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Gafsa

 

a city in southwestern Tunisia, administrative center of Gafsa Province. Population, 31,900 (1966). Gafsa is a highway junction and the center of a phosphorite-extracting region (deposits at Redeyef, Metlaoui, Moularès, and Madilah), and it is connected by railroad with the port of Sfax. It is a commercial and handicrafts city and is a center for the hand production of leather footwear, woolen products, and carpets.

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This initiative will help raise the awareness of healthcare service providers and beneficiaries in the south-west, particularly rural women, about the importance of access to relevant information," said Project Coordinator Nejib Mokni at an information day in Gafsa.
Hundreds flocked to what quickly became known as the Lac de Gafsa or Gafsa beach to splash, paddle, dive, and fling themselves from rocks into the lake, ignoring warnings that the water could be contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals, riddled with disease or possibly radioactive.
Such announcements frequently lead to clashes between unlucky candidates and the police, prompting the authorities in January not to publish the list of people recruited by a company in Gafsa.
We continue to be forgotten and marginalised because of the policies of the government," said Mohammed Miraoui, head of the local labour union branch in Gafsa.
Des postes de police et des batiments de la Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa (CPG) ont ete saccages et incendies apres la publication dans ces deux villes des resultats d'un concours de recrutement a la CPG, principal pourvoyeur d'emplois dans la region.
In March, a false job offer allegedly posted by the GPC Gafsa phosphate company, which imposed quotas on a tribal basis, sparked disturbances.
A doctor at No'man al Adab Hospital, the only one in the town of Gafsa, also said: "It may be that she's trying to make money from television.
The project cost will be 45 million Tunisian dinars, said CEO of the Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG) and of the Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT), Romdhane Souid.
Ammar Gharsalla, a 48-year-old father of three, had been among protestors staging a sit-in outside the Gafsa government office last Thursday to highlight the unemployment problem in the region.
The Ministry of Industry said Tuesday that Yazaki is pulling out of the southwestern mining region of Gafsa.
Phosphate mining is done exclusively by Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa (CPG), which operates eight major mines in the central part of Tunisia.
AaMedical experts were dispatched to the central city of Gafsa where the 30-year-old woman resides.