Dec 182013
 
Media Advisory Inviting Local, Regional and International Media to the Handover Ceremony between MICOPAX and MISCA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) invites members of the local, regional and international media to the handover ceremony it is organizing on 19 December 2013 from 9am to 1pm at M’Poko camp between the existing mission (MICOPAX 2) and the newly created mission of the AU [...]

Dec 182013
 
South Sudan Travel Advice Update

LONDON, United-Kingdom, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Temporary withdrawal of some Embassy staff and dependants. British nationals who want to leave Juba should contact the FCO. Due to current instability, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has taken the decision to temporarily withdraw some Embassy staff and their dependants from Juba. We continue [...]

Dec 182013
 
ADF partial risk guarantee program to stimulate private investment in the Nigerian power sector

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved an African Development Fund (ADF) Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) program of US $184.2 million1 , and an ADF loan of US $3.1 million, for capacity building, to support the Nigerian power sector privatization [...]

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Dec 182013
 
Western Union's PASS initiative reaches 250,000 pass milestone

LONDON, United-Kingdom, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Western Union Company (http://www.westernunion.com/) (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services and a Global Partner of the UEFA Europa League (http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/index.html), today announced that, as the Group Stage in this season’s competition comes to an end, over 250,000 successful passes have been made since the [...]

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Dec 182013
 
UNAMID, UNDP Provide Vocational Skills to North Darfur Prisoners

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 17 December 2013, inmates from Shallah Federal Prison in El Fasher, North Darfur, graduated from an intensive training course during which they acquired various vocational skills, including in welding, masonry and electrical work, in two new workshops that UNAMID recently constructed. UNAMID implemented [...]

Dec 182013
 
The Federal Council extends the freezing of assets of several individuals from Tunisia and Egypt

BERN, Switzerland, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Federal Council decided during today’s session to extend by three years the freezing of all assets held in Switzerland by deposed presidents Ben Ali (Tunisia) and Mubarak (Egypt) and by politically exposed persons in their entourage. The aim of this extension is to provide more [...]

Dec 182013
 
Head of UNAMID welcomes SLA/Minni Minawi decision to ban recruitment of child soldiers

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has welcomed the decision taken by the Sudan Liberation Army/Minni Minawi (SLA/MM) to prohibit the recruitment and use of child soldiers in its ranks. “UNAMID appreciates the commitment of SLA/MM to adhere [...]

Dec 182013
 
West Africa has potential to strengthen its agricultural sector / Food security in the region could improve with targeted policy support

ROME, Italy, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Boosting productivity, fostering competitiveness and ensuring that small-scale farmers have greater access to markets are key to West Africa realizing its full agricultural potential, according to a new study released today by FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The publication, Rebuilding West Africa’s [...]

Dec 182013
 
ADF US $26 million grant to expand electricity distribution networks in South Sudan

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved an African Development Fund (ADF) Grant of US $26 million (1), to rehabilitate and expand the distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan, where only 1% of the population has access to grid electricity [...]

Dec 182013
 
High-level UN representatives travel to Central African Republic

NEW YORK, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui and the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, are travelling to the Central African Republic (CAR) from 17 to 21 December to assess the impact of the conflict on the [...]

Dec 182013
 
AfDB gathers partners in Tunis to advance Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) as host of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Africa Hub organized a two-day workshop in Tunis with representatives of partner institutions. The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Global Facilitation Team headed by Kandeh Yumkella, the Special Representative of [...]