EU provides SOCIEUX experts to support Social Protection Policy Development in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of the EU programme for sharing European Expertise in Social Protection (SOCIEUX), the European Union is sending an expert mission from 9th to 21st February to support the Ghanaian Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in the process of developing a National Social Protection Policy.

The Ghanaian Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is in the process of developing a National Social Protection Policy. To drive the process, the ministry has set up a Technical Working Group which will work with a team of consultants to facilitate the development of the Policy.

The SOCIEUX mission will provide two key experts Mr. Michel Laroque, former General Inspector of Social Affairs in France, and Mr. Audrius Bitinas, professor, previous vice-minister at the Lithuanian Ministry of Social Protection and Labour. Additionally, Mr. Volker Schmitt, Advisor of the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will participate in a High Level Working Group meeting to share experiences relevant to social protection policy development in the EU.

About SOCIEUX

The EuropeAid funded project “SOCIEUX – Social Protection EU Expertise in Development Cooperation”, is a technical assistance facility to support the efforts of partner countries to better design and manage social protection systems by means of short-term peer-to-peer inputs to be delivered by experts drawn primarily from the European Union Member States’ public administrations and mandated bodies. SOCIEUX contributes to implementing the Communication on Social Protection in EU Development Cooperation (August 2012) and its subsequent Council Conclusions.

Source:: EU provides SOCIEUX experts to support Social Protection Policy Development in Ghana

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Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Adnan Khan, on the killing of three Sudanese Red Crescent Society staff in Blue Nile State

KHARTOUM, Sudan, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr.Adnan Khan, strongly condemns an attack on Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff in Blue Nile State on 8 February 2015, which resulted in the killing of three aid workers and seriously injured another staff member of SRCS. They were part of a team monitoring the distribution of food assistance provided by the United Nations in Kurmuk locality in Blue Nile State.

“My deepest condolences go to the family and friends of those killed,” said Mr.Khan. “I wish quick recovery for the injured staff member of SRCS.”

“I call on all parties to ensure the protection of all humanitarian personnel working to deliver assistance to populations in need throughout Sudan,” Mr. Khan said. “Attacks on clearly marked humanitarian aid vehicles jeopardise the delivery of relief assistance and constitute a violation of the International Humanitarian Law.”

Source:: Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Adnan Khan, on the killing of three Sudanese Red Crescent Society staff in Blue Nile State

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Aviation Africa 2015: High Level Speakers Confirmed for new Aviation Africa Event 10-11 May 2015, Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, February 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Aviation Africa 2015 (http://www.aviationafrica.aero) – organised by Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace magazines is gathering senior, influential industry figures from both Africa and the Middle East.

 

The event will take place 10-11 May 2015 in Dubai, UAE.

 

 

Elijah Chingosho, Secretary General, Africa Airlines Association – AFRAA

Elijah Chingosho, Secretary General, Africa Airlines Association – AFRAA

Hussein Dabbas, VP Africa & Middle East, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Hussein Dabbas, VP Africa & Middle East, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

 

Adel Ali, Board Member & Group Chief Executive, Air Arabia

Adel Ali, Board Member & Group Chief Executive, Air Arabia

 

Speakers confirmed from African and Middle East airlines already include Girma Wake, Chairman, Rwandair (formerly CEO, Ethiopian Airlines), Adel Ali, Board Member & Group Chief Executive, Air Arabia and Dr Nicklas Dahlstrom, Human Factors Manager, Emirates Airline.

 

There are also senior figures from aviation authorities and associations who include Dr Elijah Chingosho, Secretary General, Africa Airlines Association – AFRAA, Hussein Dabbas, VP Africa & Middle East, IATA and Dr Hamdi Chaouk, Director General, Civil Aviation Lebanon.

 

Aviation Africa 2015 has been launched to change the perception of African aviation. The panel sessions will deal with the opportunities and issues challenging the growth of the African aviation market, tackling Open Skies, Training, Human Factors, Finance and Business Aviation.

 

Alan Peaford, the Summit Chairman and show organiser said: “We are delighted that our panel sessions at the summit will include these high level speakers as their participation ensures the debates will benefit from their leadership experience and help to encourage not just discussion but decisions and real progress”.

