Tunisian garment workers fight for unpaid wages in pandemic’s shadow

by Layli Foroudi | Thomson Reuters Foundation More than 150,000 Tunisians work in garment factories, mostly women, and the pandemic has shone a light on widespread labour abuses * Tunisian clothing, textiles factories hard-hit by COVID-19 * Pandemic fuels labour abuses, spotlights tough conditions * At least 4,500 workers lose their jobs, others miss pay MENZEL TAMIME, […]

Morocco and IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) of the Kingdom of Morocco have today agreed to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and to accelerate the energy transition. Specifically, IRENA and Morocco will work closely to advance the national green hydrogen economy as the country aims to become a major green hydrogen producer and exporter.

Informal Cross-Border Trade in Tunisia After 2011

Despite the heavy-handed approach to security that has been adopted at Tunisia’s land borders, informal cross-border trade continues to thrive. Land corridors have been shut down, but the continued dynamic activity in maritime corridors has compensated for this loss, allowing Turkish and Asian consumer goods adapted to the declining purchasing power of the Tunisian population to penetrate local markets.