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Satellite Monitoring System of Fishing Vessels Deployed

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A satellite monitoring system of fishing vessels over 15 metres was put into operation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries announced. (AllAfrica)

80 Percent of Deaths Recorded in Tunisia Are Due to Non-Communicable Diseases ( Moh)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- "80% of the deaths recorded in Tunisia each year are due to non-communicable diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and respiratory diseases," underlined Rafla Tej Dallegi, Doctor in charge of non-communicable diseases at the Health Ministry. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - 3,890 More Infections, 77 Deaths in 24 Hours

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 3,890 additional coronavirus contaminations were reported on January 19 until 11 a.m. out of a total of 14,574 tests carried out. (AllAfrica)

Authorities Arrest Over 600 People, Deploy Army After Violent Protests

[DW] Unrest spread across Tunisia after the government imposed an anti-virus lockdown amid economic hardship. Many Tunisians are frustrated by the lack of political reforms a decade after the Arab Spring. (AllAfrica)

HRP Bureau to Convene, Tuesday, to Set Date for Confidence Vote in Mechichi II Government

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The House of People's Representatives (HPR) Bureau will look during its meeting due today, Tuesday, at the Prime Minister's request to hold a plenary session dedicated to vote of confidence in Mechichi II government, Assessor to the HPR Speaker in charge of information and communication Maher Medhioub stated to TAP on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Youths Clash With Police Over Economic Woes

[DW] Tunis and at least five other Tunisian cities saw violent demonstrations linked to the 10-year anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution that ousted the country's longtime ruler. (AllAfrica)

Looted Assets in Switzerland - Civil Society Calls On President Saied to Request Extension of Freezing Measures

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Civil society organisations have revealed that the value of the funds of the family of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Switzerland affected by the lifting of the freezing measure is estimated at 320 MD. (AllAfrica)

Siliana - Calm Restored After Clashes With Police

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Calm is restored Saturday night in the towns of Siliana and Bouarada after clashes between young people and security units. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - 8 Deaths in Gabès and 75 More Infections Reported in Tozeur

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Eight additional deaths due to coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours in Gabes, said Coordinator of the Health Monitoring Unit at the Regional Health Directorate Hassine Jabrane. (AllAfrica)

Mechichi Announces Cabinet Reshuffle

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi announced at a press briefing Saturday in Kasbah a Cabinet reshuffle that involved eleven ministerial portfolios and suppressed a ministry and a secretariat of state. (AllAfrica)

Revolution's Young Dreams Are Unfulfilled but Unforgotten

[African Arguments] Ten years on, many hopes have been crushed. But there is a new generation of Tunisians raised on the values of the revolution. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Tunisia Surpasses Threshold of 4,000 Infections in 24 Hours

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 4,170 additional coronavirus infections were reported on January 14 until 11 a.m. out of a total of 15,132 tests carried out. (AllAfrica)

Saied Tells Mechichi Not to Give in to Blackmail in Cabinet Reshuffle

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- President of the Republic Kais Saied met Saturday in Carthage with Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi. (AllAfrica)

World Men's Handball Championship - (Gr B/Day-1): Tunisia Concede Defeat to Poland 28-30

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia's handball team were defeated by Polish counterpart 28-30 (half-time 17-17) at 2021 World Men's Handball Championship: (Gr B/day-1) (January 13-31), played Friday evening at the New Capital Sports Hall in Cairo. (AllAfrica)

Wounded of the Revolution Still Struggle 10 Years On

[JusticeInfo.net] Ten years after the victory of the Tunisian Revolution on January 14, 2011, the authorities still have not published the official list of wounded and martyrs of this event. About a dozen of them have been organizing a sit-in in Tunis since December 26. They have alerted the media, attempted a hunger strike and sewn up their lips. So far in vain. (AllAfrica)

Inscription of Couscous and Charfia Fishing On Unesco's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Celebrated

