Aug 142013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, August 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes the conclusion of the presidential elections in Mali, and applauds the peaceful way in which they were conducted. Canada was proud to support a monitoring mission to observe these elections. “Mali has made much [...]

Aug 142013
 
FCO Minister welcomes outcome of Presidential election in Mali

LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Africa Minister congratulates Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his victory in transparent and inclusive Presidential elections in Mali Commenting on the Presidential elections in Mali, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds said: “I congratulate Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on his victory in the Presidential elections in [...]

Aug 122013
 
Close to 150,000 people affected by heavy flooding across Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations in Sudan is concerned by significant flooding across eight states in Sudan following heavy rains that began in early August. Over 150,000 people have already been affected by flooding, according to various sources, including the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, the Khartoum State Commission [...]

Chad’s National Day

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Aug 122013
 
Chad's National Day

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 11, 2013   On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Chad as you commemorate 53 years of independence this August 11. The United States and Chad share [...]

Aug 122013
 
DRC - MSF suspends medical activities in Pinga

MSF suspends medical activities in Pinga, Democratic Republic of Congo after threats to staff LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been forced to suspend medical activities in the town of Pinga and its immediate surroundings in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after [...]

Aug 102013
 

Afrifestnet Toolkit now available! Fourteen months after the official launch of the network in Accra, we are pleased to announce that the Festivals Best Practice Toolkit is now available! This Afrifestnet publication was conducted with the support of 28 African festivals directors who contributed their experiences to the research conducted by Peter Rorvik, Secretary General of [...]

Aug 102013
 

The following article on illicit traffic in cultural goods is so important to Africa. I have seen the heart ripped out of local communities because traders have stripped them of their cultural heritage. In Mali I visited one Fulani village where a French man had visited the burial cave, he then offered the impoverished village [...]

Aug 102013
 

The 2013 African Economic Outlook (AEO) The report is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The continent’s economic outlook for 2013 and 2014 is promising, confirming its healthy resilience to internal and external shocks and its role [...]

Aug 102013
 

22nd ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations & Diplomacy (Brussels, 21-22 November 2013) This year, the 2nd ENCATCAcademy on Cultural Relations & Diplomacy will focus on the Middle East, Northern Africa & the Arabian Peninsula. In order to better understand the different relationships among stakeholders in this area and sometimes delicate situations, renowned experts from the [...]

Aug 102013
 

Fashion Week Zanzibar (25 – 27 October 2013) Inspired by the mysterious and enchanting land of Africa – Zanzibar a place known for its rich history and architecture, the designers based their range on the flow of sand dunes and regal motifs. The island’s homegrown fashion industry has been developing in exciting new ways in [...]