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Tunisia cracks down heavily on terrorism
August 23, 2014
Mosques are being closed, local organisations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathising with radical Islamists. At least 157 civil associations in the country were suspended in July and August for alleged links to terrorism.

Twenty mosques were shuttered for allegedly preaching extremism and calling for jihad.

A TV channel, a radio station and some websites were accused of promoting violence and...
 
 
Jet2holidays to launch Tunisia flights next summer
August 23, 2014
Jet2holidays will launch Tunisia flights from five regional airports to Tunisia for summer 2015.

Directly weekly flights will operate from East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, and Newcastle.

Flights from Manchester will run twice weekly.

CEO Steve Heapy said: "This August has been a really busy month for us with extensive growth and new route announcements across our major bases, as well as celebrating a highly successful five years at East Midlands....
 
 
African Development Bank’s return to Cote d’Ivoire is ‘symbol of confidence’
August 23, 2014

The AfDB’s registered office has been in Cote d’Ivoire’s capital, Abidjan, since 1964, but years of civil war forced the bank to operate from Tunisia.


However, AfDB president Donald Kaberuka said the return to Abidjan this summer “of the premier African financial institution is a sign of confidence and a powerful"......

 
August 23, 2014

Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.


Tunisia was the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings, but the nation's battle against terrorism is raising fears that it might be returning to its"...

 
 
August 23, 2014
According to forecasts of the Ministry of Agriculture, harvest of table grapes for the 2013-2014 season is estimated at 137,000 tons against 132,000 tons last season.

The production of grapes for processing is estimated at 37,500 tons (270,000 hectoliters of wine). The average production of grape for processing has reached 35,000 tons in the last five years, i.e. the equivalent of 52,000 hectoliters of wine during the same period.

Still according to the same source, during the 2013-2014 growing season, the area planted in table grapes totaled 11,000 hectares (ha) of which 650...

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