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East 3 Route meets business
community in Seychelles
Ongoing fleet renewal and
expansion at Kenya Airways
Th...
T
he economy of Burundi is
predominately agricultural
with 90% of the labor
force dependent on subsistence
agriculture. Th...
TRAVEL&tourism 07
T
anzania is an African country with
many tourist attractions. Because of its
natural exquisiteness, it ...
TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09
Makes a wonderful vegetarian meal.
Exotically spiced, offset with dried
apricots, different and delicio...
ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12
How the “Jasmine Revolution” brought
a new breeze of life for Tunisians
and how it is still provin...
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  1. 1. www.indoafricatimes.com MONDAY | MAY 12, 2014 Title Code: DELENG18579 • RNI NO: DELENG/2014/54666 • Postal Registration No.: DN/325/2014-2016 • VOL. 1 • NO. 18 • Page 12 • Price `10 pg 10 pg 04 pg 08 pg03 Continued to page 03 Burundi Beckons Investors US President Barack Obama and Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti  United States is "deeply interested" in working with Djibouti Miss Ghana USA 2014 Finalist Whitney Osei Consulting Expertise... Fostering Excellence! U .S. has fastened a ten-year lease for a crucial military base in Djibouti that it trusts on to launch "counter-terrorism" missions, counting drone strikes, in Yemen and the Horn of Africa. US President Barack U.S. and Djibouti signed a new 10-year lease on a U.S. military base in Djibouti. US to pay $63m annually for a ten-year lease, with an option to extend the arrangement for another 10 years a long-term lease. Both presidents pledged to continue working together to upsurge economic development and combat terrorism in the Horn of Africa, plus their pledge to keep al-Qaida and the Somali- based Islamist terrorist group al-Shabab from gaining ground. The tiny East African country of Djibouti is considered to the United A Mutual Commitment to Counter Piracy Obama and his Djibouti counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh publicized the renewed “long term lease” on Camp Lemonnier as they encountered at the White House on May 5. “Camp Lemonnier is extraordinarily important to our work throughout the Horn of Africa but also throughout the region. We very much appreciate the hospitality that Djiboutians provide,” Obama said. Obama named the base a critical facility and extraordinarily significant to the U.S. role in the Horn of Africa. He said he is thankful to Guelleh for agreeing to pg 02 Ongoing fleet renewal and expansion at Kenya Airways
  2. 2. Wassupafrica02 East 3 Route meets business community in Seychelles Ongoing fleet renewal and expansion at Kenya Airways The now visible East3Route organization within the Southern African Community comprised of KwaZulu Natal of South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and the Seychelles met the business community in Seychelles last week on the sidelines of the 2014 Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles. The catch phrase for that day's seminar was "One Seminar Four Countries - a Wealth of Opportunities" as the four countries came together to open doors for the business community of the region. It was Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who had the pleasure to welcome everyone to Seychelles for this meeting that also showed the way in the spirit of cooperation. Minister St.Ange retraced the path taken for the Seychelles to be admitted by South Africa KwaZulu Natal, Swaziland, and Mozambique into the East3Route organization. Minister Alain St.Angecongratulated the solidarity Kenya Airways (KQ) received their second B777-300ER aircraft, joining the sister ship which a few months ago was put into service to Guangzhou, China, after being named “Masai Mara” by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a colorful ceremony at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at the time. Both aircraft are configured in a two class cabin layout with overall 400 seats in both Premier Class and Economy class. Unlike other new aircraft joining the fleet of Kenya Airways, this particular B777 has been leased from GECAS on a long term basis and will be deployed on flights to the Far East from June onwards. Kenya Airways is also still due to receive a further 5 Boeing B787- 8 Dreamliners this year amid reports that new VAT regulations threaten to rip the financial heart out of the national airline with an estimated tax bill of over 14 billion Kenya Shillings for the new acquisitions. Delegates at the ongoing 3rd AFRAA Convention for Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholders in Nairobi have broadly condemned Kenya’s taxation on the national airline as it plays into the hands of competitors in Africa but in particular competitors from the Gulf region, where taxes on their national airlines are unheard of. Said one Kenyan delegate at the AFRAA conference on condition of anonymity: “If these taxes are not reversed it will mean that KQ has to recover the added expenses through higher ticket cost. The Kenya government is a shareholder intheairlinewithabout30percent. They have two board members on behind the East3Route concept initiated by former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, H.E. the King of Swaziland, and President Chisomo of Mozambique and said that it was the duty of each of the four countries to now continue to build on the foundation initially set by the three heads of states. Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, addressed the gathered business community from the four partner countries saying that the trade opportunities were endless. A DVD showcasing trading opportunities in Seychelles, South Africa KwaZulu Natal, Swaziland, and Mozambique were presented by the Investment Bureau of each of the four partner countries. Mr. Sadha Naidoo, the Board Chairman of the Tourism KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa, was next to take to the podium highlighting again on trade possibilities that was being showcased. Mr. Naidoo spoke about the work being done to link Durban, Mozambique, and Seychelles by regular cruise ship calls and also by cargo ships. Mr. Naidoo announced that plans were underway for KwaZulu Natal of South Africa and Seychelles to also stage a Durban to Seychelles Yacht Race. The business community meeting between the four partner countries then took an interactive approach with an open dialogue between representatives of the four partner countries. The meeting was considered to have been a real success. Eturbo News the Kenya Airways board. They have all approved the growth plan of the airline under Plan Mawingo. There is something seriously wrong with those people in the same government when they then add such taxes on the airline, taxes competitors do not have to pay. Selling Kenya is already hard. If the fares rise, it could mean that less passengers than projected will travel with KQ and if that is the case the entire growth scenario, all the upbeat forecasts, will deflate. AFRAA has been at the forefront of fighting for member airlines to have African governments stop using airlines as cash cows. In fact, airlines are performing a vital service to connect Africa within because our road and rail network is either poor or simply not there where it is needed. It is time our members of parliament give up their lavish lifestyles which has turned them into parasites and focus on serving the nation again. “We’ve got enough issues to sort out and not need a whole extra lot of problems those fellows created for the country. Like with tourism in general, they did not listen and now our good fortunes are gone over high taxes and lack of funding for promotion. Do The Seychelles Arts Festival returned for its second edition with twenty four sculptures and artists combined with twenty four photographers lined up in the grounds of the National Cultural Centre in Victoria for the second edition of Arts Fair held May 2-3, 2014. The Arts Fair which is officially cemented in the National Arts Council calendar of events, showcased a dynamic and inter disciplinary pool of different forms of arts and new opportunities of discovering new artistic talents and creative expressions. The highlight was a new brand, “Mavrik,” a local appellation created by Seychellois artist Cindy Socrate, together with her counterparts. Anne Roselness surfaced with a fascinating creation of glass painting. National Arts Council said this edition was an ideal platform for artists to indulge in daily work of the Council. Jimmy Savy, Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Council said work of the council “should remain visible to the general public". This edition of Arts Fair was offset with pouring rain, discouraging mass visitors. However it did not discourage artistes, sculptures, photographers, poets and musicians to come down in numbers embracing the unpredicted weather and sell their art works. Despite much enthusiasm among the National Arts Council team, second edition of Arts Fair felt short of becoming a thrilling success. This event was also the opportunity for Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to meet the Chairperson of the different Creative Arts Associations and to discuss the opening of the Arts Gallery in the National Cultural Centre. Minister St.Ange has agreed to meet the artists in the coming month to set the dye for the Official Opening of the Arts Gallery which will also house the National Collection of paintings presently being kept in storage. The Minister toured all the exhibits accompanied by Mr. Jimmy Savy, the CEO of the National Arts Council and the Chairpersons of the different Creative Arts Associations. Eturbo News Seychelles second edition Arts Fair celebrates creative expressions they want to destroy our aviation industry, too? What sort of country do they think we will have if this continues?” Another delegate pointed to the almost inevitable comparison with major African rival Ethiopian Airlines saying: “The Ethiopians must be laughing their heads off over such reports. If this VAT bill sticks as it now is our government and parliament have become unwitting supporters of ET over KQ, but really, I don’t think they even have the capacity to understand what they were doing, understand the consequences and medium and long term damage this does to aviation in Kenya.” According to media releases seen did the Chairman of Kenya Airways say that this was the second of overall 10 new aircraft KQ expects to receive this year, after taking delivery a few weeks ago of their first B787-8, but considering the inevitable added tax burden, it will no doubt be a mixed feeling for the airline, proud on one side of the accomplishments and a lot poorer in cash on the other side unless parliament at last sees their folly and corrects it. By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, ETN Africa Correspondent MONDAY | MAY 12, 2014
