SEFA grants Comoros US$ 480,000 to facilitate private sector investments in renewable energy sector

SEFA grants Comoros US$ 480,000 to facilitate private sector investments in renewable energy sector

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on Thursday, 30 October 2014, a US$ 480,000 grant for technical ...

Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund

Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund

WASHINGTON, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- MR. RICE: Okay. Good morning everyone and welcome to this briefing on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I'm Gerry Rice of ...

UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another ...

UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer as border insecurity surges

UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer as border insecurity surges

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the ...

Central African Republic: As violence flares, UN warns of worsening humanitarian conditions

Central African Republic: As violence flares, UN warns of worsening humanitarian conditions

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the humanitarian situation across the country, UN humanitarian ...

Burkina Faso: Ban notes resignation of President, as envoy arrives in crisis-gripped capital

Burkina Faso: Ban notes resignation of President, as envoy arrives in crisis-gripped capital

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- As his special envoy arrived in Burkina Faso this morning following the country's deteriorating security situation, the ...

Ebola: UN envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’

Ebola: UN envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, appealed today for the global response to the deadly virus to be ...

SEFA grants Comoros US$ 480,000 to facilitate private sector investments in renewable energy sector

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) approved on Thursday, 30 October 2014, a US$ 480,000 grant for technical assistance to the Government of the Union of Comoros for a project to facilitate private sector participation in developing renewable energy. The grant will be funded through the “enabling environment” window of this ...

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Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund

WASHINGTON, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- MR. RICE: Okay. Good morning everyone and welcome to this briefing on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. I'm Gerry Rice of the Communications Department. As usual, our briefing will be embargoed until 10:30 a.m., that's Washington time. Before I take your questions let me, as usual, give a little run-down on some major events upcoming that may ...

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UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another humanitarian crisis as a poor rainy season followed by severe bouts of floods threaten local harvests, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today. In a news release underscoring the urgency facing relief efforts, the UN Food and ...

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UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer as border insecurity surges

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the past weeks after fleeing from insurgent attacks, the UN refugee agency said it was stepping up efforts to continue to expedite their transfer. Speaking at a press briefing in Geneva, William Spindler, a spokesperson for the Office ...

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Central African Republic: As violence flares, UN warns of worsening humanitarian conditions

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Fresh fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) has aggravated the humanitarian situation across the country, UN humanitarian officials warned today, adding that amid the upsurge in violence, aid workers were now facing unprecedented attacks. At a press briefing held at UN headquarters in Geneva this morning, Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the Office for the ...

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Burkina Faso: Ban notes resignation of President, as envoy arrives in crisis-gripped capital

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- As his special envoy arrived in Burkina Faso this morning following the country's deteriorating security situation, the Secretary-General noted today the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré and continues to follow events there with great concern. Speaking to reporters during a briefing this afternoon, a spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said ...

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Ebola: UN envoy says response must be sustained ‘until every last case is contained and treated’

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, appealed today for the global response to the deadly virus to be sustained “until every last case is contained and treated,” as the United Nations health agency recommended more protective measures for health workers battling the disease on the frontlines of the outbreak. The UN World Health ...

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Wrapping of Kenya visit, UN chief says technology can change future of Africa

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- Technology can help fuel Africa's development, facilitate peace and secure the continent's future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he wrapped up his trip to Kenya with a visit to a technology hub in the country's capital of Nairobi. In remarks made during his visit to the iHub/Ushahidi technology incubator in Kenya's ‘Silicon ...

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UN Mission extracts 30 civilians from airstrip in South Sudan as violence continues

NEW YORK, 31 October 2014 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) extracted 30 civilians from the Rubkona airstrip yesterday and brought them to the Protection of Civilians site in the UN compound, the Secretary-General said today. Civilian casualties so far from the week's fighting include one dead and eight wounded, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in ...

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Government announces additional €1 million to tackle Ebola

DUBLIN, Ireland, October 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Government is to provide an additional €1 million to the UN to fight Ebola in West Africa, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation Sean Sherlock, announced today. The funding is being provided to the new UN Mission for Emergency Ebola ...

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