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African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost African cinema industry

  • The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the African audiovisual and cinema industry.
  • The audiovisual and cinema industry accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) at the Extraordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS2). The AACC was established in June 2016 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia as a specialized agency of the African Union. The Ministers also approved establishment of the AACC Temporary Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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Lopatka: “Africa wants closer cooperation with Austria” / State Secretary sets initiatives for economic cooperation and educational projects

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Hope for financing Africa’s Development through private equity

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.
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Photo: Advisory Board Meeting of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative’s Africa Hub

Ethiopia: Minority Regime’s Fiefdom Syndrome

Sophia Tesfamariam read more

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The African Union welcomes resumption of oil production in South Sudan and its export through Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, welcomes the news of the resumption of oil production by South Sudan, and its transit and export through Sudan’s oil pipeline. She notes that this marks another major step in the normalization of relations between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as a turning point in the economic fortunes of both countries, which have suffered greatly since oil production was halted in 2012. She welcomes the clear commitment and political will of the two countries to ‘reboot’ their relations, and encourages them to remain steadfast on this path.
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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 1)

By Simon Tesfamariam read more

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COTONOU TO HOST MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON GULF OF GUINEA MARITIME SECURITY

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Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), will meet today President Joyce Banda to discuss the country’s challenges on nutrition and food security and underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area. read more

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AfDB Approves a US $200-million Facility to Reinforce Ecobank’s Trade Finance Capacities

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated is registered and headquartered in Lomé, Togo, as a pan-African bank holding company. It has presence in 32 African countries, and is represented in France through its affiliate, EBI S.A. Ecobank has representative offices in Beijing, China, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the UK. Its shares are listed on the Ghana, Nigeria and BRVM (UEMOA) Stock Exchanges. ETI has 18,321 employees and 1,200 branches and offices. read more

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AfDB Approves US $200-million Risk Participation Facility to Standard Chartered Bank

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Africa’s Information Highway a step toward the global knowledge economy

The launch of Africa’s Information Highway is long over-due –  with the African Development Bank embarking on an Ambitious Program to Revolutionize Data Management and Dissemination in Africa. read more

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EMPOWERING AFRICANS WITH ENERGY

19-21 FEBRUARY 2013 read more

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Headline: The time is ripe for biogas investment, says SABIA, ahead of launch at Africa Energy Indaba

The South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA)will be launched at the Africa Energy Indaba in February 2013 by experts who believe that biogas should no longer be lumped together with other alternative energy sources,but holds enough weight to stand in its own category. read more

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