Geneva 27 March 2013 - IPU deeply regrets the sentencing of opposition leader and MP Ndongala by the Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo to 10 years imprisonment.
Africa Link Special Reports
NIGERIA – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Saturday in Abuja said that troops, operating in the North-East, have captured a massive armoury with arms and ammunition belonging to insurgents, and 100 fighters were killed by troops in Maiduguri, Borno State, when they made another attempt to seize the Barracks and free their co-fighters being detained in the Barrack’s detention facility.
UAE – African Press Organization (APO) has announced the opening of an office in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to serve the Middle East, where demand for APO media relations services dedicated to Africa has been growing rapidly.
NIGERIA – The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) an African-led multilateral development financial institution whose mission is to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure assets announces details of its inaugural Summit. The Summit takes place on 25 March 2014 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
SWITZERLAND – The Universal Postal Union will help the Philippine Post renovate its Tacloban postal facility, which was severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan last November on the island of Leyte.
South Africa’s fifth democratic general election will be held on 7 May this year. President Jacob announced the date on February 7 paving the way for politicians to fine-tune their unofficial campaigns started in July last year.
NIGERIA – Sixteen persons were confirmed to have died during the nationwide job recruitment test organised by the Nigeria Immigration Service last Saturday, reported Metro Watch.Mr Abba Moro, the Minister of Interior gave the confirmation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch its highly anticipated Development Effectiveness Review 2013, for Senegal on Wednesday, March 12 in Dakar. The report is the second country-focused publication of its kind issued by the AfDB’s Quality Assurance and Results Department since the reports were initiated in 2011 and is indicative of Senegal’s development progress, particularly in terms of facilitating private-sector investment. The first country-focused publication on Rwanda was published in 2012.