  3. 3. T he economy of Burundi is predominately agricultural with 90% of the labor force dependent on subsistence agriculture. The main cash crop is coffee which accounts for 80% of the foreign exchange earnings. Coffee processing is the largest state owned enterprise in terms of income. Burundi is the largest banana market in Africa. There is potential wealth in petroleum, nickel, copper, gold and other natural resources. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES Burundi offers a promising venue for investment. The government is currently registering demands of investors willing to develop hotels and other attractions. Burundi is undergoing economic transformation following the end of protracted wars, and is a member of the East African Community. The government is working towards public sector reforms and creating an attractive environment for private investments. Potential wealth in petroleum, nickel, copper, and other natural resources is being explored. Burundi is a good place to do business. This can be demonstrated from the improvements in the real GDP growth of the country. Energy remains the major sector for CountryoftheWeek04 Advertiser's Index Modern Agro ............................................................................... Page 02 Chadha Power ............................................................................. Page 02 SSP Pvt. Ltd ................................................................................. Page 03 Indocorp....................................................................................... Page 03 A. Nairsons.................................................................................... Page 04 NewTech Engineers ......................................................................Page 05 Linc Pens ...................................................................................... Page 05 Expo Group .................................................................................. Page 07 The Times of Africa ................................................................... Page 07, 12 KS Infosystems..............................................................................Page 08 Prakash Amusement ................................................................... Page 10 Mahindra & Mahindra....................................................................Page 10 Laxmi Publications (P) Ltd.............................................................Page 11 Radeecal Communications ..........................................................Page 12 Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania. The topography of Burundi is dominated by hills and mountains, with a steep plateau and a plain. Burundi climate is mainly equatorial in nature. The climatic conditions of the country determine the expansion of a diverse range of Burundi’s flora and fauna. Burundi’s rivers form important features of the geography of Burundi. The chief natural resources of the country include uranium, gold, tungsten etc. THE POWER OF CULTURE The history and culture of Burundi are intermingled together. It includes the culture of the Hutu people who were mostly interested in agriculture. The Hutus come to this country in the 11th century followed by the Tutsis in the 14th century. Burundi Culture thus gets enriched by the contribution of all these ethnic groups. The beehive style huts show that the rural life is quite structured. The instruments, weapons and various other things that are kept in the museum offer a detailed understanding of the Burundi Culture. Most of the best- studied Burundian culture was tied to the royal court and centered on music and dance that extolled the virtues of kingship. The second- largest town in Burundi, Gitega, has a national museum that is small but very educational. SWITZERLAND IN AFRICA Burundi is one of the considerable African countries that provide excellent holiday opportunities for all kind of travelers. The geographical position of Burundi in theheartofAfricaanditswonderful landscapes are making the country a real paradise which is sometimes called “The SWITZERLAND IN AFRICA.” Every year thousands of visitors visit this African country as it has a distinctive mysticism in it. Eating as well as accommodations options are pretty good and well scattered in Burundi. The breathtaking landscapes, Savannah forests and the various tourist attractions make Burundi a preferred destination of the travelers. The soft and temperature climate in Burundi as well as the variety of its geographical structure are making the country the best place for holidays and relaxation. stars stand for the National motto of Burundi which is “Unity, Work, and Progress”. The color of White epitomizes peace when Green investments. Opportunities exist in the education sector wherein there is need of primary and secondary schools. Tea and