Oct 312013
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Laure Redifer visited Ouagadougou October 17-30, 2013 to conduct discussions the seventh review of their economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The IMF mission also discussed and reached ad referendum […]

Oct 312013
 
Italian Economic Diplomacy/Sole 24 Ore - African Union: tenders for Eastern Africa geothermal facility

ROME, Italy, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 21 October a workshop was held at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa to present the “Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for Eastern Africa”to investors wishing to participate in the call for tenders. To register consult the following webpage:http://www.grmf-eastafrica.org/events/registration_informati onworkshop_2013. The Facility was launched in […]

Kenya / France

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Oct 312013
 
Kenya / France

PARIS, France, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Agenda de M. Laurent FABIUS du 4 au 10 novembre 2013 Lundi 4 novembre 10h30 – Entretien avec Mme Amina Mohamed, ministre des affaires étrangères du Kenya, Quai Source: APO

Oct 312013
 
IFC Promotes Women's Participation in Private Sector Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is promoting increased participation of women in Africa’s private sector, helping them overcome long-standing barriers that prevent them from starting businesses or gaining employment opportunities open to their male counterparts. As part of this effort, IFC hosted […]

Oct 312013
 
Dangote among top 10 most valuable brands in Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As a measure of its business growth and influence across the continent, Dangote Group (http://www.dangote.com) emerged among Africa’s top 10 most valuable brands in 2013 according to a survey conducted by African Business Magazine. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/dangote.jpeg The survey recognized Dangote as the most valuable brand in […]

Oct 312013
 
AfDB Increases its Capital in Atlantic Coast Regional Fund to Support Local Private Sector Growth in Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 an additional US $10 million equity investment in Atlantic Coast Regional Fund (ACRF), a 10-year US$ 72 million generalist private equity fund whose area of focus includes fragile states […]

Oct 312013
 
Infrastructure Development in West Africa: AfDB Invests US$ 20 Million in ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 30, a US$ 20 million equity investment in ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund (ARMHIF). ARMHIF is a new infrastructure private equity fund based in Nigeria with a targeted fund size of USD 250 […]

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Oct 312013
 
Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Announces Deadline Extension to Promote African-Led Innovation

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Innovation Foundation (http://www.africaninnovation.org) today announced it will extend the deadline for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) applications to 30 November 2013. The IPA is an initiative that mobilizes African innovators and entrepreneurs who deliver market-oriented solutions that increase efficiency or cost-saving […]

Oct 312013
 
Statement at the End of an IMF Mission to Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Doris Ross, visited Mozambique during October 16-30, 2013, to hold discussions towards the first review under the three-year Policy Support Instrument (PSI) approved in June 2013 (see Press Release 13/231). The team met with the Prime Minister, Hon. […]

Oct 312013
 
Eighth Annual Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Conference

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Linda Thomas-Greenfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs As prepared Keynote Address at the National Defense University Washington, DC October 30, 2013 I want to extend my warm welcome to all of you, especially those of you who traveled here from our Embassies and from AFRICOM. […]