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New US university to be built at GFH development

Three leading US universities have agreed to set up a new American University at the upcoming Tunis Financial Harbour, a $3-billion mixed use project being developed by Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House (GFH) in Tunisia. The $103-m

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Tunisia success ‘hinges on foreign investment’

Four years after Tunisia sparked off the Arab spring uprisings the country is seen as a rare regional success story, but its prospects hinge on it deepening reforms and attracting foreign investment. The North African country of 1

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Essebsi sworn in as new Tunisian president

Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday, giving the country a democratically elected leader four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Essebsi, a former official in

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Abraaj Group exits Tunisian bakery business

Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, said it has successfully exited its investment in Moulin d’Or, a leading producer of baked goods in Tunisia, through one of its funds. Founded in 1990 as a

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Silatech in Tunisian youth employment deal

Thousands of young Tunisian job seekers stand to benefit from a new partnership between leading non-governmental organisations Silatech and AIESEC. Silatech is a regional social initiative focused on helping improving employment a

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Libyan rivals clash over eastern oil ports and Tunisia crossing

Armed factions allied to Libya's two rival governments fought over eastern oil ports and the main border crossing to Tunisia, forcing closure of the two biggest oil export terminals, officials said.

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Tunisians vote for new parliament

Tunisians voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections that bring full democracy finally within their reach, four years after their uprising cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than its neighbours who

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Tunisians vote for new parliament today

Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia has fared better than neighbours who also ou

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French tourists avoid Tunisia after beheading in Algeria

Tunisia lost about a third of its French tourist bookings to cancellation shortly after the beheading last month of a French traveller by Islamist militants in neighbouring Algeria, the country's tourism minister said. Increas

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Tunisia woos investors for $6.8bn infrastructure projects

Tunisia is seeking foreign investors for $6.82 billion worth of infrastructure and development projects, as the government tries to prop up its faltering economy. "We have 22 projects in many sectors, including energy, touris

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