Nov 062013
 
Foreign Minister Westerwelle on crisis in Tunisia: Important to resume talks soon

BERLIN, Germany, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Westerwelle today (6 November) issued the following statement on the situation in Tunisia: I appeal to all Tunisia’s political leaders to take a pragmatic approach now. It is important to resume talks soon on the formation of a new government. Time is short. Tunisia [...]

Nov 062013
 
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated 33 boxes of assorted drugs to the Somalia Federal Government

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated 33 boxes of assorted drugs to the Somalia Federal Government as part of its ongoing humanitarian life saving need assistance. The donation follows a meeting between AMISOM and the Chief of Staff of the Somali Presidency [...]

Nov 062013
 
The EU reinforces its support for development and security in Niger

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Food security, the social sectors, road infrastructure and domestic security and stability will be the four sectors on which EU development aid to Niger will focus for the period 2014-2020. The announcement was made by Andris Piebalgs, the EU Commissioner for Development, during his [...]

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Nov 062013
 
AfDB rolls out the first capacity building program on Value for Money in Social Service Delivery in East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to education, health and other types of social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, voice and accountability in social service delivery. Large inefficiencies in the use of resources in education and health have a negative [...]

Nov 062013
 
African Business Magazine releases its survey of Africa's most valuable brands

LONDON, United-Kingdom, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Business magazine (http://www.africanbusinessmagazine.com), in partnership with brand Africa, Brand Finance Africa and TNS release the full results of their exclusive survey highlighting a full listing of Africa’s most valuable brands. Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/131106-1.png As revealed last month at the African Business Awards, an awards ceremony organised [...]

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Nov 062013
 
Ethiopia arrests 2 journalists from independent paper

NEW YORK, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ethiopian police have arrested without charge two editors of the leading independent Amharic weekly Ethio-Mihdar, according to local journalists. Police in the town of Legetafo, northeast of the capital Addis Ababa, on Monday arrested Getachew Worku in connection a story published in October alleging corruption in [...]

Nov 062013
 
African Union Commission and International Partners sign two MoUs to strengthen Peace and Security efforts on the Continent

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, the Commission of the African Union (AU) and the International Partners, signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) at the African Union Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking the renewal of two Joint Financing Arrangements. The first one provides support to the salary costs of [...]

Nov 062013
 
African media leaders should address repression in Ethiopia

NEW YORK, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As media leaders and officials of regional institutions gather in Addis Ababa this week for the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the participants to ensure that press freedom is squarely on the agenda. “Leaders have come from across the [...]

Nov 052013
 
First visit to Ghana by the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Independent human rights expert Juan E. Méndez will visit Ghana from 7 to 14 November 2013 to assess the situation and identify challenges regarding torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the country. “I will engage with decision-makers and key actors on [...]

Nov 052013
 
European Union maintains its commitment to Mali

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, November 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, today announced further support for Mali totalling EUR 615 million (following approval by the European Parliament and the Council) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for 2014 to 2020. This new allocation emphasises the European Union’s [...]

Nov 052013
 
Tanzania Rolls Out E-system for Residence Permits

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 1st November 2013 IOM Tanzania, under the Capacity Building for Border Management (CBBM) project, rolled-out a biometric enrollment system for residence permits at Immigration Department HQ in Dar es Salaam. The new system, built on the IOM Border Management Information System and customized to Tanzanian [...]

Nov 052013
 
East Africa Exchange (EAX) concludes 1st regional trade auction of maize on NASDAQ platform

KIGALI, Rwanda, November 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The recently operational East Africa Exchange (EAX) (http://www.africaexchange.com) concluded the first regional trade auction from its Rwanda head office, successfully selling 50 metric tons of maize at 398 USD per metric ton between a Ugandan seller and Rwanda buyer. The auction took EAX one step closer [...]