Sep 072013
 
IMF's Executive Board Completes the Third Review Under the ECF Arrangement for Burundi and Approves US$7.5 Million Disbursement

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, September 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the third review of Burundi’s performance under the program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of the review will allow for the disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 5 million (about [...]

Sep 072013
 
AfDB and Nomura Announce Sales of Education Support Notes

TOKYO, Japan, September 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), a leading multilateral development bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, and Nomura, Asia’s global investment bank, on Friday, September 6 finalized the terms of secondary distribution of AfDB’s education support notes to Japanese retail investors. The notes are denominated in Brazilian Real and [...]

Sep 072013
 
Sierra Leone donates $ 1 Million to AU Trust Fund on Mali

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Andrew Gbebay Bangali, handed over the cheque to the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, who received it on behalf of the Chairperson of the Commission. The pledge was made in response to [...]

Sep 072013
 
U.S. Lifts Restrictions on Bilateral Assistance to Mali

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 6, 2013 The United States congratulates Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the Republic of Mali. We look forward to working with President Keita as he begins to [...]

Sep 072013
 
AfDB Support to Senegal's Efforts to Protect Lake Guiers

TUNIS, Tunisia, September 7, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) is supporting Senegal’s efforts to protect Lake Guiers in the northern part of the country with a loan and a grant totaling US $24.42 million (UA 15.86 million) to finance restoration of the lake. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-development-bank-2.png The Project to [...]

Sep 062013
 
Football Star Yaya Toure Flies the Flag for the Survival of  African Elephants At World Cup Qualifier Match in Cote d'Ivoire

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, September 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Cote d’Ivoire national football team star and captain of Manchester City FC, Yaya Toure and footballers at a World Cup qualifier match between Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco will make a strong statement against the illegal killings of elephants in Africa on Saturday – in support [...]

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Sep 062013
 
Uganda: Authorities are Called Upon to Uphold their Human Rights Obligations

PARIS, France, September 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following a promotion mission of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) held in Uganda from 25th to 30th August 2013, FIDH and FHRI call upon the authorities to uphold their regional and international human rights obligations. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ [...]

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Sep 062013
 
Conclusions of the 8th consultative meeting of the International Contact Group on Madagascar (ICG- M)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. At the initiative of Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, and as part of the efforts to accelerate the resolution of the crisis facing Madagascar, the International Contact Group on Madagascar (ICG-M) held its 8th meeting in [...]

Sep 062013
 
Disease-resistant wheat varieties debut in Kenya / New seeds are resistant to wheat stem rust (Ug99) - Multinational programme supported by FAO and IAEA

ROME, Italy, September 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A multinational effort supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency and FAO marked a key milestone this week when a Kenyan university debuted two new varieties of disease-resistant wheat to the nation’s farmers. Over the past two days, thousands of Kenyan farmers have visited Eldoret University [...]

Sep 062013
 

Infographics can be a useful tool to help you visualise various aspects of an issue. This new one tracking development in Africa, developed by  http://www.greatbusinessschools.org/africa/ is quite interesting. Try it out and see what you think. Scoring Africa: Tracking the Development of a Continent Africa accounts for roughly 15% of the world’s population and 20% of [...]

Sep 062013
 
Uganda - Fitness for Africa - Please support

Heather Parisi (@fit4africa ) is someone I met on Twitter and I was delighted to hear about the work she is doing in Uganda through Fitness For Africa  — Mind – Body – Health.  Please visit www.FitnessForAfrica.org to find out more and support this venture. I’ve invited Heather Parisi to tell SocioLingo Africa readers about the project: [...]