14-Oct-2014 to 12:06

UN peacekeepers face ‘biggest test’ amid worsening CAR violence - AI

APA- Dakar (Senegal) — The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR) faces its biggest test since being deployed last month, Amnesty International said Tuesday amid reports of armed clashes and sectarian violence in the capital Bangui which resulted in the killing of civilians.

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13-Oct-2014 to 18:01

Djinnit urges peaceful polls across W/Africa

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The United Nations Special Representative in West Africa, Saïd Djinnit has urged countries in West Africa to hold peaceful presidential elections in 2015 and resolve electoral disputes amiably.

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13-Oct-2014 to 15:36

Senegal, Mali pay tribute to dead Senegalese peacekeeper

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — – The Senegalese Armed Forces minister, Augustin Tine and his Malian counterpart, Colonel-Major Ba N’Dao on Monday paid tribute to Sergeant Birane Wane, a Senegalese peacekeeper under the banner of the United Nations’ mission in Mali killed Tuesday in the town of Kidal (northern Mali).

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13-Oct-2014 to 13:22

Modern energy crucial to boosting Africa’s economies-Report

APA-London-(United Kingdom) — Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook report.

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13-Oct-2014 to 12:55

W/Africa’s BRVM trades securities worth over $478 000

APA-Dakar-(Senegal) — The Regional Securities Exchange (BRVM) of the eight nation West African franc zone closed its trading session on Friday, higher than the previous day.

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13-Oct-2014 to 10:22

Africa accounts for 5.7 percent of global FDI, highest in decade-Report

APA-Dakar-(Senegal) — In 2013, Africa’s share of global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects reached 5.7 percent, its highest level in a decade, EY Africa said on Monday in its Africa Attractiveness Survey.

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10-Oct-2014 to 20:27

Three African countries to benefit from €869m EU program

APA-Washington-(United States) — European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs sign Friday the National Indicative Programmes (NIP) for development cooperation with Belize, Lesotho, Togo and Zambia in the 2014-2020 period, which amount to €869 million.

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