May 292013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa’s natural resources could dramatically improve the lives of millions – but while natural resources may have fuelled a decade of rapid economic growth on the continent, most Africans have still not seen the benefits, according to this year’s Africa Progress Report presented to African [...]

May 292013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The historic 21st Ordinary session of the Summit of the African Union, which incorporated the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity/ African Union ended Monday, 27 May 2013, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The current rotating AU Chairperson, [...]

Celebrating a continent

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May 292013
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa turns 50 in style and with it capturing the imagination of a continent. The air of celebration and renewed sense of purpose has been contagious. The African media dedicated whole programmes and editions of print supplements for this special and memorable occasion. There have [...]

May 292013
 
AfDB-GFI : Africa a Net Creditor to the Rest of the World

New AfDB-GFI Joint Report: Africa a Net Creditor to the Rest of the World MARRAKECH, Morocco, May 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ –   Net Resource Transfers Out of Africa Range from US$597 Billion to US$1.4 Trillion from 1980 through 2009   Unrecorded Illicit Financial Outflows from The Continent Ranged from US$1.22-1.35 Trillion from 1980-2009, [...]

May 292013
 

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Experts from the East African Community partner states are meeting to prepare an elaborate action plan to improve Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in the region. The preparation of the action plan at a three-day workshop taking place at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute headquarters [...]

Ethiopia's National Day

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May 292013
 

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 28, 2013 On behalf of the government and the people of the United States, I am delighted to express our congratulations and best wishes to the government and people of Ethiopia as you celebrate your national day [...]

May 282013
 
Rwanda : ICT4Ag conference invites content proposals

THE WINDS OF CHANGE,  PRESS RELEASE, 28 May 2013 The ICT4Ag conference invites content proposals The international delegates representing both the public and private sectors will meet on 4 – 8 November 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda, for the ICT4Ag conference. The objective of this event, which is co-hosted by the Technical Center for Agricultural and [...]

May 282013
 

MARRAKECH, Morocco, May 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) and The Gambia, on May 28, 2013 in Marrakech, signed a USD 26.6 million protocol agreement to boost the agricultural production and food security in the country. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-development-bank-2.png Signing the protocol accord, The Gambia’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister, [...]

May 282013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, May 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Canada is providing emergency relief items to approximately 11,000 internally displaced Sudanese affected by the ongoing conflicts in North and South Kordofan states of Sudan, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.   “Canada’s humanitarian support is a tangible expression of the best of [...]

May 282013
 

TOKYO, Japan, May 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — From Monday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 5, H.E. Mr. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, of the Republic of South Africa, and First Lady Mrs. Thobeka Stacie Madiba Zuma will pay a working visit to Japan following their participation to TICAD V (the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on [...]

May 282013
 

OTTAWA, Canada, May 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Senator Salma Ataullahjan, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced support today for the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program in Ethiopia. Empowering women to contribute to, and benefit from, economic growth, is aligned with Canada’s Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy. Senator Ataullahjan made [...]