Zambia to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

A mission of the International Monetary Fund visited Lusaka during April 4–8, 2016, to assist the authorities with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), which was endorsed by the Executive Board in May 2015. The mission supported the development of the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), which will be posted on the Central Statistical Office website, utilizing the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data. This places Zambia in the first wave of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to implement the recommendations of the e-GDDS.

Publication of essential macroeconomic data through the new NSDP will provide national policy makers and domestic and international stakeholders, including investors and rating agencies, with easy access to information that the IMF’s Executive Board has identified as critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies. Making this information easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats, and according to an Advance Release Calendar, will allow all users to have simultaneous access to timely data and will bring greater data transparency.

The authorities are encouraged by the notable progress that Zambia has made to achieve this important statistical milestone. The NSDP will give users access to full information about Zambia’s essential macroeconomic data by June 8, 2016.

Background

The e-GDDS was established by the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help create synergies between data dissemination and surveillance. The e-GDDS supersedes the GDDS, which was established in 1997. A link to the country’s NSDP will be available on the IMF’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB) by June 8, 2016: at http://dsbb.imf.org.

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The 2nd Extra-Ordinary Senior Officials Meeting of the Coordination Committee of Africa-Arab Partnership

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

When: 27 and 29 April 2016

The meetings will be organized as follows:

27th April 2016: 2nd Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the 4th Africa-Arab Summit; and

29th April 2016: 2nd Extra-Ordinary Senior Officials Meeting of the Coordination Committee of the Africa-Arab Partnership

Where: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Who: Organized by Africa’s Strategic Partnerships, Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Government of Equatorial Guinea.

Why: The Meeting will discuss preparations for the 4th Africa-Arab Summit to be held in Equatorial Guinea in November 2016, in line with the agreement reached during the 9th Senior Officials Meeting of the Coordination Committee held in Cairo, Egypt on 29 February 2016.

Participants: The Meeting will bring together Senior Officials representing Members of the Coordination Committee on the African and the Arab sides, namely Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Mauritania and Zimbabwe as well as the AU Commission and the League of Arab States.

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British High Commissioner urges Zambian MPs to tackle GBV

“I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the UK government and its Department for International Development (DFID) to join Zambia in its efforts to eliminate gender based violence and child marriage. And I would like to thank the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Clerk for enabling this event to happen.

“Globally if you are a woman aged between 15 and 45 years you are more likely to be maimed and die from male violence than from malaria, cancer, traffic accidents and war combined.

“Such violence is used to intimidate, humiliate and discredit women and to force them into a silent, second-class citizenship.

“The statistics on violence against women and girls are shocking!

“Globally 1 in 3 women is beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime. Usually, the abuser is a member of her own family or someone she knows. And up to half of sexual assaults are committed against girls under 16. In Zambia, almost half of women aged 15 to 49 years have experienced physical violence. Homes should be places of refuge and safety. For too many women in our societies, the UK included, our homes are places of hidden suffering. (between 1 and 1.3 million women in UK suffer domestic violence each year)

“None of us here today wants gender based violence to remain hidden. So we are committed together to support the victims of gender based violence and turn them into survivors. And we are committed to stopping gender based violence in the first place. This is why creating the right enabling environment is so important.

“In recent years Zambia has demonstrated its strong commitment to addressing gender inequalities in the country. The UK Government is particularly delighted that Zambia has taken a strong lead in the fight against gender based violence with the implementation of the Anti GBV Act, its leadership on child marriage, which is a form of GBV as well as support to the drafting of a Marriage Bill which will make it illegal for children to marry. Zambia is indeed to be congratulated in being the first African country to establish Fast Track Courts for GBV cases.

“However, there is still more that must be done:

We need to protect survivors of GBV and to this end, Zambia urgently needs to fulfil its commitments to increasing the number of shelters and safe houses available.

We need to learn early lessons from the establishment of the Fast Track Courts and ensure that these courts are more widely available to survivors across the country.

All stakeholders involved (government, civil society and CPs) need to strengthen efforts for greater coordination around GBV – we need to work better together in order to maximise efforts and increase access to services for GBV survivors.

