Dec 042013
 
African countries step up focus on statistics for better agriculture and nutrition / Experts from 35 countries meet in Rabat to review regional data, new tools and ideas for global coordination

ROME, Italy, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture has become a key priority as Africa strives to develop more effective policies to tackle its persistent food security problems. The issue took centre stage as an unprecedented number of experts from 35 countries [...]

Dec 042013
 
Sweden launches new trade facilitation training facility in Africa

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The government of Sweden announced on 3 December 2013 the launch of a new trade facilitation training facility in Arusha, Tanzania. The Swedish government, through its development agency Sida, will provide an initial grant of approximately 1,6 milj USD per year for 2014-2015. The WTO, the [...]

Dec 042013
 
Special Envoy Feingold's Travel to Europe and Rwanda

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 3, 2013 Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) Russell D. Feingold will travel to Kigali and Paris to meet with government representatives and Great Lakes heads of [...]

Dec 042013
 
Entretien de M. Laurent Fabius avec le vice-premier ministre de Maurice (Paris, 3 décembre 2013)

PARIS, France, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Quai d’Orsay – Déclarations du porte-parole – 3 décembre 2013 M. Laurent Fabius, ministre des Affaires étrangères, reçoit aujourd’hui M. Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc Duval, vice-Premier ministre, ministre des finances et du développement économique de Maurice. A l’approche du sommet de l’Élysée pour la paix et la [...]

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Dec 042013
 
In contrast to the rest of the world's sluggish progress, African economies stand out for their high rates of growth and the effusive confidence they inspire - Report

LONDON, United-Kingdom, December 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The 2013 edition of Mergermarket’s Deal Drivers Africa reports a total of 115 deals worth US$26.6bn taking place in the first three quarters of 2013 across Africa (http://www.mergermarket.com). Robust M&A activity on the continent has been supported by increasing economic diversification among a number of countries, [...]

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Dec 032013
 
Kenya: Statute Law Bill poses grave threat to civil society and must be rejected – UN rights experts

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of United Nations Special Rapporteurs today urged the Government of Kenya to reject legislation that would impose severe restrictions on civil society. “The Bill is an evidence of a growing trend in Africa and elsewhere, whereby governments are trying to exert more control over [...]

Dec 032013
 
Yang Jiechi to Attend the Fourth Meeting of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues and Visit Iran

BEIJING, China, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei announces at the regular press conference: At the invitation of Siyabonga Cwele, State Security Minister of South Africa and the government of Iran, State Councilor Yang Jiechi will go to Cape Town, South Africa to attend the Fourth Meeting of BRICS [...]

Dec 032013
 
Yang Jiechi to Attend the Fourth Meeting of BRICS High Representatives for Security Issues and Visit Iran

BEIJING, China, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei announces at the regular press conference: At the invitation of Siyabonga Cwele, State Security Minister of South Africa and the government of Iran, State Councilor Yang Jiechi will go to Cape Town, South Africa to attend the Fourth Meeting of BRICS [...]

Dec 032013
 
Assessment in South Sudan to Determine Migrant Health Needs

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM South Sudan released the findings of its recent Migrant Health Assessment last week, providing health partners in the country with an up-to-date overview of the health challenges encountered by migrants. Funded by the IOM Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa (PHAMESA), [...]