Source: Ambassade des Etats-Unis en Tunisie |

Prosper Africa: Registration Open, Tunis

Prosper Africa: Registration Open, Tunis, Tunisia - 06 February 2020

Registration is now open for the U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia’s conference promoting Prosper Africa at this link: http://seminr.site/. Prosper Africa, the U.S. government initiative to increase trade and investment between the United States and Africa, will provide a greater connection between the U.S. and African…

Source: ENGIE |

ENGIE / NAREVA consortium will build a 120 MWp solar power plant in Gafsa, Tunisia

The consortium will be responsible for developing, designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining the 120 MWp Gafsa photovoltaic power plant

The consortium led by ENGIE (https://www.ENGIE.com/) and NAREVA has been declared preferred bidder for the construction of the Gafsa photovoltaic power plant, which was launched as an international tender by the Tunisian Ministry of Mines and Energy and STEG (Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz”). The consortium will be…

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Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM eyes international expansion following €500k investment

Founded in 2011 following the Tunisian uprising, LYOUM has been a forefront player on the Mediterranean apparel and design market

Hazem Ben-Gacem invests half a million euros in Tunisian fashion brand; LYOUM set to accelerate its international expansion plans Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM (LYOUM.fr/en/) is eyeing new product ranges and expansion in international markets after an investment of €500,000 from Hazem Ben-Gacem. The Tunisian philanthropist believes the Tunis-based business, founded…

Source: A.T. Kearney |

A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index 2019: Economic Development and Trade Policy are the largest factors in shaping global retail growth

A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise in African countries, with Ghana and Senegal making the top 10 on the index

A.T. Kearney’s (https://www.ATKearney.com/) Global Retail Development Index reveals that economic development and trade policy remain the largest factors in shaping retail growth in consumer markets. While social media and e-commerce fuel the evolution of global consumers, national, regional and local realities, such as internet connectivity and the availability and cost…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

UNSMIL Convenes Meeting of Libyan Economic Experts to Discuss Establishment of an Experts Commission to Unify Financial And Economic Policy and Institutions

Participants provided input on the prospective Terms of Reference of the LEEC including ideas on its purpose, mandate and structure

UNSMIL convened yesterday a meeting of 19 Libyan economic experts representing the main Libyan financial and economic institutions as well as the different economic sectors. The experts, who took part in the meeting, were selected based on their capacity to represent interests from across the Libyan political and geographic spectrum.…

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UN envoy appeals for other nations to ‘keep out of Libya’

The top UN official in Libya has delivered a stern message urging other nations to stop intervening in the country’s ongoing crisis

Ghassam Salamé, head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), was speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, following a closed-door meeting of the Security Council.  It was held after dozens of cadets were killed this past weekend in a drone attack on a military academy in the capital, Tripoli, located in western Libya and seat of the UN-recognized government. …

Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) |

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) accepting Applications for Trade Mission to North Africa

The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa and will include interested buyers not just from Morocco, but from Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recruiting interested U.S. exporters for its first 2020 trade mission, which will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, March 16-19. The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa and will include interested buyers not just from Morocco, but from…

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Hilton Signs Partnership with Groupe Alliance in Tunis

Agreement reaffirms Hilton’s commitment to return to the Tunisian capital

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) (https://www.Hilton.com) will once again be welcoming guests to the Tunisian capital city of Tunis from after a landmark deal was signed with the Groupe Alliance. The new management agreement confirms a flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property in the coastal suburb of Gammarth. An extensive renovation of Le…

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Basketball Africa League Unveils Official Logo

New Logo Celebrates League’s Pan-African Footprint, Africa’s Diversity and Continent’s Rich Basketball Heritage

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today unveiled the league’s official logo.  The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow,…

Orange
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Orange and GIZ form strategic alliance to enhance digital employability of 20.000 young people in Africa and the Middle East

This partnership will have a long-lasting impact on the economic perspective of young people

Today, Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Africa and Middle East (www.Orange.com), and Kathinka Kurz, Head of the Development Partnerships Program with the private sector (develoPPP.de) at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, signed a partnership agreement to develop the digital skills of 20.000 young people in 14 countries…