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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)


Mauritius, Ghana, Tunisia Lead New Growth in Africa's Telecoms Sector

[Guardian] Given the very poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure in most markets, mobile Iinternet access as a consequence also accounts for between 95 per cent and 99 per cent of all Internet connections. (AllAfrica)


UN Chief Pleased With Anti-Money Laundering Efforts in Nigeria, Tunisia

[Vanguard] UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed satisfaction with the anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria and Tunisia. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia Punish Error-Prone Swaziland

[CAF] Visiting Tunisia punished error prone Swaziland with two first half goals to bag the three vital points from the Group J played at Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini on Sunday afternoon. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria Welcomes Egypt, Cameroon, Tunisia, Others As Competition Begins

[Guardian] The National Stadium, Abuja will come alive today when Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Morocco, Niger Republic, Cameroon, Guinea, Rwanda, Botswana, Congo, Nigeria and defending champions, Egypt converge to vie for honours in the 17th African U-21 Men's Volleyball Championship. The competition will end on September 20. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia Isn't a Migrant Transit Country – Yet

[ISS] The nature of migration from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean is changing. Some sub-Saharan African migrants are adjusting their routes due to dangers in Libya, and Tunisian migrants are leaving their country in greater numbers than before. These trends are however unconnected. (AllAfrica)


'Rencontres Africa' - Tunisia Under Spotlight At 3rd Edition Scheduled for September 24 and 25 in Paris

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia will be the guest of honour at the 3rd "Rencontres Africa" (Africa meetings) which will be held on September 24 and 25, 2018, at the "Palais des Congrès" in Paris, with the participation of business leaders from different sectors: health, agriculture and agribusiness, building and public works and services. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda 'Can Beat Anyone At African Karate Champs'

[New Times] Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal and Botswana are all top contenders that Rwanda will need to be wary of at the upcoming continental championships in Kigali. (AllAfrica)


Etoile Promise No Favours for Zesco

[CAF] Etoile du Sahel have assured told Zesco United they are not going to do them an favours in Tuesday's Group D ultimate match in Ndola. (AllAfrica)


Djerba Illegal Migrant Boat Sinking - Navy Recovers Second Body

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A unit of the National Navy, on Friday, recovered the body of an irregular migrant east of Zarat, 8 miles from the Tunisian coast, said spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, Major Mohamed Zekri. (AllAfrica)


Italy Reaffirms Willingness to Support Tunisia in Fight Against Organised Crime and Irregular Migration

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Italy's ambassador to Tunis Lorenzo Fanara has affirmed his country's willingness to support Tunisia's efforts in its fight against organised crime and irregular migration. (AllAfrica)


No Cholera Case Recorded in Tunisia (Ministry of Health)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -No cases of cholera have been recorded in Tunisia, the Ministry of Health said in a statement Friday. (AllAfrica)


Heavy Storm in Mount Arafat - Tunisian Pilgrims Safe and Sound

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisian pilgrims are safe and sound after the stormy weather in the holy shrines, the Religious Affairs Ministry said. (AllAfrica)


FIFA Ranking - Nigeria Ranks to 49, As France Soars No. 1

[Vanguard] Egypt had a worse fall. Mohamed Salah's Egypt dropped from 45th to 65th. (AllAfrica)


Ennahdha Says Presidential Initiative to Uphold Equal Inheritance Is Starting Point for a Dialogue Demanded By Party

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"The presidential initiative to uphold the equal inheritance is the starting point for a dialogue that the Ennahdha movement has already called for in order to bring the views closer," the Movement spokesman Imed Khemiri said Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia's President to Unveil Equal Inheritance Law

[This is Africa] President Beji Caid Essebsi is set to announce a Bill in favour of inheritance equality on Women's Day in Tunisia. This is seen as a liberal step in an Islamic nation where males inherit twice as much as females (AllAfrica)


Tunis Ranks 106th in 'Global Liveability Index 2018'

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian capital, Tunis, has ranked 106th in the world and 8th among Arab cities in "The Global Liveability Index 2018", published Tuesday by the Economist. (AllAfrica)