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A special day was organised Wednesday afternoon at the Chedli Klibi City of Culture by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to celebrate the official inscription of "the knowledge, know-how and practices related to the production and consumption of couscous" and the Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah Islands on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)'s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Number of Fatalities and Infections Up in Kef

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A one more COVID-19 fatality and 37 further infections were reported in the Kef governorate, according to the Local Health Directorate in Kef. (AllAfrica)

Passengers Visiting France Must Present Negative PCR Test (Tunisair)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- As of January 18, 2021, all passengers travelling to France will have to present at check-in in Tunisia a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours prior to boarding, national carrier Tunisair said Friday. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group Holds Constitutive Meeting

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Tunisia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group held, on Wednesday afternoon at the House of People's Representatives (HPR), its constitutive meeting, under chairmanship of its President MP Sofien Makhloufi. (AllAfrica)

New Record for Coronavirus Infection - 3,632 Cases in 24 Hours

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 3,632 additional coronavirus infections were reported on January 12 until 11 pm, out of a total of 12,453 tests carried out. (AllAfrica)

Mechichi Meets President of Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi met, Wednesday evening, President of the Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Mohamed AbdelKerim Raidh, in the presence of Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment Support Ali Kooli, and President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Samir Majoul. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - 63 Fatalities and 2,327 Infections Reported in 24h

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 63 COVID-19 fatalities were reported on January 13 (up till 11pm), pushing the death toll to 5,478 since the outbreak of the pandemic in Tunisia last March, the Health Ministry said Thursday evening. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Tozeur Reports 2 More Fatalities and 41 Infections

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The governorate of Tozeur reported 2 more fatalities from COVID-19, pushing the death toll in the region to 73 since the outbreak of the pandemic. (AllAfrica)

President Saied Meets Who Representative in Tunis, Discuss Ways to Increase Efforts to Stem Covid-19

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- President Kais Saied and World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Tunis Yves Souteyrand focused at a meeting Monday on the importance of increasing efforts between different countries to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

29 Players Picked for 2021 Unaf U17 Tournament in Algiers

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 29 players were picked by coach Najeh Toumi for the 2021 UNAF U17 Tournament, due in Algiers on Januar18-24, with the participation of Libya and Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Coronavirus - 62 Additional Deaths, 1,762 More Infections

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 1,762 more cases of infection by the Coronavirus and 62 additional deaths as of January 9 at 11:00 a.m., bringing the total number of deaths since the outbreak of the epidemic to 5,215, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

UNSC Presidency - Tunisia Affirms Commitment to Contribute Effectively to Maintaining International Peace and Security

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The rotating Presidency of the Security Council assumed by Tunisia in January 2021, as a non-permanent member of this UN body, represents a milestone to reaffirm Tunisia's commitment to the principles and objectives of the United Nations and the constants of its foreign policy, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration sand Tunisians Abroad. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Calls for Reworking Composition of Sectoral Committees in Public Enterprises

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Prime Minister Hichem Méchichi called for renewing the membership of sectoral, consultative, technical and regional committees in public enterprises by January 31 at the latest. This applies to members nominated for more than three years now. (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Industry Grants 4 Permits to Search for Mineral Substances

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Decisions for the granting of four permits for the research of mineral substances among the 4th and 6th groups, in the governorates of Gabes and Sfax for a three-year period, were published on January 8, 2021, in the Official Gazette of the... (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Industry Grants 4 Permits to Search for Mineral Substances

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Decisions for the granting of four permits for the research of mineral substances among the 4th and 6th groups, in the governorates of Gabes and Sfax for a three-year period, were published on January 8, 2021, in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Tunisia (JORT). (AllAfrica)

IOM Tunisia to Host 6th Summer School On Migration and Employment, September 16-21

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Organised at the initiative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Tunisia, the 6th summer school will be held this year on November 16-21 under the theme of Migration and Employment." (AllAfrica)