Jun 202014
 
Burkina Faso : Women Entrepreneurs get New Support

Canada Announces New Support to Women Entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso / During his third trade mission to Africa, Minister Fast announces a new Canadian contribution that will improve the professional capacities and living conditions of women rice prod OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, [...]

Jun 162014
 
Award for Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Sub Saharan Africa Award Ceremony   WHAT: Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Sub Saharan Africa Award Ceremony   WHEN: Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 10.30am.   WHERE: Safari Park Hotel     The Equator Prize for Sustainable [...]

May 292014
 
Nairobi: 1st UNEA - Environmental Sustainability

  First UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi Heralds New Era in Global Efforts to Address Environmental Sustainability NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other High-Level Representatives from 160 UN Member and Observer States, UN Heads of Agencies, Business and Civil Society Set to participate The First UN [...]

May 272014
 
Due diligence for conflict minerals

  Africa: Statement Concerning the Continued Importance of Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals Identified in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 26, 2014   The Department of State recognizes recent progress in [...]

May 222014
 
African Ministers Responsible for Meteorology Seek to Increase Community Resilience

African Ministers Responsible for Meteorology Seek to Increase Community Resilience HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Climate change occasioned by severe weather and extreme climate events is exacerbating multiple stresses such as food insecurity and spread of diseases in Africa. In 2012 alone, an estimated 37.3 million Africans were negatively affected by [...]

May 162014
 
Angola's Minister of Energy and Water visits Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 14-16 May, Angola’s Minister of Energy and Water João Baptista Borges is visiting Sweden with a delegation. The main focus of the visit is to promote a business exchange between Sweden and Angola. The visit is also a follow-up of of the visits to Angola [...]

May 162014
 
Central African Republic : Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools

Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic / FAO also providing longer-term assistance to rebuild livelihoods and increase resilience in conflict-stricken nation ROME, Italy, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families. [...]

May 132014
 
Algiers : Spectactular Philips LED digital lighting

  Maqam Echahid redefines Algiers skyline with spectacular Philips LED digital lighting ALGIERS, Algeria, May 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Royal Philips (http://www.philips.com/africaroadshow) (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG), the global leader in lighting, today unveiled the spectacular illumination of Algeria’s iconic Maqam Echahid with its latest LED lighting technology, boosting the beautification of the city [...]

May 112014
 
A third of South Sudanese now severely food insecure due to ongoing conflict

A third of South Sudanese now severely food insecure due to ongoing conflict / Urgent action required to prevent famine / Expert multi-partner food security analysis points to deteriorating situation in country devastated by conflict since December 2 ROME, Italy, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The latest IPC food security analysis carried out [...]

May 112014
 
New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation

  New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation / Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Discuss Cooperation Ahead of Landmark Global Environment Assembly, Next Month NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In a new high-level agreement – endorsed today in Nairobi by Chinese Premier [...]

May 082014
 
New Report Finds African Seed Industry Now Dominated by Local Start-Ups

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Locally-owned African seed companies participating in a program to offer high-yield crop varieties to smallholder farmers across the continent have collectively become the largest seed producers in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released today at the Grow Africa Investment Forum (http://growafrica.com/events/gaif14-abuja-nigeria) alongside the World [...]

May 062014
 
The Oliver Kinross Africa Oil & Gas Awards is the only awards ceremony of its kind to focus solely on best practice and achievements made within Africa's booming energy industry

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the 9th of October 2014 Oliver Kinross (http://www.oliver-kinross.com) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Africa Oil & Gas Awards (http://www.africaoilexpo.com). The awards are taking place at the world class Sandton Convention Centre as part of the Africa Oil & Gas Expo.         [...]