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Oct 282014
 

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s sentencing of Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn to three years’ imprisonment on charges of defamation and incitement that…

Oct 282014
 

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 27, 2014

I congratulate the people of Botswana on their successful national parliamentary elections. International …

Oct 282014
 

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey during the week of November 17th, 2014. In Morocco, the Vice President will lead the U.S. delegation to the Fifth An…

Oct 282014
 

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey during the week of November 17th, 2014. In Morocco, the Vice President will lead the U.S. delegation to the Fifth An…

Oct 272014
 

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Launch reception to be hosted by the H.E. Liberata Mulamula, Ambassador of Tanzania to the U.S. at the Embassy of Tanzania

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union announces the official launch of the third round of the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM III), an initiative that promotes sustainable economic growth and job creation in Africa by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs.

To mark the launch of ADM III, Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula, the Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States, will host a reception in collaboration with USAID and Western Union on Monday October 27, 2014.

Established in 2009 by USAID and Western Union, ADM aims to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African diaspora entrepreneurs. ADM entrepreneurs are individuals with demonstrable connections to or experience in Africa, and who have innovative and high-impact start-ups or established businesses on the continent.

Who:

H.E. Liberata Mulamula, The Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United States

Linda Etim, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

Barbara Span, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Western Union

Eric Guichard, Chief Executive, Homestrings

What:

Reception to Launch the Third Round of the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM III)

When:

Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:

The Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania House

1232 22nd Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20037

Oct 272014
 

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
October 27, 2014

I join President Obama in congratulating the Tunisian people on the success of yesterday’s legislative ele…

Oct 272014
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, the EU has confirmed that it will support the wider region of the Horn of Africa with a total of €3 billion until 2020, primarily coming from the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The largest share of this will be channelled through bilateral funding to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya; parts will also go to regional organisations. EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, commented: “The EU stands ready to further deepen its long-standing partnership with the Horn of Africa – helping to build robust and accountable political structures, enhancing trade and economic cooperation, financing peace keeping activities and providing humanitarian assistance and development cooperation. Our support will help the people of the Greater Horn on their path to much needed peace, stability, resilience and growth.” The comprehensive approach of the EU in the region covers for instance support to better connections between countries within the Horn of Africa region (e.g. transport, energy); support to the state building process in Somalia and the African peace keeping force AMISOM, as well as training of Somali security forces; fighting piracy in the Western Indian Ocean through an EU naval force (EU NAVFOR – Atalanta).