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General Strike - Utica Regrets Lack of Agreement Between Government and UGTT

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) expressed regret for the lack of agreement between the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), to avoid the general strike of civil and public servants observed Thursday, January 17. (AllAfrica)

Government Did Its Best to Present New and Serious Proposals to Avoid General Strike" (Youssef Chahed)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Prime Minister Youssef Chahed regretted the general strike decision maintained by the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) for Thursday, saying that the government has done its best to avoid it. (AllAfrica)

Eight Years After It Launched the Arab Spring, Tunisia Still Struggles With the Legacy of Dictatorship

[HRW] On Monday, Tunisians once again commemorate the anniversary of their 2011 revolution, which also inspired the broader Arab Spring uprisings around the Middle East and North Africa. This year, once again, Tunisians and others are reexamining these events, trying to tease out their larger meaning. Many still look to Tunisia as a potential model for a successful democratic transition, even as they recognize that it remains a fragile experiment. But as Tunisians mark the occasion this year, it is becoming appa (AllAfrica)

Afek Tounes Says Political Infightings Have Wasted Time for Tunisia 8 Years After Revolution

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia has made progress at the political level and especially in freedoms, said Mohamed Ali Mankai, member of the political bureau of the Afek Tounes party. (AllAfrica)

IHF Handball World Championship 2019 (Group C) - Day 3 - Tunisia Secure First Win Over Chile 36-30

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's national handball team secured their first win at the IHF Handball World Championship 2019 after defeating Chile's 36-30 (hafltime: 18-15), at a Group C day-3 game played on Monday afternoon in Herning, Denmark. (AllAfrica)

Year VIII of the Revolution - Mining Basin 'Cradle of the Revolution' Still Marginalised

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Gafsa/Tunisia -The celebration of the 8th anniversary of the Revolution has particular significance in Gafsa, where the 2008 mining basin revolt is considered the "cradle of the Revolution", for having caused the first psychological break with Ben Ali's repressive regime and prepared for his agony. (AllAfrica)

Anniversary of Revolution - PF Calls for Popular Mobilisation Against Policies of Ruling Coalition

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Popular Front called its bases to intensify activities throughout the territory to end the policies of the coalition in power and their consequences on the economic, social and political fields. (AllAfrica)

8th Anniversary of the Revolution - Many Opposition Parties Call On Tunisians to Fight Against Unpatriotic Choices and Policies

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian people must remain vigilant against attempts to confiscate the revolution by the ruling coalition and fight against the unpatriotic choices and policies it continues to impose, many opposition parties said on Monday on the anniversary of the revolution of January 14, 2011. (AllAfrica)

KEF - Short-Term Aid for Poor Families Will Concern 5 Rural Regions

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Short-term aid (food, heating equipment and fuels) for poor families in the Kef region affected by the cold spell will concern five rural areas in this governorate, said Minister of Local Affairs and Environment Mokhtar Hammami. (AllAfrica)

2019 IHF Handball World Championship (Group C) - Day 3 - Tunisia Defeat Chile 36-30

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's national handball team defeated Chile's 36-30 (first half: 18-15), at a 2019 IHF Handball World Championship Group C day-3 game played on Monday afternoon in Herning. (AllAfrica)

Initial Texts of New Legal Framewok Governing Associations Could Be Ready End of February - Sarsar

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The initial texts of the new legal framework governing the associations could be ready by end of February, Chafik Sarsar, Professor in Constitutional Law and one of the jurists charged with reforming the legislative framework governing this sector, said on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Kasserine - Emergency Responses to Break Isolation of Remote Areas Hit By Rainfall and Snow

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Emergency responses in priority areas will be undertaken to make rural and agricultural tracks as well as roads in the governorate of Kasserine drivable and break the isolation of remote areas hit by rainfall and snow, said Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Samir Taieb. (AllAfrica)

JICA - Flood Protection Project

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The completion of the Greater Tunis Flood Protection Project: Environment for Citizen's Wellbeing is scheduled for October 2021 with a current progress rate of 99% for some components, said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). (AllAfrica)

Anniversary of Revolution - Ennahdha Denounces Defamatory Campaigns and Unfair Competition

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Ennahdha movement denounced on Sunday the defamatory media campaigns and unfair electoral competition based on denigration and pressure on justice. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change - Maghreb, Balkans and Middle East Risk Losing Most Wetlands (Report)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Maghreb, the Balkans and the Near East are the regions that are at risk of losing the greatest number of wetland species due to climate change, according to the 2nd report of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO-2), "challenges and opportunities: solutions for sustainable Mediterranean wetlands". (AllAfrica)

