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FCO Minister calls for end to violence in Burundi

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — James Duddridge, Minister for Africa, has called for all sides to show restraint and find a peaceful way forward in Burundi. Commenting on the current situation, James Duddridge, said: “The UK calls on all parties to bring an end to the violence in Burundi, to exercise […]

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Moroccan innovator wins IPA 2015 US$100 000 grand prize!

SKHIRAT, Morocco, May 14, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (http://www.africaninnovation.org) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy in Skhirat, Morocco, researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Grand Prize (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org), scooping the […]

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World Bank Managing Director Concludes Visit to DRC, Commends Efforts to Stabilize Macroeconomic Environment

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) May 14, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — World Bank Group Managing Director Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Tuesday concluded her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (http://www.minfinrdc.com), where she met with President Joseph Kabila Kabange, Prime Minister Matata Ponyo and key members of the Congolese Government to […]

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CORRECTION: Good revenue growth but the impact of revised visa regulations on SA’s hospitality and tourism industry remains to be seen

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 14, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — South Africa’s hospitality industry is prepared to grow further in the next five years, with most growth in the sector expected to be generated in Cape Town, according to a report released by PwC today. Download the report ‘Hospitality Outlook 2015′: http://www.apo-mail.org/150514pwc.pdf Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1985 (Nikki Forster, […]

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Louis Berger supports modernization of major road in Guinea, recognized as strategic infrastructure partner

CONAKRY, Guinea, May 14, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Louis Berger (http://www.louisberger.com) recently kicked off a 1.3 million euro ($1.4 million USD) construction supervision project to rehabilitate 151 kilometers (93 miles) of National Road 1 (RN1) between Dabola and Kouroussa in central Guinea. RN1 is a major thoroughfare across the country and could extend to […]

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African business leaders to focus on scientific progress in partnership with the World Bank

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 14, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • First meeting of the ‘Africa Business Champions for Science’ held last month • Joint initiative of the World Bank and the Planet Earth Institute • High level meeting of African Heads of State and the African Business Champions is now being planned Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, […]

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