Archive for the ‘Tunisia’ Category

Middle East And North Africa At An Economic Crossroads

Via Global Finance, a look at whether Egypt and Morocco can keep driving the region’s economic growth?     North Africa is the fastest-growing region in the Arab world and Africa. In 2023, the combined gross domestic product of Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya increased by 4.2%, compared with only 1.6% for the […]

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Start Your Engines: Who’s Winning Africa’s Automotive Industry Race?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on who’s winning Africa’s automotive industry race: While South Africa and Morocco are the undisputed leaders in the production of new vehicles on the continent, newcomers are after a piece of the action in this high-potential market, which is undergoing radical change. Right now, all roads in the […]

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What Would A Fossil Free Arab World Look Like?

Via Grist, commentary on what abandoning fossil fuels could look like in the Arab world: For the second year in a row, world leaders met in the Arab world to negotiate the future of the planet. As a backdrop to the United Nations climate conference in Dubai, it’s a fitting venue for a planet-wide shift […]

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How Africans Are Changing French — One Joke, Rap and Book at a Time

Courtesy of the New York Times, a look at how more than 60 percent of French speakers now live in Africa and – despite growing resentment at France – Africans are contributing to the evolution and spread of the French language: French, by most estimates the world’s fifth most spoken language, is changing — perhaps […]

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Tunisia’s Response to Bread Shortages Bode Ill for Its Economic Stability

Courtesy of Stratfor’s Rane Worldview, analysis of Tunisia’s ill thought out response to bread shortages: Tunisia’s struggle to mitigate widespread bread shortages risks eroding its authoritarian president’s popularity, triggering social unrest, and delaying the disbursement of needed funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On Aug. 19, the Tunisian government announced that it would resupply flour […]

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Stifled at Home, Tunisian Tech Finds Success in the West

Via Rest of World, a report on Tunisian tech entrepreneurs who – buoyed by recent acquisitions of InstaDeep and Expensya – are looking outside the country for clients: Tunisian tech startups have been looking to global markets for clients, particularly in the U.S., U.K., and the European Union. Entrepreneurs and experts believe the domestic market […]

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