Coffee are the main drivers of the growth and has the potential to provide good business incentive to the investors. NATIONAL FLAG The Burundi Flag is crafted with a white ‘X’ sized cross that separates the flag into four segments. Both of the left side and right side of the Burundi National flag are green while the upper part and bottom portion are tinged with red color. In the central part of the National Flag BurundiBeckons Investors Some of the famous Burundi tourist attractions are mentioned below: »» Chutes de la Kagera »» Kibabi Hot Springs »» Lake Tanganyika »» Rusizi National Park »» Ruvubu National Park »» Makamba Nature Reserve »» Karera Falls »» Rusizi National Park »» Bururi Natural Reserve »» Saga Beach »» Rwihinda Lake Natural Reserve ofBurundiawhitecircledwellsona white cross. In this circle that three red stars of six-tip are depicted which are surrounded by green borders. These stars are positioned in a triangular arrangement. These stands for optimism. NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS The Coat of Arms of Burundi, adopted in 1966, consists of a shield surrounded by three spears. On the shield is the motto of the nation, as well as the head of a lion. Behind the shield there are three crossed traditional African spears. Under the shield the national motto of Burundi appears Unité, Travail, Progrès (“Unity, Work, Progress”). NATURAL FEATURES A completely landlocked country, Burundi is bordered by the MONDAY | MAY 12, 2014
  4. 4. TRAVEL&tourism 07 T anzania is an African country with many tourist attractions. Because of its natural exquisiteness, it is flattering as one of the most popular tourist spots in the world. In addition to the wild life sanctuaries in the north, there are many more sights Tanzania has to proffer to the tourists. More than 44 per cent of Tanzania’s land area is sheltered with game reserves and national parks. There are 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas and marine parks. Visiting Tanzania for Wildlife and Nature safaris assures you of a “once in a lifetime” experience, unlike no matter what you have came across before, due to its rich Biodiversity. It will get you a feel of a genuine and active adventure filled with fun, like Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You can also get the option of an Indian Ocean Beach Vacation in the Island of Zanzibar and Pemba (the Spice Island), Mafia Island or the Coastal shores of Mainland. Over the past 20 years, Tanzania has emerged to be one of Africa’s most lively and admired travel destinations. With twelve National Parks, seven game reserves, forest reserves and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania offers more diversity in protected habitat than any other country in Africa. With lions, elephants, giraffes and dramatically beautiful landscape, endless white sand beaches overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean, and the most fascinating blend of cultures from Maasai warriors to Arab traders, Tanzania is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Tanzania is a country with countless attractions and several important tourist destinations. Explore the Serengeti National Park, famed for its annual migration when more than six million wild beasts, Zebra and Gazelles march in one direction as one group in search of fresh grazing. You can discover unique opportunity of undertaking a specialized Chimpanzee Trekking Safari. Among one of the most fascinating islands in Tanzania, is the 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar. Located on the eastern coast of Tanzania, this island also has several historical ruins and palaces and is a vital heritage site. The Tallest Mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is the crown of Tanzania. Rising abruptly from the open plains, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, it is one of Africa’s classic images. At a breathtaking 19,344 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest walkable summit in the world. The diameter of its base is an incredible 40 miles. Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year but the most suitable times are considered to be from August to October and January to March. Kilimanjaro Serengeti Zanzibar & The Land of mONDAY | MAY 12, 2014
  5. 5. TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09 Makes a wonderful vegetarian meal. Exotically spiced, offset with dried apricots, different and delicious. Ingredients: • 1 large onion, thinly sliced • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced • 2 tablespoons red wine or 2 tablespoons cooking sherry • 1 teaspoon cumin • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • 1 teaspoon paprika • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to taste • 1 cup water (or chickpea cooking liquid) • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces (1 1/2 pounds) • 1/4 cup diced dried apricot • 2 cups cooked chickpeas Smart Outsourcing Expo Smart Outsourcing Expo is a 3 day event being held from 15th May to the 17th May 2014 at the Hotel Lalit Ashok in Bangalore, India. This event showcases products like E Governance, R D and Clinical research, financial services, marketing, engineering service, LPO and KPO etc. in the Industrial Products industry. When: 15-17 May 2014 