Oct 242013
 
Somali Media Awards 2013 Launched

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations in partnership with the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA) invite journalists to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards. The awards reward excellence, application of principles of [...]

Zambia National Day

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Oct 242013
 
Zambia National Day

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC October 23, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Zambia as you commemorate the 49th anniversary of your independence on October [...]

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Oct 232013
 
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea

TOKYO, Japan, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Japan welcomes the fact that the voting for the legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea took place on October 22nd in a peaceful manner and that the provisional results were announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission on October 18th. 2. Japan considers these [...]

Oct 232013
 
The African Union condemns any attempt to undermine Peace, Stability and Development in Mozambique

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is following closely the recent developments in Mozambique. She is particularly concerned by the announcement made by the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) to withdraw from the 1992 Peace Accord signed with the [...]

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Oct 232013
 
IFC to Advise Portucel in Promoting Sustainability of Forestry Operations in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced an agreement to advise Portucel in strengthening the sustainability of the company’s forestry operations in Mozambique, where it has invested heavily to develop eucalyptus plantations that will create thousands of local jobs. IFC’s support will include [...]

Oct 232013
 
IFC and Diamond Bank to Increase Access to Finance for Nigerian Agricultural Sector

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, said today it will provide advisory services to Diamond Bank Plc to help the lender increase access to finance in Nigeria’s agricultural sector by up to $33 million over two years, strengthening a vital but severely underfinanced sector [...]

Oct 232013
 
Experts to chart the way forward for a stronger banana sub-sector at inaugural Banana Conference

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — More than 300 experts including top leaders from the Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural research institutes, non-governmental organizations, regional bilateral institutions, development partners, financial institutions and farmer organizations will convene at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Headquarters, in Nairobi to discuss key issues affecting the banana [...]

Oct 232013
 
Minister Hillevi Engström's speech on 'Freedom from violence' at the 'UN and Mali' seminar

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Check against delivery Violence and armed conflict are among the most serious obstacles to development. Freedom from violence is a prerequisite for individuals and societies to be able to reach their full potential. People cannot make free choices – about their political involvement, education or profession [...]

Oct 232013
 
Deputy President Motlanthe of the Republic of South Africa to Visit China

BEIJING, China, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announces at the regular press conference: At the invitation of Vice President Li Yuanchao, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe of the Republic of South Africa will pay an official visit to China from October 27 to 30 and co-chair with Vice President [...]

Oct 232013
 
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union concludes a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has concluded a three-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), from 20 to 23 October 2013. During the visit, the Chairperson of the Commission met with President Joseph Kabila, [...]

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Oct 232013
 
Switzerland in the Sahel: special envoy nominated

BERN, Switzerland, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has appointed Councillor of States Didier Berberat as Swiss representative to the International Follow-up and Evaluation Committee in Mali established under the Ouagadougou Agreement. The Federal Council was informed of this decision during its meeting earlier today. The FDFA [...]

Oct 232013
 
AU Special Representative Appalled by Attempted Assassination of Journalist

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif is appalled by the attempted assassination of a journalist working for the London based, Somali channel Universal TV. Mohamed Mohamud Timacade was shot several times in the [...]