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Gor-Esperance War of Wars Continues

[Nation] The war of words from Wednesday's Caf Champions League first round, first leg match pitting Gor Mahia against Esperance continued yesterday, with the Tunisian side now saying suggesting their players were hesitant in expressing themselves on the "poor surface". (AllAfrica)

Esperance Unimpressed With 'Shitty Land' Stadium in Machakos

[Nairobi News] Tunisia club Esperance have described as 'shitty' the state of Machakos' Kenyatta Stadium which hosted Wednesday's epic continental match against Gor Mahia. (AllAfrica)

Wasteful Gor Mahia Held At Home By Esperance

[CAF] Kenya champions, Gor Mahia was left ruing missed chances after being held to a barren draw at home by Esperance of Tunisia in Machakos on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

One Dead After Maersk Line Vessel Catches Fire in Arabian Sea

[Tunis Afrique Presse] A crew member died and four others went missing after fire broke out on a new Maersk Line container vessel in the Arabian Sea, the company said. (AllAfrica)

Wasteful Gor Held By Esperance at Home

[Capital FM] Machakos -Gor Mahia will be left ruing their missed chances especially in the first half after being held to a 0-0 draw by Tunisian giants Esperance in a first round CAF Champions League first leg tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Plateau Utd Beaten 4-2 By Tunisia's Etoile

[This Day] Plateau United's CAF Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread after the Nigerian league champions were outgunned 4-2 by Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia on Tuesday in Sousse. (AllAfrica)

Cost of Logistics in Tunisia Stands At 20%

[Tunis Afrique Presse] "The cost of logistics stands at 20%, which is a very high load compared to international standards, set at 10%," said Khaled Ben Gharbia, president of CONECT International's transport trade association, in a statement to TAP on the sidelines of a meeting, held Tuesday in Tunis, on the role of transport in strengthening foreign trade. (AllAfrica)

Bashtobji Reaffirms in Cairo Tunisia's Constant Commitment to Bolster Joint Arab Action

[Tunis Afrique Presse] State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sabri Bashtobji reaffirmed Tunisia's constant commitment to boost the joint Arab action by completing the Arab League reform, laying emphasis on the need to redouble efforts to re-activate the Arab countries' role in addressing their own problems and speed up the political settlement of crises. (AllAfrica)

BCT Key Interest Rate Raised to 5.75 Percent Per Annum

[Tunis Afrique Presse] The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Tunisia on Monday decided to increase the key rate of the BCT by 75 basis points, increasing it from 5% to 5.75% per annum, after a thorough analysis of the evolution of monetary aggregates and macroeconomic data, as well as leading indicators of the national economic situation, the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) reported. (AllAfrica)

Funds Worth 35 Billion Dinars Allocated to Road Network

[Tunis Afrique Presse] The estimated funds allocated to the construction and development of roads throughout the territory have reached in the last three development plans about 35 billion dinars, Equipment, Housing and Spatial Planning Minister Mohamed Salah Arfawi. (AllAfrica)

Export Revenues of Organic Dates Increase By 35.52%

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Export revenues of organic dates for this season increased by 35.52%, compared with the previous season. This increase also comes from a 21.01% increase in the quantities exported, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. (AllAfrica)

Battle of Ben Guerdane, Historic Achievement in Combating Terrorism (Bu Ali Mbarki)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Bu Ali Mbarki said on Wednesday that the battle of Ben Guerdane is the most remarkable memory in the history of the Arab world after having succeeded to face a cowardly terrorist attack, thanks to the bravery, self-sacrifice and courage of the region's inhabitants. (AllAfrica)

Kasserine Tops Regions in Public Investments, Last in Development Index, Says Governor

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Kasserine governorate has since 2011 the lion's share of public investments with about 1.2 million dinars, yet remains at the bottom of the list at the level of the development index (0.388% in 2017 against 0.402% in 2015), said Governor of Kasserine Samir Bukadida. (AllAfrica)

Taekwondo - Tunisia Win Eight Medals, Including Two Gold

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunisia's taekwondo team won eight medals (2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze) at the 5th SOFIA OPEN 2018 WT G 1 International Taekwondo Tournament, March 3-4 in Sofia, Bulgaria. (AllAfrica)

Kerr Loves Underdog Tag Ahead of Esperance Tie

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says his side is motivated by the 'underdog tag' ahead of Wednesday's CAF Champions League showdown against Tunisian giants Esperance in Machakos. (AllAfrica)