Finally, we need to challenge attitudes and practices which which have stopped too many girls and women having a voice and control over their own lives.

“As the USAID Mission Director pointed out, your role as MPs is critical in trying to effectively grapple with these important issues. We stand ready to support you and our partners in your efforts.

“Thank you.”

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First official visit to Mauritania by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will undertake his first official visit to Mauritania from 2 to 11 May 2016. The human rights expert will assess the efforts of the Mauritanian Government to eradicate poverty and how such efforts are anchored in its international human rights obligations.

“Poverty goes beyond a simple lack of income. Poverty is a phenomenon that has many dimensions, which include the lack of access to food, to water and sanitation, to education, to health care and other basic services,” the expert said.

“Poverty is also about social exclusion and is often closely related to discrimination. Respect for human rights in general is therefore crucial in the fight against poverty and I will look into all these aspects during my visit,” he added.

In this regard, the ongoing elaboration of the national development strategy for the next 15 years, the Stratégie de croissance accélérée et de prospérité partagée (SCAPP), is a unique opportunity for the government to address in a compehrensive manner poverty’s underlying causes, such as discrimination and social exclusion.

“We cannot eradicate poverty without taking seriously the human rights of all the people living in Mauritania,” Mr. Alston said. “And to achieve this, the respect for the country’s human rights obligations must take place at all levels, including at the local level,” the expert stressed.

“I am grateful to the Government of Mauritania for the opportunity to visit and to meet with a broad cross-section of society,” Mr. Alston added. The Special Rapporteur will meet and engage with the central government and with local governments, non-governmental organizations, representatives of international organizations, and people living in extreme poverty. He will visit Nouakchott and spend several days in different regions of the country.

The Special Rapporteur will share his preliminary observations and recommendations at a press conference to be held at the end of his mission. Access to the press conference is strictly limited to journalists. The Special Rapporteur’s report will be submitted to the Human Rights Council in June 2017.

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AFRITAC West 2 Holds the 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

The IMF’s African Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC West 2) held its fourth Steering Committee meeting in The Gambia on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, to assess the Center’s operations over the past year and discuss next year’s plans. The Committee discussed strategic issues, including the Center’s contribution to furthering the Sustainable Development Goals. Officials from AFW2 member countries attended, together with development partner representatives— the European Union, Switzerland, Canada—and IMF staff.

Participants reaffirmed the important role of AFRITAC West 2 in assisting member countries to strengthen economic institutions and their capacity for implementing sound economic policies. They highlighted the impact of technical assistance and training provided by the Center as a basis for better economic policy decision-making.

Mr. Abdou Kolley, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs for The Gambia, chaired the meeting and welcomed the scaling-up in the Center’s operations over the past year to build institutional and human capacity in the region, including strengthening member countries’ resilience to address economic vulnerabilities. The Minister praised the Center’s use of innovative and flexible modes of delivering Technical Assistance. “Such flexibility and innovation are necessary to ensure that capacity development is well-tailored to meet the varying needs of member countries” he noted. He also commended the collaboration between the Center and the regional institutions (ECOWAS, WAMI and WAIFEM) which participated in the meeting.

The Center Coordinator, Mr. Lamin Leigh, summarized the progress made in the past year, highlighting a number of success stories in the Center’s capacity building work in the sub-region, including with The Gambia Revenue Authority. On the Center’s priorities for the coming year, Mr. Leigh noted that the will continue to support member countries in all its core areas of expertise, with additional emphasis on public financial management and revenue mobilization, including a scaling up of capacity development activities in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The Steering Committee was pleased with the progress made by AFRITAC West 2 in the past fiscal year, approved the work program for the 2017 fiscal year and urged the Center to do more on improving its execution going forward. Development partners also commented on the strategic priorities and expectations for the Center, including in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Steering Committee members stressed the need for greater collaboration with regional institutions, including ECOWAS, and in that context highlighted the important role that AFW2 could play in regional integration. Committee members also agreed on the need to enhance the quality of macroeconomic statistics for better policymaking.

