Industry guzzles over one third of Tunisia’s energy supply. Slowly but surely, the sector is switching to more energy-efficient technology.
A Tunisian brewer is one of four big companies taking a hands-on approach to reducing energy consumption. Its initiative is part of a broader campaign to raise awareness of efficient power alternatives.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has backed equal inheritance rights for men and women and is also pushing for other reforms such as decriminalizing homosexuality. Religious conservatives are far from happy.
The Ennahda party has claimed a win over its rival, Nidaa Tounes, in local elections. But voter turnout was just 33.7 percent, with an analyst saying despair among young Tunisians is "very serious for democracy."
Protesters have lit flares and shouted anti-government slogans on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. Anti-austerity rallies have slammed a government decision to raise taxes amid an economic slump.
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