Apr 292014
Kofi Annan and other Panel Members to launch 2014 Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Thursday, May 8th 2014, the Africa Progress Panel (http://www.africaprogresspanel.org) will release its annual Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue revolutions, at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/app.png Chaired by former UN Secretary-General, […]

Oct 142013

Managing risk key to sustainable development   NAIROBI, 11 October (IRIN) – The World Bank in its 2014 World Development Report (WDR) [ http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTWDRS/EXTNWDR2013/0,,contentMDK:23330018~pagePK:8258258~piPK:8258412~theSitePK:8258025,00.html ] launched on 6 October 2013 places risk management and resilience building at the core of its development approach. “The process of confronting risks, preparing for them, and coping with their effects”, WDR […]

May 102013

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today.   “Realizing Africa’s Wealth – Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity” draws upon 43 in-depth case […]

Jan 172013
African Union and Red Cross Red Crescent launch World Disasters Report 2012

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is holding a press conference to launch the World Disasters Report 2012, Focus on Forced Migration and Displacement.   More than ever, the complex nature of disasters […]

Dec 302012

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance The Ibrahim Index of African Governance is a comprehensive ranking of African countries according to governance quality. Funded and led by an African institution, the Ibrahim Index aims to be Africa’s leading assessment of governance that informs and empowers citizens to hold their governments and public institutions to account. […]

Dec 122012
African Influences in Cybernetics - fractal geometry

African fractal geometry African fractal geometry is fascinating. The paper by Ron Eglas,  “African Influences in Cybernetics” (1995) is not really an easy read but it is an interesting one.  The author, Ron Eglash, is an American cyberneticist who has published in the area of ethnomathematics. You may not agree with all that he says, but […]

Apr 082012

IMF reports for Niger 2011 IMF Policy Paper: Niger – Assessment Letter for the World Bank and the European Union Summary: Niger’s macroeconomic performance in 2010 was strong, mainly reflecting the exceptional 2010-11 harvest. The bumper crop and the completion of the year-long transition to democracy have also brightened the near-term economic outlook. The recently-adopted […]

Apr 082012

IMF reports for Namibia 2011 Namibia Departmental Paper No. 11/01: In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis: Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland. Summary: The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is facing its biggest challenge in its 100 years of existence. The global economic […]

Apr 082012
Africa IMF Reports : Sudan 2011

IMF reports for Sudan 2011 Sudan officially the Republic of Sudan and sometimes called North Sudan,is an Arab  state in North Africa bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast,Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. Internally, the Nile divides the country into eastern and western halves. The people of Sudan have a long history extending from antiquity which […]

Apr 062012
Africa IMF Reports : Mozambique 2011

IMF reports for Mozambique 2011 Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Mozambique http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2011/pr11122.htm Country Report No. 11/132: Republic of Mozambique: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=24918.0 Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under Policy Support Instrument for Mozambique http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2011/pr11240.htm Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Mozambique […]

Apr 042012

IMF reports for Senegal 2011  Press Release: IMF Mission to Senegal http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2011/pr11120.htm Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Policy Support Instrument for Senegal http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2011/pr11219.htm Country’s Policy Intentions Documents — Senegal: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 19, 2011 http://www.imf.org/External/NP/LOI/2011/SEN/051911.pdf Country Report No. 11/139: […]