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Tunisia: reported agricultural investment up 10%
June 18, 2018

The agricultural investments reported to the Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency (APIA) reached 4,040 investments worth 674.4 million dinars (MD), at the end of May 2018, posting a 10% increase in number and 9.3% in value.

According to data released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Thursday, reported"...

Tunisia: 6 companies pledge to hire 4,320 people
June 18, 2018

Several partnership agreements were signed on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, between the National Agency for Employment and Self Employment (ANETI) and six companies, on the sidelines of the national conference on the promotion of employment held at the City of the Culture.

The first agreement was signed with a company specializing in the"...

Tunisia: EBRD grants BT $ 20 million trade finance line
June 18, 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a $ 20 million trade finance to the “Banque de Tunisie” (BT) for trade finance under the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Program (TFP).

The line will allow BT to issue guarantees to international commercial banks to cover the risk of non-payment of"...

June 18, 2018

Tunisia’s civil coalition for individual and civil liberties on Saturday demanded authorities take serious measures for adopting major reforms in the area of gender equality and individual freedoms recently proposed by the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee (COLIBE).

On June 8, the committee proposed the abolition of the criminalization of homosexuality, the equality of women and men in inheritance and many other measures.

Tunisian MPs announced this week drafting of a new bill to further"...

June 18, 2018

Although abortion has been legal in Tunisia for more than four decades it remains controversial in what is still a socially conservative country. FRANCE 24’s team on the ground takes a closer look at the issue.

Abortion was legalised in Tunisia in 1973. Under the late President Habib Bourgiba, a family planning"...

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