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Village life in Tunisia

While on our way to a nearby polling station in this village in Tunisia (for the presidential elections on Sunday, 23 November), we stumbled across this man on his goat who was filling up his buckets with fresh water. 13 more words

Tunisia presidential elections leads to December run-off, Essebsi and Marzouki lead first round

Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunisia) party and incumbent president Moncef Marzouki, from the Congress for the Republic party, won first and second place respectively in the November 23 Tunisia presidential election.  289 more words


Gibraltar Literary Festival 2014

Iain Finlayson and John Hopkins were amongst a stellar cast of writers who gathered on the rock at this year’s Gibraltar International Literary Festival (14-16 November). 300 more words


Africa Needs An Industrial Revolution

Techcabal‘s Bankole Oluwafemi writes that schools across the continent need to introduce a greater “maker culture” to help develop Africa’s industrial development – and to help the technology scene throughout the continent achieve its full potential. 1,336 more words

Frontier Markets


 Hummus or houmous is a Levantine food dip or spread produced using cooked, squashed  chickpeas mixed with tahini, olive oil, lemon squeeze, salt and garlic. Today, it is mainstream all  through the Middle East (counting Turkey), North Africa (counting Morocco), and in Middle  Eastern food around the globe. 290 more words

Food Origins


I arrived in Marrakech from Essaouira the night before, so the next morning I set out to explore Jemaa el Fna, the famous square and open-air theatre that has been around since 1070 AD.   430 more words


Italy Rescues Close to 800 Migrants in 72 Hours

“Italy rescues nearly 800 migrants from sea in 72 hours,” from Deutsche-Welle:

Hundreds of migrants from North Africa have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and brought to safety in Sicily over the past three days, Italian authorities confirmed on Sunday.

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