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 [...]

Jun 262014
 
Central African Republic: ICC Investigation Needed / National and International Judicial Efforts Needed for Stability

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor should accept a request from the Central African Republic government to open a new investigation into serious crimes committed in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 30, 2014, the interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, formally asked the ICC [...]

Jun 262014
 
UK Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson welcomes elections in Libya

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UK welcomes Parliamentary elections in Libya and supports inclusive national dialogue to achieve stable prosperous future. Foreign Office Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Hugh Robertson, said: “Yesterday, the Libyan people exercised their democratic right to elect a new parliament. These elections [...]

Jun 262014
 
Ebola Challenges West African countries as WHO ramps up response

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The emergence of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014 has become a challenge to the three countries involved, as the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone work intensively with WHO and other partners to ramp up a series of measures to [...]

Jun 262014
 
Ebola Challenges West African countries as WHO ramps up response

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The emergence of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014 has become a challenge to the three countries involved, as the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone work intensively with WHO and other partners to ramp up a series of measures to [...]