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Coronavirus: Tunisia’s battered tourism sector pins hopes on unfazed Russians

With its economy hit hard by the pandemic, Tunisia is counting on Russians and eastern Europeans to salvage its tourism sector whose employees fear hunger more than Covid-19.“The need to work is stronger than the fear of being contaminated,” said lifeguard Aymen Abdallah, glancing at a half-empty beach in the Mediterranean resort of Sousse where Russians are making a comeback.“If we don’t work, we’ll starve to death,” added Abdallah, donning sunglasses and a mask.African economies reliant on…

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