Tunisia’s New President to Visit Morocco and Algeria

Rabat - The recently-elected president of Tunisia Béji Caïd Essebsi is due to pay his first official visit to Algeria and Morocco later this month. Tunisian Daily Kapitalis quoted the future official spokesman of the presidency Moez Sinaoui as saying that the date of the visit has not yet been specified. He went on to add that the visit will take place before the 24th session of the African Union Summit, wh ...

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Picture of Tunisia’s President Praying in Sunglasses Goes Viral

Rabat- A picture of Tunisia's newly elected President Beji Caid Essebsi is going viral and stirring controversy. The picture shows the 88-year-old veteran politician praying in a mosque while wearing black sun glasses. The picture has gone viral on social networks on Wednesday. However, the picture is reported to have been taken during the days of Essebsi's electoral campaign. In addition to the black sun g ...

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Tunisia’s Essebsi claims victory in presidential runoff

Tunis - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in Sunday’s Tunisian presidential runoff, seen as the final step to full democracy nearly fars after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Official results were still awaited and the campaign team of his rival, Moncef Marzouki, did not concede defeat. But soon after polls closed, Essebsi announced he had won and jubilant supporters ...

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IDEA to organize Regional Youth Forum 2014 in Tunisia

Rabat- Association Internationale pour L'éducation en Débat (IDEA) Middle East and North Africa is set to organize its first Regional Youth Forum (RYF) which will take place from 22 to 27 December 2014 in Tunis, Tunisia. Young people aged 18 to 28, stakeholders and experts from the MENA countries are expected to be part of the event which aims to "rethink the future of the region through viable public polic ...

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Morocco Praises ‘Calm Atmosphere’ Of Tunisia’s Elections

Rabat -  Morocco praised, Tuesday, the calm atmosphere that marked Tunisia's parliamentary elections, which took place last Sunday. Morocco extends its congratulations to Tunisia, government and people, for the success of the electoral process which constitutes an important stage in the democratic transition process, the Foreign ministry said in a statement. "Praising this milestone in the history of modern ...

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Former Tunisian Soccer Player Dies After Joining ISIS

Rabat - A former Tunisian player died on Thursday, while he was fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Nidhal Selmi used to play for the Etoile Sportive of Tunis with which he won the Tunisian Cup last season. He quit soccer and joined ISIS. According to Tunisian radio station Nagham FM, the family of the former player was informed of his death by his brother, who is also a mem ...

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Photo of the Day: Tunisian President Having Lunch at UN Cafeteria

Fez- Tunisian President, El Moncef Merzouki, who participated this week in the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, was seen having lunch at the UN cafeteria. The picture, which was posted on Facebook on Thursday, has been highly commented with many people praising the humility of the Tunisian President, who chose to have lunch inside the UN building without protocol in ...

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Morocco, Tunisia Say Settling Libyan Crisis Goes Through Dialogue, National Reconciliation

United Nations - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said, here Thursday, that Morocco and Tunisia share the same vision that settling the Libyan crisis goes through dialogue between conflicting parties and national reconciliation. There is coordination between neighboring countries and the United Nations, in addition to Moroccan-Tunisian consultations to exchange ideas on the best ways able to unlock the Li ...

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President Marzouki announces his candidacy for Tunisia’s November Presidential elections

Marrakech - Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has announced that he will stand for reelection for Tunisia’s President in November. Parliamentary elections will take place in October.  "My candidacy is an example of transparency," he said, according to an AFP report. "We must not allow corruption in this first democratic experience," he added after registering for the November 23 vote. The upcoming election ...

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Traveling Without Moving: AIESEC Global Village Brings the World to Bizerte, Tunisia

By Sarra Jouini Tunis - A Global Village was organized on Saturday, 9th of August 2014 in Bizerta Resort Hotel. This Global Village is an exposition of diversity and a celebration of cultures. It brought together young people from China, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Indonesia, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Taiwan , Croatia and South Korea. Each represented their countries with culturally distinct items, flags, dance ...

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Morocco paves way in Africa to Arabs and Maghrebans, Tunisian president

Washington - Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, has paved the way in Africa to Maghrebans and Arabs, said on Wednesday in Washington Tunisian president Mohamed Moncef Marzouki. "It is Morocco which has paved the way to Maghrebans and Arabs in Africa," President Marzouki told MAP during a press briefing in Washington on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, noting that the Kingdom wa ...

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Morocco, Tunisia, Libya Organize a Regional Workshop on Public Policy

Casablanca- Supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the Moroccan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) and the Tunisian Social Development and Empowerment Center organized a regional workshop on public policy in Hammamet, Tunisia from June 5 to June 7, 2014. The event sought to engage youth and civil society organizations (CSOs) from Morocco, Tunisia and Libya to discuss the best ways to address ...

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