Dec 092013
 
THE POPE RECEIVES THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONGO: SPECIAL ATTENTION TO REFUGEES AND REGIONAL SECURITY

VATICAN, Holy See, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy Father received in audience the president of the Republic of the Congo, Denis Sassou N’Guesso, who subsequently went on to meet with Archbishop Pietro Parolin, secretary of State. During the cordial discussions, the Parties focused on [...]

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Dec 092013
 
The Republic of Turkey Joins African Development Bank Group

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Republic of Turkey participated in the African Development Bank Group’s Board Meetings for the first time last week in Tunis (http://www.afdb.org), following the country’s admission as the 26th State Participant in the African Development Fund and the 78th Member State of the African Development Bank. [...]

Dec 092013
 
QUEEN MÁXIMA AND SENIOR UN OFFICIALS VISIT ETHIOPIA AND TANZANIA TO HIGHLIGHT THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN IMPROVING THE LIVES OF RURAL POOR

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the three food agencies of the United Nations are teaming up to raise awareness of how access to financial services – such as bank accounts, short-term credit, small loans, savings and insurance – can help improve the [...]

Dec 092013
 
Heirs Holdings investment philosophy delivering gains for Nigerian shareholders as Transcorp shows record growth in 2013

LAGOS, Nigeria, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Heirs Holdings (http://www.heirsholdings.com), the pan-African proprietary investment company with interests in key economic sectors, has again demonstrated its transformational ability over ailing businesses as one of its major investments, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria plc (Transcorp), presented its laudable achievements of 2013 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange [...]

Dec 092013
 
African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) announces launch of revamped website - www.africanbondmarkets.org

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI), managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), on Monday, December 9 announced the official launch of the redesigned AFMI website: http://www.africanbondmarkets.org. The website displays new features including a mobile-friendly interface. AFMI also used the occasion to launch the inaugural [...]

Dec 092013
 
UNAMID engages Darfur peace partners on a DDPD workshop

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — More than 20 members of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM/Bashar) are participating this week at a 5-day workshop on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), sponsored by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Khartoum. The sessions, which started [...]

Dec 092013
 
Online shopping in Africa: Tips for buying online this festive season

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the increased availability of broadband access, more affordable data costs offered by mobile operators and the consistent development of mobile devices, online shopping is gaining great traction in Sub-Saharan Africa. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/dhl_logo2.jpg Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/dhl7.jpg Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/dhl5.jpg Fatima Sullivan, Head of Retail at DHL [...]

Dec 092013
 
United States Africa Command / A message of condolence from General David M. Rodriguez

STUTTGART, Germany, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “On behalf of the men and women of United States Africa Command, it is with great sadness and respect that I express my deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of former President Nelson Mandela and to the people of South Africa on the passing of [...]

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Dec 092013
 
AU Special Representative condoles with Djibouti following the loss of one of their soldiers in Beletweyne

MOGADISHU, Somalia, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Djiboutian soldier in Beletweyne has lost his life as he and his fellow soldiers carried out a morning sweep operation to collect and disarm undetonated ammunition. The incident occurred as experts of the Djiboutian mine action team were handling undetonated rocket propelled grenades when one [...]

Dec 092013
 
Readout of the President's Call with Mrs. Graça Machel

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This afternoon President Obama spoke by phone with Mrs. Graça Machel to express the condolences of the Obama family and the American people on the passing of her husband, Nelson Mandela. The President thanked Mrs. Machel for the profound influence that Nelson Mandela has had on him, [...]