Esperance in Town for CAF Champions Clash With Gor Mahia

[Nation] Gor Mahia's opponents in second round of preliminary qualifiers of the Caf Champions League, Esperance de Tunis arrived in the country Monday morning. (AllAfrica)

Esperance Check in for Gor Mahia Clash

[Nairobi News] Gor Mahia's opponents in the second round of preliminary qualifiers of the Caf Champions League, Esperance de Tunis arrived in the country Monday morning. (AllAfrica)

CAF Champions League - Plateau United Lose in Tunisia

[Premium Times] Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL champions, Plateau United, on Tuesday suffered a 4-2 defeat in their first leg, first round CAF Champions League tie. (AllAfrica)

Gafsa - Judicial Investigation Into Obstruction of Production At CPG Initiated

[Tunis Afrique Presse] The Public Prosecutor in Gafsa, on Monday, ordered the initiation of a judicial investigation into the causes of obstruction of production at the Gafsa Phosphate Company (French: GPC). (AllAfrica)

Young Entrepreneurs Will Be Able to Open Foreign Currency Bank Accounts - (Minister)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] The startup bill will allow young entrepreneurs to open foreign currency bank accounts in order to facilitate equipment acquisition, creation of subsidiaries abroad and access to foreign markets as well as avoid administrative procedures, Minister of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Anouar Maarouf said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

ATP Rankings - Malek Jaziri Up to 84th

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunisian tennis player Maled Jaziri reintegrated the ATP's Top 100 on Monday after climbing up 33 places to 84th. (AllAfrica)

Illegal Migration Attempt Thwarted Off Sfax

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Twenty eight persons were arrested on Sunday off the Sidi Mansur coasts in Sfax, while trying to illegally cross the sea borders, the Interior Ministry said in a press release on Monday. (AllAfrica)

French Institute of Tunisia Organises Reading Marathon, March 16, On Occasion of 'La Francophonie Month'

[Tunis Afrique Presse] On the occasion of "La Francophonie Month," the French Institute of Tunisia (French: IFT) will organise on March 16 a reading marathon gathering 8 French-speaking countries, including Switzerland, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Argentina, Poland, Greece and Canada around reading text extracts from contemporary Francophone literature by lovers of the French language as Anissa Daoud, Michèle Boufetier, Samia Amami and Nadia Busetta. (AllAfrica)

IFC VP for Middle East and Africa in Tunisia to Discuss Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development

[Tunis Afrique Presse] World Ban Group International Finance Corporation (IFC) Vice-President for the Middle East and Africa Sérgio Pimenta starts a working visit on Monday to Tunisia, during which he will have a set of talks with government members and representatives of the Central Bank of Tunisia and the private sector, according to the IFC. (AllAfrica)

Municipal Elections - 106 Rejected Lists

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Some 106 candidate lists to the municipal elections have been rejected by the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE), that is 4.5% of the total number of lists, announced Saturday ISIE President Mohamed Tlili Mansri. (AllAfrica)

Investigation Into Ben Arous Court Incidents Initiated

[Tunis Afrique Presse] An investigation has been initiated by the relevant departments to shed light on the incidents that occurred on Monday around the Ben Arous Tribunal, government spokesperson Iyed Dahmani told TAP on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Adds Several Islamic State Affiliates to Terror List

[VOA] The U.S. State Department on Tuesday branded seven Islamic State groups from around the world and two of its leaders as terrorists in an effort to cut off any financial support they may have been getting from within the United States. (AllAfrica)

Judo Dusseldorf Grand Slam - Tunisian Nihel Cheikhrouhou Wins Silver Medal

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunisian Nihel Cheikhrouhou, on Sunday, won the silver medal at the Judo Dusseldorf Grand Slam (78 kg) held from February 23 to 25. (AllAfrica)

Executive Program for Cooperation in Education With Tunisia and Burkina Faso Reviewed

[SNA] Khartoum -The Cabinet' Social and Cultural Sector, in a meeting which was chaired by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Somiya Abu kashawa, Wednesday, reviewed the Executive Program for Cooperation in Education with Tunisia for the years(2017-2019) and the Executive Program for Cooperation in Education between Sudan and Burkina Faso for years (2017-2020). (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Expects Chances From China to Boost Employment

[Focac] Tunis -Tunisia sees significant potential for cooperation with China to ease the alarming unemployment in the North African country, a Tunisia senior official said in a recent interview with Xinhua. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Open to Chinese Investment - Senior Official

[Focac] Tunis -"Tunisia is open to Chinese investment," said Mabrouk Korchid, Tunisian Minister of State Domains and Land Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Xinhua recently. (AllAfrica)