Daily Archives: February 10, 2014
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nouakchott during January 26-February10 to discuss with the country’s authorities recent macroeconomic developments and future engagement with the Fund. The mission met with Central Bank Governor Sid’ Ahmed Ould Raiss, Finance Minister Thiam Diombar, Economic Affairs and Development Minister Sidi Ould Tah, as well as other senior economic and financial policymakers. The team also held productive discussions with representatives of the civil society, banking and private sectors, and donors.
Providing Access to Energy for 100 million Africans / Ministers from Africa and EU combating energy poverty together
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Energy poverty is one of the biggest challenges for sustainable development in Africa. While the continent’s energy needs are growing substantially, the available resources are more than sufficient to meet the continent’s demand. Moreover, Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change. With its vast and untapped natural resources, Africa is an ideal place to develop innovative technologies and renewable energy solutions. The European Union on the other hand is well-equipped to support capacity development, provide renewable and energy-efficient technologies, and help in enhancing regulatory and investment frameworks.
Experts discuss implementation and resource mobilization plan for an African strategy on meteorology
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Experts and stakeholders today met in Addis Ababa, at the AU Commission to discuss and draft the implementation plan and resource mobilisation strategy for the integrated African strategy on meteorology.