Jun 182013
 

ACCRA, Ghana, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 12, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Ghana. Background Economic growth continued at a robust pace of 8 percent in 2012 amid rising fiscal and external imbalances. Fiscal pressures came to the fore in [...]

Jun 182013
 

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Regional and International Development Partners have pledged new support to fund the implementation of projects and programmes for the Lake Victoria Basin. The commitment was made during the two-day 3rd Lake Victoria Basin Donors’ Conference, hosted by the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) at Protrea Hotel [...]

Jun 182013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 380th meeting, held on 17 June 2013, adopted the following decision on the implementation of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA): Council, Takes note of the [...]

Jun 182013
 

BANJUL, Gambia, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by David Dunn visited The Gambia during June 4-17, 2013 to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultations. The members of the mission met with the Ministers of Finance and Economic Affairs, Energy, and Information and Communication Infrastructure, [...]

Jun 182013
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, is about to sign a new agreement to support smallholder farmers and promote agricultural conservation in Zambia, during his first ever visit to the country (18-20 June). Thanks to this partnership, which will be signed with the UN’s [...]

Jun 182013
 

ROME, Italy, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Restoration in Italy. Art and technology in the activities of the Institute for Conservation and Restoration” is the title of an exhibition scheduled to open in tomorrow in Kenya at the department of Architecture and Construction Sciences of the University of Nairobi. The exhibition consists of [...]

Jun 182013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement by Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, Commissioner for Peace and Security at the Peace and Security Council meeting on LRA – 17 June 2013 Excellency, Chair of the Peace and Security Council, Excellencies Ambassadors members of the Peace and Security Council, Honorable guests, Ladies and Gentlemen [...]

Jun 182013
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, issued the following statement today: “The High Representative deplores the death of a peacekeeper of the UN Interim Security Force for [...]

Jun 182013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM is partnering with an NGO – Heshima Kenya – to provide clothing for refugees departing from Kenya and traveling to the United States as part of the United States Refugee Admissions Programme. Every week, Somali, Ethiopian, Sudanese and Congolese refugees from Kenya’s Kakuma and Dadaab [...]

Jun 182013
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM and humanitarian partners have successfully completed the relocation of over 16,000 refugees from Jamam camp to Kaya camp in South Sudan. IOM used nine trucks to move the people and their luggage during the six-week operation.   Jamam, one of five refugee camps in South [...]

Jun 182013
 

BARCELONA, Spain, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Schneider Electric SA (Euronext: SU) (http://www.schneider-electric.com), a Global Fortune 500 company and market leader in the field of energy management, is pledging for smarter energy in Africa, at the Africa Energy Forum 2013, which opens today at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), Spain. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/schneider_electric.jpg [...]