Cape Verde, eyeing economic recovery, votes for new president

The West African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, one of the continent’s most stable democracies, voted on Sunday for a new president who will be tasked with righting its tourism-driven economy after the COVID-19 pandemic sent growth cratering. Seven candidates are vying to replace the term-limited Jorge Carlo Fonseca, but only two are considered real contenders: Carlos Veiga from Fonseca’s […]

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UK says considering more safety measures for lawmakers after attack

The British authorities are considering more safety measures for parliamentarians after a lawmaker was stabbed to death, interior minister Priti Patel told Sky News on Sunday. Conservative David Amess, 69, was knifed repeatedly in the attack at about midday on Friday in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, during a meeting with constituents in a church.   Source: Tap News Agency

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China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over the past year, provoking anger […]

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African junior swimming championships: Jamila Boulakbech offers Tunisia its 4th gold medal (14-15 years)

Tunisian swimmer Jalima Boulakbech, on Sunday, won the gold medal in the 3000m pool event (14-15 years), at the African Junior and Senior Swimming Championships in Akra, Ghana. Boulakbech, who clocked 36:43.00, offered Tunisia its 4th gold medal. The other three medals were won by Kahlil Ben Ajmia (16-18 years) in 1500, 400 and 800 m. Jamila Boulakbech had won […]

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Rugby – three-team African women’s series: Tunisia win tournament

Tunisia women’s rugby XV team won the three-team African Tournament Series, after an emphatic victory 61-0 over Côte d’Ivoire, at a third and final day game played on Sunday afternoon in Tunis. On the first day of the series, the Tunisian XV had defeated Senegal (14-3), while the second day saw the Senegalese team beat their Ivorian counterpart (45-5). Tunisian […]

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CAF Confederation Cup – 2nd preliminary round 1st-leg): Bayelsa – CS Sfaxien 1-0

Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien conceded an away defeat to Nigeria’s Bayelsa United 0-1 at a CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round 1st-leg game played on Sunday afternoon in Yenagoa, Nigeria. The goal was scored by Victory Beniangba (55′). The second-leg game is scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at Taieb Mhiri stadium in Sfax. Tunisia’ US Ben Guerdane, on Saturday, lost at […]

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Tunisia’s Handball Cup Draw: C. Africain-Esperance & CSS Ezzit-EBSB Khiar at semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals of Tunisia’s Handball Cup (2020-2021 season), made Sunday resulted in a Tunisian derby between C. Africain and Esperance de Tunis on the one hand and a confrontation between title holders CS Sakiet Ezzit and EBS Beni Khiar, on the other hand.   CS Sakiet Ezzit had qualified for the semi-finals on Saturday after defeating AS […]

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COVID-19: El Kef reports 6 more confirmed cases

Six more COVID-19 infections were logged in El Kef from 63 tests performed on October 15-16, said the local health directorate on Sunday. The case count presently stands at 19,617, including 19, 561 recoveries. The governorate, which logged 688 deaths, reported no more fatalities in its latest update. The number of hospitalisations fell to 16, including 9 in intensive care […]

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Mahdia: Seven migrants rescued and two bodies recovered off Chebba

The units of the Maritime Guard have rescued seven illegal migrants and recovered two bodies off Chebba, after the sinking of a boat carrying 30 people on board. The fishing boat left the Baghdadi beach, Mahdia, for an illegal crossing before sinking probably because of overloading, a source from the Mahdia Maritime Guard told TAP. The search for survivors or […]

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