Daily Archives: October 22, 2013
Gitex 2013, 20-24 October 2013, Dubai
Intergence announces global launch of Appflare, a unique global internet monitoring and reporting system, at Gitex 2013
African leaders, top scholars look at regional integration as key to Africa’s continuing growth and development
TUNIS, Tunisia, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The eighth African Economic Conference will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from October 28-30, 2013 under the theme “Regional Integration in Africa”. The conference is organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
GENEVA, Switzerland, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Armed violence has resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of people who fled their villages in north-central Katanga province. The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have started a major distribution of emergency aid.
WASHINGTON, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Fact Sheet
Gitex 2013: The biggest challenge to deterring, defending against, or retaliating for cyber attacks is the problem of correctly identifying the perpetrator.
OTTAWA, Canada, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Harper Government’s support for stimulating sustainable economic growth in Morocco’s agricultural sector. Minister Ritz recognized the Canadian International Grains Institute for their role in the new project, which will provide customized training programs and specialized technical support to Moroccans.
It is the occasion of the World Day of sustainable energy, the first of which has been chaired by the Togolese Minister of Mines and Energy, Mr. Dammipi Noupokou.
For this first celebration, it is the site of the company’s gas distribution «SODIGAZ SA “, which was chosen to host the event, whose theme was «universal access to sustainable energy for a harmonious development “.
Addressing the theme, the CEO of the company in his welcoming announced for the year 2014, an investment forecast for improving access to energy Togolese people.
These investments amounted to about 2 billion FCFA will according to him, ” also strengthen and harmonize national coverage logistics.” In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million people have no access to modern energy services and rely largely on traditional biomass.
Paradoxically, the African continent has immense resources hydropower, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. In Togo, the finding revealed that households are major consumers of energy after industry. More than 60 % of the population lives in rural areas where they essentially use oil to 22% (for electrification), and wood to over 76 %. This reflects a high use rate of biomass, which is a blow to forests scarce in Togo where the forest heritage is only 6 % today.
It should be remembered that the first commemoration of World Energy Day in Togo, comes a year after its proclamation at the World Energy Forum held in Dubai in October 2012.