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Thirsty Crops, Leaky Infrastructure Drive Water Crisis

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kairouan, Tunisia -If pushed to sacrifice showering, cooking, drinking or raising his chickens, Tunisian farmer Saeed Barhoumi said he would first forgo showering. It is a decision that he and his family frequently face. (AllAfrica)

UGTT's Taboubi Calls for Speeding Up Formation Process of Next Government

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Tabboubi called for speeding up the formation process of the next government and for devising a socio-economic programme to get the country out of the rut. (AllAfrica)

Legislative Polls 2019 - Administrative Court Decides On 25 Appeals Against Preliminary Results

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The plenary session of the Administrative Court (AC) delivered, on Monday, 25 judgments related to the appeals lodged against the preliminary results of the 2019 legislative polls, Spokesman for the AC Imed Gharbi said in a statement to TAP. (AllAfrica)

MMR Reaches 7.82 Percent On November 1 (BCT)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Money Market Rates (MMR) edged up 0.56 points, to 7.82% on November 1, compared with the same date last year (7.26%), according to monetary and financial indicators published on Monday by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT). (AllAfrica)

Tunisian Liquid Gold - Layers of History in a Drop of Olive Oil

[RFI] The rising star in the world of olive oil, or liquid gold to some, is not found in Europe but in North Africa-- in the small and often overlooked country of Tunisia where olive trees have been intertwined with its culture for thousands of years. (AllAfrica)

Ennahdha to Consult With Different Stakeholders to Form Government

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Ennahdha Party said Thursday that it will begin "consultations with the concerned parties, first and foremost the President of the Republic to find common ground on the formation of the government as soon as possible." (AllAfrica)

President Kais Saied Takes Office

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -President-elect Kais Saied officially took office Wednesday at the Carthage Palace, during a hand-over ceremony. (AllAfrica)

Approved Private Agricultural Investments Down 31.8 Percent (First Nine Months of 2019)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The approved private agricultural investments declined by 31.8% in numbers (2,647) and by 23.6% in value (358.7 million Tunisian dinars), during the first nine months of 2019. (AllAfrica)

Ugtt Condemns Demonisation Campaigns Against Union

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) denounced the "demonisation campaigns conducted by anti-union and anti-constitutional political parties supported by media professionals" targeting some of the union's leaders. (AllAfrica)

Some 300 Thousand Retail Traders Expected to Join Electronic Payment System

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"Some 300 thousand retail traders should join the electronic payment system, especially as electronic payment terms and procedures as well as laws are available," said director of e-commerce development at the Trade Ministry Khabeb Hadhri. (AllAfrica)

Conference Room Named After Late Mongi Slim Inaugurated At UN Headquarters in Tunis

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and United Nations Director Resident Co-ordinator in Tunisia Diego Zorilla, on Wednesday, inaugurated a conference room named after the late Mongi Slim in the United Nations House in the Lake District in Tunis. (AllAfrica)

Plastic Pollution in Mediterranean - Bemed Association Launches Call for Micro-Initiatives

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed) association announced on Monday its 4th call for micro-initiatives to fights against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean. (AllAfrica)

Energy Balance Deficit Reached 52 Percent in 2018 - Minister of Industry and SMEs

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The energy balance deficit reached 52% in 2018, against 49% in 2017, said Minister of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises Slim Feriani during a workshop on Tunisia's Energy Reform Plan (TUNEREP), organised Monday in Tunis. (AllAfrica)

Fifteen Human Rights Organisations Denounce Incitement to Violence Against Journalists

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Fifteen human rights organisations affirmed on Monday their deep concern over what they describe as "incitement to violence" against many journalists, the day after the proclamation of the results of the double legislative and presidential elections. (AllAfrica)

UTT Calls to Stop Attacks Against Workers in Media Sector

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Union of Tunisian Workers (UTT) called, on Monday in a press release, to stop attacks against journalists and all workers in the media sector. (AllAfrica)

EIB Grants Tunisia €20 Million to Fund Old Centres Regeneration Programme

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia and the European Investment Bank (EIB) inked an agreement to finance the Old Centres Regeneration Programme (French: PRCA) worth ?20 million. (AllAfrica)

