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Lopatka: “Africa wants closer cooperation with Austria” / State Secretary sets initiatives for economic cooperation and educational projects
VIENNA, Austria, May 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Opportunities for deepening political and economic ties to the African continent were the focus in a meeting of Austrian State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka with 25 ambassadors from African states. The Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Development Bank and the Austrian Ministry of Finance (soft loans) are the partners in the Africa initiative, which the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs has started with the support of the Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the City of Vienna. The African ambassadors showed great interest in stronger economic cooperation with Austria, including tourism projects and accessing Austrian know-how.
LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 10 mai 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Le ministre de la Coopération internationale, l’honorable Julian Fantino, a participé au Forum économique mondial (en anglais) sur l’Afrique, au forum sur l’investissement en Afrique (Grow Africa Investment Forum) et à la rencontre du conseil des dirigeants de la Nouvelle Alliance pour la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition du G8, qui se tiennent au Cap, en Afrique du Sud. Sa présence a pour but de promouvoir le recours aux partenariats avec le secteur privé pour trouver des solutions novatrices aux défis en matière de développement agricole durable, de sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition en Afrique.
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa /African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, attended the World Economic Forum on Africa, Grow Africa Investment Forum, and G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Leadership Council in Cape Town, South Africa, to promote private sector partnerships as a way to achieve innovative solutions to the challenges facing sustainable agricultural development, food security, and nutrition in Africa.
NEW YORK, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Food assistance is emerging as an urgent humanitarian priority in the Central African Republic (CAR). Assessments carried out earlier this year show that many people cannot afford the little food that is available in markets, and that farmers have begun to eat the seeds that were meant for planting this season.
BERN, Switzerland /African Press Organization (APO)/ – On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will support both countries in implementation of their poverty reduction strategies, which focus on broad-based and sustainable growth.
“African countries are increasingly focused on the potential renewable energy offers to their economies.”
“In each market where wind energy is being developed, the state is a big player in the initial stages of industry development and is often the sponsor of pilot projects.”
Climate Investment Funds Give North Africa and Middle East Green Light for Revised Regional Solar Plan
AfDB/World Bank-supported plan to generate more than a gigawatt of power