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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MEETING WITH THE FRIENDS OF BRUNO GRONING

At the Museum of Peace - MAMT, Sala Vesuvio, the interesting conference on the theme "Help and Healing by Spirit" was held, held by Dr. Hans Maier and organized by the Specialized Medical-Scientific Group (MWF) of the "Circle for Natural Help in Life "(international non-denominational and non-profit association that follows the path drawn by Bruno Gröning to achieve psychophysical wellbeing, the joy of living, the harmony with oneself and the environment).
A different look at the origins of health, illness and addictions, through the teachings of a German layman, Bruno Gröning (Gdansk 1906-Paris 1959).
A precious opportunity to learn about this path of spirituality, including through live testimonies, carefully verified by the staff of the MWF, which includes doctors, psychologists, veterinarians and naturopaths, on a voluntary and free basis.
The figure of Bruno Gröning, a layman with a profound spirituality, was known in post-war Germany. His numerous and striking healings were also documented by the press of the time.
For the commitment to promoting peace and tolerance, in 2013 the "Circle" was awarded, at the UN headquarters, with the "Peace Pole" by the World Peace Prayer Society, a non-governmental organization.
Without opposing official medicine, this international team tries to bring out the points of convergence between spirituality and medical science.

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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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A SEAT OF THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT IN THE MEDINA OF SOUSSE

The international committee of the Museum of Peace - MAMT decided to verify the possibility of creating a seat of the Museum of Peace - MAMT – as a reference for the south shore of the Mediterranean - in the Medina of Sousse, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During timely inspections, president Michele Capasso - accompanied by Anis Boufrika and Faical Labayed - inspected several sites in the Medina of Sousse in order to develop an integrated project to enhance the Medina with the involvement of its inhabitants and managers of the fields of handicraft and hospitality activities.

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