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Local elections in Tunisia: an opportunity to give interior regions a fair chance?
June 20, 2018

Watching party activists pass out election leaflets in Bizerte on Labor Day gave me the first tangible feel that local elections were coming, in an otherwise quite understated campaign. While some may feel disappointed about the relatively low-key process, and even more so with voter turnout, sometimes ‘understated’ is also a good thing: the sense that local elections in Tunisia, the first one"...

Zim welcomes 5 new ambassadors
June 20, 2018

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
Five new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mnangagwa at State House in Harare yesterday and expressed interest to improve relations with Harare in several key areas. The diplomats were from New Zealand, Myanmar, Mauritius, Tunisia and Vietnam.

First to present his credentials was"...

Tunisia returns 70 Morocco passengers over doubts of illegal immigration
June 20, 2018

Tunisia has refused 70 Moroccan entry because it suspects they are planning to illegally immigrate to Europe, the spokesperson of the Ministry of the Interior said yesterday.

“There were passengers who planned to take Tunis as a station for their illegal immigration,” Sofiene Zaag said. “They did not have luggage"...

June 20, 2018

The World Bank announced today US$130 million in additional support for decentralization in Tunisia, which is putting local governments in charge of addressing the development needs of their communities. The ongoing Urban Development and Local Governance Program has focused on building up the capacities of local governments to manage their own budgets and engage citizens on investment decisions to promote local economic development. The additional financing will extend the program by three years to 2023, expand the number of"...

June 20, 2018

It has been three years since Tunisia and its communities were rocked by a horrific terrorist attack which saw terrified holiday-makers run for their lives.

The devastating scenes took place in Sousse in June 2015 in which 38 were killed by an ISIS gunman, 30 of which were British.

While tourism numbers have declined, it has been reported that big tour operators such as TUI"...

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