Jul 012014
 
Egypt: UN Experts “outraged” at confirmation of 183 death sentences

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of UN human rights experts* expressed outrage after a Criminal Court in Minya, Egypt, confirmed death sentences against 183 people, in what constitutes the largest mass death sentence to be confirmed in Egypt in recent history. The experts urged the Government to quash the [...]

Jul 012014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Early struggles in developing a response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic were remembered by African women church leaders who gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to celebrate more than 30 years of their Christian ministry in the churches of their region. The event brought together over 100 [...]

Jun 302014
 
GSK and Save the Children offer $1 million award for healthcare innovations in developing countries that reduce child deaths

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — GSK (http://www.gsk.com) and Save the Children today announced the launch of their second annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health meeting in South Africa. The award was established to identify and reward innovations in healthcare that have proven [...]

Jun 302014
 
Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development signs loan agreement for Solar Park Freetown (6MW) as part of International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (http://mofed.gov.sl) is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has won the first call for proposals for the prestigious International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility; and have today signed [...]

Jun 302014
 
Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development signs loan agreement for Solar Park Freetown (6MW) as part of International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (http://mofed.gov.sl) is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has won the first call for proposals for the prestigious International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility; and have today signed [...]

Jun 302014
 
President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (http://equatorialguineainfo.blogspot.com), asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. He made his remarks at the closing session of the [...]

Jun 262014
 
Statement by an IMF Staff Mission on the 2014 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by S. Kal Wajid visited Addis Ababa June 11-25 to conduct discussions for the 2014 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia.1 At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Wajid issued the following statement: “The Ethiopian economy continues to experience [...]

Jun 262014
 

Sidaama (Sidaamu Afoo), Languages of the World/Materials 501, 2014, Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu Book URL: http://bit.ly/1iwM90X Author: Anbessa Teferra Paperback: ISBN:  9783862885701 Pages: 116 Price: Europe EURO 58.80 Abstract: This book presents a descriptive grammatical sketch of Sidaama, a Highland East Cushitic language spoken in south-central Ethiopia. It deals with phonology, lexical categories, phrasal categories, and sentence structure [...]

Jun 262014
 
Over 2 million Africans tell African leaders at AU Summit to Do Agric

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the 23rd African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit gets underway in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, ONE.org’s Do Agric petition (http://www.one.org/doagric) — which calls on African leaders to recommit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments — has gathered [...]

Jun 262014
 
Book : State Ideology and Language in Tanzania

State Ideology and Language in Tanzania, Second and Revised Edition, 2014, Edinburgh University Press, Jan Blommaert http://www.euppublishing.com Book URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748675807 Available on Amazon:State Ideology and Language in Tanzania: Second and Revised Edition Abstract: Tanzania is often seen as an exceptional case of successful language planning in Africa, with Swahili being spread to all corners of the country. Yet, this [...]

Jun 262014
 
IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu Unveils Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries’ policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices. The institute’s key objective is to contribute [...]