Jun 062014
 
The African Union celebrates the 4th African Border Day (Newly Adopted Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation Introduced)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Border Programme (AUBP) today celebrated the African Border Day at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. AU Member States, representatives of the European Union, members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Experts on border issues and [...]

Jun 062014
 
Presidential elections in Egypt

BERLIN, Germany, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Federal Foreign Office spokesman issued the following statement on the results of the Egyptian presidential election: We have taken note of the results of the presidential election in Egypt, which was won by Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Germany and Egypt have traditionally enjoyed good relations and [...]

Jun 062014
 
AMISOM hands over four wells to Banadir administration, Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), through its Humanitarian Liaison Unit, today handed over four water wells to the Banadir Administration in Mogadishu. The four wells located in Hamarweyne, Dharkenly, Wadajir and Hamaarjajab, will benefit over 260,000 households. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), [...]

Jun 062014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit to Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, June 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Byung Jang visited Lusaka during May 27–June 6 to review economic developments and discuss the macroeconomic framework with the Zambian authorities. The mission met with Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, Bank of Zambia Governor Michael Gondwe, and other senior [...]

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 [...]