Background

AFRITAC West 2 has been delivering capacity development services to Cabo Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia since January 2014. The Center is one of five IMF Regional Technical Assistance Centers in sub-Saharan Africa and offers capacity-building services to member countries in the areas of revenue administration, public financial management, monetary operations and payment systems, financial sector supervision and regulation, and macroeconomic statistics. Its Steering Committee, which is composed of the member countries, the IMF, and development partners, oversees and provides strategic guidance to the Center. Development partners currently financing the Center are the EU, Switzerland, Canada, the African Development Bank, Australia, China, and the European Investment Bank.

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UK Secretary of State for International Development visits Kenya

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, has finished a two day visit to Kenya to discuss two key UK-Kenyan strategic objectives: the handling of refugees and UK support for Kenya’s rapidly growing economy.

Following the UK’s ground-breaking approach to protracted refugee crises, the Secretary of State met the Kenyan Government to discuss the possibilities for working more effectively in its own support for several hundred thousand refugees in Kenya. At the Kakuma Refugee camp in Turkana, accompanied by Governor Nanok, the Secretary of State heard first-hand about the challenges faced by refugees and host communities alike, and paid special tribute to the Government and people of Kenya for their long record of providing life-saving protection.

Alongside this vital shared priority, the Secretary of State also spent time discussing Kenya’s economic development, including a visit to Mombasa Port. The UK-driven Trade Mark East Africa has already achieved transformations which are a key strategic asset for Kenya and East Africa more broadly. The Secretary of State held discussions with business leaders on investment and growth opportunities to ensure Kenya benefits from its growing youth population and finished her visit at the Mombasa Youth Employment Programme (Kuza), which supports the economic empowerment of low-income youths to tackle violent extremism.

Speaking at the end of the visit, The Secretary of State said:

“It is vital that the UK works with countries such as Kenya on shared priorities like dealing more effectively with the challenges of refugees and shaping economic growth to create jobs – which is the best way to reduce extreme poverty. Investment in Mombasa Port is not just about Kenya but East Africa too. This smart UK aid delivers significant results on shared UK-Kenya priorities and is part of the doubling of DFID’s economic development programme over the last two years”.

The Secretary of State’s visit preceded that of Prime Minister David Cameron, which is planned for later in the year.

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Inauguration ceremony for Mingkaman River Port in Awerial County

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), would like to inform you about the inauguration ceremony for Mingkaman River Port in Awerial County. The event will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9.30 AM in Mingkaman. The inaugural ceremony will be presided by the Minister of Transportation, Roads and Bridges, and the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, and with the participation of the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, and representatives of high ranking officials of the relevant ministries / institutions, local authorities, and others. You are invited to attend the ceremony, which will include a tour of the new port facility.

UNOPS implemented the $4.1 million project funded by the people of Japan. The new port will expand the capacity to provide life-saving supplies to South Sudan’s civilian population, particularly those people affected by displacement after the 2013 conflict.

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Press Statement on Reports Concerning Adel Habib

The British Embassy in Cairo is closely following reports concerning Adel Habib and is working with the Egyptian government in London and Cairo.

The Metropolitan Police have made the following statement:

Detectives are investigating a fatal fire in Ealing. Police were called at approximately 00:55hrs on Monday, 25 April to reports of a fire at a residential property in Cranleigh Gardens, Southall. Officers, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A 21-year-old man was rescued from the property by LFB. He was taken to a specialist burns hospital in Essex where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin have been informed. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course. There are no reports of any other persons injured.

Detectives from Ealing are investigating. Enquiries into the circumstances continue. A man in 20s was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been bailed to a date in mid-June pending further enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8721 7070 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Embassy spokesperson said:

The British Embassy in Cairo is following this case closely. We express our sincere condolences to the family of the victim.

The Metropolitan Police are now working quickly to determine the circumstances of this man’s death. The UK government will be in close contact with the MFA and the Egyptian consulate in London today to receive and respond to any specific requests from the Egyptian authorities and the family.

Further information about the investigation will remain a matter for the Metropolitan Police, under the requirements of UK law and the approach necessary to maximise the chances of achieving justice in the courts in this case.

