Daily Tunisian news briefing

AA/Tunisia/Hadjer Cerni * President of Tunisia: We intend to end the exceptional period that the country is going through (AA) Tunisian President Cais Said said on Monday that he is committed to “ending the exceptional period (which the country is going through) and implementing the announced measures through the organization of a referendum and legislative … Read more

Rabah Ben Othman, the dream of a clean and healthy city

The mining town of Redeyef grew up at the foot of industrial phosphate washing and storage facilities. The surrounding semi-desert landscape has been largely destroyed by mining for over a century. The Gafsa region in southwestern Tunisia is one of the largest phosphate zones in the world. It includes eight quarries and eleven laundries. → … Read more

Tunisian news daily briefing

AA / Tunisia / Khayer Czerny – World Bank provides $400 million loan to Tunisia (AA) The World Bank (WB) has provided a $400 million loan to Tunisia to fund a Covid-19 emergency response project for social protection. Tunisian Economy and Planning Minister Samir Sayed and World Bank Tunisian Resident Representative Alexandre Arrobbio signed the … Read more

Tunisian news daily briefing

AA / Tunisia / Khayer Czerny – Tunisia: Interior Ministry thwarts terrorist plan (AA) The Tunisian interior ministry announced on Wednesday that it had thwarted the terrorist plan, according to a statement released by the ministry and relayed by Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP/official). Initiated by the National Terrorist Investigation Team, the “alleged” operation uncovered two … Read more

Daily Tunisian news briefing

AA/Tunisia/Weiden Jlassi * Gerandi: “The United States is ready to continue supporting Tunisia” (AA) Foreign Secretary Osman Gerandi met on Friday with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights Azra Zia. The US official stressed the “importance of the ‘participation’ of the Tunisian political process”, reaffirming in this context his country’s determination … Read more

Tunisian news daily briefing

AA / Tunisia / Khayer Czerny – Tunisia: Qais Said dismisses the governor of Jendouba (AA) Tunisian President Kais Said on Thursday decided to terminate the powers of Ali Marmouri as governor of Jendouba (North West). The President of the Republic indicated in a brief statement seen by an Anadolu correspondent that “The President of … Read more