Spotlight TUNISIA 22/02/2018

The air force could get Italian spy planes

The Tunisian military's plans to acquire spy-planes, as anti-terrorist operations are increasingly carried out across the country, have raised the hopes of Italian defence group Leonardo. According to our sources, the Rome-based firm recently offered the Tunisian general staff at least [...]

Business circles

Italian-Lebanese company Lavajet digs into garbage market

Waste management specialist Lavajet, a subsidiary of Lebanese construction group Batco, opened a branch in Casablanca on February 14. It [...]

Tahkout sets up a new bus venture with China's Ankai

Having won eleventh hour approval from the authorities for his local Hyundai car assembly plant in early February (MC 1274), [...]

Al Karama still short of buyers for Carthage Cement

Al Karama is struggling to rid itself of its main industrial asset, Carthage Cement. The state holding company, which has [...]

DO Systems and Air CM fly off to the east

British air reconnaissance specialist DO Systems, which has been active in Libya for the British military since 2016 (MC 1252), [...]

AEIM takes charge of work on future French embassy

Work is set to start on construction of France's future new embassy in Libya. According to our information, AEIM (Application [...]

Mayor of Tunis privatizes city guard services Free

Mayor of Tunis Seifallah Lasram is preparing to call on the services of private sector security companies for the first [...]

PGSE to distribute Crewshield's secure containers

Private Algerian security company PGSE wants to become indispensable to [...]

Bernard Badie Conseil advises new Movenpick on security

According to our sources, French security services company Bernard Badie [...]

Loukil plans to start importing medical equipment

The Loukil group, which has the dealerships for the Citroen [...]

Mlah Mechiche Alami targets the rice seed market

On February 1, agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch gave rice factory [...]

Oleksii Rybak ready to start oil production

Oleksii Rybak, the former Ukrainian ambassador in Tunis and Tripoli [...]

Mohamed Afir aims to get a slice of the compliance market

Mohamed Afir, former North Africa legal affairs director at pharmaceuticals [...]

Adel Ashur partners Maltese property magnate Kevin Buttigieg

Despite his judicial problems in Malta, Libyan businessman Adel Ashur [...]

Rochdi Talib moves his clinic project to Ain Borja

Dr. Rochdi Talib, who is active in private health care [...]

Corridors of power

The "6th battalion" turns Haftar down

Announced on February 20, the plans of the "6th battalion", which controls Sebha, to join the forces of Khalifa Haftar [...]

"M6" revives security talks with Bamako

Moroccan envoys are busy preparing the first visit to Rabat to be made by Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, who was appointed [...]

Lotfi Brahem hamstrung by Ennahda

Interior minister Lotfi Brahem is struggling to make his mark at the powerful ministry on Avenue Habib-Bourguiba. According to our [...]

Miitig retakes control of embassy in Egypt

Libya's key embassy in Cairo is to remain under the [...]

Power brokers

Ambassadors queue up to see Abdul Rahman al Swehli

Council of State chairman Abdul Rahman al Swehli is currently [...]

Daoudi looks for a Swiss solution for regional financing

General affairs and governance minister Lahcen Daoudi has asked Swiss [...]

USAID and Pragma tackle load-shedding and inflation

US consulting company Pragma Corporation, which was taken on in [...]

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