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Good News for Construction and Real-Estate Developers: Thyssenkrupp Elevator Coming to Nigeria, Appoints JMG as their Official Distributor

JMG (http://www.JMGlimited.com) is a diversified solution provider with a broad portfolio in power generation, electrical infrastructure and industrial equipment. With over 10 years of experience in Africa and strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, JMG combines global technologies and regional expertise to fulfill the needs of a developing Africa.

Thyssenkrupp (https://www.Thyssenkrupp.com) is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials, a growing share of capital goods and services. In fiscal year 2014/2015, Thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion. Their products such as elevators & escalators can be seen around the world in national landmarks such as the Metro of Paris, Metro of Madrid, Metro of Barcelona, Airport of Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York, etc… Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes as well as services for sustainable progress.

JMG has been appointed by Thyssenkrupp elevator as their official distributor in Nigeria for their elevators & escalators products. This partnership will enable Thyssenkrupp to expand their market shares in the largest African economy and see JMG deliver new mobility solutions and technology for Nigeria’s growing Infrastructure and high-rise construction.

Rabi Jammal, JMG Group General Manager, commented: “Over the past few years, there has been numerous high-rise developments which highlight Nigeria’s desire for better quality infrastructure. As Mega cities like Lagos continue to grow, there is a need for world-class products that can enhance the country’s development. Our aim is to become a leader in energy efficient solutions, which will add value to the construction segment. In line with our strategy, we are pleased to partner with Thyssenkrupp which is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry.”

Paulo Amaral, Thyssenkrupp Elevator head of Central Africa Countries added: “Appointing JMG as the official distributor for Nigeria enables us to deliver our products and services with the same quality and safety standards we have around the world. I’m confident this partnership will bring new energy efficient solutions to Nigeria’s mobility, without sacrificing performance, design, safety or comfort. I am sure that our latest innovations such as the TWIN elevators or ACCEL moving walkway will be welcomed as a new transport opportunity by the local real-estate developers”.

JMG’s experience with internationally renowned brands enables them to welcome Thyssenkrupp Elevator and participate in the dynamic changes of a rapidly developing Nigeria. JMG sees itself as a positive contributor in the country by providing the engineering, equipment and support backed by multinational partners.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of JMG Limited.

For more information about JMG THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATORS & ESCALATORS visit www.JMGlimited.com/thyssenkrupp

Contacts in Nigeria:

JMG Limited
Jad Moukarim
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: +234(0)80 66 99 90 71
E-mail: marketing@jmglimited.com

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Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989.

Today, the Presentation of Special Seedlings for a GGP project “The Project for the Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam” was held in Kalimani Location, Matinyani Division, Matinyani District, Kitui County. The Grant Contract of this project had previously been signed at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi on 30th of September 2015 by H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada, the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and Mrs. Edith Martha Mulwa, representative of the grantee organization, Initiative for Green Kenya.

The project received a grant amounting to USD 101,159 (approx. Kshs 9.1 Million) for the rehabilitation of the earth dam, construction of water withdrawal systems, fencing and seedling plants to improve the access to clean water.

Kalimani Earth Dam was built in the 1980s through manual labor, but the dam silted up and unfortunately breached in 2005. Though there was plenty of rainfall during the rainy season, ever since the dam breached, the dam was not able to hold enough water and most of it flowed out of the dam. Therefore, during the dry season, people in the community had to walk approximately 10km per day to a seasonal river which they had to scoop a hole each time they fetched water. Even before the dam breached, there were problems such as contamination by cattle waste causing water borne diseases and children drowning in the dam.

For those reasons, the GGP project is expected to improve the access to clean water by rehabilitating the silted and breached dam with fences around the earth dam, so to avoid the direct access to the reservoir to make it a safe dam. The project is still ongoing, but the vast amount of silt was excavated and the embankment was rehabilitated, therefore the project reached to the stage of planting the seedlings.

The main purpose of planting the seedlings around the earth dam is; First, to reduce the amount of soils and sands flowing into the dam. If the amount of silt reduces, the water capacity of the earth dam will remain high and the quality of the water will improve. Secondly, planting the seedlings around the reservoir will create shades around the earth dam which can reduce the amount of evaporation caused by the strong sun.

