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Washington, D.C. to welcome African Ministers of Energy to international investment conference on African Power

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 24, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ — EnergyNet is to host the second annual Powering Africa: Summit (www.PoweringAfrica-Summit.com) at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. from 27-29th January 2016. Industry leaders from the USA and Africa who have confirmed to attend include H.E. Hon Minister Jeannot Matadi …

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UN Secretary-General’s message on World Toilet Day

NEW YORK, United States of America, November 19, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ — Sanitation is central to human and environmental health as well as to individual opportunity, development and dignity. Yet today, worldwide, one in every three people lacks improved sanitation, and one in every eight practices open defecation. The …

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Ghana Minister of Food and Agriculture Host Commercial Briefing and Food for Progress Announcement

  ACCRA, Ghana, November 17, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ — On Tuesday, November 17, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden will hold two events together with Hon. Fifi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture: the opening session of the commercial briefing for a visiting U.S. agribusiness delegation and a …

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Call for Proposals: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016

  ABUJA, Nigeria, /APO (African Press Organization)/ — The U.S. Mission to Nigeria and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2016 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP was established to help …

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USAID/Ghana Local Governance Decentralization Program Holds Closeout Workshop

  WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, November 10, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ — The USAID/Ghana Local Governance Decentralization Program (LOGODEP) is holding its closeout workshop on November 11 and 12, 2015 in Busua, Ghana. The two-day workshop brings together national and local government officials, traditional authorities, project staff, stakeholders, …

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These are the most powerful passports in the world

  The most powerful passports in the world have been revealed as those issued by the United Kingdom and the United States – which both give holders access to 147 countries. Collated by the Passport Index and presented by Statista, the rankings are based on how many countries bearers of each passport can visit without …

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Migratory waterbird populations in decline globally, but latest status review shows that concentrated conservation actions can turn the tide

  NEW YORK, United States of America, November 9, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ — Waterbird populations across the African-Eurasian flyway are on a downward trend, with declining populations outstripping growing ones by almost 50 per cent, shows the latest conservation status report compiled for the Agreement on the Conservation of …

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Ground swallows dozen cars in Mississippi

Tests are to take place to determine why the ground opened up in a Mississippi city, swallowing 12 cars in a restaurant car park. The large gash, some 400ft (120m) long and 35ft (11m) wide, opened up late on Saturday in Meridian, near the Alabama state line. The area had …

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Burundi: Killing of Welly Nzitonda

  The United States is gravely concerned by the political and security situation in Burundi and condemns the killing in Bujumbura yesterday of Welly Nzitonda, the son of human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. We extend our deepest condolences to Pierre Mbonimpa, whose son-in-law was murdered in October, and who …

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Justin Trudeau ‘disappointed’ with U.S. rejection of Keystone XL

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t like the U.S. decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, but says it will not hurt the strong bond between the two countries. “We are disappointed by the decision but respect the right of the United States to make the decision,” he said in a statement. “The …

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