Jan 292014
 
Opening session of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Opening session of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union WHAT: Opening session of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. The opening ceremony will comprise the following agenda items: • H.E. Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister [...]

Jan 292014
 
Lesotho Taking Steps to Strengthen Inclusive Growth

MASERU, Lesotho, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by David Dunn, visited Lesotho during January 14-27 for discussions on economic policies in the context of the 2014 Article IV consultation.1 The team met with the Honorable Ministers of Finance, Development Planning, and Trade, Industry, Cooperatives, [...]

Jan 292014
 
Agriculture ‘engine of growth' that Africa needs / FAO Director-General marks launch of the African Year of Agriculture and Food Security and 2025 zero hunger target

ROME, Italy, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Agriculture must become the engine for growth that Africa needs to eradicate hunger and boost sustainable food production, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. Speaking at a side event on the margins of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Graziano da Silva called [...]

Jan 292014
 
Togolese Designer Awarded Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

NEW YORK, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Vilcek Foundation (http://www.vilcek.org) is pleased to name Mansour Ourasanah as one of three winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in the Arts, this year focusing on design. The prizes are awarded annually to young immigrants who have had a significant impact on [...]

Jan 292014
 
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Central African Republic

NEW YORK, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the new Government in the Central African Republic (CAR). He congratulates the Head of State of the Transition, Ms. Catherine Samba Panza and the Prime Minister, Mr. André Nzapayeké, for their efforts to put the transition back on track. The [...]

Jan 292014
 
Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Tunisia's New Constitution

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement on the announcement of Tunisia’s new constitution: “We congratulate the Tunisian people for the milestone their country has reached with the adoption and signing of the new constitution. The perseverance by both the Tunisian leadership across [...]

Jan 292014
 
ONE Joins D'banj and African Partners to Launch ‘Do Agric' at AU Summit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The ONE Campaign (http://www.one.org) today released a new report and launched Do Agric, It Pays, a campaign calling for African governments to commit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, through transparent and accountable budgets. At the heart of the [...]

Jan 292014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES EFFORTS TO PUT CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC'S TRANSITION BACK ON TRACK

NEW YORK, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the new Government in the Central African Republic. He congratulates the Head of State of the Transition, Catherine Samba-Panza and the Prime Minister, André Nzapayeké, for [...]

Jan 292014
 
Ambassador Bennett Denounces Church Attacks in Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns the terrible attacks by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria that have killed nearly 100 people and wounded many others. “On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to [...]

Jan 292014
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On January 23, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Algeria without a meeting.2 Economic performance in 2013 has been satisfactory. Inflation, which reached 8.9 percent last year, has decelerated significantly in 2013 thanks to fiscal consolidation [...]

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Jan 292014
 
Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 28, 2014 The United States condemns Boko Haram’s vicious attacks on Sunday in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria, that took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians. We support Nigerian authorities as they begin to [...]