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2014-04-18 Disappearance of Tunisian Diplomat in Libya - Urgent Examination of Incident - FM
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The crisis cell in charge of following-up the situation in Libya convened in emergency, Thursday, to examine the mode of dealing with the incident of the disappearance of the Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli, Laroussi Kontassi, in mysterious circumstances.

2014-04-18 Tunisia Strives for Successful Tourist Season
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia is seeking to benefit from the achieved political success by promoting a new image for its tourism through social media.

2014-04-18 Counsellor to Tunisian Embassy in Tripoli Reported Missing
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -A counsellor to Tunisia's Embassy in Tripoli was reported missing, an official source at the Foreign Ministry told TAP on Thursday.

2014-04-18 Controversial Points of Draft Electoral Law Examined At National Dialogue Session (ali Zeddini )
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo, -"The participants in the national dialogue session agreed to re-activate the liaison and coordination committee with the National Constituent Assembly to examine the disputed points related to the draft electoral law and find consensual solutions", vice-president of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) Ali Zeddini said Thursday to the media.

2014-04-18 Marzouki Confers With Defence Committee of Revolution Martyrs' Families
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage, -The new developments in the case of the martyrs of the Revolution after the verdicts rendered recently by the Military Court of Appeal in Tunis were the focus of a meeting held Thursday between caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and representatives of the defence committee of the families of martyrs and wounded of the Revolution.

2014-04-18 Haica Specifications - Media Managers Submit Reservations to Prime Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Tunisian Union of Media Managers (STDM) told interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, on Thursday, it has reservations about the specifications developed by the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA).

2014-04-18 NCA Adopts Articles 1 and 2 of Draft Electoral Law
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) adopted, Friday in a plenary session, articles 1 and 2 of the draft organic law on the elections and referendum, with attendance of 139 deputies.

2014-04-18 Families of Revolution Martyrs Received By Marzouki
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki received, Thursday in Carthage Palace, many families of martyrs and wounded of the Revolution, against the backdrop of the verdicts rendered recently by the Military Court of Appeal in Tunis.

2014-04-18 Closing of Twinning Project On Capacity Building in Animal Health Watch
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The twinning project between Tunisia, France and Italy on capacity building of the National Centre for Animal Health Watch in Tunisia (CNVZ) came to an end, leading to positive and satisfactory results, according to project managers and partners who met Thursday in Tunis at the closing seminar.

2014-04-18 NCA President Confers With GFI Board Chair
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo, -President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar conferred, Thursday in Bardo, with former President of Slovenia and current Chair of the Global Fairness Initiative (GFI) Danilo Turk.

2014-04-18 New Vocational Training Centre in Building Trades Inaugurated in Ibn Sina
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ben Arous, -Minister of Vocational Training and Employment Hafedh Laamouri and French ambassador to Tunisia François Gouyette inaugurated, on Thursday, a new vocational training centre of building trades in the region of Ibn Sina (southern suburb of Tunis).

2014-04-18 Roundtable Meeting On National Anti-Torture Body
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -A roundtable meeting on the advisability of the creation of the national anti-torture body in Tunisia was held Thursday in Tunis by the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Transitional Justice.

2014-04-18 Tunisian Post Office, Mauritanian Counterpart Sign Agreement to Activate Cooperation
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -An agreement to activate cooperation was recently signed by the Tunisian Post Office and its Mauritanian counterpart.

2014-04-18 Second Session of Dialogue to Convene Early Next Week
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo, -participants in the first session of the National Dialogue held Thursday agreed to convene early next week to decide on disagreements on the electoral draft law.

2014-04-18 "Social Security Funds' Deficit to Reach 400 Mtd in 2014, 700 Mtd in 2015 - Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Hammamet, -"The deficit of social security funds, which was 280 million dinars in 2013, could reach 400 million dinars in 2014 and 700 million dinars in 2015," said Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Ammar Youmbaii at the Forum of Labour Inspectors held Thursday in Hammamet. "

2014-04-18 Bouchamaoui to Accompany Mehdi Jomaa, in His Visit in France April 28-29
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -President of the Tunisian Industry, Trade and Handicrafts Union (UTICA) Wided Bouchamaoui announced that "she will accompany Prime Minister Mehdi Jomâa in his official visit in France, on April 28-29, initially scheduled for April 1, 2014 and delayed at the request of the French government."

2014-04-18 Two Twinning Protocols in Building Trades Signed
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Two twinning protocols were signed, Thursday in Tunis, between the training centre of building trades "Ibn Sina," the French "CFA" Centre of Reims and the "Lycée labellisé Métiers, Georges Brière."

2014-04-17 Tunisia Elected Vice-President of Who-AU Joint Meeting for African Ministers of Health
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Tunisia was elected as Vice-President of the 1st World Health Organisation (WHO)-African Union (AU) Meeting for African Ministers of Health held from April 14 to 17 in Luanda, Angola.

2014-04-18 Launch of National Campaign to Draw Up Charter of Rights for People With Disabilities
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Launch of a national campaign to draw up a charter of rights for people with disabilities was the focus of a press conference held by the Tunisian Organisation for the Defense of the Rights of People with Disabilities (OTDDPH) on Thursday at the seat of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Tunis.

2014-04-18 Rwandans in Tunisia Commemorate Genocide
[New Times]The Rwandan community working at the African Development Bank in Tunis and other Rwandans living in Tunisia this week held a Special Remembrance Vigil to mark the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The event follows the African Development Bank commemoration held on April 7.

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