Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

Hotels in Ethiopia Grip on Online Marketing

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Turn ‘bring your own everything (BYoX) to work’ into a competitive advantage

BYoX includes bringing your happiness to work read more

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European Union Working with Kenya on Vital Coffee Research

During his visit to Kenya’s Coffee Research Institute (CRI), EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today urged Kenya to improve the competitiveness of export products through disease control and research as a way of promoting market access and productivity of agricultural commodities. read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Benin

On December 11, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation[1] with Benin. read more

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in West and Central Africa: stakeholders meet for increased vigilance in the poultry sector

From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and Central Africa on risk management for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) along the poultry sector value chain. The meeting is jointly organized with the Government of Senegal as part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program (EPT-2) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and aims to finalize a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. read more

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Country branding key for investment, economic sustainability, communicators tell emerging economies

A key finding of the recent World Conference for Public Relations and communications in Emerging Economies (WCPREE) hosted by the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) read more

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Paris Climate Agreement: EU and Africa committed for the future of the planet

ACCRA, Ghana, December 18, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –195 countries adopted in Paris an ambitious and legally binding agreement that includes clear, fair and ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. European and African countries decisively contributed to the positive conclusion of the negotiation. The implementation of the agreement will be regularly reviewed and countries targets strengthened in light of limiting global temperature rises below 2 degrees and possibly to 1.5 degrees. Developed countries have agreed to mobilise $100 billion annually to support the poorest and most vulnerable countries in their pathway to low emissions economy.

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Norway and Kenya to cooperate in Oil for Development programme

OSLO, Norway, December 18, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –‘Kenya has requested assistance from Norway in developing its petroleum sector. Through the programme Oil for Development, Norway will support Kenya in improving management of its natural resources and protection of the environment with the objective that oil and gas resources to benefit the country and its people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

The Norwegian Government approved 17 December that Norway will enter into an agreement with Kenya to cooperate in the Oil for Development programme. The aim of the programme is to build capacity and resource management skills in the public sector in developing countries. The programme provides assistance in the areas of resource management, environmental management, revenue management, safety and preparedness. It promotes transparency and measures to prevent corruption. read more

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Statement by the IMF Mission at the Conclusion of a Visit to Tunisia

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Amine Mati, visited Tunis during December 9–18, 2015 to review recent economic developments and progress on the Tunisian authorities’ economic reform agenda and learn about the reform priorities that underpin the authorities’ five-year economic vision. A Stand-By Arrangement in the amount of SDR 1.146 billion (about US$1.61 billion, 400 percent of Tunisia’s quota), approved by the Executive Board on June 7, 2013 (See Press Release No. 13/202), will expire on 31 December 2015. The authorities have expressed interest in a successor program. read more

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Cameroon’s ENEO CEO says iPAD Cameroon was “a great platform for dialogue and discussions”

160+ attend launch event in Yaoundé read more

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