Documentary Exhibition On Main Events of Revolution

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), on Sunday, held at the Information Gallery at Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the capital a documentary exhibition, on the 8th anniversary of the Revolution of January 14, 2011. (AllAfrica)

GAFSA - Popular Front Launches 'Basta' Campaign to Denounce Worsening of Economic Situation

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Coordination of the Popular Front (PF) in Gafsa organised a protest movement on Monday during which the "Basta" campaign was launched to denounce the deterioration of the economic and social situation in Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Youssef Chahed Receives Representatives of Civil Society Active in Youth Matters

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Prime Minister Youssef Chahed received, on Monday afternoon in Kasbah, representatives of civil society organisations, on the occasion of the celebration of the 8th anniversary of the revolution and youth, and reviewed the main points of the sectoral strategic vision for youth for the years 2019-2020. (AllAfrica)

CAF Champions League - Group B - Esperance St to Host FC Platinum At El Menzah Stadium

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Esperance sportive de Tunis will host Zimbabwe's FC Platinum next Friday, January 18, at the Olympic Stadium in El Menzah starting at 2:00 pm at a CAF Champions League Group B day-2 game, the Tunis club announced on Monday. (AllAfrica)

UGTT, Govt to Negotiate Civil Service Pay Deal On Tuesday

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -UGTT and government delegations will meet on Tuesday afternoon to negotiate a civil service pay deal, said Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union Sami Tahri. (AllAfrica)

Govt Expects 9 Million Tourists in 2019

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The objective of the tourism department is to reach 9 million foreign visitors in 2019 against more than 8 million tourists in 2018, said on Wednesday in Tunis, Minister of Tourism, René Trabelsi. (AllAfrica)

Protests Spread in Tunisia After Journalist sets Himself on Fire

[RFI] The 32 year-old cameraman and photographer posted a video on his Facebook page before his self-immolation. (AllAfrica)

Eight Years On - Families of Martyrs and Wounded of Revolution Demand Release of Final List, Criticise Government

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"The government ignores us. It has turned its back to our martyrs and wounded. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia's Energy Independence Rate Was Close to 100% Until 1965 (Factbox)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"The rate of energy independence of Tunisia was close to 100% until 1965." This is what emerges from the document "Review of the Tunisian energy sector," published by the Tunisian Association of Oil and Gas and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation in December 2018. (AllAfrica)

'Micro Flavour' Project for Fight Against Violence Through Rap, Kicked Off

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The European organisation MK-Sustainable Solutions (MKSS) announced Friday the launch of its "Micro Flavour" pilot project aimed at spreading positive messages to young people and fight against violence through rap. (AllAfrica)

Commercial Maritime Line Between Zarzis Port and Marina Di Carrara to Be Launched By Late January

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A regular shipping line for the transport of goods between the port of Zarzis and the Italian port of Marina di Carrara will be launched on 24 January. (AllAfrica)

Growth Rate in Tunisia Projected to Stand At 2.9 Percent in 2019 (WB)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The growth rate in Tunisia is expected to stand at 2.9% in 2019 given the reforms undertaken and the pick-up in tourism flows, said a recent World Bank report. Growth rates of 3.4% and 3.6% are projected in 2020 and 2021, respectively. (AllAfrica)

Cold Snap - Several Ministers Entrusted By Youssef Chahed With Traveling to Affected Regions

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Following the cold and snowfall wave in the heights and some border regions of western Tunisia, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, appointed the Ministers of Agriculture, Local Affairs, Environment and Social Affairs to travel to Kasserine, Jendouba, El Kef and Siliana to supervise the distribution of heating equipment and other means to cope with the cold wave for the beneficiaries. (AllAfrica)

Henchir Tella Terrorist Attack - 41 Death Sentences

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The criminal chamber specialising in terrorist cases at the Tunis Court of First Instance issued 42 verdicts, including 41 death sentences in the case of the attack on soldiers in Henchir Talla in the governorate of Kasserine on July 16, 2014, TAP learned on Friday evening from Spokesman of the Court Sofiene Selliti. (AllAfrica)

Six Manuscripts and Ancient Torah Scrolls Seized in Ben Arous

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The National Guard's Mhamdia Search and Investigation Brigade, on Tuesday, seized 6 historically important manuscripts (four in El Mhamdia and two in Ben Arous) and ancient Torah scrolls. (AllAfrica)

Nidaa Tounes Endorses Calender of Elective Congress

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Nidaa Tounes Sunday approved the calendar of its elective congress due to be held next January 25-27. (AllAfrica)