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Cape Town welcomes more than 5000 power and water professionals this week as Eskom CE Brian Dames and Minister Edna Molewa address African Utility Week

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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 3)

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 2)

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 1)

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South Africa’s Somali refugee child stars fly to the Oscars

After narrowly winning a race against time to get extended refugee status, passports and visas, brothers Harun and Ali Mohammed are flying from Cape Town to Hollywood today for Sunday’s Academy Awards, where their film Asad will compete in the Best Short Film category. read more

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Uganda Can Earn an Extra US$2.5 Billion by Removing Trade Barriers

KAMPALA, Uganda, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Uganda can earn an additional $2.5 billion from non-traditional trading partners in the region and close the trade deficit in the next five years if it removes trade barriers with neighbors, the World Bank announced today. Doing so could also help the East African country stabilize the economy in the face of a slowdown in overall growth and reduced aid flows, the World Bank says. read more

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Refining Industry Outlook in Middle East and Africa, 2013 – Capacity Analysis, Forecasts and Details of All Operating and Planned Refineries to 2017

NEW YORK, Feb., 2013  /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: read more

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Foy-Johnston Secures Rich Concession in Cameroon

About Foy-Johnston Inc.

Foy-Johnston through its wholly owned subsidiary Cameroon Mines is involved in enhancing exploration and mining assets through diligent application of technical and commercial expertise for the benefit of all stakeholders of Foy-Johnston in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Cameroon Mines is a mining explorer and producer committed to developing strategic mining exploration and project opportunities in Gold, Precious gems, Rare Earth Metals, Iron Ore and Platinum Group Metals. The Company has assembled an experienced group of individuals with broad local and international industry knowledge, where it will assist to build shareholder value and help fast-track the development of its accumulated assets. Cameroon Mines will also secure the participation and support of key strategic partners globally, who can provide tangible benefits towards achieving the Company’s goals. The Company has already acquired a portfolio of Gold and Diamond exploration tenements in key mineral regions of Cameroon, and Central African Republic. Website is www.cammines.com read more

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German, Sudanese and South Sudanese trilateral business conference at the Federal Foreign Office

BERLIN, Germany, January 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – With Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle acting as patron, the German-African Business Association and the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry will tomorrow (Tuesday, 29 January) host a trilateral business conference for Germany, the Sudan and South Sudan. The conference, entitled “Germany – Sudan and South Sudan Business Day”, will take place at the Federal Foreign Office and is open to the press. read more

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All-Somali refugee cast carries Asad to Oscar nomination for Best Narrative Short

 

Asad is a short film written and directed by famed commercial director Bryan Buckley of Hungry Man Films. The film received an Academy Award nomination on 10 January 2013, landing it one step closer to film’s highest honor: an Oscar. read more

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Ethiopia’s Tekeda Alemu Feigns Concern over Djibouti-Eritrea Relations

Sophia Tesfamariam

 

It is rather interesting that Tekeda Alemu would today feign concern and call on Eritrea to show a “pacific disposition” towards Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia[i].  As this author recalls, it was Tekeda Alemu that asked the US to break the otherwise amicable and neighborly Djibouti-Eritrea relations. How can Eritrea have a “pacific disposition” to Ethiopia when for over a decade Ethiopia has been occupying its sovereign territories in violation of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, international law, the United Nations and African Union Charters? As for Somalia, no one tried harder to “isolate” Eritrea from playing any meaningful role in Somalia than did the regime in Ethiopia and its handlers. Now that they have managed to create an intractable desperate situation in a dismembered and weak Somalia, don’t expect Eritrea to burn in that self created quagmire. Allow me to remind the good Ambassador of a few facts about Djibouti-Eritrea relations. read more

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A company that knows how to make things look easy

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

Alcatel-Lucent has a success story to tell. read more

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A ten-year strategy to support the development of social protection systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Social protection, which comprises both social assistance and social insurance programs, is a powerful tool to reduce poverty and vulnerability
  • The World Bank has a new 10-year strategy for social protection in Africa (2012-2022)
  • The vision is to help governments build country-owned national social protection systems

Social protection, once thought of as exclusive to rich and middle-income countries, is being increasingly employed in low-income countries in Africa, where policymakers are recognizing its potential as a powerful tool to reduce poverty, vulnerability, and social inequality. read more

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