AT “LA SAPIENZA” A CHAIR DEDICATED TO THE KING OF BAHREIN HAMAD

The Fondazione Mediterraneo took part in the inauguration ceremony of the Chair dedicated by the "La Sapienza" University to the "dialogue and peaceful coexistence among religions". In the aula magna of Palazzo del Rettorato, was held the inauguration ceremony with the title "King Hamad Chair for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Peace Co-existence", whose owner is Alessandro Saggioro. The ceremony opened with greetings from Rector Eugenio Gaudio and Crown Prince Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa representing the HM King of Bahrain Ḥamad bin'Īsā Āl Khalīfa.
The institution of the Chair aims to involve the new generations in a policy of knowledge and relationship between cultures and religions, as an antidote to extremism and radicalism. In a recent statement, His Majesty the King of Bahrain said: "Ignorance is the enemy of peace and therefore it is our duty to learn, share and live together".

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THE CITÉ DE LA CULTURE PARTNER OF THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO

During a meeting between the director of the "Cité de la Culture" of Tunis Youssef Lachkhem and the president Michele Capasso, concrete possibilities were explored for a structured collaboration between the "Museum of Peace - MAMT" and the "Cité de la Culture" in order to enhance the respective institutions through initiatives in the fields of art, music, creativity, multimedia and cultural promotion in general.

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MOHAMED ZINELABIDINE RECEIVES THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR CULTURE 2018

During a ceremony held at the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Tunis, international juries have assigned to S.E. Mohamed Zinelabidine - Minister of Cultural Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia - the "Mediterranean Award for Culture 2018".
The award was presented by the president Michele Capasso
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JOURNEY TO SAHEL OF TUNISIA

The Sahel (Arabic: الساحل, al-Sahel, "the coast") is a coastal region of Tunisia south of the Gulf of Hammamet. The southern borders are quite uncertain, and if for some they reach the gulf of Gabes, others consider it to be part of the coastal strip as far as Mahdia.
The main cities of the Sahel are Sousse (the most populous), Monastir (first Arab city founded in Ifriqiya) and Mahdia (ancient capital of Tunisia at the time of the Fatimid caliph Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi).
The president Michele Capasso, accompanied by Anis Boufrika, visited these magnificent places welcomed as in a real family by Rabaa and by the daughters Hiba and Mariem.

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VISIT TO THE TUNIS CASBAH

Accompanied by his fraternal friend Anis Boufrika, President Capasso visited the medina and the casbah of Tunis, interviewing craftsmen heirs of ancient crafts, such as the making of “chechia”, the ancient typical Tunisian headdress.

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THE MIGRANTS RESOURCE FOR EUROPE

In the context of the "Foreigners in Naples" and the emotional video "Voices of migrants", President Capasso interviewed Sousse with two sisters, Mariam and Hiba, who won the challenge of dual nationality and integration: respecting traditions and values of Tunisia.

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TERRORIST ATTACK AT THE AVENUE BOURGUIBA: THE KAMIZAZE IS OF MAHDIA

The author of the attack with an explosive belt on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, in the early afternoon of Monday 29 October 2018, is called Mona Kebla. The terrorist born in 1988, comes from Mahdia, former capital of the kingdom of Tunisia (the Husseinites) to 60 km. from Sousse.
The attack, which resulted in 20 wounded, including 15 members of the security forces, in the center of Tunis, has not yet received any claims. The "Daechist" responsibility is not excluded, according to the newspaper "La Presse de Tunisie".
The attack is the first committed by a woman in Tunisia: a 29-year-old unemployed, Mouna Kabia, a graduate in Business English and from the region of Mahdia (southeast of Tunis). According to Tunisian media, he had never found a job in this area, but sometimes worked as a sheep-keeper to help his family. In recent days, she was seen in Tunis begging and screaming in the street.
Previously, the young woman "had never had any suspicious behavior or attitude, everyone can testify," said one of his relatives, interviewed by the Al-Ghad channel (quoted by webdo).
He unleashed his anger and triggered the lacintura "near the police cars", according to the Ministry of the Interior. "It was allegedly recruited by terrorist elements via the Internet," the source said. It was not considered "extremist" by security forces. For the Minister of the Interior, Hichem Fourati, it is an isolated act.
"It's a tragedy," said Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi from Berlin, where he was on an official visit. "We thought we had eradicated terrorism but I fear that it is he who is exterminating us," he said, according to statements quoted by the Tunisian press.
A declaration sent to Geopolis, the president of the Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, "condemns this particularly cowardly terrorist attack". "It invites Tunisian citizens to defend and strengthen national unity".
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso, present in Tunis and very close to the Avenue Bourguiba at the time of the attack, sent a message of solidarity and fraternity to President Béji Caïd Essebsi.

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MEETING WITH THE MAYOR TAOUFIK LAÂRIBI FOR THE SEAT OF THE MUSEUM OF PEACE – MAMT IN SOUSSE

President Michele Capasso had a long cordial meeting with the mayor of Sousse Taoufik Laâribi to examine the possibility of building a Museum of Peace - MAMT in the Medina of the Tunisian city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mayor Laâribi appreciated the commitment and generosity of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and offered his full cooperation for the realization of the project.

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CRAXI: MY FREEDOM IS EQUIVALENT TO MY LIFE

President Michele Capasso with the leader of the ALF Tunisian network Anis Boufrika paid tribute to the tomb of Bettino Craxi, a statesman and supporter of dialogue with the Arab world.
On his grave is written: "My freedom is equivalent to my life".

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ON THE TRACKS OF IFRIKIA WITH THE HOMAGE TO THE MAUSOLEUM OF HABIB BOURGHIBA AND TO THE TOMA OF EL MAZARI

President Capasso, accompanied by friends of the "We love Sousse" association, visited the city of Monastir and paid homage to the Mausoleum of Habib Bourghiba and the tomb of El Mazari.

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