President Promises Inheritance Equality to Women

[Deutsche Welle] Tunisian President Essebsi has vowed to soon submit a bill to parliament giving women and men equal inheritance rights. The country has long been seen as a pioneer for women's rights in the Arab world. (AllAfrica)


African Senior Weightlifting Championships 2018 - Ramzi Bahloul Wins Titlte in 85 Kg Category

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisian weightlifter Ramzi Bahloul, on Tuesday, won the African Senior Weightlifting Championship in the 85kg category by winning three gold medals at the African championships held from August 10 to 17 in Mahebourg, Mauritius. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia's Food Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in July

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The food trade balance posted a 182.7 MTD surplus in July against a 754.8 MTD deficit during the same period in 2017, which helped bring the coverage rate to 106.1%. (AllAfrica)


Osama Bin Laden's Suspected Bodyguard Released From Prison

[Deutsche Welle] Sami A., a suspected al-Qaeda-trained bodyguard who once protected Osama Bin Laden, was deported from Germany two weeks ago. A Tunisian judge said no accusations could be made against him at this time. (AllAfrica)


Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights Asks Tunisia to Allow Entry of Boat of Immigrants Stuck in Sea At Zarzis Port

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian forum for economic and social rights (FTDES) asked the Tunisian authorities to "answer the distress call" of 40 illegal immigrants, of African nationalities, stuck for 13 days aboard a boat, to dock at the port of Zarziz, in the governorate of Medenine, and receive the necessary medical and psychological help. (AllAfrica)


Creation of National League for Security and Citizenship

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The National League for Security and Citizenship was created Thursday to "work to establish mutual respect between the citizen and the security man and establish mutual trust to help improve the benefits of the security institution in the service of the citizen", with the participation of security experts, researchers, artists and journalists. (AllAfrica)


Pact for Equality, Individual Freedom

[HRW] Tunis -More than 90 organizations and civil society groups in Tunisia on July 24, 2018 issued a Pact for Equality and Individual Freedoms, outlining the fundamental rights that all Tunisians should enjoy. This pact is being issued to confirm a commitment to a civilian and democratic Tunisian Republic in the wake of the publication of the report of the presidentially appointed Commission for Individual Freedoms and Equality on June 12. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia Becomes Comesa's 20th Member State

[East African] Madagascar's leader and the acting president of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Hery Rajaonarimampianina has welcomed Tunisia to the regional bloc. (AllAfrica)


Rugby Players Sleep On the Street Before Tunisian Gold Cup Fixture

[This is Africa] Rugby Africa and the Tunisia Rugby Union (TRU) have apologised to Zimbabwe after their players slept on the street in protest at poor accommodation before a Gold Cup fixture against Tunisia. "I can assure you that there was absolutely no intention to destabilise our opponents," said Khaled Babbou, an executive member of both TRU and Rugby Africa (AllAfrica)


Marijuana Hidden in Smoked Fish Get Ivorian Busted at Airport

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Customs services of the Tunis Carthage internaitonal airport foiled, on wednesday, a smuggling operation of 5,4 kg of cannabis hidden inside the luggage of an Ivorian passenger coming from Abidjan. (AllAfrica)


Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom Announce Partnership Agreement

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Vodafone and Tunisie Telecom jointly announced on Wednesday a new Partner Market agreement for Tunisia. This will be Vodafone's first such partnership in North Africa. (AllAfrica)


Why African Teams Fell Short At the World Cup - Again

[The Conversation Africa] At every World Cup tournament since 1986, at least one team from Africa has made it to the second round of the World Cup finals. That record unceremoniously ended in Russia 2018, after all five countries - Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal - were knocked out in the preliminary round. (AllAfrica)


Attack of Ain Soltane - Sweeping Operation Still On

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The sweeping operation continued Wednesday in Ain Soltane in the hunt for terrorists after the attack that targeted a patrol of the National Guard in Jendouba near the Tunisian-Algerian border. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia to Partake in Arab U18 Basketball Championship, July 15-24 in Cairo

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's U18 boys' basketball team will take part in the Arab Basketball Championship (July 15-24 in Cairo-Egypt) alongside Algeria, Sudan, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt (host country). (AllAfrica)