Tunisian-Libyan Trade and Industry Development exhibition: Misrata January 16 to 18, 2023

The Tunisian African Business Council (TABC) announced Tuesday that the first Tunisian-Libyan Trade and Industry Development exhibition will be held in the city of Misrata from 16 to 18 January 2023. Under the banner ‘‘Tunisia and Libya the Gateway to Africa’’, the events aim to strengthen the partnership between the two countries and pave the way for access to African markets. This initiative came following an agreement between the Tunisian-Libyan Business Council and the Misrata Chamber of Commerce during the fourth session of the Tunisian-Libyan Economic Forum held in Sfax…

Startup Tunisia: Turnover of startups grows despite ongoing difficult context

The 3rd edition of the annual Startup Tunisia report, published Tuesday, shows that 6.7 million dinars have been invested by startups until 2021 with more than 22 investments in 2021, an increase of 900,000 dinars compared to the previous year. In 2021, the fundraising by Business Angels was carried out by 45 people and 1 network/ They were concentrated up to 57% on startups operating in B2B. According to Startup Tunisia, the labelled startups achieved a turnover of 120 million dinars in 2021, i.e. an evolution of 67% compared to…

Tunisia requests European funds for ELMED energy project

Tunisia sought funds from the European Union to finance an electricity connection project between with Italy called ELMED, as part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) , Director General of Electrical Energy and Energy Transition at the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy in Tunis, Belhassen Chiboub, told TAP news agency. At the end of the third training session for journalists in the energy sector, he added that this project, whose investment cost is estimated at 800 million euros, will be operational in 2027. ELMED, which is managed by a…

Tunisia comes fourth in Africa in e-government development index

Tunisia climbed three places to 88th out of 193 countries in the latest global ranking of the United Nations e-government development index (EGDI). Tunisia, which gained a score of 0.6530 in this edition, against 0.6526 in the previous one, is fourth in Africa, by the development of digital administration. The EGDI is published every two years by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). It is based on indices of e-services, telecommunications and human capital. Tunisia comes fourth on the African scale, ahead of Morocco (101st)…

Japanese director Naomi Kawase to chair international competition jury at CIFF

Japanese director Naomi Kawase will preside over the international competition jury at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), which will take place from November 13 to 22 this year. Festival president Hussein Fahmy welcomed Kawase’s participation, confirming her role as head of the international competition jury as a valuable addition to the upcoming edition’s activities. Fahmy added that Kawase has a distinguished career and extensive experience that has qualified her to win prestigious awards from various international festivals. Festival director Amir Ramses said that the presence of a cinematic…

Flat6Labs celebrates 3rd Hub Day of Ignite Tunisia project

Flat6Labs, the leading seed venture capital firm in North Africa and Middle East region, organised the 3rd Hub Day of the Ignite Tunisia project. This event brought together representatives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, donors, investors and the media who gathered to discover the support programmes presented by structures from different regions of Tunisia, from Bizerte to Medenine, including Tunis, Nabeul and Monastir. During 4 months, the representatives of these 6 structures benefited from coaching and mentoring sessions covering several fields with national and international experts mobilized to support them, online…

Riyadh fair consolidates Saudi Arabia’s position as major Gulf cultural destination

Credit goes to the Saudi Gazette The Riyadh International Book Fair 2022, the largest-ever cultural event in Saudi Arabia, comes to a close on Saturday evening. The ten-day festival of books and culture, with the participation of 1200 publishing houses from 32 countries, witnessed the flocking of an unprecedented number of male and female visitors and book fans, thus further consolidating the position of Saudi Arabia as a major cultural destination in the Gulf region. Several international publishing houses, including those from the United Kingdom and China, participated in the…

CIFF Reveals Complete List of Egyptian Films Taking Part at its 44th Edition

The 44th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will feature a total of six Egyptian films, including a feature narrative, a feature documentary, and four shorts helmed by several up-and-coming professional film directors.Taking place from November 13th to the 22nd, the festival’s lineup of Egyptian films will feature Ahmad Abdalla’s film “19 B” as part of the International Competition, which was previously revealed in a press release by the festival. The rest of the Egyptian films featured in the festival include four films in the Short Film Competition;…

OPPO unveils the three most inspiring UEFA Champions League matches, as voted by fans

OPPO unveiled the three most inspiring UEFA Champions League games, as voted by fans, on 29 September 2022. The three most inspirational games chosen by fans around the world were Barcelona VS Paris Saint-Germain6-1 (Round of 16, 2016-17, second leg), AC Milan VS Liverpool 3-3(2004-05, final) and Manchester City VS Real Madrid4-3 (semi-final first leg, 2021-22). Initially launched on 5 September 2022, the ”InspirationalGames” campaign aims to discover and relive the games that have inspired the greatest emotions in UEFA Champions League history. Fans in Europe, the Middle East and…