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Privacy Threatened by 'Homosexuality' Arrests

[HRW] Video: Privacy Threatened by 'Homosexuality' Arrests in Tunisia (AllAfrica)

Tunisia to Present Two Projects At 1st Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Aida Sghaeir -Tunisia will present two projects on seawater desalination and energy at the 1st Africa Investment Forum (AIF) to be held from November 7 to 9, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB). (AllAfrica)

Carthage Film Festival Kicks Off Amid Tight Security

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The 29th edition of the Carthage Film Festival (French: JCC) kicked off on Saturday evening at the Opera House in the Culture City of Tunis, amid tight security. (AllAfrica)

Table Tennis - Seamaster 2018 Arab Club Championships: Results of Saturday Matches

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -With the exception of the "Grappe d'or de Grombalia" who defeated the Kuwaiti club in the women's competition, no Tunisian club have secured a win at Saturday's opening of the Seamaster 2018 Arab Table Tennis Club Championships that run from November 2 to 8, 2018 at the El Menzah Sports Palace. (AllAfrica)

PM Receives FTF and Esperance De Tunis Presidents

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Prime Minister Youssef Chahed received, on Sunday morning, in Dar Dhiafa, Carthage, President of the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) Wadii Jarii and President of Esperance Sportive de Tunis (EST) Hamdi Meddeb, as well as members of the club's steering committee. (AllAfrica)

Poet Ayoub Ali Lassoued Wins First Prize At Douz Festival's International Poetry Competition

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Poet Ayoub Ali Lassoued Marzouki won the first prize at the international poetry competition of the 5th International Folk Poetry Festival in Douz (Southern Tunisia), held from November 1 to 4, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Germany Supports Tunisia's Efforts in Countering Terrorism

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier reiterated his country's willingness to support Tunisia's counter-terrorism efforts during his meeting Tuesday with President Béji Caid Essebsi in Berlin, on the fringes of the G20-Compact with Africa (G20-CwA) conference. (AllAfrica)

Refugee Centres in My Country Out Of The Question - President

[Deutsche Welle] Visiting Berlin for Chancellor Angela Merkel's African business summit, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi spoke to DW about political turmoil in his country, migration issues, and when a leader should step down. (AllAfrica)

12th Final for Ahly, 7th for Esperance

[CAF] When North African giants Al Ahly of Egypt and Esperance of Tunisia lock horns in the grand finale, it will be the second time they meet at the ultimate stage of the CAF Champions League. Both sides met in the final of 2012 edition, with Ahly winning 3-2 on aggregate to claim their seventh title. (AllAfrica)

Explosion in Central Tunis, Several Police Wounded

[Deutsche Welle] Tunisia's interior ministry said that a woman blew herself up in a central area of the Tunisian capital. Authorities warned people to stay clear as they assess the situation. (AllAfrica)

Tunisian Law Attempts to Protect Racially Discriminated Minorities

[This is Africa] Tunisia, a country with a significant black minority, is the second country in the African Union and one of the first countries in the Arab world to pass an anti-racial discrimination law. The new "Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination" Act criminalises racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination. (AllAfrica)

Can the UN Address Root Causes of Conflict? Arab Spring Case Study

[The Conversation Africa] From 2010 to 2012, Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region experienced dramatic upheavals in what came to be known as the Arab Spring. These popular uprisings were triggered by an economic downturn and long-standing political grievances. But instead of triggering major changes for democracy and development, the outcomes were instability, violence and greater repression. (AllAfrica)

Dream Over for Eswatini As Tunisia, Egypt Go Through

[CAF] Tunisia and Egypt have wrapped up Group J slots for next year's final tournament after victories in Day Four matches on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers Undertakes a Working Visit to Tunisia, 17 to 18 Oct

[Govt of SA] The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers will undertake a Working Visit to Tunis, Tunisia, from 17 to 18 October 2018. (AllAfrica)

Vultures in Tunisia for Rugby 7s

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana men's rugby team, the Vultures, flew out to Tunisia on Wednesday afternoon to compete in the Africa Men's Sevens Championship. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Meets German Federal Minister of Economic Co-Operation and Development

