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June 25, 2019

(Ecofin Agency) - Announced earlier this year, the $500 million loan agreement committed by the African Import-Export Bank (Afreximbank) to boost Tunisia’s trade and investment with the rest of Africa has finally been signed. The document was inked June 22 by Benedict Orama, Head of Afreximbank, and Marouan Abbassi, the governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia.

The loan will be made available to Tunisian banks to support local economic operators"...


MetLife Names Michael Mansour as Head of Growth Partnerships
June 26, 2019

MetLife today announced the appointment of Michael Mansour as Head of Growth Partnerships, Gulf, Levant, and Turkey.

Mansour joined MetLife from UAE health insurer Daman and brings more than 20 years sector experience with leading multinational insurers including Zurich and Alico. With his in-depth business development and distribution"...

Tunisia hosts int'l conference on engineering, food security in Africa
June 25, 2019

TUNIS, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The international conference on engineering and food security in Africa kicked off Monday at the City of Culture in the capital Tunis.

The objective of the two-day conference is to examine the contribution of the various engineering disciplines to the development of agriculture in Africa and the role of technologies"...

Pains of Electricity Consumers
June 25, 2019

Peter Uzoho in this report, examines the harrowing experience of electricity consumers in the country

When in 2013, the distribution companies (DisCos) took over the responsibility of electricity distribution in the country, many Nigerians thought that the end to years of darkness had set in.


June 25, 2019

(TAP) - On the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of the National Army, Defence Minister Abdelkrim Zbidi, on Monday, inaugurated the Joint Operations Command Centre, as part of the implementation of joint action between the armies.

The mission of the centre will be to oversee and monitor the activities of the joint centres of planning and commanding ex-post operations between"...

June 25, 2019

(TAP) - Tunisia Sunday put forward its candidacy for a seat at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Council, on the sidelines of the 41st session of the UN agency's Conference held in Rome (Italy) on June 22-29, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a press release.

The FAO Council replaced in 1947 the 'Executive Committee' of this organisation which mainly"...

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