Oct 302013
 
Leaders vow to make Africa a region of competitiveness and increased well-being

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The eighth annual African Economic Conference concluded today, calling on development and business leaders to turn Africa into a hub of business and development excellence. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-development-bank-2.png Photo Donald Kaberuka: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/donald-kaberuka-afdb-president.jpg The conference, jointly organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), the United [...]

Oct 302013
 
Innovative start-up enterprises from global South take centre stage at SEED Awards

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A second press conference will follow on the 2013 SEED Awards, which spotlight ground-breaking, green start-up enterprises in areas ranging from product innovation to social media to clean energy production. The 2013 SEED Awards will place a special focus on Africa, with 20 awards being made [...]

Oct 302013
 
Press Conferences on Oil and Gas, SEED Awards (31 October) / Can oil and gas fuel the transition to an inclusive green economy?

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ministers of energy from Kenya, Ghana and Uganda along with top government oil and petroleum officials from the developing world will discuss the responsible management of oil and gas as a part of a healthy energy mix. Speakers will attempt to answer the question: can oil [...]

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Oct 302013
 
UN expert praises Africa's commitment to “the right to adequate food”

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union is sending an important signal by using this year’s Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (Africa Day) to buttress the concept of the “right to adequate food” as an organizing framework for policies and strategies to address food and nutrition insecurity in [...]

Oct 302013
 
UN expert praises Africa's commitment to “the right to adequate food”

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union is sending an important signal by using this year’s Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (Africa Day) to buttress the concept of the “right to adequate food” as an organizing framework for policies and strategies to address food and nutrition insecurity in [...]

Oct 302013
 
OCHA OPERATIONS CHIEF “EXTREMELY CONCERNED” ABOUT SITUATION IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC;  SEES NEW HOPE IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

NEW YORK, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — OCHA’s Director of Operations, John Ging, said today that he was extremely concerned about the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), which he described as “a tinderbox.” “Half the population of the Central African Republic is in need of humanitarian aid,” said Mr. Ging. “There [...]

Oct 302013
 
Appeals Chamber Overturns Contempt Conviction of Former Defence Investigator Prince Taylor

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A three-judge panel of the Appeals Chamber, by a majority, today overturned the contempt conviction of former Special Court defence investigator Prince Taylor. The panel, consisting of Justice Emmanuel Ayoola (presiding), Justice Renate Winter, and Justice Jon Kamanda, delivered their judgement in The Hague. Prince [...]

Oct 302013
 
Ethiopia's Grand Plans for Regional Power distribution

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In recent years Ethiopia has transformed itself into a regional player, securing $1.26bn funding for the Ethiopia – Kenya high-voltage transmission line, due for completion in 2015. Once completed, the economic benefits for Ethiopia and its neighbouring economies will be felt far and wide. Logo: [...]

Oct 302013
 
Government's media licensing system is “unlawful”, says NUSOJ

MOGADISHU, Somalia, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today rejected the licensing system announced by the Ministry of Information, Posts, Telecommunication and Transport of the Federal Government of Somalia as “unlawful”. Minister of Information, Posts, Telecommunication and Transport Abdullahi Ilmooge Hersi had given his Ministry of [...]

Oct 302013
 

DAKAR, Sénégal, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO is hiring Journalists to work as consultants throughout Africa for a 2 month temporary assignment. If you are a professional journalist with experience of at least 3 years in a national media, click here to send your application: http://www.apo-opa.com/jobapplication Application must include your resume and [...]

Oct 302013
 
OVER 2 MILLION PEOPLE IN ZIMBABWE WILL REQUIRE FOOD ASSISTANCE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR

NEW YORK, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Some 2.2 million Zimbabweans will need food assistance in the pre-harvest period from January to March next year, a United Nations agency said today, warning that food security in the southern African country continue to deteriorate. Harsh weather conditions, the high cost or lack of available [...]

Oct 302013
 
Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, October 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited Accra on October 27-29, 2013. Mr. Shinohara participateed in the conference on Opportunities and Challenges of Financial Integration in West Africa, co-hosted by the Government of Ghana and the IMF, which brought together policymakers [...]