Chinese grown Tunisian soft-seed pomegranates flood the market

Tunisian soft-seed pomegranates can be consumed directly without spitting out the seeds. They can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months and in cold storage for up to 5 months. It is a variety that currently has the softest seeds in the world and is also the best variety grown in China. The pomegranates grown in Sichuan are famous for their fast growth, early fruit-bearing, high yield, and early ripening. Sichuan, as a region with ample sunshine, a large difference in temperatures between day and night, and…

Enactus INSAT wins “Enactus Tunisia Online National Competition for 2020”

The 12th edition of the National Competition of Enactus Tunisia was held online, organised with the assistance of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. This annual event was held on August 24, 25 and 26 on the Facebook page “Enactus Tunisia” and brought together more than 11,000 people online between students, business leaders and university teachers. Results of the 2020 National Competition National Champion: Enactus INSAT Vice-champion: Enactus Esprit ICT 3rd place: Enactus ENET’Com 4th place: Enactus IHEC Carthage Team Leader Of the Year: Mustapha Ghouili, Enactus ISG Tunis Faculty Advisor Of…

“Keep Your Eye On the Sea” campaign for reducing plastic in Mediterranean

A campaign respecting Sustainable Development Goals Keep Your  Eye on your sea: awareness campaign for preserving Ghar El Melh Every year, the Movement for a Clean and Green Tunisia, in cooperation with the “Biaa News” magazine, organizes awareness campaigns for the benefit of children, to preserve the sea and prevent plastic waste throwing. This initiative aims at extending awareness and educational messages mainly with the slogan, “swim here, but leave your place clean.” “The sea is our pleasure, everyone enjoys it and must be kept clean.”  It is noteworthy that…

Migrant crossings in central Mediterranean more than doubled in July, EU agency says

Sea migration in the central Mediterranean rose sharply last month, partly fueled by an exodus from Tunisia, the European Union’s border agency Frontex said Tuesday. Frontex said 4,650 migrants arrived in Italy and Malta last month, more than double the June figure, “in large part due to a significant rise in the number of irregular migrants departing from Tunisia.” On Monday, Italian and EU officials visited Tunis to offer financial support in return for more stringent border controls by Tunisian authorities. Overall, Frontex said there were 8,650 illegal border crossings…

Tunisia starts first immigration census

The Tunisian statistics institute (INS) started its first census on immigration to help define the country’s migration policies. The INS announced it had started the first census on international migration in Tunisia. Called the “Tunisia-Hims,” this survey is meant to provide accurate and clear statistical data on immigration in Tunisia. The first of its kind in Tunisia, the survey was launched this month and will end in March 2021. It will cover the entire national territory and will include all affected social groups, such as migrants, repatriated people and foreign…

Hult Prize Foundation a path of change in the world

The Hult Prize Foundation transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them. With a US$1,000,000 global start-up prize as it’s anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events, and training to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to take action to build a better world. The Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for good, for-profit enterprises emerging from university. In nearly a decade, with over 2500 staff and volunteers…

Tunisian diplomacy and signs of promising reforms

Agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Basic trade Union Following the meeting held on June 17, 2020, with Minister of Foreign Affairs Noureddine Erray, the basic trade Union of the Foreign Ministry’s officers and executives, stemming from the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) informs its members of the following agreements. -The pledge to respect the criteria for appointing the heads of the diplomatic and consular missions abroad agreed upon in the minutes of former meetings with the administrative side which is an important gain that the basic…

Ben Arous Regional Center of Democracy, Citizenship and Development takes part in national effort in combating COVID-19

The Ben Arous Regional Center of Democracy, Citizenship and Development is taking part in national effort in combating COVID-19. As part of the centre’s strategy in supporting of the state’s efforts to fight against the Corona epidemic, the activists of the centre distributed tools for sterilizing masks and protection kits for the benefit of some municipalities in the region, organizations, and activists of the civil society. The centre will also remain in the service of the authorities and local and regional actors during this war against the COVID-19. TunisianMonitorOnline

COVID-19: Tunisian women detainees make medical masks

The clothing workshop of the Manouba women’s jail has begun to make protective medical masks for the Ministry in line with required standards and criteria, said in a statement to Shems FM radio, Governor of Manouba Raja Trabelsi. He indicated that the workshop will produce over 800 masks per day after making over 4,000 for security workers at the penitentiary itself. Daily capacity for the workshop may rise to over 1,500 pieces of personal protective equipment per day. Medical suits and head protection will also be included in the production…

Saudi Arabia: $ 10 million donation to support the World Health Organization’s effort

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz issued last Monday a directive ordering the donation of $ 10 million to support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) efforts to fight Coronavirus and to implement urgent measures to minimize the spread of this disease and to support countries with vulnerable health infrastructures. Deeply concerned to help the International community, Saudi Arabia with its donation will contribute significantly to efforts to safeguard global health after the World Health Organization’s calling, in the context of this harsh global crisis which terrified the world, the International…