Oct 182013
 
Better Quality Investments needed in the Middle East and North Africa Region to Boost Shared Growth  / Long period of political instability has affected both the quality and quantity of investments, s

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ongoing political turmoil in 2013 has weighed down economic activity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The World Bank Group’s latest Economic Developments and Prospects report projects MENA’s economic growth in 2013 to average 2.8 percent, half the estimated 5.6 percent in 2012. In [...]

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Oct 182013
 
Mali: UN Independent Expert in first official visit to assess human rights situation in the country

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Suliman Baldo, will undertake his first official mission to the country from 21 October to 3 November 2013. This is the first country visit by an independent expert charged by the UN Human [...]

Oct 182013
 
400th meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), on the situation in Darfur, Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 400th meeting held on 17 October 2013, adopted the following decision on the situation in Darfur, Sudan: Council, 1. Takes note of the briefing provided by the Joint Special Representative for the AU-United [...]

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Oct 182013
 
WorldVentures Now Offers Its Unique Vacation Experiences to Malaysians

Plano, TX, October 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WorldVentures™ (http://www.worldventures.com), the leading direct seller of vacation club memberships with presence in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Botswana, announced its expansion into Malaysia today. With the addition of Malaysia, WorldVentures’ DreamTrips Memberships and business opportunity are now available in 25 countries, including three in Asia. [...]

Oct 182013
 
ERERA DELEGATION LAUDS THE GAMBIA'S PREPARATIONS FOR HOSTING OF 4TH FORUM ON ELECTRICITY REGULATION

BANJUL, Gambia, October 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A three-member delegation of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) has commended efforts by The Gambia to host the 4th Annual Forum of the regulatory Authority which will be held from 20th to 21st November 2013 in Banjul. The Forum is to promote cooperation and [...]

Oct 182013
 
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On September 18, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.1 Recent macroeconomic developments are encouraging, with a significant deceleration in inflation and continued robust economic growth. Despite significant decline in [...]

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Oct 172013
 
AfDB reports significant opportunities of shale gas production in Africa in a new publication

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Several African countries have potentially viable shale gas deposits, which, if developed, could lead to lower gas prices, increased consumption of natural gas, reduced greenhouse gas emissions from power generation and substantial economic benefits to producer countries, finds a report launched today by the African Development [...]

Oct 172013
 
Rotary and UNESCO-IHE partnership leads to 16 new water scholars in October 2013, first year class embarks on 6-month research projects

EVANSTON, Ill., October 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Building on the success of the Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) and UNESCO-IHE (http://www.unesco-ihe.org) partnership to train future water leaders, the second class of students – 16 in total – began graduate studies this month at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the premier postgraduate water education institution in the [...]

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Oct 172013
 
Women for Change Award: two humanitarian projects in Africa led by women recognized

PARIS, France, October 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Yesterday evening, two projects to effect change for African women and girls received the Women for Change Award, which was created this year for the 9th Women’s Forum Global Meeting by Orange Foundation and the Women’s Forum, in partnership with Marie-Claire magazine. The award was created [...]

Oct 172013
 
EU foreign ministers meeting on Eastern Partnership, Egypt, Syria and Myanmar

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Monday 21 October, the EU foreign ministers will hold their monthly meeting in Luxembourg. Developments in the EU’s Eastern Partnership, Syria, Egypt and Myanmar are on the agenda. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will participate on Sweden’s behalf. The EU’s Eastern Partnership is expected [...]