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February 23, 2017

Two students in their final year of high school were arrested Feb. 12 under Tunisia’s draconian Law 52, which punishes the consumption or possession of cannabis with prison time and heavy fines. The public outcry reached enough"...


Travel advice: Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey
February 25, 2017

Irish citizens can still travel to the resort areas of Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and the Red Sea. The tourist areas along the Nile such as Luxor, Abu Simbal and Aswan are also open. But you should arrive by air only and not travel outside those areas. This is the advice"...

Tunisia: industrial production posts slight decrease of 0.5% in 2016
February 25, 2017

Industrial production decreased as a whole by 0.5% in the year 2016, against a decline of 2.4% in the year 2015, according to figures published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 By the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

This decline, explained the INS, is mainly due to the drop in production in the agri-food industry (-2.1%) due to"...

Tunisia: Tunisair to operate two flights to Constantine and Conakry from summer 2017
February 25, 2017

Tunisiair said, Thursday, it will launch two air routes to Constantine, Algeria and Conakry, Guinea as from the summer season 2017.

The first from Tunis to Constantine in Algeria will be operated with 3 weekly flights and the second from the capital to Conakry, Guinea with two weekly flights from Tunis-Carthage international airport.

February 25, 2017
The CEPEX recently published a detailed sector note on the overall situation of exports of the agricultural sector and the agri-food industry for the year 2016.

According to the note, Tunisia became the second largest African exporter of biological products and that 80% of these organic products are exported.

These organic products are essentially dates, vegetables, olive oils, vines and others. Tunisia exports more than 60 organic products to 5 continents.

The note specifies that these exports of organic products had reached more than 35 thousand tons at the end of October...

February 25, 2017

Italian Private Shipping Company “MSC Cruises” will soon resume its port calls to Tunisia,” said its Executive President Pierfrancesco Vago.

“We will be the first partner to Tunisia on its tourist tours,” stressed the official who was speaking after a meeting held Thursday afternoon in the Government Palace in Kasbah with Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.


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