of Digital Transformation. This event aims for its 6th edition to reach more than 2,500 participants and…

Fuel ship sinks off Tunisia, risking environmental disaster

Tunisian authorities intensified efforts on Saturday to avoid an environmental disaster after a merchant fuel ship carrying one thousand tons of fuel sank off Gabes on Friday (April 15), two security sources told Reuters. The Tunisian navy had rescued all seven crew members from the ship, which was heading from Equatorial Guinea to Malta, and sent a distress call seven miles away from the southern city of Gabes, the sources added. The cause of the incident was bad weather, the environment ministry said, adding that water had seeped into the…

Tunisia-Indonesia: Béchir Fathallah wins Primaduta Award 2021

Despite the distance that separates Tunisia and Indonesia, they remain open since the initiation of a perennial vision of friendship by the founding fathers of the two republics, Habib Bourguiba and Soekarno, during the independence era. The common perception of the future is strengthened once again on March 29, 2022, through the presentation of the Primatuda Award 2021 to the Tunisian entrepreneur Béchir Fathallah, head of the company “Coin d’Or”, specializing in furniture and furnishings, but also Director General (DG) of the Company El Andaloucia, awarded today at the Indonesian…

UN Advisor voices confidence HoR will soon join Libya constitution basis talks

UN Advisor, Stephanie Williams, commended the High Council of State (HCS) for its constructive engagement in the Tunisia-held talks for constitution basis consensus, saying she is confident that their colleagues in the House of Representatives (HoR) will soon come to the table. She reiterated that the door for UN-facilitated negotiations is always open for the sake of Libya, the Libya Observer reports. Williams said on Twitter that she concluded on Thursday a three-day consultative meeting with a delegation of the HCS nominated to join the UN-facilitated joint committee to devise…

Tunisia among 1st African countries to produce mRNA vaccines under WHO scheme

Tunisia is among the first six African countries (Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Kenya) to be named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to receive the technology needed to produce mRNA vaccines on the Continent, the organisation said on Friday. The announcement was made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference held on the sidelines of the 6th European Union-African Union Summit in Brussels. The technology transfer project, launched last year in Cape Town, aims to help low- and middle-income countries manufacture mRNA vaccines at scale…

Tunisia wins the 6th round of the KiboCUBE programme

The Private Higher School of Engineering and Applied Technology (ESPITA) of Tunisia is one of the two winners of the sixth round. The award will enable the Tunisian school to launch the TUNSAT-1 educational satellite cube as part of the KiboCube programme. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), through Dr Simonetta di Poppo, Director of UNOOSA, announced the winners of the sixth round of the KiboCUBE initiative. This is the third time that an African nation has won the programme.…