Nov 222013
 
Africa: U.S.-AU Technical Working Group in Discussion November 20-21

WASHINGTON, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 21, 2013 Department of State officials and representatives of other agencies met with their counterparts from the African Union Commission in three Technical Working Groups, November 20–21, at the Department of State. The Technical Working Groups were established […]

Nov 212013
 
IMF Mission Reviews Policy Implementation under the ECF in The Gambia

BANJUL, Gambia, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, visited Banjul during November 7- 20, 2013, to review policy implementation of The Gambia’s economic program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF).1 The mission met with Vice-President Aja Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy, […]

Nov 212013
 
IFC Finances Delonex Energy to Support Oil and Gas Exploration in East and Central Africa

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing Delonex Energy $60 million in equity finance to fund the company’s oil and gas exploration in East and Central Africa. The identification and development of local sources of energy has the potential to support more competitive downstream […]

Nov 212013
 
GAMBIA'S VICE PRESIDENT SAYS ENERGY ACCESS IS VITAL TO PEACE AND SECURITY

BANJUL, Gambia, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Vice President of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy, has said that availability and access to modern energy services is not only vital to reducing poverty in West Africa but also critical in maintaining peace and security. She made the declaration while delivering the keynote address […]

Nov 212013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Meteorological Organization has partnered with leading research, UN agencies and humanitarian organizations to launch the Climate Services Adaptation Programme in Africa in an effort to increase the climate change resilience of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. The programme, funded by a grant […]

Nov 212013
 
ECOWAS SALUTES REGION'S NATIONAL TEAMS FOR 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

ABUJA, Nigeria, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The President of the ECOWAS Commission His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouedraogo has congratulated “Teams ECOWAS” – Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire – for winning three of Africa’s five slots for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil. In a goodwill message to the three countries, […]

Nov 212013
 

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Most African Parliaments have embraced the MDGs as a means to achieve human development for their constituencies. Standing Committees and caucuses have been set up specifically to ensure the effective implementation of MDGs in some national parliaments while similar structures have been instituted in Regional Parliaments […]

Nov 212013
 
Africa: Support for the African Union International Support Mission in the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC November 20, 2013 I am deeply concerned by the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic and the deplorable levels of violence and lawlessness that affect millions of people every day. In the continuing aftermath of the March 2013 […]

Nov 212013
 
AU, RECs MOVE TO STRENGTHEN COLLABORATION

ABUJA, Nigeria, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Senior officials from the African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms (RMs) are meeting in Abuja on the effective implementation of legal and policy instruments towards the strengthening of their cooperation. The consultative meeting, which opened on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013 will […]

Nov 212013
 
UN Envoy for Somalia in Puntland to discuss tropical cyclone response and forthcoming elections

GAROWE, Puntland, November 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay visited Garowe today, the first stop of a three-day tour in the Federal State of Puntland. During his meeting with Puntland President Abdirahman Farole, he expressed his great sorrow over the recent tropical cyclone that hit […]

Nov 202013
 
UNAMID's Head welcomes the signing of final security arrangements between the Government of Sudan and LJM

KHARTOUM, Sudan, November 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The AU- UN Joint Special Representative/ Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, attended the signing ceremony of the final security arrangements between the Government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), stipulated under the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), […]

Nov 202013
 
UNOCI condemns recent acts of violence against journalists

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, November 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire and Head of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Mrs Aïchatou Mindaoudou, condemns the attack against Mr. Désiré Gnonsiohoué of Tomorrow Magazine, on 14 November 2013, which resulted in his death. UNOCI […]