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African Commission Resolution on the Unconstitutional Change of Governments

African Commission Resolution on the Unconstitutional Change of Governments

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission), at its 51st Ordinary Session held from 18 April to 2 May 2012 in Banjul, The Gambia – recalled its mandate to promote and protect human and peoples’ rights in Africa under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter).

In Ethiopia, new printing directive equals pre-censorship, says CPJ

In Ethiopia, new printing directive equals pre-censorship, says CPJ

Ethiopia’s main, state-owned printing company has directed newspaper publishers to censor any content that may draw government prosecution under the country’s antiterrorism law or face cancellation of their printing contracts, according to local journalists and news reports.

SECOND ECOWAS GAMES NOW FOR 16TH – 22nd JUNE 2012 IN ACCRA, GHANA

SECOND ECOWAS GAMES NOW FOR 16TH – 22nd JUNE 2012 IN ACCRA, GHANA

The Second ECOWAS Under-23 Games earlier scheduled for 2nd to 8th June 2012 in Accra, Ghana, will now take place from 16th to 22nd June 2012 due to logistics reasons.

IRU, Transport Ministers, financial institutions join forces to drive African development

IRU African Symposium on trade and road transport facilitation brings together ministerial, policy and business delegates from 20 African countries to drive economic and social development by promoting and facilitating trade and international road transport.

IRU Opens Permanent Delegation For Africa (Press Release)

IRU Opens Permanent Delegation For Africa (Press Release)

The IRU has established a Permanent Delegation and Regional Committee for Africa in Casablanca, Morocco, and appointed Adil Gaoui as the IRU’s General Delegate for the continent.

GROW AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM

GROW AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM

The two day ‘Grow Africa’ investment forum is to showcase specific investment priorities in seven countries participating in the Grow Africa Partnership.

Addis Ababa hosts third “Africa: 54 Countries, One Union” Conference

Addis Ababa hosts third “Africa: 54 Countries, One Union” Conference

“Think about the main priorities for Africa’s regional integration” is the aim of the Conference titled Africa: 54 Countries, One Union, that took place on May 3rd in the New Conference Center of the African Union, with the attendance of high level officials from Africa, Europe and many international organizations.

FDI into Africa accelerates as investor perceptions begin to shift: Survey

FDI into Africa accelerates as investor perceptions begin to shift: Survey

Growing optimism and confidence among international and African investors has lead to significant inward investment into Africa over the last decade according to Ernst & Young’s second African Attractiveness Survey.

African Union and UNESCO to Commemorate World Press Freedom Day, May 3rd

African Union and UNESCO to Commemorate World Press Freedom Day, May 3rd

World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) will be celebrated today, Thursday 3rd May 2012 under the theme: “New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies”.