Jun 202014
 
Joint BNUB / MINUSCA / MONUSCO / ONUCA / UNMISS Press Release on World Refugee Day - 20 June 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — One family torn apart by war in Central Africa is too many Message of the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General in Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and for Central Africa, on World Refugee Day. World [...]

Jun 202014
 
South Africa: Federal Council removes access restriction for files in archives

BERN, Switzerland, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During its meeting today, the Federal Council removed the restriction on access to files associated with capital and other export transactions with South Africa during the apartheid era. In 2003, the Federal Council used provisional archive regulations to restrict access to such files in the federal [...]

Jun 202014
 
Burkina Faso : Canada Minister Fast Visit

Minister Fast Concludes Successful Visit to Burkina Faso OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today wrapped up his first visit to Burkina Faso, where he set a new course for increased engagement between Canada and the sub-Saharan African nation by deepening commercial ties. During [...]

Jun 202014
 
Burkina Faso : Women Entrepreneurs get New Support

Canada Announces New Support to Women Entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso / During his third trade mission to Africa, Minister Fast announces a new Canadian contribution that will improve the professional capacities and living conditions of women rice prod OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, [...]

Jun 202014
 
IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Sierra Leone and Approves US$13.69 Million Disbursement

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the first review of Sierra Leone’s economic program under a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Sierra Leone.1 The completion of the review enables the disbursement of an amount equivalent to [...]

Jun 202014
 
Global E-Tailing 2025: comércio eletrónico e logística a postos para crescer na África Subsariana

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Durante os próximos 10 anos, o comércio a retalho online vai continuar a ganhar popularidade nos mercados desenvolvidos e nos mercados emergentes e, por isso, as empresas de logística estão numa posição em que terão de desempenhar um papel crucial no fornecimento de soluções de gestão [...]

Jun 202014
 
Minister Fast Attends Opening of CIM Office in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, attends the opening of the second African office of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). CIM’s first African branch is located in Dakar, Senegal. The opening of a second office allows Canada to further share [...]

Jun 202014
 
Minister Fast Congratulates Windiga on $50-Million Contract in Burkina Faso / Contract will create jobs and opportunities in Canada and in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today congratulated Windiga Energy Inc., a Canadian independent power producer, on signing a $50-million contract to build a solar power plant in Zina, Burkina Faso. The project will also include a community development segment involving electrification of a [...]

Jun 202014
 
MAJOR HUMANITARIAN NEEDS REMAIN IN MALI - MORE MUST BE DONE TO MAKE PEACE A REALITY, SAYS OCHA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, June 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — John Ging, Operations Director for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told media after a three-day visit to Mali that life-saving assistance is still urgently needed across the country and more must be done to build a lasting peace. “Humanitarian needs will continue to [...]

Jun 192014
 
Minister Fast Visits Companies Financed Through Développement international Desjardins in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, June 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, visits the premises of Koyenga and GSC International, two companies financed through Développement international Desjardins [Desjardins international development] (DID) as part of its development work in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. DID employs approximately 200 people on projects in 20 [...]

Jun 192014
 

JUBA, South Sudan, June 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Preventable diseases and severe acute malnutrition are causing an alarming number of deaths among the estimated 45,000 people taking refuge at a UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling for a rapid increase in water supplies, hygiene [...]

Jun 192014
 
"It's Not Just The Size Of Your Mineshaft That Matters" - Op-ed by Amanda Jane Wilde*, Managing Director & Company Guardian of Umsinsi Health Care

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Op-ed by Amanda Jane Wilde*, Managing Director & Company Guardian of Umsinsi Health Care (http://www.umsinsihealth.com): With President Zuma’s State of the Nation address declaring strongly that the time has come to tackle poverty, inequality and unemployment, and the recent downgrade of our outlook to “negative” by [...]