French TARA Scientific Schooner Drops Anchor in Tunis

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Five years after its first expedition in the Mediterranean and return to Bizerte, the French TARA scientific schooner dropped anchor at the Gammarth harbour, so as notably to mobilise the different Tunisian stakeholders to combat plastic pollution in the Mediterranean. (AllAfrica)

Marouane El Abassi Elected Mena Central Bank Governor of 2019

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) Marouane EL Abassi was elected on October 19, in Washington as the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) Central Bank Governor for 2019. This prize was awarded by the specialised magazine "Global Markets" during a ceremony organised on the fringes of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (WB / IMF), BCT said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Shines in E-Commerce and Investment Opportunities - Cloudiness in Tunisia and Algeria

[Moroccan American Center] Morocco is still finding its way in adapting to ecommerce. To build a robust sector requires the intersection of three entities: government regulations, pioneering companies, and ready consumers. As noted in a Paypers.com blog, in 2019, Morocco unveiled a reform program to address social and economic inclusion, with approximately $700 million in funding from the World Bank. "This program is focused on three core pillars: to enhance financial inclusion for individuals and entrepreneurs, support the developm (AllAfrica)

Kasserine - Killed Terrorist Involved in Several Attacks (Interior)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The terrorist shot dead on Sunday afternoon on Mount "Essif" (Kasserine) is an Algerian national called Mourad Ben Hammadi Chayeb, commonly known as "Ouf Abu Mouhajer," said the Interior Ministry in a press release. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Removed From Financial Blacklist

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia was officially removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist, Premier Youssef Chahed tweeted . (AllAfrica)

Handball - African Cup of Champions Clubs: Es Sahel to Host 2020 Edition

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The African Handball Confederation (CAHB) has entrusted ES Sahel with the organisation of the African Cup of Champions Clubs 2020 after the visit of a CAHB delegation, announced ES Sahel on Friday evening on its facebook page. (AllAfrica)

Migrant Infant Drowning Shocks Italian Coast Guard

[Deutsche Welle] A drowned infant still hugged by a woman, presumably his refugee mother, has been retrieved from the seabed by Italian divers. A boat carrying 50 people from Tunisia sank off the coast of the Italian island last week. (AllAfrica)

Record Olive Harvest Expected in Mahdia Governorate

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A record olive harvest is expected in the Mahdia governorate, estimated at 250 thousand tons in the 2019-2020 season. (AllAfrica)

'President-Elect Has No Press Officer or Official Spokesperson to Date' (Clarification)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Statements circulating on mainstream or social media attributed to the President-elect "commit no one but those who made it" a source close to Kais Saied's election campaign who requested anonymity told TAP on the phone on Wednesday evening. (AllAfrica)

#enazeda Goes Viral On Social Media to Decry Sexual Harassment

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -#EnaZeda, the awareness campaign intended to denounce sexual harassment in Tunisia, went viral on Facebook and Twitter. (AllAfrica)

Respect the Verdict

[Cameroon Tribune] Sunday, the 13th of October 2019 will go into the annals of political history as a day Tunisians of all walks of life decided to change the leadership of their country through the ballot box. Despite a poor turn out during the first round of the 2019 presidential election with only 41 % voters exercising their civic rights, the over 7 million registered voters turned out en masse to elect a new president. The elections that took place in calm and serenity is gradually redesigning the political map of the c (AllAfrica)

Prosecutions for Online Commentary

[HRW] Tunis -Tunisian authorities are using laws on criminal defamation, "spreading false information," and "harming others via public telecommunications networks" to prosecute people for their online commentary, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Election - Kais Saied Declared Winner of Presidential Runoff

[RFI] Kais Saied has officially won the presidency in Tunisia by a landslide of 72.71 percent of votes, the electoral commission has announced, effectively beating out business tycoon Nabil Karoui in Sunday's runoff. (AllAfrica)

Dieckmann Makes History in Tunisia

[Namibian] MAIKE Diekmann made history in Tunisia on Saturday when she became the first Namibian rower to qualify for the Olympic Games. (AllAfrica)

Kais Saied Set to Become President - Exit Polls

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Kais Saied is set to become president of Tunisia, exit polls suggest. (AllAfrica)