For this project, more than 100 special seedlings were donated by the joint project between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) called, “Project on Development of Drought Tolerant Trees for Adaptation to Climate Change in Dry lands of Kenya”. Under this project, the institutions have conducted improved propagation of a fast-growing indigenous tree, suitable for Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas. The special seedling called, “Melia Volkensii”, grows to an average of 2 meters in only 6 months.

Ambassador Terada expressed his appreciation to JICA and KEFRI for donating the special seedling plants to the GGP project and emphasized that it is the first GGP project to collaborate with the joint project between JICA and KEFRI. In his speech, he said “It is important for the Government of Japan to find ways to collaborate with the necessary institutions and people to enhance the activities that we are doing in Kenya” and promised that the Embassy will continue providing their full support to make this project successful.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2016.

Information on the Ceremony

Project :

The Project for the Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam

Grantee:

Initiative for Green Kenya

Grant Amount:

USD 101,159  (approx. Kshs 9.1 Million)

Event:

Presentation of Special Seedlings donated through JICA/ KEFRI Project

Date:

26th April 2016

Time:

12:00-14:30 hrs

Venue:

Project Site : Kalimani Earth Dam

Kalimani Location, Matinyani Division, Matinyani District, Kitui

County

Key Personalities:

Mr. Jacob Mwandikwa – Chief Officer for Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Irrigation of Kitui County

H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada – Ambassador of Japan to Kenya

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UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices to visit Amman and Cairo on annual mission

The United Nations Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories will undertake its annual field visit to Amman and Cairo from 1 to 8 May 2016.

The Special Committee will be meeting with victims, community representatives, witnesses, Israeli and Palestinian non-governmental organizations, officials from Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, and UN representatives to receive testimonies and to hear briefings on a range of human rights issues of concern in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the occupied Syrian Golan.

As stipulated in the mandate, the Committee has sought concurrence of the Government of Israel to access the Occupied Territories. No response from the Government of Israel has yet been received.

The Special Committee will issue an end of mission press statement, and later submit a full report* on its mission and other activities to the seventy-first session of the UN General Assembly.

(*) Check the Special Committee’s 2015 report: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/70/406

The United Nations Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1968 to examine the human rights situation in the occupied Syrian Golan, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

The Special Committee is composed of three Member States: Sri Lanka (Chair), Malaysia and Senegal. This year the Member States are represented by H.E. Mr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York; H.E. Mr. Ramlan bin Ibrahim, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UN in New York; and H.E. Mr. Mame Baba Cisse, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the UN in Geneva.

Read the 2015 end-of-mission statement of the UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices: http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16303&LangID=E

UN Human Rights, Country Pages
Occupied Palestinian Territory: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/MENARegion/Pages/PSIndex.aspx
Israel: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/MENARegion/Pages/ILIndex.aspx

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German Ambassador Invites Ministry’s Director for Local Government to Germany

Mr. Lameck David Uyepa, Director for Regional, Local Government and Traditional Authorities Co-ordination at the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development has been invited to participate in a group visit to Germany themed “Bauhaus – Laboratory of Modern Urbanity and Urbanisation in Germany” from 5 till 11 June, 2016, as part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government.

Together with journalists, representatives from the planning authorities at municipal, regional and national level and ministerial staff from around the world, Mr. Uyepa will have the opportunity to familiarise himself with sustainable and energy-efficient planning and building in Germany. The programme includes a visit to the world-famous Bauhaus and the Federal Environment Agency in Dessau, talks on the political framework (e.g. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, German Institute for Urban Studies), German Energy Agency (dena) and practice-oriented research (e.g. EUREF campus, innovation network Morgenstadt – City Insights of the Fraunhofer Institute), possibly a visit to the Center for Art and Urbanistics ZK/U in Berlin and the presentation of model projects and examples of innovative solutions in the field of energy-efficient construction in Berlin (e.g. Energy-Plus House) and Essen (e.g. Essen city administration, winner of European Green Capital Award for 2017).

On 26 April 2016, Ambassador Christian Schlaga presented Mr. Uyepa with his letter of invitation at the embassy.

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