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2014-09-30 Tunisian-Cameroonian Follow-Up Committee Focuses On Economic Co-Operation
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The first meeting of the Follow-up Committee to the 9th session of the Tunisian-Cameroonian High Co-operation Commission was held on Monday in Tunis.

2014-09-30 Isie President Calls for Review of Election Law
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Chafik Sarsar called for the need to review the election law after having noted some gaps and failures in applications and sponsorships for the presidential election.

2014-09-30 Presidential Election - 27 Candidates Retained - ISIE
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) announced that 27 application files for the 2014 presidential election were approved and 41 others were rejected out of a total of 70 applications submitted.

2014-09-30 Sellal Reaffirms 'Excellent Level' of Algerian-Tunisian Relations
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received Monday Tunisian Minister of Equipment, Environment and Sustainable Development Hedi Larbi, who is on working visit to Algeria.

2014-09-30 Tunisia's 2014 Parliamentary Elections - a Human Rights Agenda

2014-09-30 Candidates Should Speak Up On Rights - an Agenda Ahead of Parliamentary Elections
[HRW]Tunis -Political parties and candidates competing in Tunisia's October 26, 2014, parliamentary elections should describe how they will promote human rights and legal and other reforms if elected, Human Rights Watch said today as it released a Human Rights Agenda for Tunisia. Human rights have received little attention from political parties and candidates as they prepare for Tunisia's second parliamentary elections since the 2011 revolution.

2014-09-30 Tunisia Takes Part in World Economic Forum in Istanbul
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Tunisia took part from September 28 to 29, 2014 in the Regional Summit (Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Istanbul, Turkey. Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Kamel Bennaceur took part, Monday, at a plenary session on the theme:"Understanding regional dynamics of energy," according to a statement of the Ministry of Industry issued Monday.

2014-09-30 Tunisian-Cameroonian Health Co-Operation Discussed
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Minister of Health Salah Ben Ammar met on Monday afternoon in Tunis with Cameroon's Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Adoum Gargoum, who is visiting Tunisia to follow up on the recommendations of the 9th Tunisian-Cameroonian High Joint Committee meeting held in May 2012 in Yaounde.

2014-09-30 Pilot Police Station Inaugurated in Western Marsa
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Marsa -Minister of the Interior Lotfi Ben Jeddou said the organisation of the upcoming elections is a shared responsibility between security forces, the National Guard and the Army both in the distribution of electoral material or securing ballot boxes and protecting polling stations.

2014-09-29 11 Percent of Tunisia's Population Are Seniors - INS
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The rate of older people in Tunisia reached about 11% of the total population in 2014, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

2014-09-29 Presidential Poll - 11 Candidates Accepted, 24 Rejected
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) accepted, so far, 11 candidacy files for the presidential elections and rejected 24, ISIE spokesperson Kamel Toujani told TAP news agency on Friday.

2014-09-30 Algeria, Tunisia Ink Two MoU On Construction
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Tunisia on Monday in Algiers signed two memorandums of understanding in the field of construction and public works.

2014-09-29 Any Polling Station Staff Candidate Subject to Appeal Will Be Replaced - Chafiq Sarsar
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -"Any polling station staff candidate who is subject to an appeal, will be replaced by an independent one," President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) Chafiq Sarsar said on Monday.

2014-09-29 Dozens of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Hong Kong -Police officers arrested scores of young pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Saturday after a night clashes over China's new election plan.

2014-09-29 Isie Validates 1,326 Lists for Legislative Elections
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Some 1,326 electoral lists for the legislative elections were validated by the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE), according to the Authority.

2014-09-29 Ban Ki-Moon to Visit Tunisia October 10-11
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to pay a visit to Tunisia next October 10 and 11, communication officer at the Presidency of the Republic Chaker Bouajila told TAP on Saturday.

2014-09-29 Presidential Poll - 18 Candidacy Files Accepted By Isie So Far
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) has accepted so far 18 candidacy files for the presidential poll and rejected 26, the ISIE reported in a press statement on Saturday.

2014-09-29 47 Percent of Candidates in Legislative Elections Are Women, 12 Percent Among Them Are Heads of List (neila Chaabane)
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -"47% candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections are women with only nearly 12% are heads of list," Secretary of State for Women and Family Affairs Neila Chaabane said Monday.

2014-09-29 Algeria, Tunisia to Launch Construction Partnerships
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algerian-Tunisian partnerships will be established between public and private companies in the construction sector in both countries to launch construction sites in Algeria and Tunisia, said Sunday in Algiers the Minister of Housing, national planning and the city.

2014-09-29 Muslims in France Denounce "Cowardly Murder" of Hervé Gourdel
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Paris -Hundreds of Muslims gathered outside Paris' main mosque on Friday to denounce the beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel by Islamic State (IS) militants in Algeria.

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