BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

BIA and Cummins extend their partnership in Africa for the distribution of engines, generators, and filtration units

Cummins (http://www.Cummins.com), the world's leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the DRC, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting ...

Angola enters the International Capital Market

Angola enters the International Capital Market

Angola announced the launch of sovereign debt bonds in the international market in the form of Eurobonds, amounting to USD $1,500,000,000.00 (one thousand five hundred million US ...

4th AU-PATTEC Steering and Mobilization Committee (SMC)

4th AU-PATTEC Steering and Mobilization Committee (SMC)

NDJAMENA, Chad, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The 4th PATTEC Steering Committee meeting has been scheduled to take place on 17th September on the sidelines ...

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Senegal

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Ali Mansoor visited Dakar from September 2–15, 2015 ...

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Benin1

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Benin1

COTONOU, Benin, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christine Dieterich, IMF Mission Chief for Benin, ...

Burundi and Sri Lanka, two test cases for the prevention of recurring mass violations – UN expert

Burundi and Sri Lanka, two test cases for the prevention of recurring mass violations – UN expert

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on transitional justice, Pablo de Greiff, today said that a ...

DHL delivers rugby to Africa

DHL delivers rugby to Africa

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, September 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A team of seven who embarked on an epic journey from Cape Town through Africa to London in October ...

Huawei to Host Digital Operations Transformation Summit in Partnership with Light Reading & TM Forum

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 21 in Barcelona, Huawei, Light Reading, and TM Forum, will host the Digital Operations Transformation Summit, a one-day summit exploring the trends, opportunities and challenges in the digital transformation of the ICT industry. The summit taking place one day prior to Mobile World Congress, at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona, Fira Center, will include content ...

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Participation of women and girls in science crucial for Africa’s development

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11, presents an opportunity to look at the intersection of two important issues – gender and science – and their impact on economic development and quality of life. Science and gender equality are both crucial for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are ...

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AfDB Executive Directors visit Egypt on a consultation mission

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- An official delegation of seven Executive Directors (EDs) of the African Development Bank arrived in Cairo on Sunday, February 7 for a six-day consultation mission to Egypt. The EDs sit on the Board at the Bank's headquarters in Abidjan and provide oversight of the AfDB's lending and operational activities. The seven EDs represent the ...

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AfDB launches first Africa Visa Openness Index ahead of Africa CEO Forum

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- The African Development Bank has launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index, which shows how Africa remains largely closed off to African travellers. On average Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries, can get visas on arrival in only 25% of other countries and don't need a visa to travel to just 20% of other ...

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El Niño set to have a devastating impact on Southern Africa’s harvests and food security

ROME, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years. Across large swathes of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, and Madagascar, the current rainfall season has so far ...

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Speech by State Secretary Steinlein at the 9th annual conference of the German-Nigerian energy partnership

BERLIN, 08 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind words, Your Excellency, and thank you once again for the generous hospitality your Government is affording us here in Nigeria. I have the honour of contributing a few closing remarks following this intense conference. Since my other very important duty here is to accompany the German President during his current state ...

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MISA celebrate World Radio Day

WINDHOEK, Namibia, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- The Media Institute of Southern Africa joins the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the world in marking the fifth annual World Radio on February 13, 2016. This year's theme for World Radio Day – “The Role of the Radio in Humanitarian Emergency and Disaster Situations” emphasises the essential role this ...

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EAC ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTOINS IN THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA – LAUNCH STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY ALI HASSAN MWINYI, RETIRED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA AND HEAD OF THE EAC ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- Your Excellency Dr. Richard SEZIBERA - Secretary General of the East African Community; Honorable Minister of EAC Affairs of the Republic of Uganda; Honorable Members of the East African Legislative Assembly; Experts from the Partner States; Participants from Civil Society; Staff from the EAC Secretariat; Stakeholders from the press; Ladies and Gentlemen, ...

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Boko Haram: Make ‘liberated areas’ truly safe for returnees, UN experts urge Nigeria

GENEVA, 12 February 2016 / PRN Africa / -- United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Nigeria to ensure that the areas they say they claim to have liberated from Boko Haram forces are truly safe for people displaced by the violence, enabling them to return home. They also called for camps, both formal and informal, for internally displaced persons (IDPs), to be adequately protected, ...

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Stewart & Stevenson appoints Senior Distribution Executives

HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart & Stevenson LLC announced today the appointment of John Merrifield as President of the Company's global distribution network. Mr. Merrifield, who has served as President of the Company's Florida Detroit Diesel Allison, holds a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri and has a long record of service in the distribution business. He was Senior Vice ...

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