 

Why Dubai? The world’s global hub is currently the best-placed city to host this event. The home of “open skies”, with more international routes to Africa than Africa carriers themselves plus visa regulations that make it easier for Pan-African nationals to meet in one place.

 

The two-day summit will also feature an associated exhibition with up to 40 companies who currently include UAS International Trip Support as Gold Sponsor, African Open Sky & Atlantic FuelEx as Silver sponsors, NEXUS & Wyvern Consulting as Gala Reception sponsors, Hadid Flight Services as Bag sponsor and exhibiting companies such as Ethiopian Airlines – the Official Carrier, Safat Aviation Group, Boeing and Jeppesen.

 

For more information on this new, fast-growing event and to register for the Summit please go to www.aviationafrica.aero

 

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Aviation Africa 2015.

 

 

Media contact:

Alison Weller

Tel: +971 561162453

alison@accessgroup.aero

 

About Aviation Africa 2015

AVIATION AFRICA 2015 (http://www.aviationafrica.aero) aims to bring together government and civil aviation authorities; senior airline management; business aviation operators and specialists; financial and industry consultants and leasing companies; airport management and service company management and leaders from maintenance, training and flight support.

The summit and exhibition takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, The event is designed to be a meeting place for African aviation business and Middle East business. For press information please contact Alison Weller Alison@accessgroup.aero +971 561162453

Source:: Aviation Africa 2015: High Level Speakers Confirmed for new Aviation Africa Event 10-11 May 2015, Dubai

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes release of Peter Greste but remains concerned about other journalists still in jail in Egypt

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 2, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

 

“I welcome the decision by the Egyptian authorities today to release Peter Greste. However, I remain concerned that Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed remain in jail.

 

“It also appears that charges remain against the other journalists convicted in absentia, including British Nationals Dominic Kane and Sue Turton. I call on the Egyptian authorities to review their sentences as a matter of urgency.

 

“We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. I call on the Egyptian government to take further action to ensure the release of other journalists from prison, to release political detainees and to relax restrictions on civil society”.

Source:: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes release of Peter Greste but remains concerned about other journalists still in jail in Egypt

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Photo Release – AFCON: Christian Atsu of Ghana wins Nissan Goal of the Tournament

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, February 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Photo: Christian Atsu of Ghana wins Nissan Goal of the Tournament: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1713

More information about Nissan Goal of the Tournament: http://bit.ly/1zBfpJS

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Source:: Photo Release – AFCON: Christian Atsu of Ghana wins Nissan Goal of the Tournament

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Seminar – African Slavery in Iran

Seminar on the Anthropology and Visual Anthropology of Iran

African Slavery in Iran (1830-1930)

Dr. Pedram Khosronejad

Associate member:

-Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités – CNRS – GSRL/EPHE, Paris

-Institut de Recherches et d’Études sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, CNRS – Université d’Aix Marseille, Aix-en-Provence

– Groupe de Recherches et d’Études sur la Méditerranée et le Moyen-Orient, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon

 

Association Mémoire de l’Outre-Mer

Espace Culturel Louis DELEGRÈS

Nantes, France

Suggested Book: Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, From Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad

  • Monday 4th March 2015 – Presentation of the Program

Followed by the screening of the ethnographic film “Hussain, Martyr of Karbala” by Jacques Lombard (7 min, 1994): presentation of commemoration ritual and visual representations of Imam Hassan and Imam Hoseyn in Madagascar, followed by a debate regarding visual representations of Prophet Muhammad and Shiite saints in Irano-African societies.

  • Monday 10 March 2015- Did African slavery exist in Iran? History, research problems and ambiguities.

 

  • Monday 17 March 2015 – Visual representations of African slaves in Iranian photography (1830-1930).

 

  • Monday 31 March 2015 – Blacks in present-day Iran.

Followed by the screening of the ethnographic film “Blacks of Iran” by Farhad Varahram (57 mins, 2014) with the participation of the filmmaker.

 

  • Photo Exhibition (28 April-18 May 2015) organiser and curator (Dr.P.Khosronejad)

Lost Pearls of Persia: visual representations of African slaves in Iranian photography (1830-1930)

Espace Culturel Louis Delgrès

89, Quai de la Fosse
44000 Nantes

Tél : 02 40 71 76 57

memoireoutremer@wanadoo.fr

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