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Tunisia's parliament rejects bill on lifting retirement age

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia’s parliament rejected on Thursday a bill to raise the retirement age by two years to 62, in a severe blow to Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, whose government is under pressure from international lenders to cut state spending.

REUTERS - 2018-12-14 08:11:51

Giresse named new Tunisia coach

TUNIS (Reuters) - Former France international Alain Giresse was named Tunisia coach by the country’s football Federation on Thursday after signing an 18-month deal. It will be the 66-year-old’s sixth appointment as a national team coach after previous stints with Georgia, Gabon, Mali (twice) and Sen

REUTERS - 2018-12-14 07:45:43

Tunisia activists planning 'red vest' protests over sagging economy

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Activists in Tunisia are planning a "red vest" movement to protest the nation's poor economic conditions -- taking inspiration from the "yellow vest" demonstrators in France.

UPI - 2018-12-14 14:41:57

Tunisia's Red Vests vow to stage countrywide protests

Drawing inspiration from their French counterparts, Tunisia's Red Vests vow to fight for the country's "poor and marginalised". Founders of Tunisia's Red Vests campaign said Friday that they would stage peaceful demonstrations across the country in coming days.

TRTWORLD.COM - 2018-12-14 13:59:51

UNICEF Innovation Fund invests $100k into Tunisia’s Utopixar

Utopixar, a Tunisian startup set to deliver a social collaboration tool for communities and organisations to facilitate participative decision-making and value transfer has received up to $100,000 from UNICEF to improve the lives of the country’s most vulnerable children.

TECH.AFRICA - 2018-12-13 18:33:46

Tunisia’s Violence Against Women Law Seemed Perfect On Paper. In Practice, It Hasn’t Been.

Nearly a year after a law aimed at protecting women from violence took effect in Tunisia, government officials and activists met to assess how well it’s working — and the report card wasn’t great.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-12-13 15:57:00

Tunisia appoint Frenchman Alain Giresse as new coach

Alain Giresse had been appointed Tunisia coach, replacing Faouzi Benzarti, who was fired in October. The Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) have found Benzarti's replacement in Giresse, who will begin his job on January 1.

GOAL.COM - 2018-12-14 12:35:52

Explore Tunisia’s century-old Festival of the Sahara celebrating desert life and heritage

If you have always wanted to ride on camel backs with friends, experience the best of desert life and have a feel of Tunisia’s traditional way of living, then the International Festival of the Sahara is a must attend.

FACE2FACEAFRICA.COM - 2018-12-13 19:00:50

Former France star Giresse named Tunisia coach

Tunis (AFP) – Former France and Bordeaux star Alain Giresse has been appointed head coach of Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) participants Tunisia, the Tunisian football federation (FTF) announced Thursday.

WORLD SOCCER TALK - 2018-12-13 16:20:09

King oversees signing of pacts with Tunisia

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in Diriyah, Riyadh on Thursday. — SPA — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed of Tunisia oversaw signing of two loan agreements and a memorandum of understanding (M

MSN.COM - 2018-12-13 00:00:00

Tunisia, Saudi Arabia sign several agreements valued at 350 MD

(TAP) - Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, signed a series of agreements worth 350 million dinars to finance projects for agricultural development and drinking water supply in rural areas.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-13 00:00:00

Tunisia’s Expensya raises $4.5 million for its online expense management software

Expensya, a SaaS for expense management, has raised a little over $4.5 million (€4 million) in its latest funding round, the startup told MENAbytes. The investment came from ISAI, a $175 million fund that invests in early-stage technology startups in France, and one of leading French VC firms Sevent

MENABYTES.COM - 2018-12-13 21:26:40

Tunisia doctors protest against wage disclosure

By Tarek Amara TUNIS, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Hundreds of lawyers and doctors in Tunisia protested on Wednesday against a new law that will force them to disclose their salaries as part of a government bid to raise taxes.

REUTERS - 2018-12-14 07:44:35

Tunisia: Authorities Name Suspects in Hamas-drone Engineer’s Assassination

Tunisia has identified two suspects from Bosnia and Croatia as killers of Mohammed al-Zawari, a former Hamas drone maker. Zawari was gunned down in December 2016 in front of his house in Sfax by unknown assailants. Palestinian group Hamas then said the Tunisian had worked with the movement for a dec

NORTHAFRICAPOST.COM - 2018-12-13 07:55:45

Tunisia’s Truth Commission Ends Four-year Mission

Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission that was set up in 2014 to investigate and serve justice to victims of half a century of dictatorship is poised to submit its recommendations.

NORTHAFRICAPOST.COM - 2018-12-13 07:47:29

TUNISIA: Chanouf produces bio coal from waste

His name’s Murad Chanouf. Tunisia, his country of origin, sees him as a recycling hero. He has set up a farm named after him and has been transforming waste into fuel for the past 3 years. He uses bio-waste to produce flammable coal briquettes and charcoal to meet his challenge. The charcoal is prod

AFRIK21.AFRICA - 2018-12-13 07:05:54

CAF Confed Cup: Buffaloes arrive in Tunisia

Zambia's envoys in the CAF Confederation Cup Green Buffaloes arrived safely in Sfax for the Confederation Cup first round first leg match against Sfaxien. The team arrived in Tunis on Wednesday afternoon before taking a two and half hour drive from Tunis to Sfax, Where the match will take place. The

FUTAA.COM - 2018-12-13 06:58:50

Human Rights Assessment of Tunisia

On Dec. 24, 2013, the National Constituent Assembly adopted the Law on the Establishment and Organization of Transitional Justice. The law also provides for the formation of the Commission on Truth and Dignity, which is charged with investigating the truth of the human rights violations committed si

KOMOREBIPOST.COM - 2018-12-12 20:50:24

Tunisia PM to visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will head to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, two weeks after protesters rallied against a visit to the North African country by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

YAHOO! - 2018-12-12 20:45:16

Tunisia arrests two Bosnians for killing Hamas-linked drone engineer in 2016

Tunisia announced on Tuesday it had arrested two suspects connected to the killing of a Hamas drone developer Mohammad al-Zoari in 2016. Bosnian nationals Alain Kamedi and Albert Sarak were identified by the interior ministry, according to Israel’s Walla news agency.

I24NEWS - 2018-12-12 15:49:50