Where: Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, India India Manufacturing Summit India Manufacturing Summit 2014 will serve the requirements of the Manufacturing industry and represent the voice of the professionals associated with it. This one day show will provide an ideal platform to all the professionals and decision makers to come under the same roof and learn and discuss about the latest invention and issues in the Indian Manufacturing Industry. When: 16 May 2014 Where: TBA, Mumbai, India Utsav Exhibtion Utsav Exhibtion is an international exhibition for the household consumables home supplies industry. The event will bring together wholesale and retail sellers, producers, distributors, and consumers of the exhibited goods. This is one of the biggest trade show in India which is being organized by Splendour Events Incorporation. When: 16-25 May 2014 Where: College of Agriculture Ground, Pune, India India International Education It Expo India International Education It Expo is a 2 day event being held from 17th May to the 18th May 2014 at the Hotel Gulmor in Ludhiana, India. This event showcases products like educational services and products to be exhibited by education, employment immigration consultants and Service Providers etc. in the Education Training industry. When: 17-18 May 2014 Where: Hotel Gulmor, Ludhiana, India Kerala Agri Food Pro Kerala Agri Food Pro is a 4 day event being held from 18th May to the 21st May 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, India. This event showcases products like various products and services related to the food processing, agriculture to be exhibited by food processors, traders, farmers, development organizations and other interested parties etc. in the Agriculture Forestry industry. When: 18-21 May 2014 Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, India Roof India With the thematic focus on the roof construction system, Roof India will hold a display of an extensive range of products and services. It will stand out as a connective ground for the world class exhibitors and high end users. The exhibitors will showcase roofing systems, achitectural cladding, facade engineering, roof waterproofing, pre-engineered buildings, spaceframes and more. When: 16-18 May 2014 Where: Chennai Trade Convention Centre, Chennai, India upcoming If a man is unable to wipe out his own tendency to anger, how can he criticize anyone for the lack of ability in controlling themselves? THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Moroccan Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes African Cuisine 1. What's the time? Quelle heure est-il? 2. Help me, please! Aidez-moi, s'il vous plaît! 3. I'm sick. Je suis malade 4. Can I use your phone? Puis-je utiliser votre téléphone? 5. Do you accept credit cards? Acceptez-vous les cartes de credit? Handy French Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake, with Tanzania and Uganda.  It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 4,593 feet in elevation. Lesotho has the highest lowest point (4593 ft) in the world.  Villages of Lesotho can only be reached by riding horses, trekking or by flying light aircrafts.  Over 80% of the country is 1,800 metres above sea level.  Lesotho underwent seven years of military rule after which its constitutional government was restored.  Lesotho is made up of 30,355 sq km of land, and has no major water body.  Citizens aged 15 and above can read and write.  Lesotho exports wool, mohair, clothing, and footwear with one of Levi's jeans manufacturing facilities located right there.  In January 1998, Lesotho acquired various royalties by selling water to South Africa on completion of a major hydropower. Lesotho is proud to be producing around 90% of its own electrical power needs.  The official currency is HIDDEN INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LESOTHO • 1/4 cup raisins • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted in a dry skillet Directions: 1. In a medium saucepan, combine the onion, garlic, ginger, and wine or sherry. 2. Cover and sweat over low heat for 5 minutes. 3. Add the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook, uncovered, 1 minute longer. 4. Add the water or chickpea cooking liquid, salt, sweet potatoes, and apricots. 5. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes. 6. Add the chickpeas, raisins, and lemon juice. 7. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the chickpeas are hot. 8. Add the sliced almonds.  Prevents Cancer  Relieves Arthritis  Controls Diabetes  Reduces Cholesterol Level  Immunity Booster  Heals Wound Why to add Turmeric to your meal??? picture of the week The veteran film lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet, Shri Gulzar with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013, presented by the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at the 61st National Film Awards function, in New Delhi  Find the path the ‘Loti’ which can be interchangeably used with the South African Rand.  In 1967, an enthralling 601-carat diamond (Lesotho Brown) was discovered by a Basuto woman in the mountains amongst others. mONDAY | MAY 12, 2014
