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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:36:24 GMT

From mafia to terror, the Italian way  -  POLITICO.eu
Hachemi's journey — from southern Italy to Tunisia, via Belgium and a long stint in the Italian prison system — is an illustration of an Italian approach to counterterrorism that emphasizes prevention at the expense, to its critics, of protecting ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:35:14 GMT
TUNISIA : Aldo Bonaldi's bioethanol plant branches out to Panama  -  Africa Intelligence (subscription)
The bioethanol project planned by the highly controversial Aldo Bonaldi, which provoked a wave of criticism when its existence was revealed in late February by investment minister Yassine Brahim, is branching out to Panama. Bonaldi's company, ICL ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:43:33 GMT

The Margaret Mead Film Festival Brings the Camera Lens to Global Issues  -  Huffington Post
One such film was the opening night U.S. premiere of A Revolution in Four Seasons, directed by Jessie Deeter. The documentary follows two women in Tunisia, secular journalist Emna Ben Jemaa and Islamist politician Jawhara Ettis, in the years following ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:00:59 GMT

Tunisia Could Be the Next 'Great Wine Destination'  -  TravelPulse
With over 3,000 years of winemaking history, Tunisia's ready to grapple with grapes and show everyone what its winemaking culture is all about,” says Vicki Denig. Winemaking has been done since ancient times but consumption is mostly domestic ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:50:50 GMT

Plot Thickens: Tunisia 'Has Reasons to Hide US Drone Base'  -  Sputnik International
The Pentagon is seeking to close a 'blind spot' for US intelligence services in North Africa by establishing new drone bases in the region. While the Tunisian government denies that the US has deployed drones on its territory there are clear signs that ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:19:48 GMT

Civil Society Groups Join Efforts to Halt Public Sexual Harassment  -  Tunisia Live
In Tunisia, where crude remarks and suggestive catcalls are commonplace in public spaces, a majority of Tunisian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. According to a recent study by the Tunisian Center for Research, Study, ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:40:57 GMT
Why Morocco's Latest Protests Will Not Usher in Another Arab Spring  -  Lawfare (blog)
His death is reminiscent of the events surrounding the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 - the event credited with sparking the Arab Spring. Brookings' Sarah Yerkes explains the difference between these events and argues ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:23:32 GMT

Tunisia: CEPEX and Enterprise Greece boost partnership between two countries  -  African Manager (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Tunisian Export Promotion Center (CEPEX) and Enterprise Greece, its Greek counterpart, have implemented their strategic vision and common goal to see the Tunisian-Greek cooperation to take a step forward by signing on Tuesday, November 1 at the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:13:44 GMT

Tunisia: five companies exhibit their products in Iraq  -  African Manager (press release) (registration) (blog)
Five Tunisian companies, under the supervision of Tunisia's embassy to Iraq, are currently exhibiting their products at the food fair in Iraq. These are a canned food company (tuna and sardines) and vegetable oil and 4 others specializing in sunflower ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:04:23 GMT

Morocco Protests: The Arab Spring Is Dead, Long Live the Arab Revolution?  -  Pacific Standard
A similar event happened again this past weekend, only this time it was in Morocco, not Tunisia. In both cases, the merchants' stock had been confiscated by local authorities. In both cases, popular anger arose from the lowest echelons of a country ...