Nov 232013
 
UN Envoy for Somalia concludes visit in Puntland, electoral process on track but some issues still to be addressed

MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Kay concluded today a three-day visit in the Federal State of Puntland with stops in the cities of Garowe, Galkayo and Bosasso ahead of the Puntland Parliamentary selection process in December and the Presidential elections scheduled to take […]

Nov 222013
 
AfDB hosts first ever ‘Africa Day' at Law, Justice and Development Week 2013

TUNIS, Tunisia, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), in conjunction with the World Bank Group, hosted the first ever ‘Africa Day’ on Wednesday, November 20, during Law, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2013. LJD Week is organized each year to provide a forum for legal and development practitioners, […]

Nov 222013
 
AfDB Calls for Nominations to DAI Appeals Panel Membership

TUNIS, Tunisia, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) is calling for nominations of suitably qualified individuals to serve on the Appeals Panel of the Bank Group’s Disclosure and Access to Information (DAI) Policy. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-development-bank-2.png A statement released by the Bank Group’s Vice President Secretary General, Ms. […]

Nov 222013
 
HEAD OF ECOWAS OBSERVER MISSION APPEALS FOR PEACEFUL LEGISLATIVE ELECTION IN MALI

ABUJA, Nigeria, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission, Prof. Amos Sawyer has appealed for peaceful parliamentary polls in Mali on Sunday to consolidate the progress made towards the restoration of constitutional order and the country’s territorial integrity. Speaking to journalists shortly after his arrival in Bamako on Thursday […]

Nov 222013
 
Somali Diaspora Experts Develop 3-Year Strategy for Skills Transfer to Somalia

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Somalia has brought together 41 Somali diaspora experts from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, the United States and the United Kingdom to develop a three-year strategy for institutional capacity development in Somalia. The group, meeting at IOM’s annual Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) conference, […]

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Nov 222013
 
IOM Helps Libyan Government to Establish Migration Management Policy Task Force

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of its on-going European Union-funded project, “Stabilizing At-risk Communities and Enhancing Migration Management to Enable Smooth Transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” (START), IOM Libya has organized a workshop for Libyan officials to discuss migration management challenges facing the country. The event prioritized actions […]

Nov 222013
 
Conditions for Many Migrants Expelled from Tanzania “Dire” Says IOM

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — While expulsions of undocumented migrants from Tanzania have tapered off, conditions for many Burundian, Rwandan and Ugandan migrants now stranded in border transit centres are deteriorating due to heavy rain. Many migrants, including vulnerable women, children and the sick have little or no shelter, with children […]

Nov 222013
 
Norway to support pioneering climate and weather services programme in Africa

OSLO, Norway, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Norway will double its funding for strengthening climate services in Africa. “The impacts of climate change are particularly severe for people living in poverty. Norway wants to help ensure that people in vulnerable areas are better equipped to deal with the consequences of climate change,” said […]

Nov 222013
 
In just four days, Nairobi will be the East African capital of the food processing and packaging industry

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In just four days, Nairobi will be the East African capital of the food processing and packaging industry. From the 26th to 28th of November the KICC will be the venue for the first Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum – FPPE 2013 (http://www.fppe-ke.com). Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/banniere.png Download […]

Nov 222013
 
Journalists in Somalia arrested after airing rape allegations

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Somali authorities arrested two journalists, one of them the victim of an alleged rape, on Wednesday in Mogadishu, the capital, and charged them with defamation in connection with a report on the alleged rape, according to news reports and local journalists. In a video, which was […]

Nov 222013
 
World Bank funding to boost drinking water supply in Bamako

WASHINGTON, November 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directorstoday approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$80 million to boost water supply for Bamako and improve access and quality of service in the capital city. “The Kabala Project is fully aligned with the Bank’s Interim Strategy Note (ISN) […]