It’s not just ISIS Tunisia has to fight, there’s the weevil killing its date palms

by Rashmee

Posted on April 5, 2016


Your starter for ten. What makes this is a truly doleful picture of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia? That decapitated date palm. It is seen all over Tunis and nearby. Tunisia has been infiltrated by more than ISIS’s death cult. The red palm weevil has laid siege to palms, a dreadful portent for a date-exporting … Continue reading “It’s not just ISIS Tunisia has to fight, there’s the weevil killing its date palms”

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Highs and lows of olive oil pretty much sum up state of Tunisia. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2015


The Financial Times recently reported on the happy coincidence of events that have led Tunisia to become the world’s second largest producer of olive oil this year. These are as follows: It had a bumper olive crop Spain and Italy had poor harvests This has made for rich pickings. Olive oil is more expensive now … Continue reading “Highs and lows of olive oil pretty much sum up state of Tunisia. Here’s why”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK