Africa

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Libya’s eastern-based parliament on Tuesday approved a new Cabinet in a challenge to the unity government of interim premier Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah in the capital Tripoli in the west. The new administration, to be headed by former interior minister Fathi Bashagha, won the confidence of the House of Representatives with a majority of 92 […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 25, 2022
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Libya does not need another transitional period, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya said Monday. After meeting with the President of the High Council of States, Khalid al-Mishri in Tripoli, Stephanie Williams said she discussed the obstacles on the way of the country’s electoral process and the means to address them. “I stressed Libya […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 14, 2021
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Tourism sector revenues in Tunisia have slightly improved and were estimated at around 1.9 billion Tunisian dinars (about $678 million) in the first 10 months of 2021, according to the financial and monetary indicators released by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT). Tunisia received about 1.94 million tourists, an increase of 7.2 percent, with a […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 27, 2021
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Tunisia has reverted to making PCR tests for international arrivals mandatory “due to the worrying Covid-19 spikes in many countries”. The Tunisian Ministry of Public Health announced that the requirement will be in place from Wednesday, October 27, for all travellers arriving into the country and applicable to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people. A PCR […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 27, 2021
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Over a dozen colonial-era treasures are on display for one last time in a Paris museum as France has announced that the 26 looted artifacts will be returned to their homeland, to Benin, a landmark gesture described by the West African country as “historic” and one that could have potential ramifications for other European museums. […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 20, 2021
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Morocco is halting flights to and from Britain, Germany and the Netherlands due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in those countries, official sources in the North African kingdom said Wednesday. Flights will stop from 11:59 p.m. (10:59 p.m. GMT) Wednesday “until further notice,”,the national airports office (ONDA) said on Twitter. National carrier Royal […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021
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Nouvelair is to relaunch regular flights to Tunisia from Gatwick and Manchester from March 2022 following the easing of travel restrictions. The privately-owned Tunisian airline first started flights in July 2021, but they were suspended shortly afterwards due to UK government restrictions. The airline confirmed it would restart flights to Tunis on its fleet of […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021
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Fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from the need to have a negative PCR Covid-19 test to enter to Tunisia, from Saturday October 16. Currently, before they travel, all visitors must fill in a health monitoring form and have a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Tunisia. Children […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 18, 2021
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A cross-agency recruitment campaign seeks to encourage citizens of other countries to visit Egypt for treatment. Egypt hopes to use its improving health sector to promote medical tourism, encouraging citizens of other African nations to visit Egypt for treatment. This topic was discussed at a Sept 2. meeting between Dr. Ahmed El-Sobky, President of the […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 14, 2021
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“The Blue City Crisis” is a documentary detailing how Covid-19 hijacked the tourism industry in Chefchaouen, the most picturesque city in Morocco. A few decades ago, the Kingdom of Morocco made the strategic decision to take advantage of its favorable weather and location by developing its tourism sector. Over the years, the revenues attained from […]


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