Dec 032013
 
Statement by the IMF Mission at the End of a Visit to Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of the Tunisian authorities, a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headed by Mr. Amine Mati visited Tunis from November 12-27, 2013 in the context of the first and second reviews of Tunisia’s economic and reform program supported by a 24-month stand-by […]

Dec 032013
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh and Final Review Under the Policy Support Instrument with Rwanda Approves New Three-Year PSI

KIGALI, Rwanda, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the seventh and final review under Rwanda’s Policy Support Instrument (PSI) and approved a new three-year PSI. In completing the review, the Board approved the authorities’ request for a waiver for non-observance of the continuous […]

Dec 032013
 
IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Kenya and Approves US$110.2 Million Disbursement

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth and final review of Kenya’s economic program supported by a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The completion of the review enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR […]

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Dec 022013
 
Norway / Foreign Minister Brende concerned about new Egyptian protest law

OSLO, Norway, December 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Brende concerned about new Egyptian protest law “I am concerned about the recent developments in Egypt. In Cairo, we have seen the use of force against demonstrators, the arrest of activists, and unreasonably harsh sentences. It is important that the authorities strengthen human rights […]

Dec 022013
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia on the departure of Somalia's Prime Minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia, December 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Nicholas Kay paid tribute today to Somalia’s outgoing Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid, and noted the responsible role played by the Federal Parliament and the Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari in handling the “no confidence” motion. “It was […]

Dec 022013
 
Special Court Hands Over Courthouse and Complex to the Government of Sierra Leone

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, December 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Court today formally handed over the Court’s landmark courthouse and the surrounding court complex to the Government of Sierra Leone, as it takes the final steps towards closure of the institution. In a colourful ceremony in front of the courthouse, Registrar Binta Mansaray […]

Dec 022013
 
Sixteen Judges Sworn-in for Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, December 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sixteen distinguished jurists today were sworn-in as Judges of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, the institution which will succeed the Special Court which closes this month. Each Judge in turn subscribed to the solemn declaration to “without fear or favour, affection or ill-will, […]

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Dec 022013
 
Placing Economic Value on Africa's Natural Resources

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Ministers and Experts Spotlight Efforts to Incorporate Natural Wealth Accounting in Development Planning What: Press conference on “Valuation and Accounting of Natural Capital for Green Economy (VANTAGE)” in Africa meeting When: Wednesday, 4 December 10:30 a.m. Where: Press Room, UN Compound, Gigiri Who: Anne Waiguru, […]

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Dec 022013
 
Infrastructure in Africa: AfDB Group's Africa50 Fund partner of the BUILD Africa Forum on infrastructure in Africa

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, December 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The BUILD Africa forum (http://www.buildafricaforum.com) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the African Development Bank Group’s Africa50 infrastructure fund. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/build.png Held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, the BUILD Africa Forum […]

Dec 012013
 
AMISOM and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia closed the first Somalia specific United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Course

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) together with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Somalia and with the support of the United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) hosted the first Somalia specific United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) […]

Dec 012013
 
Central African Republic National Day Message

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 30, 2013 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my deepest hope to the people of the Central African Republic that you may celebrate your independence on December 1 in peace […]