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Editorial: Should Tunisia rely on Tourism?

Tourism
by Editor-in-chief - 15 April 2014

Tunisia, the northern-most African country, has been best known as a sunny summer getaway for European tourists. Tourism in Tunisia has flourished in the past decades. Initial growth began in the 70’s and 80’s but the real boom began near the end of the 90’s. The number of tourists dropped in 2000...

Sports

Football: Juve Soccer School lands in Tunisia

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The Juventus Soccer School will land in Tunisia March of this year to organize football training sessions for young Tunisian football amateurs aged between 6 and 16 years old. This event will take place in Tunis, Sousse and Sfax with the collaboration of the “ooredoo” group, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Tunisian Federation of Sport for All. JSS International lands in Tunisia!!!...

Economy

Mahdia: “Month of carpets and short weaves”, a disappointment for artisans

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Mahdia- The National Office of Tunisian Handicrafts organized the “Month of carpets and short weaves” in collaboration with the National Federation of Crafts (FENA) from 1st to 31st of March 2014. The event “constitutes an opportunity for artisans of the region to market their products”, declared Latifa Letaif, the regional commissioner of crafts, to Tunis Afrique Press (TAP). According...

Entertainement

Miss Tunisia 2014 beauty pageant: Who’s the one?

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-7981-1-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height: 410px; /* Emulate max-height in IE 6 */ _height: expression(this.scrollHeight >= 410 ? '410px' : 'auto'); } BEAUTY – 18 young Tunisian women from different regions of the country have been chosen to compete for the title of Miss Tunisia 2014. In an effort to defy the stereotypical...

Regions

Mahdia: “Month of carpets and short weaves”, a disappointment for artisans

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Mahdia- The National Office of Tunisian Handicrafts organized the “Month of carpets and short weaves” in collaboration with the National Federation of Crafts (FENA) from 1st to 31st of March 2014. The event “constitutes an opportunity for artisans of the region to market their products”, declared Latifa Letaif, the regional commissioner of crafts, to Tunis Afrique Press (TAP). According...

The Opinion Page

Editorial: Should Tunisia rely on Tourism?

Tourism

Tunisia, the northern-most African country, has been best known as a sunny summer getaway for European tourists. Tourism in Tunisia has flourished in the past decades. Initial growth began in the 70’s and 80’s but the real boom began near the end of the 90’s. The number of tourists dropped in 2000 following attacks in Djerba in a touristic area but rebounded again to a much higher level that...

Editorial: Should Tunisia rely on Tourism?

Tourism

Tunisia, the northern-most African country, has been best known as a sunny summer getaway for European tourists. Tourism in Tunisia has flourished in the past decades. Initial growth began in the 70’s and 80’s but the real boom began near the end of the 90’s. The number of tourists dropped in 2000 following attacks in Djerba in a touristic area but rebounded again to a much higher level that...