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Prime Minister Youssef Chahed met, on Wednesday in Tunis, German Federal Minister of Economic Co-operation and Development Gerard Müller. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change Threatens 36,000 Jobs in Tourism and Agriculture in Tunisia

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Thirty-six thousand jobs will be lost by 2050 in Tunisia, in agriculture and tourism, as a result of climate change. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Has Received No Official Correspondence From Egypt On Tightening Travel Restrictions for Tunisian Nationals (Statement)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -So far, Tunisia has not received any official correspondence from the Egyptian authorities on tightening travel restrictions for Tunisian nationals, said Saturday an official source of the Foreign Ministry under cover of anonymity. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia 'At a Turning Point' Stresses UN Rights Expert

[UN News] An independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Thursday the progress made towards democratic reform in Tunisia, since the 2011 revolution, and emphasized the importance of protecting freedom of peaceful assembly and association. (AllAfrica)

First Confirmed West Nile Virus Case in Djerba

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The first confirmed case of West Nile virus has been recorded in Djerba. A young girl had been suspected of being infected with the virus for over two weeks and had thereafter confirmed on October 9, Regional Health Director in Medenine Jameleffine Hamdi told TAP. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia to Host OIF Office for Mena Region

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia will host the Office of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) for North Africa and Middle East (MENA) Region, Personal Representative of the President of the Republic to the OIF Ferid Memmich announced Saturday. (AllAfrica)

First International Lute Forum Kicks Off

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The 1st International Lute Forum kicked off works on Thursday in Tunis and is due to last till October 6, with attendance of a large number of Tunisian and foreign professionals who unanimously laid emphasis when taking the floor on the importance of the development of lute-related art activities. (AllAfrica)

Arab Club Champions Cup - Draw - Etoile Du Sahel V Widad De Casablanca

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel will play Morocco's Widad de Casablanca in round of 16 of the Arab Club Champions Cup, according to the draw carried out on Saturday in Ryadh. (AllAfrica)

Hope in Guinea, Disappointment in Togo, Impunity in Burundi

[New Democrat] Will justice be done in Guinea in the very sensitive case of the September 28, 2009 massacre of 150 people in a stadium in the capital Conakry? This looks more likely after investigations closed in December 2017 and the suspects were referred for trial, but victims are not so happy. (AllAfrica)

Salvini Calls Tunisia a Model of Democracy, Eyes Promoting New Investments

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia is "a model of democracy for all of Africa and for that reason Italy is ready to support it with determination even in the face of terrorist threats and to bolster relations by encouraging new investments", reported Italian news agency ANSA, quoting Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini, on the eve of his visit to Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Nidaa Tounes - MP Mohamed Ben Souf Resigns From Party's Parliamentary Bloc

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Nidaa Tounes MP Mohamed Ben Souf, on Saturday, announced his resignation from the parliamentary bloc of the party at the end of the parliamentary day of this political party. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Will Be Able to Access Comesa Through Djibouti

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia can, through the development of its economic relations with Djibouti, gain access to the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Ethiopia and Somalia, said President of the Tuniso-African Business Council, Bassem Loukil, on the occasion of the opening of the Tunisian-Djibouti business forum, held Thursday in Tunis. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia's Volleyball Championship - Day-1 Results

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Results of Tunisia's Volleyball Championship day-1 games played on Saturday afternoon: (AllAfrica)

Eagles to Arrive in Tunisia October 15 for Afcon Qualifier With Libya

[Guardian] The Super Eagles will fly to Sfax, Tunisia via a chartered flight on October 15 for their African Nations Cup qualifier against Libya on October 16. (AllAfrica)

Sousse Hosts "Flavour of the World" Culinary Event to Promote Tunisian Tourism

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -As part of the celebration of the World Tourism Day, an event called "Flavour of the World" was organised on Thursday in Sousse by the North of Sousse Company for Studies and Development, in collaboration with the "Giants of Gastronomy" and the Kantaoui Association of Traders in Hammam Sousse. (AllAfrica)

At the 11th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in the Republic of Tunisia 19 Rajab 1439 (5 April 2018)

[Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector] The Board of Governors of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development concluded its 11th meeting on Thursday 6 April 2018 in Tunis. During the meeting, the Board approved ISFD's annual report which highlighted the most important activities of the Fund in combating poverty in member countries. (AllAfrica)