WHO reaffirms its support to Tunisia’s efforts to contain COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Tunisia, Yves Souteyrand, on Monday, expressed the support of the organisation and the United Nations in general to Tunisia’s efforts contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a statement of the Presidency of the Republic reads. Souteyrand voiced the organisation’s commitment to providing all possible assistance for health care to Tunisians and protect them from the coronavirus pandemic, as he met Monday with President Kais Saied. Saied and Souteyrand discussed the global health crisis of the COVID-19, the latest updates and possible solutions.…

President Kais Saied opens international aerospace, defence exhibition

President Kais Saied on Wednesday inaugurated the International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (IADE) in the southeastern Tunisian city of Djerba. Organized for the first time in Tunisia, IADE brought together more than 100 international companies specialized in the aeronautical, civil and military aviation industries. The four-day exhibition, attended by Tunisian, Arab and foreign senior officials, began with an air show by the Tunisian Air Force with the participation of foreign forces. The 100 exhibitors taking part in the event are showcasing products in the presence of more than 40 Arab…

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,…