Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Tunisia: Winning design for 2015 Sousse and Bardo Memorial announced

‘Infinite Wave’ selected as the memorial dedicated to 31 British nationals who lost their lives to terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015

The ‘Infinite Wave’ by London and Gloucester-based George King Architects has been selected as the design for the memorial dedicated to the 31 British nationals who lost their lives, and to all of those affected by the two terrorist attacks in Tunisia in 2015. An independent panel shortlisted seven designs…

Source: Al Karama Holding |

Tunisia: Call for Expression of Interest for the Acquisition of a Majority Stake (50.52%) in Carthage Cement S.A

Carthage Cement S.A is a public company which is specialized in the production of cement, aggregates and concrete

Call for Expression of Interest for the Acquisition of a Majority Stake (50.52%) in Carthage Cement S.A: Object of the Call for Expression of Interest The Tunisian State and Bina Corp (the “Sellers”), the controlling shareholders of Carthage Cement S.A (www.CarthageCement.com.tn) (the « Company » or « Carthage Cement »), have decided to proceed,…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Statement attributable to Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tunisia protests

778 people have been arrested since Monday, some 200 of them between the ages of 15 and 20

Statement attributable to Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tunisia protests : We are closely watching the demonstrations across Tunisia and the authorities’ response to them. We are concerned about the high number of arrests – 778 people have been arrested since Monday, some…

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

Visit of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs to Tunisia and Libya

Mr. Feltman will discuss with Libyan leaders the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan for the country

The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, is traveling to Libya and Tunisia from 9 to 12 January 2018.   During his visit, Mr. Feltman will discuss with Libyan leaders the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan for the country and ways by which the world organization can further strengthen…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Music For Life : Belgian federal government allocates 100.000 EUR in favor of projects supporting human rights in Burundi and Tunisia

This amount will be allocated to a project supporting victims of human trafficking in Tunisia (Avocats sans Frontières) and the improvement of youth rights in Burundi (KIYO)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo made a donation of 100.000 EUR to the fundraising operation “de Warmste Week”. This amount will be allocated to a project supporting victims of human trafficking in Tunisia (Avocats sans Frontières) and the improvement of youth rights in Burundi…

Source: The Federal Council, Switzerland |

Federal Council extends the freeze on Tunisian and Ukrainian assets and abrogates the freeze on Egyptian assets

The purpose of this decision is to support the judicial cooperation between Switzerland and these two states

At its meeting on 20 December 2017, the Federal Council decided to extend for one year the freeze on the assets of ousted presidents Ben Ali (Tunisia) and Yanukovych (Ukraine) and their entourages. The purpose of this decision is to support the judicial cooperation between Switzerland and these two states.…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer: Southern and Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East drive tourism growth through October 2017

Africa (+8%) was the second fastest-growing region over this period, thanks to a strong recovery in North Africa (+13%) and the sound results of Sub-Saharan Africa (+5%)

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase on the same period of last year, or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for international tourism across world regions reflects the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

The Global Forum on Asset Recovery: Assistance for Combatting Corruption in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine

The Department of State is funding a grant to increase the capacity of the Tunisian Financial Judicial Police, the body responsible for prosecuting complex financial corruption cases

On the eve of International Anti-corruption Day, the United States is pleased to co-host the December 4-6 inaugural Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) with the United Kingdom, as a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to preventing and combatting corruption globally.  According to the World Bank, over $20 billion is…

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

Kabaw and Batten El-Jabal Delegations agree on a set of mechanisms to address disputes in Nafusa Mountains

The meeting was the result of an official request for dialogue by both parties, and part of the United Nations efforts to promote local reconciliation efforts in Libya

As part of its efforts to promote national reconciliation among Libyans, the United Nations facilitated a two-day meeting in Tunis on 27 and 28 November, between representatives from the cities of Kabaw and Tiji (Batten el-Jabal) to help reconcile their differences.  The meeting was the result of an official request…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

Islamic Finance Development Report and Indicator (IFDI) 2017 sees Islamic finance play a larger role in sustaining economic growth

The IFDI global average value, which acts as a barometer of the overall industry’s development, recovered to 9.9 in 2017 from 8.8 in 2016

Islamic finance assets grew 7% to US$ 2.2 trillion in 2016 Assets projected to reach US$ 3.8 trillion by 2022 Recovery in performance of all Islamic finance sectors as oil prices pick up Governments enhancing regulation to strengthen different areas of the industry Islamic financial institutions looking to consolidation and…