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World Bank approves $500 million loan for Tunisia

World Bank approves $500 million loan for Tunisia

The World Bank on Tuesday approved a $500 million loan to support Tunisia’s budget, a government official for the North African country said on Tuesday. The funding followed the release by the International Monetary Fund of a delayed $320-million tranche of Tunisia’s IMF loan, after the government agreed to speed up economic reforms. Praised as […]

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags – but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic. Plastic bags are used daily across Africa – the bans are hoped to tackle the pervasive problem of waste. In […]

Tunisia confiscates property of businessmen arrested for graft

Tunisia confiscates property of businessmen arrested for graft

The Tunisian government has confiscated the property and frozen bank accounts of eight prominent businessmen arrested this week on suspicion of corruption in an unprecedented government campaign against graft, authorities said yesterday. Tunisia has been praised as a model of transition after its 2011 revolution. But it still struggles with economic reforms and corruption six […]

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is among a host of African leaders who have been invited to this year’s G-20 Summit, highlighting the growing role of the continent of global development decision-making fora. The feat was the highlight of the African segment session at the G7 Summit meeting, which ended at the Sicilian town of Taormina […]

Tunisia Embraces African Court

Tunisia Embraces African Court

The Republic of Tunisia yesterday joined Tanzania and other states in the African continent to sign a declaration, enabling Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individuals to access the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) directly. Tunisia becomes the eighth nation to sign such declaration. Other countries that have so far signed, apart from […]

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

As part of an effort to improve infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, today announced it was selected by the Tunisian Railway Company (SNCFT) with an order of 20 EMD GT42AC locomotives. These locomotives will primarily serve in hauling phosphates and will be designed for the area’s hot, […]

African Challenges to African Development

African Challenges to African Development

The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated. It is enough to re-state that Africa’s development […]

Tunisia to Participate in Joint Military Exercises With France, U.S. and Germany

Tunisia to Participate in Joint Military Exercises With France, U.S. and Germany

The Tunisian army has scheduled a series of joint military exercises in 2017, with the collaboration of some European countries and the United States, Belhassen Oueslati, spokesman of Tunisian Defense Ministry, said on Thursday. The spokesman confirmed that these military exercises will cover separate periods in 2017 and different regions of the country, while some […]

Renewable, Sustainable Energy – Tunisia, Cameroon Seek Partnership

Renewable, Sustainable Energy – Tunisia, Cameroon Seek Partnership

The government of Cameroon is expected to sign a partnership with Tunisia through the Borj Cedria Ecopark in the coming days. The Minister of Water Resources, Basile Atangana Kouna and the Tunisian Ambassador to Cameroon, Jalel Snoussi are in negotiations. The latter paid a courtesy call to the Minister on Friday February 17, 2017 with […]

Who’s Who of Football Face Carthage Eagles on Sunday

Who’s Who of Football Face Carthage Eagles on Sunday

Pre-tournament favourites Senegal will receive a stern early test of their championship credentials when they take on Tunisia in a tasty 2017 African Nations Cup Group B clash at the Stade de Franceville on Sunday (19h00 GMT). Senegal have quality throughout their squad with players from Europe’s elite leagues and last year climbed to the […]

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