“No to Demolition”, virtual artistic campaign to safeguard Tunis-based Hotel du Lac

Visual artist Mouna Jemal Siala launched a “No to demolition” virtual awareness campaign against the demolition of the building of the Hotel du Lac in Tunis. In this campaign launched on the Net, artist Mouna and interior decorator Manna Jemal launch a message to raise awareness to save this historic building. This message is translated by images where a topographical inscription in Arabic letters is inlaid, visible and readable on the whole facade of the building. The monumental size of the letters is there to show the importance and scope…

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…

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…

LPDF participants have reached agreement on elections, Williams says

Credit goes to Facebook Page of the Presidency of the Republic Acting Head of the UN mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams said on Wednesday that the participants of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), held in Tunisia, have reached an agreement on holding free, fair, inclusive and credible parliamentary and presidential elections, within 18 months. Williams added in a press conference that the agreement includes steps to unite institutions and to return displaced people. She also expressed the UNSMIL’s rejection of what she described as “disinformation and disruption campaigns” accompanying…

Tunisia Opens Land Border With Libya, Talks on Flight Resumption Under Way

Tunisia is opening its land border with Libya in accordance with the bilateral sanitary protocol signed on Wednesday, which plans measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, the ForeignAffairs Ministry said in a statement. The new protocol “describes practical measures for organizing the movement of passengers and transportation of goods between the countries through two border crossing points”. It will take effect on November 14, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. TunisianMonitorOnline

Med-EcoSuRe & Co-Evolve4BG: unifying Expertise, skills and data for institutions, universities and scientific research centers

A collaboration agreement was signed on October 27, 2020 between the National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies (INSTM) and the Mediterranean Renewable Energies Center (MEDREC), at the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia. The event was organized under the Patronage of the Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries in Tunisia, and saw the participation of Mr. Fethi BEN Mimoun, General Director of Cross-border cooperation in Tunisia, representatives from the Joint Technical Secretariat of ENI CBC Med programme, namely Ms. Aida Darghouth Asli and Mr. Zied Kbaier, and key national actors…

Tunisia tightens precautionary measures to curb spread of COVID-19

Tunisia established tightened precautionary measures amid a rapid spread of COVID-19 across the country, a statement released on Thursday by the Prime Ministry reads. The measures, taken after a meeting between Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and members of Tunisia’s committee to confront COVID-19 and several ministers, included the extension of the night curfew, suspension of the collective prayer, a ban of gatherings and suspension of classes. Mechichi call on all 24 governors to announce a curfew in their provinces, from Monday to Friday between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. local…

‘Queen Maria of Romania’ Plaza inaugurated in Tunis

The ‘Queen Maria of Romania’ Plaza was inaugurated today in Tunis, in the Cite Jardins neighbourhood, in front of the consular department of the Romanian Embassy in Tunisia. Attending the event on behalf of the Tunisian authorities were Mrs. Souad Abderrahim, mayor of Tunis and Sheikh of the Medina, city council advisers and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, the Romanian Embassy in Tunisia. The inaugural plaque dedicating Queen Maria’s name to this public space was unveiled in a ceremony where Romania’s ambassador to Tunisia,…

Some 1800 teachers to benefit from Teaching for Success Tunisia program

Some 1800 teachers will benefit from this first phase of the virtual program “Teaching for Success, Tunisia”, the British Council Tunisia announces in a press release made public Tuesday, October 13. With the new school year of 2020-2021, Teaching for Success Tunisia continues the training in an adequate format respecting the health protocol, says the same source. Moreover, continues the British Council Tunisia, “this new edition of the training program aims to support English language teachers of the 5th primary year”. This new training cycle begins on October 12, 2020,…