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Tunisia: Strong Winds Exceeding 90 Km/H in South On Tuesday Night and Wednesday

Tunis, April 9 — The weather on Wednesday will be characterised by northerly winds in the north and centre and easterly winds in the south, strong with speeds between 50 and 70 km/h near the coasts, in the highlands and in the south. They will temporarily exceed 90 km/h in the form of gusts with […]

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Tunisia: Beja Sugar Factory Producing Half of Tunisia’s Daily Sugar Needs for Two Weeks Now (CEO)

Beja/Tunisia — The Beja sugar factory has been operating for two weeks at a production rate of 500 tonnes per day, which represents half of Tunisia’s sugar needs, estimated at 1,000 tonnes per day, the company’s CEO Mohamed Bahri Gabsi told TAP on Monday. He added that maintenance work, the company’s restructuring and equipment programme […]

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North Africa: Tunisia to Host 1st Decarbonisation Mediterranean Forum, End of Sep.2024 (Utica)

Tunis — Tunisia will host the first Mediterranean Decarbonisation Forum by the end of September 2024, announced the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). A preparatory meeting was held on Friday in Tunis, the confederation said in a press release. This event will be an occasion to present the decarbonisation ecosystem in Tunisia […]

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Tunisia: Head of State Calls for Developing Effective National Strategy for Public Transportation in Tunisia

Tunis — President of the Republic, Kais Saied, had a meeting, Thursday, at Carthage Palace with Minister of Public Works and Housing in charge of the Transport Ministry Sarra Zaafrani Zanzri during which he stressed the need to develop an efficient national strategy which would save the public transport sector from the crisis it has […]

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Tunisia: Parliament Decides Not to Lift Immunity On Seven Deputies

Tunis — The Assembly of People’s Representatives, Wednesday, decided, by an overwhelming majority of deputies, not to lift immunity on 7 MPs. Speaking to TAP on Wednesday, rapporteur of the committee, Youssef Tarchoun, indicated that he had received requests on lifting immunity on 7 deputies since June 2023. He added that the committee presented its […]

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Tunisia: Court of Cassation Overturns Appeal Verdict Against Journalist Khelifa Guesmi

Tunis — The Court of Cassation, on Wednesday, overturned the appeal verdict against journalist Khelifa Guesmi under which he was handed a 5-year prison sentence for publishing security information. The court decided to send the case back to the Court of Appeal for consideration by different panel, Defence lawyer Ayoub Ghedamsi told TAP. In November […]

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Tunisia: President of the Republic Meets Saudi Health Minister

Tunis/Tunisia — President Kais Saied met on Wednesday at the Carthage Palace with the Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd bin Abdurrahman Al-Jalajel, to discuss cooperation between the two countries and the common history between them. The President of the Republic noted the close and excellent relations between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in all fields, as […]

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Tunisia Court Sentences Ex-President to 8 Years in Absentia

Moncef Marzouki was Tunisia’s first democratically elected head of government after the Arab Spring in 2011. He has since become a fierce critic of current President Kais Saied. A court in Tunisia sentenced former President Moncef Marzouki to eight years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty in absentia of seeking to “provoke […]

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Tunisia Holds World Powers Responsible for Ongoing Massacres in Gaza

Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia denounced the “inertia” of the UN Security Council, which has failed to play its essential role in maintaining international peace and security. It also condemned its policy of double standards and its failure to put an end to the irresponsible use of the veto, which gave the green light to the Zionist […]

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Tunisia to Participate in Arab Rugby Sevens Championship 2024

Tunis/Tunisia — The national rugby teams (men and women’s) will participate in the Arab Rugby Sevens Championship 2024 due on February 16-17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Round-1 draw placed men’s team in Group B along with Libya, hosts Saudi Arabia, Syria and Morocco. Women’s team was drawn in Group A with Syria, Jordan and Saudi […]

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Tunisia: Local Elections – 1,858 Candidates Standing for Run-Off

Tunis/Tunisia — Voting centres opened their doors on Sunday morning at 8 am to welcome the 4 million 181 thousand 871 voters for the run-off local council elections. Voters were called upon to decide between the top two candidates in each constituency who did not obtain an absolute majority of the votes cast during the […]

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Tunisia: Run-Off Local Elections – Turnout Reaches 5.34 Percent By 1pm [upd 1]

Tunis/Tunisia — The turnout in the run-off local elections reached 5.34% by 1pm, Farouk Bouasker, President of the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) said at a press conference at El Menzah sports complex on the progress of voting. He added that the total number of people who voted was 223,312 out of 4,181,871 registered […]

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Tunisia: Low Turnout of Women in Run-Off Local Elections (Tu-Med)

Tunis/Tunisia — Project director of the Tunisian Mediterranean Centre (TU-MED), Ahlem Karoui, on Sunday, highlighted the low turnout of women in the run-off local elections in the various polling stations covered by the Centre’s observers. In a statement to TAP, Karoui said the TU-MED Centre had 120 observers in the border and rural regions, spread […]

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Tunisia: Earth Tremor of 3.2 Degrees in Mezzouna, Sidi Bouzid

Tunis/Tunisia — An earth tremor measuring 3.2 degrees on the Richter scale was recorded on January 29, 2024 at 05:44 a.m (local time) in Mezzouna in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, the National Institute of Meteorology (INM) reported. The epicentre of the tremor was located at 34.47 degrees latitude and 9.88 degrees longitude, south-east of […]

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Tunisia: International Migrant Smuggling Network Dismantled in Sfax

Tunis/Tunisia — An international network specialised in smuggling migrants from a neighbouring country to Sfax was dismantled in the region. The National Guard General Directorate issued a press release on Sunday evening announcing that the network had been dismantled by the intelligence units of the National Guard Directorate and the intelligence units of the Intelligence […]

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Tunisia Logs 1st Infection Case With Covid-19 Jn.1 Strain

Tunis/Tunisia — “The first infection case with the new COVID-19 JN.1 strain has just been logged in Tunisia from 60 samples at the Charles Nicolle Hospital in Tunis and the National Pharmacovigilance Centre (CNPV),” CNPV Director General and member of the Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus Riadh Daghfous said on Wednesday. The detection of this […]

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Tunisia: Third South Summit – G77 Plus – FM Has Talks With Heads of Participating Delegations

Tunis/Tunisia — Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Nabil Ammar on Sunday held talks with a number of heads of participating delegations, on the sidelines of his participation in the Third South Summit – G77 Plus in Kampala, Uganda. The minister held talks with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, focusing notably on […]

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Africa: Namibia Record Shock 1-0 Victory Over Tunisia

Namibia winger Deon Hotto scored in the 88th minute to hand them a shock 1-0 victory over Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday and keep up the sequence of surprise results that have dominated the opening days of the tournament. Hotto sneaked in at the back post to hand the southern African […]