  6. 6. ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12 How the “Jasmine Revolution” brought a new breeze of life for Tunisians and how it is still proving as a great milestone in economic enhancement of the country? The Jasmine Revolution is the international name of what we call in Tunisia “the Revolution for Freedom and Dignity” which opened a new page in the history of our country. In addition, the Revolution broke out against poverty and social marginalization of a large section of society. In other words, its economic roots are as obvious as its political motivations. Today, it is our priority to win back investors’ confidence in our national economy, offering an atmosphere of transparency and good governance to anyone wishing to invest. This will help us to profile the great economic potential of our country and to return to growth, which will be established this time on a solid foundation. It has taken almost two years for the political parties in Tunisia to draft the country's new constitution. How it has opened the way to a new democratic era three years after the uprising that set off the Arab Spring? The Tunisian Revolution demanded an overhaul of the social and political contract that organizes the life of the nation. This has resulted in the election of a National Constituent Assembly in October 2011, which immediately embarked on the difficult task of giving the country a new constitution able to reflect its aspirations for democracy. In its content, this new constitution is comparable to those of many democratic nations in the world. Besides guaranteeing fundamental freedoms and much more, it reflects a highly developed concern over the rights of future generations to a healthy natural environment, for example, and good governance of the country's natural resources. no choice than to succeed. Nations It’s no surprise to see investors taking their money to Tunisia in a bid to reap the rewards. What exactly makes the nation appealing for investors? We are happy to see more investors trusting Tunisia and participating to the success of our democratic transition. This trust we owe it first to the Tunisian people’s resilience and aspiration to live in a corruption-free environment with better rights and freedom. Companies will thrive in the kind of business environment that Tunisia is offering, because every citizen became a watchdog and curbing corruption has become a priority for our government. What action plan does your government is undertaking to increase the economic contribution of the community? My government has taken all the indispensable steps to improving the business environment through attractive fiscal measures, anti-corruption policies and a streamline of administrative process which will decrease the red tape. By the end of the year we are hoping to divide by two the time needed to open a business which will ultimately provide a flourishing and stimulating business environment where companies will find every service they need. Historically, Tunisia has maintained commercial relation principally with Europe and that dependency has not been to the advantage of our country. As prime responsible for foreign relation policies I have led effort to diversify our relation with other countries and more specifically with Africa, India and South America. How the government is tackling the job crisis being faced by the “Graduate unemployed youth”? The job crisis faced by graduate unemployed is principally explained by a disconnection between academia and the business world and the lack of business opportunities. Our government is currently looking into strategies to develop vocational training and connect businesses with universities in order to have a better match and understanding of the kind of skills needed on the market. We aim to encourage young promoters, and innovative start-ups, by facilitating funding for micro projects. We know that helping to unleash the creative potential of the youth and invest in transforming those ideas into project will create jobs. The Tunisian youth has an extraordinary capacity to dare and in economy, daring is actually what we need. Tunisia has been showing greater interest in the ITEC Programmes of Government of India. How do you think these programmes will support and transform the phase of development in the country? Since 2011, a number of Tunisians had the unique opportunity to take ITEC trainings in India and we already witnessing the added-value of these new skills brought back to our country. We would like to increase the number of trainees and strengthen our bilateral relation because we believe that India is the best model that can share with us how to turn around Tunisia’s economy, how to boost the high tech sector and how to sustain our newly born democracy. Tunisia has successfully accomplished to approve a new, progressive constitution. The President feels proud of its progressive constitution which is the first in the Arab and Muslim World to guarantee freedom of conscience. In an exclusive interview to Indo Africa Times, the President of the Republic of Tunisia H.E Mr. Moncef Marzouki highlighted the action plan of the government in improving the business environment. Owner / Publisher / Editor: Mr. Kirit Sobti from 3rd Floor, Plot No. 3, Block PSP-IV, Service Centre Opp. Sector-11 (Extn.), Rohini, Delhi-85 Printed at LIPEE SCAN PVT. 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