Jun 062014
 
Results-Based Accountability™ is launched for the first time in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Accelerate Performance and the Results Leadership Group today launched the maiden Results Based Accountability™ (RBA) Africa Summit 2014 (http://www.rba-africa.com) at an exclusive executive breakfast briefing. Aimed at leaders in governments and non-profit organisations (NPOs), the summit will be held at the Hyatt in Rosebank, Johannesburg from [...]

Jun 062014
 
Egypt sexual violence / Call for concerted global action to end violence against women

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has welcomed a new Egyptian decree punishing sexual harassment as a first but crucial step to tackle the growing problem of violence against women and urged other countries to do more on the issue. The decree, issued by the outgoing interim President [...]

Jun 062014
 
IOM Expands Ethiopian Dialogue on Irregular Migration from Amhara to Tigray

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Addis Ababa, in partnership with the Ethiopian government, is expanding its community dialogue facilitators’ training programme on irregular migration from Amhara Regional State to neighbouring Tigray. The training, targeting 140 participants, will cover five of the seven zonal administrations in the southern, eastern, central, north [...]

Jun 062014
 
IOM Expands Ethiopian Dialogue on Irregular Migration from Amhara to Tigray

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Addis Ababa, in partnership with the Ethiopian government, is expanding its community dialogue facilitators’ training programme on irregular migration from Amhara Regional State to neighbouring Tigray. The training, targeting 140 participants, will cover five of the seven zonal administrations in the southern, eastern, central, north [...]

Jun 062014
 
IOM Strategy Responds to Complex Migration Challenges in Southern Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Southern Africa experiences all types of mixed and irregular migration, labour and forced migration, including displacement due to conflict and natural disasters. These migration flows involve over four million economically active persons, and an additional unspecified number of undocumented migrants, including many vulnerable populations such as [...]

Jun 062014
 
Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal / FAO publication highlights success stories in "climate-smart agriculture," stresses need to transition to new approach to food production

ROME, Italy, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Shifting world agriculture to a “climate-smart” approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent, argues a new FAO publication. On the one hand, the [...]

Jun 062014
 
Major Moves Within Mauritian Legal Market

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Breaking news in the Mauritian legal profession and the domestic business community is the strategic decision of a number of high profile and leading litigators and employment law practitioners to join ENSafrica (http://www.ensafrica.com), Africa’s largest law firm. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/ensafrica.jpg Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1154 (New team to join [...]

Jun 062014
 
IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 17.6 Million Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles

MAHE, Victoria, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday approved a three year SDR 11.445 million (about US$ 17.6 million, or 105 percent of Seychelles’ quota) arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for the Republic of Seychelles to support the authorities’ economic program. The [...]

Jun 062014
 
Baird Strongly Condemns Boko Haram Attack in Northeastern Nigeria

OTTAWA, Canada, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Canada condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria, which has killed and injured scores of defenceless civilians, including women and children. “This was a cowardly attack carried out by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has been unleashing unspeakable forms of violence [...]

Jun 052014
 
UK Foreign Secretary announces Nigeria ministerial meeting in London

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Nigerian Foreign Minister to attend meeting with neighbouring countries in London on 12 June to discuss tackling Boko Haram. The Foreign Secretary William Hague will host the London Ministerial on Security in Northern Nigeria on 12 June in the margins of the World Summit on Ending [...]