Each time a mega Airbus aeroplane lands smoothly somewhere in the world, in his small, neat office in Tunis one man can smile. Amine Fakhfakh, a senior engineer at Telnet, Tunisia’s leading engineering and technology company, designs part of the braking systems used in the Airbus A380. Telnet is one of hundreds of companies in the Tunisian capital that have taken off in the past couple of years and are thriving even in these difficult times by selling high-quality brain power to the rest of the world for a relatively good price. The company has…
Porte de France, the gateway between the new town and the ancient medina
Inès, 22, an acrobat in the government-run Tunis National School of Circus Arts
Taoufik Habaieb of TH Com PR firm
Hotel du Lac
Technician at Telnet
Luxury homes in Carthage
New flyovers are helping traffic flow
In 2008, the Metro Leger got new trains from France’s Alstom
French expat Emilie Cegarra at Karthapli, the paper folding company she runs in Tunis
Interior of Dar Hamouda Pacha restaurant
Italian Claudio Muccio, a long-term expat, who dabbles in businesses from exporting fish to Sicily to recycling
Mohamed Qraiem, spokesman for Tunis town hall
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