INTERNATIONAL CALLS FOR ITALY TO RETURN ILLEGAL WASTE FROM TUNISIA

Credit goes to Réseau Tunisie Verte Forty-four international environmental groups co-signed a demand yesterday (3 May) calling for the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius to order the immediate repatriation of Italian municipal waste that was illegally shipped to Tunisia last year. In July 2020, Italian company Sviluppo Risorse Ambientali exported 282 containers to the Tunisian port city of Sousse, which it claimed was processed waste that would be recycled. The containers were listed as storing plastic scraps for recycling, but customs officers in Tunisia discovered…

Jewish pilgrimage in Ghriba sees dwindling numbers amid Covid-19 fear

The annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue on Tunisia’s Djerba island started on Monday, but without the usual crowds due to Covid-19 restrictions. The pilgrimage to Ghriba – the oldest synagogue in Africa – takes place from April 25 to May 2 for the island’s Jewish community and the few faithful able to make the trip from abroad. Last year it was cancelled due to the pandemic, but this year it is taking place – albeit with pilgrims praying individually and wearing face masks. Beginning 33 days after the…

British International School of Tunis: education provided according to the best principles of British pedagogy

The British International School of Tunis (BIST) has recently held a meeting with the press with the attendance of several local media during which Meriem Milad, Managing Director of BIST gave an account on the different stages of the school since its establishment in 2012. She also talked about means available at BIST to take care of more than 255 students by a pedagogical team of 45 members, including 2 heads of school. The press conference was devoted to presenting the new BIST educational events and curriculum for students and…

JEENISo organises fourth edition of international GPjr event

To guarantee the smooth running of projects and thus achieve the expected objectives, it is essential to operate in project mode! The junior enterprise Eniso (JEENISo) is organising the fourth edition of the international GPjr event on April 4, 2021 in collaboration with GP jr Brazil and PMI (Project management Institute) Tunisia chapter. This event revolves around the theme of “Project monitoring”, which means how to make your project viable? Because although young entrepreneurs are not short of ideas, many projects do not succeed because of management failures. To successfully…

Tunisian Ambassador visits Reconnaissance Research

Credit goes to Al-Anba newspaper Tunisia’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Hachmi Lajili visited the Kuwait-based policy institute Reconnaissance Research in Kuwait City, Al-Anba newspaper reports. He met with the founder and CEO Abdulaziz Al-Anjeri and Deputy CEO Yusef Al-Ghusain. Ambassador Ajili voiced his appreciation for the role of the Cultural and Research Center in building bridges of communication. He added that this meeting coincidences with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of Independence Day in Tunisia noting that Tunisia exerted great efforts in strengthening the role of the independent…

Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty

25 heads of government and international agencies come together in extraordinary joint call New treaty would signal high-level political action needed to protect the world from future health crises The international community should work together “towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response” to build a more robust global health architecture that will protect future generations, world leaders said in a commentary published today in several newspapers around the world. “There will be other pandemics and other major health emergencies. No single government or multilateral agency can address this threat…

Daily thoughts

In 2021, the so-called humans still didn’t figure out the answer to all their problems.  We are practically repeating- in a shuffle – all our mistakes. Mistakes that boil down to the big 3: who we are? What are we doing? What are we expecting? Chances are humans will never find answers because they always look for them from outside. In the meantime, just sit back and enjoy this cirque of freaks, enjoy the creation don’t get involved with it and you will fuse with the light and agglutinate with…

Soon, Misrata opens marine terminal for passenger cruising

Misrata city is near to opening a new marine station in partnership between the public sector represented by the Iron and Steel Company, and the private sector represented by the “Kevalay” Tourism Services Company, the Libya Observer reported. After years of suspension, travelers from Libya will be able to sail to their destination allowing them to save money and enjoy the scenery and landscapes of the blue sea. According to informed sources, the first trips will leave Misrata towards Tunisia and Turkey, while other destinations would be added, respectively. The…

Hult Prize ISEAHT On-Campus Journey: From the Info Session to the Competition

Bringing the well-known Oscar of students to the ISEAHT institute was fascinating enough to capture the attention of the most creative and ingenious students out there. Freshman year students, as well as seniors, were eager to join the movement and prove their sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, otherwise stated, their “change-making” spirit. After succeeding the info session of the 21st October 2020, Hult prize ISEAHT campus Director “Siwar Jendoubi” along with the other OC team members officially started preparing the ground for eventual steps to be taken towards the On-campus…

GOMYCODE continues its geographic expansion by opening in Manama

Tunisian startup specializing in Ed-Tech – GOMYCODE announces the opening of a Hackerspace in Manama – Bahrain with the aim of continuing its geographic expansion but also to strengthen its modern technological education platform. Launched in 2017 by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel, GOMYCODE now has more than 80 talents with diverse profiles among its employees and a network of over 100 trainers across the Hackerspaces of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt and now Bahrain. Through an educational platform forming the next generation of technological and digital profiles and connecting them with the companies that build the…