Dec 192013
 
409th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the theme “Promotion of Peace and Reconciliation in Africa”

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 409th meeting, held on 18 December 2013, devoted to an open session on the theme “Promotion of Peace and Reconciliation in Africa”, which took place within the context of the upcoming commemoration of [...]

Dec 192013
 
AU Special Representative condemns attack on international aid workers

MOGADISHU, Somalia, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif has condemned the ambush attack in the outskirts of Mogadishu which killed six people and injured two. The attack happened when unidentified gunmen ambushed a vehicle transporting four [...]

Dec 192013
 
Locust plague campaign gets results in Madagascar / Control operations move against hunger threat

ROME, Italy, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Control operations are continuing in Madagascar against an invasion of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, a voracious insect threatening rice and maize crops and therefore the food security and livelihoods of millions of people. Jointly prepared by FAO and the Government of Madagascar, the three-year Programme in [...]

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Dec 192013
 
Press Statement of the 409 Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on the situation in South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 409th meeting held on 18 December 2013, was briefed by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, and by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Sudan to the AU, on the situation [...]

Dec 192013
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON SOUTH SUDAN

NEW YORK, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gérard Araud ( France): The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern over the fighting that began on 15 December and is ongoing in the capital city of Juba and other areas in [...]

Dec 192013
 
IMF Executive Board Approves New Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Mali and US$9.2 Million Disbursement

BAMAKO, Mali, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a new arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Mali for an amount equivalent to SDR 30 million (about US$ 46.2 million or 32 percent of quota). The approval enables the immediate disbursement of [...]

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Dec 192013
 
UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of doctors

MOGADISHU, Somalia, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative for the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned the killing of six people outside Mogadishu earlier today. Reports indicate that a convoy carrying medical personnel to a health facility west of the capital came under attack by unknown gunmen [...]

Dec 192013
 
IMF Executive Board Completes First PSI Review for Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, December 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed today the first review of Uganda’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). The Board’s decision was taken on a lapse of time basis.1 The PSI was approved by the Executive [...]

Dec 182013
 
BUILD Africa Forum: New three-way partnership to tackle Africa's infrastructure challenges

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The BUILD Africa Forum (http://www.buildafricaforum.com) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Institute for Infrastructure Studies (I.I.S.), a leading infrastructure think-tank based in London, UK and Doha, Qatar. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/build.png The BUILD Africa Forum, together with the I.I.S. and the African [...]

Dec 182013
 
Media Advisory Inviting Local, Regional and International Media to the Handover Ceremony between MICOPAX and MISCA

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) invites members of the local, regional and international media to the handover ceremony it is organizing on 19 December 2013 from 9am to 1pm at M’Poko camp between the existing mission (MICOPAX 2) and the newly created mission of the AU [...]

Dec 182013
 
South Sudan Travel Advice Update

LONDON, United-Kingdom, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Temporary withdrawal of some Embassy staff and dependants. British nationals who want to leave Juba should contact the FCO. Due to current instability, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has taken the decision to temporarily withdraw some Embassy staff and their dependants from Juba. We continue [...]

Dec 182013
 
ADF partial risk guarantee program to stimulate private investment in the Nigerian power sector

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved an African Development Fund (ADF) Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) program of US $184.2 million1 , and an ADF loan of US $3.1 million, for capacity building, to support the Nigerian power sector privatization [...]

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