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Opening of the African Development Bank Group External Representation Office for Asia / Press Conference by President Donald Kaberuka

AfDB will open an External Representation Office for Asia in Tokyo as its first office located outside Africa TOKYO, Japan, October 15, 2012/— On October 15, 2012, the African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org), an international financial institution founded to promote the development of Africa, will open the External Representation Office for Asia in Tokyo as its first office located outside ...

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Angela Merkel in Athens: Protestors dress as Nazis, burn swastikas and throw rocks at police

Athens (AP) – Greek police fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters in central Athens on Tuesday when they tried to break through a barrier and reach visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 50,000 demonstrators defied a ban on protests, gathering in Syntagma square to voice their displeasure with the German leader. Some wore Nazi uniforms and others burned swastika flags, ...

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AfDB President Emphasizes Guinea’s Potential in Official Visit

The President of the African Development Bank arrived in Conakry on Saturday CONAKRY, Guinea, September 17, 2012/ — The President of the African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org), Donald Kaberuka, arrived in Conakry on Saturday, as part of his official tour of West Africa. The goal of the visit was to reinforce dialogue between the Bank and Guinea, and to evaluate the country’s economic ...

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CDD Press Release on Gambia Execution

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) condemns the execution of nine persons including one woman by the Gambian government on the 23rd day of August 2012. We view this as a flagrant disregard of the rule of law. Section 18 of the 1997 constitution of the Gambian provides that the death sentence shall not be imposed for any offence unless the sentence is prescribed ...

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dead at 57

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but was a major U.S counter-terrorism ally, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public for weeks, Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday. He was 57. Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV said. Hailemariam Desalegn, ...

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Tourism in Africa is slowly coming of age

Jet-lagged, 500 delegates from around the world arrived in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in May to deliberate on the path to Africa’s tourism future. To unwind, Zimbabwe’s Tourism Authority, host of the congress of the Africa Travel Association (ATA), had organized a fun-filled welcome. The delegates toured Victoria Falls — one of the world’s seven natural wonders — where they participated ...

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Renewed calls for mining contracts to benefit communities in Africa

Obuasi, about 200 kilometres northwest of Accra, Ghana’s capital, is home to one of the world’s richest gold mines. For more than a hundred years the precious metal mined there has been taken to jewellers in the West and beyond, earning millions of dollars for mining companies and their shareholders. But for inhabitants of villages around this rich mine — ...

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