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World Teachers' Day 2013: A Call for teachers!

World Teachers’ Day 2013: A Call for teachers! “A Call for Teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2013 (5 October), which UNESCO is celebrating along with its partners, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI). Since teachers are the most powerful force for equity, access and quality education, a [...]

Sep 302013
 

MOMBASA, Kenya September 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Over 250 top leaders from Africa including business executives from the private sector, including farmers, traders and millers, non-governmental organizations, development partners, financial institutions, researcher government representatives, regional bilateral institutions, and policymakers will convene from the 1st – 3rd October 2013 to discuss key issues affecting [...]

Botswana National Day

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Sep 302013
 

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 29, 2013   On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer warm wishes to the people of Botswana on the 47th anniversary of your independence on September 30.   Our close [...]

Sep 302013
 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, September 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the morning of 29 September 2013, a UNAMID helicopter developed a technical fault while on a flight from Zalengei to Nertiti, in Central Darfur, soon after taking off. The pilot turned back to Zalengei helipad and during the emergency landing the aircraft crashed [...]

Sep 302013
 
Senegal: World Bank Approves Funds to Help Boost Agriculture, Create Jobs and Improve Rural Roads in Casamance

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Bank Board of Directors today approved an IDA* credit of $US40 million to support Senegal’s efforts toboost the productivity of rice, mangoes, and other crops, create jobs for youth and female farmers and rehabilitate roads that linkisolated rural communities with markets in the country’s war-torn [...]

Sep 302013
 
Power Nigeria opens this week in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 30, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The showcase event for the African power industry opens in Lagos this week (2 October) , bringing together headline organisations from Africa and around the world offering related products and services for a booming regional energy sector. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/informa.jpg Taking place until 4 October at the [...]

Sep 292013
 
Foreign Office update on British nationals killed in Nairobi terror attacks

LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO confirms on present information that six British nationals have been killed in Nairobi. An FCO spokesperson said: “FCO can confirm a sixth British national has been identified amongst those killed in the tragedy in Nairobi. We are providing consular assistance. “Our thoughts are with the [...]

Sep 292013
 
Government of Sudan, African Union and United Nations Tripartite Coordination Mechanism on UNAMID

NEW YORK, September 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Agreed Outcomes 1. On 28 September 2013, representatives of the Government of Sudan (GoS), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) met in New York for the sixteenth (16th) Tripartite Coordination Mechanism (TCM) [...]

Sep 292013
 
Communiqué of the sixth meeting of Sudan-South Sudan consultative forum, at United Nations headquarters, New York, 27 September 2013

NEW YORK, September 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Communiqué of the sixth meeting of Sudan-South Sudan consultative forum, at United Nations headquarters, New York, 27 September 2013 1. The Sudan-South Sudan Consultative Forum (SSSCF), initially established as the Sudan Consultative Forum on 8 May 2010, held its sixth meeting at United Nations (UN) Headquarters [...]

Sep 292013
 

NEW YORK, September 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Human Rights Deepak Obhrai delivers an address at a high-level meeting on the Sahel, on the margins of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his address, Parliamentary Secretary Obhrai discussed Canada’s concern over the ongoing [...]

Sep 292013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, September 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply concerned by continuing reports of violence that has led to the loss of life and property damage in Sudan. “Canada condemns the ongoing [...]

Sep 292013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, September 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Check Against Delivery Canada is concerned by the ongoing needs of vulnerable populations in the Sahel region, who face chronic hunger and malnutrition, and by the security situation, which is compounding an already complex situation in the region. Last year’s food and nutrition crisis, which affected [...]