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Maghreb Confidential /
N°1101 - Paris, 03/06/2014
- TUNISIA -
Jomaa the cost killer
Editor in Chief
How Zintan tribe looks after its interests
The Zintan tribe is at its zenith of power in western Libya and now aims to extend its influence over all of Libya. Determined to gain supremacy in the Tripoli region, the municipal authorities in Zintan, which lies 150 km from Tripoli and houses just 80,000 inhabitants, have decided to build a grand international airport for the town.
Hammouda reopens BFT-BH-BNA case
Tunisia’s new economy and finance minister Hakim Ben Hammouda has taken on the prickly issue of the “rescue” of Societe Tunisienne de Banque (STB), the Banque de l’Habitat (BH) and (...)
Thales to renew defence push
Chairman of Thales since the end of 2012, Jean-Bernard Levy will shortly undertake his first trip to Morocco in that capacity, according to our sources.
InnoVent in wind power drive
Morocco’s wind has already attracted some of the world’s biggest names in wind energy and now the juniors are getting into the act as well.
is in the running for a contract to process applications for visas on behalf of France's
Hafiz’s seminars take business turn
One of Algeria’s most eloquent champions in France, lawyer Chems-Eddine Hafiz is intent on focussing more on business after staging a first seminar devoted to arbitration law in February
Lagardere to bid for duty free shops?
A tender for the concession of duty free shops at five Tunisian airports managed by Office d’Aviation Civile et des Aeroports (OACA) -the deadline for bids is March 21- has whetted
can be pleased with business in Tunisia. The big French retailer owned by the Mulliez family
Ayari upset over Klibi case
The governor of the Banque Centrale de Tunisie (BCT), Chedly
Lazaar turns to hospitality trade
The Tunisian-Swiss banker Kamel Lazaar, founder of the Saudi
Abu Nahl wins health insurance prize
After months of slim pickings, Trust Insurance Group is going to set up a health insurance system for employees of the General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL).
plans to re-open the helicopter plant of its subsidiary AgustaWestland in Tripoli despite
has saved its security contract at the British embassy in Tripoli which had been put out
Ghadames Air Transport
, a small Libyan carrier, is expected to shortly boost its service to Tunisia
Boulsien, financial adviser to ex rebels
Boss of OEA Capital, the Libyan financier Abdallah Boulsien,
Americans hang on Bey’s words
The Libyan magnate Husni Bey who heads the biggest private holding
CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON
Pro-Morocco lobby a family business
Serving as Rabat’s official lobbyist in Washington is a vocation which passes from father to son. The cheerleader of “friends of Morocco” in the United States, the Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) retained the services of Gray Global Advisors on Jan.
FOREIGN MINISTRY, TUNIS
Skids under “political” ambassadors
On post since Jan. 29, Tunisia’s foreign minister Mongi Hamdi is ready to fire a number of ambassadors appointed for political reasons by the previous governments of Hamadi Jebali and Ali Laarayedh, according to our sources.
GENERAL NATIONAL CONGRESS, TRIPOLI
Brotherhood set to retreat to Misrata
The Moslem Brotherhood is highly worried over the violent attack on March 2 against the General National Congress (GNC) by militia forces close to Jumaa Al Sayeh, leader of the Warshefana tribe, and Mahmud Jibril, chief of the Ourfellas.
Misrata on ambassador Jones’ itinerary
. Like a number of European colleagues before her (MC 1100), the U.
Diallo promotes Rabat-Bamako ties
Bamako's ambassador to Rabat until September, 2013, the secretary-general in Mali's presidential office,
Essebsi to join Jomaa in US?
Invited to meet with Barack Obama in Washington on April 4, prime minister Mehdi Jomaa may have to share
, aka Lord Risby, who serves as David Cameron’s special envoy to Algeria, will be in Algiers next week to meet with the official chosen by the government, energy minister Youcef Yousfi.
Nuri Abu Sahmain
, president of the General National Congress (GNC) will head the Libyan delegation to the international conference on Libya scheduled to be held in Rome on March 6.
, former Swedish envoy to Morocco, will lead a delegation organized by the Swedish North African Chamber of Commerce (SWENACC), which he presides, to Tunis and Rabat between March 25-29.
Battle to find Gaddafi's loot
Why CMA CGM shipping group scuttles its partners
Ben Ali Inc: a political timebomb
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