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Tunisia poised to tender for Sfax desalination plant
November 26, 2014
Tunisia's national water company, Sonede, is poised to launch a tender for the construction of its 150,000 m³/day desalination plant at the coastal city, Sfax in May 2015.

The Sfax project is funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

State-owned Sonede's ten-year National Water Security investment programme to ensure reliable water services to urban populations in Tunisia includes some significant desalination and reuse proposals....
Hostility to Daesh grows among Arabs
November 26, 2014

The majority of the citizens of the Arab region oppose the Islamic State (ISIS) and support the idea of an international coalition to eliminate it, a recent study found.

Results of a phone survey published by the Doha-based Arab Centre for Research and"...

The Arab Spring is just a preview of future revolutions
November 26, 2014
In order for us to be realistic, we must describe the Arab revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria as "takeaway" revolutions; they are like fast foods that do not satisfy the hunger because they have not gone through the normal preparation and development. Real meals go through five or more courses, as well as the time required to prepare them. However, the Arab revolutions represent an unnourishing meal packaged in a flimsy plastic box, eaten by people to fill...
November 26, 2014

Capital Intelligence (CI) has maintained the ratings of Attijari Bank (AB), based in Tunis, Tunisia. AB's Financial Strength Rating (FSR) is affirmed at 'BB', supported by better than average liquidity, sound profitability, and adequate capital. It is constrained by low provisioning coverage. Attijari Bank's Long-Term Foreign Currency Rating (FCR) is maintained at 'BB' and the Short-Term FCR is affirmed at 'B'. The Outlook for both the Foreign Currency Ratings and the FSR is 'Stable'. The Support Rating is maintained at '3',"...

November 26, 2014

We Europeans did nothing to help Tunisia achieve its revolution in January 2011. Yet, today, we can and must support the most successful of the Arab Spring countries - because we know that democracy can never be taken for granted.

Ahead of last Sunday's Presidential elections, every single taxi driver I talked to last week in Tunis expressed high hopes for the future"...

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