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Tunisia welcomes the 13th edition of Africa PPP virtually, on 1-2 December 2021

Tunisia is the host country of the 13th Africa Public Private Partnership Virtual Conference that will take place on 1-2 December 2021 under the virtual format. This edition will be bilingual in English and French, and this year it includes an additional training-day on the 3rd of December. The Tunisian Government welcomes the virtual event in […]

Startups. After a new record number of applications for EMERGING Mediterranean, it’s time for the next program highlight: the Bootcamp of the 2 Shores, July 9-11

The 30 shortlisted startups will attend 3 inspiring days Once again, the EMERGING Mediterranean call for applications was an undeniable success with 305 applications, 31% of which were from women, giving an overall increase of 34% compared to 2020. A success revealing a dynamic region, a go-getting youth community and the programme’s strong interest entrepreneurial […]

Official launch of the second cycle of EMERGING Mediterranean – the springboard programme for emerging Mediterranean Tech For Good leaders

The call for applications is open to any startup based in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia or Libya that has been operating for over 18 months in one of the following areas: e-health, climate, mobility, agritech, social economy and financial inclusion. As a result of the work done during the preparatory forums for the Summit of […]

Best’s Market Segment Report: The Maghreb – One Region, Three Unique Insurance Markets

Despite their geographic proximity and many commonalities, the insurance markets of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have significant differences – economic, demographic and cultural. A new AM Best report, “The Maghreb – One Region, Three Unique Insurance Markets,” examines the long-term prospects of the three insurance markets of the Maghreb region. Over the past five years, […]

African competition authorities respond to the COVID-19 crisis

Lerisha Naidu, Partner, Sphesihle Nxumalo, Associate, and Thato Mkhize, Candidate Attorney, Competition and Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg The substantial increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has led to innumerable complaints of anti-competitive conduct from customers and consumers across the continent, who have expressed concerns over sudden price hikes of healthcare and hygiene products […]

Global bitcoin marketplace Paxful, highlights 10 African Women to watch in Blockchain and Bitcoin

Blockchain technology is one of the most notable developments of our age. A recent Deloitte survey of senior executives worldwide in 2019 found that 53% of respondents said blockchain has become a critical priority (an increase from last year) and 83% of respondents believe there are compelling use cases for blockchain. In honour of International Women’s Day […]

AfriLabs Network Expands to 45 African Countries


Abuja, Nigeria AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation centres, has admitted 27 new hubs into her network, extending her reach into 6 new countries and 12 new cities. The new countries are Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. This brings her membership to a total of 158 Hubs in 45 […]

Funding Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

Key to enabling African economies to make the most of their opportunities is developing infrastructure in the region. Across the continent, new laws are being implemented and alternative sources of infrastructure funding are being sought in order to kick-start direly needed infrastructure projects. At the centre of it all is China, which is providing alternative […]

African Islamic Fintech Summit (SAIFI)

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Under the high patronage of the Tunisian Head of government and the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation of the Republic of Tunisia, the International Islamic Finance Training Institute (IIFTI) and I-Fintech Solutions (IFTS) are organizing the African Islamic Fintech Summit (SAIFI). SAIFI is jointly organized with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of […]

Twelve most polluted cities in Africa for 2018 Mid-Year

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Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the most polluted city in Africa. The city’s metropolitan area is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and the 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city […]

Who are the 10 nominees for the Prize for Innovation for Africa in the amount of US$ 185 000?

African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

This year, the topic of the contest is “African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”. The African Innovation Fund (AIF) has received more than 3,000 applications from more than 52 countries to participate in the competition to receive a prize for innovation for Africa. The proposed innovations address the most important tasks in the field […]

Tunisia: Economic growth at 2.5 percent (year-on-year) was the highest since 2014, based on strong agricultural production and exports

The Tunisian authorities and the IMF team have made significant progress in the discussions on the policies needed to complete the Third Review. The Tunisian economy showed signs of recovery in the first quarter of 2018, with the highest growth since 2014 supported by agriculture and exports. Risks to macroeconomic stability, especially inflation, have increased […]

Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties – September 2017

UNSMIL documented 5 deaths and 12 injuries in Sabratha, 5 deaths and 8 injuries in Benghazi, 3 injuries in Derna, 1 death in al-Zawiya, and 1 death in Tobruk From 1 September to 30 September 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 35 civilian casualties – 12 deaths and 23 injuries – […]

Webinar covers the Tunisia renewable energy framework

The webinar, taking place online on Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at 2pm Dubai time will analyze the Tunisia renewable energy framework. Places are free but limited and offered on a first come first served basis. Places can be reserved at The Government of Tunisia has announced ambitious renewable energy (RE) policy targets of 1,000 […]

Hotel development in Africa keeps on growing – despite challenges

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 percent increase in 2017, according to the annual survey by W Hospitality Group, generally acknowledged as the most authoritative source on the sector’s growth. The ninth edition of its Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa has […]

Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing […]

IMF Statement on Tunisia

Mr. Björn Rother, IMF mission chief to Tunisia, made the following statement at the end of a staff visit to discuss the economic outlook and the authorities’ policy intentions under Tunisia’s economic reform program supported by a four-year IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement approved in May 2016 (See Press Release 16/238): “The Tunisian economy […]

Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, an independent non-profit research institute based in Norway, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar-fuelled electric boat transport in Tunisia and the wider region A partnership working to promote solar-powered electric vessels in Tunisia and in the Middle East […]

IMF Publishes Fiscal Transparency Evaluation for Tunisia

The IMF has today published a Fiscal Transparency Evaluation (FTE) report for Tunisia, which was carried out at the request of the Government of Tunisia by a joint team from the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs and Statistics Departments that visited Tunis in November-December 2016. This report assesses Tunisia’s fiscal transparency practices based on the IMF’s Fiscal […]

New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new GSMA report published today at […]

Papa John’s International among the first U.S. brands to enter in Tunisia

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), continues to set the bar high for quality pizza not only domestically, but internationally by being among the first U.S. restaurant brands to enter Tunisia. Following Egypt, Tunisia will be only the second country in Africa to boast a Papa John’s franchise. Just recently, Tunisia opened their borders to outside […]

Nearly 1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months

New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens’ voices Nearly one in three citizens who tried to access basic public services in the Middle East and North Africa paid a bribe, a Transparency International ( report said today, showing that governments across the region have failed to hear […]