Feb 112014
 
The Rockefeller Foundation and Tony Elumelu Foundation announce Africa winners of the Impact Economy Innovations Fund

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org) have announced the winners of the Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF). Photo Tony Elumelu: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/elumelu.jpg Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/elumelufoundation.jpg Launched in April 2013 at the Africa Impact Investing Forum supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu […]

Feb 102014
 
African Police Chiefs meet in Algiers

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is hosting the meeting of African Police Chiefs from 10-11 February in Algiers. The meeting is held in support of the efforts towards the establishment of an African Union Police Coordination Mechanism (AFRIPOL). The meeting is attended by Police […]

Feb 102014
 
Statement by an IMF Mission to Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nouakchott during January 26-February10 to discuss with the country’s authorities recent macroeconomic developments and future engagement with the Fund. The mission met with Central Bank Governor Sid’ Ahmed Ould Raiss, Finance Minister Thiam Diombar, Economic Affairs […]

Feb 102014
 
Council conclusions on Tunisia

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “1. The EU congratulates Tunisia on its adoption of its new democratic constitution guaranteeing fundamental freedoms, the rule of law, separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary. The constitution is an important step forward in Tunisia’s […]

Feb 102014
 
AU – SADC workshop on RIXPs and RICs concludes with concrete conclusions

GABORONE, Botswana, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Information Society Division of the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in partnership with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) concluded an interactive Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP) and Regional Internet Carrier (RIC) Workshop with concrete recommendations and conclusions on the […]

Feb 102014
 
Experts discuss implementation and resource mobilization plan for an African strategy on meteorology

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Experts and stakeholders today met in Addis Ababa, at the AU Commission to discuss and draft the implementation plan and resource mobilisation strategy for the integrated African strategy on meteorology. The meeting is an implementation of the Decision of the Executive Council adopted at the […]

Feb 102014
 
Contribution in Kind to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

TOKYO, Japan, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the Republic of South Sudan, the local security situation has rapidly deteriorated since the middle of last December as a result of armed attacks by anti-government forces. Amidst such situation, the Government of Japan received a request from the Government of the Republic of Korea […]

Feb 102014
 

BANGUI, Central African Republic, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The violence that has engulfed the city of Bangui for several weeks was this weekend punctuated by the killing of Jean-Emmanuel Ndjaroua, a member of the National Council transition (CNT), by unidentified armed persons. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the […]

Feb 102014
 
CAADP working group leaders special meeting

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MEDIA ADVISORY Special meeting of the Agriculture Development Working Group Leaders and Managers of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) National Agriculture Investment Plans ( NAIPs), on Country Post-Compact and Investment Plans Implementation INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA When: Tuesday, 11 February 2014 […]

Feb 102014
 
Providing Access to Energy for 100 million Africans / Ministers from Africa and EU combating energy poverty together

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Energy poverty is one of the biggest challenges for sustainable development in Africa. While the continent’s energy needs are growing substantially, the available resources are more than sufficient to meet the continent’s demand. Moreover, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. With its […]

Feb 102014
 
Providing Access to Energy for 100 million Africans / Ministers from Africa and EU combating energy poverty together

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Energy poverty is one of the biggest challenges for sustainable development in Africa. While the continent’s energy needs are growing substantially, the available resources are more than sufficient to meet the continent’s demand. Moreover, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. With its […]