Nov 072013
 
WHEN WOMEN DETERMINE THEIR OWN FUTURE, THEY ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS AT ‘CALL TO ACTION' EVENT IN NIGER

NEW YORK, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the launch of the call to action on demographic issues in the Sahel region, in Niamey, Niger, 6 November: Good afternoon. Thank you for coming together today. This call to action on demographic issues […]

Nov 072013
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF NIGER:  WE MUST DIG DEEPER TO GET AT CONFLICT'S ROOT CAUSES, SUPPORT EFFORTS FOR WELL-COORDINATED SOLUTIONS

NEW YORK, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the National Assembly of Niger, in Niamey, 6 November: It is a distinct privilege to address the Members of the National Assembly of Niger. It is particularly meaningful to do so with Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the […]

Nov 072013
 
Briefing On the Kampala Talks and the Situation in the Great Lakes Region

WASHINGTON, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Special Briefing Russell D. Feingold, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Via Teleconference Washington, DC November 6, 2013 MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. We’re pleased today to have Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and […]

Nov 072013
 
Minister Paradis to promote economic growth and Canadian values in France and in Senegal

OTTAWA, Canada, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During his visit to France and to Senegal on November 7–12, 2013, Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, will use Canada’s leadership role in La Francophonie to promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. In Paris on November 7–9, Minister Paradis […]

Nov 072013
 
African Union (AU) Press Statement of the 405th PSC Meeting

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) fielded a visit to Abyei from 5 to 6 November 2013 to mark its solidarity with the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities, as well as with the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) […]

Nov 072013
 
Porsche makes strategic move towards regional expansion with a focus on Africa

DUBAI, UAE, November 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In line with the brand’s global 2018 development strategy, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE (http://www.porsche.com/middle-east), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is planning to expand its presence across the region, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Looking currently […]

Nov 062013
 
Stop threatening women with flogging, UN experts warn Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Flogging women, including for “honour-related offences” amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in international law and must stop, two independent UN human rights experts said Wednesday in the wake of recent cases involving women in Sudan. Amira Osman Hamed, a 35-year-old Sudanese civil engineer and […]

Nov 062013
 
Sudan: Armed group releases five soldiers

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Five Sudanese soldiers held in Darfur were released today by the Sudan Liberation Army – Ali Karbino (SLA-AK), an armed opposition group. The International Committee of the Red Cross facilitated the operation in its capacity as a neutral intermediary. “The Sudanese authorities and the SLA-AK asked […]

Nov 062013
 
Foreign Minister Westerwelle on crisis in Tunisia: Important to resume talks soon

BERLIN, Germany, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Westerwelle today (6 November) issued the following statement on the situation in Tunisia: I appeal to all Tunisia’s political leaders to take a pragmatic approach now. It is important to resume talks soon on the formation of a new government. Time is short. Tunisia […]

Nov 062013
 
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated 33 boxes of assorted drugs to the Somalia Federal Government

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has donated 33 boxes of assorted drugs to the Somalia Federal Government as part of its ongoing humanitarian life saving need assistance. The donation follows a meeting between AMISOM and the Chief of Staff of the Somali Presidency […]

Nov 062013
 
The EU reinforces its support for development and security in Niger

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Food security, the social sectors, road infrastructure and domestic security and stability will be the four sectors on which EU development aid to Niger will focus for the period 2014-2020. The announcement was made by Andris Piebalgs, the EU Commissioner for Development, during his […]

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Nov 062013
 
AfDB rolls out the first capacity building program on Value for Money in Social Service Delivery in East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, November 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to education, health and other types of social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, voice and accountability in social service delivery. Large inefficiencies in the use of resources in education and health have a negative […]