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AWEPA Conference on Peace, Security and Sustainable Development – Press Release

From: Communications | AWEPA
For Immediate Release

Peace, Security and Sustainable Development:

AWEPA Parliamentary Seminar addresses violent extremism and terrorism

Brussels, Belgium – Peaceful societies are a vital requirement for sustainable development. The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) will hold an International Parliamentary Seminar on “Peace, Security and Sustainable Development”, with a special focus on addressing the root causes and consequences of violent extremism and terrorism. The seminar will be hosted by the Belgian Senate in Brussels on 8-9 October 2015.

This theme was chosen in light of growing international attention to the importance of peace and security in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Over the past decade, fragile and conflict-affected states have underperformed on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As we now transition towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), parliamentarians have a key role to play in developing policy and legal frameworks that address violent extremism and terrorism, their complex root causes and their multiple consequences.

While the nexus between peace, security and sustainable development has been broadly recognised, there has only recently been an acceptance that combating terrorism is an important component of the peace and security agenda, and thus intimately connected to the development agenda.

The International Parliamentary Seminar will aim to raise awareness among African and European MPs of the interconnection between security and sustainable development, as well as the latest parliamentary initiatives and strategies on violent extremism and terrorism.

African MPs from national parliaments and regional parliamentary bodies, MPs from several European parliaments and the European Parliament, African parliamentary staff and academics will come together to debate and reflect on how national, regional and continental parliaments in Africa and Europe can strengthen their role in achieving lasting peace and security.

Key speakers include AWEPA’s President and Minister of State Ms. Miet Smet, H.E. Macharia Kamau, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations, Hon. Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, Mr. Yves Leterme, former Prime Minister of Belgium, Hon. Santiago Nsobeya Efuman Nchama, Speaker of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Parliament, Mr. Gilles de Kerchove, European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator and H.E. Ambassador Francisco Madeira, African Union Special Representative for Counter-terrorism Cooperation, among others.


AWEPA works in cooperation with African Parliaments to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Africa, to keep Africa high on the political agenda in Europe and to facilitate African-European Parliamentary dialogue. AWEPA’s President and Minister of State Ms. Miet Smet will open the International Parliamentary Seminar on 8 October 2015.

Where: Belgian Senate

7 rue de Louvain, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

When: 8-9 October 2015

Thursday 8th October, from 8.30 – 18.00 hours

Friday 9th October, from 9.00-12.30 hours

Contact: Anastasia-Areti Gavrili

Communications Officer,

More information:

You’re invited to 2015 KENYA DIASPORA CONFERENCE – ATLANTA GA USA (Sep 17, 2015 – Sep 19, 2015)

From: David Ochwangi

You are invited to the following event:


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM
– to –
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
One Hartsfield Centre Parkway
Atlanta , GA 30354

This year’s conference is for and by Kenyans in the Diaspora and features Business, Government and Kenyans in the Diaspora to address key issues of common interest and to advance our common welfare such as a) Diaspora Policy, Representation and Voting in the next general elections, b) Investments c) Governmental role in protecting the Diaspora, d) Disability, e) Technology, f) Kenya Diapora’s…

We hope you can make it!

David Ochwangi

USA, GA: STEM: High School Event @ Georgia Tech Nov 8th; Limited Seats Register today.

From: akpa for all

Great Deals – Daily Savings

High School Outreach Event
The Society of Women Engineers at Georgia Tech is pleased to be hosting an outreach program for high school girls who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The program will be:
Saturday, November 8 from 9 AM – 2 PM
in the Georgia Tech Van Leer building

Space is limited to 100 girls on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register early!

There will be a parent’s information program offered free of charge for parents with girls attending the event. Only girls attending the event need to buy a ticket; parents do not need a ticket.

Additional details will be provided the week of the event.

Through the program, high school girls will be:
Encouraged to pursue an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through fun, hands-on activities
Have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with current female engineering students.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Click here to register…
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» AKPA Website

Reminder & Programm of 5th International African Festival & African Business Forum Tübingen, Germany 17 – 20 July 2014

From: African Community in Germany

Dear Excellency, Hon, CEO´S, African Diaspora, Ladies & Gentlemen,

accept compliments of the season from Tübingen –Germany, Susan Tatah – AFRIKAKTIV organization, Boris Palmer Lord Major of city of Tübingen, Christain O Erbe- President of chamber of Industry and commerce, as well as the African Diaspora in Germany, welcome you to the 5th International African Festival and African Business Forum in Tübingen 2014.
The Gap between Africa´s economic growth and poverty index arouses an unbalanced equation, Africa´s untapped opportunities – culture, raw materials, human capital, tourism as well as the role of the African Diaspora in the development of Africa. All these and many other entertainment comprises the Tübingen International African Festivals 2014 Menu!

Programm starts from Thursday, 17th to Sunday 20th of July 2014.

This year we commemorate three special events in the month of July that makes history in our lives as Africans
– 20th years of democrary in South Africa

– Kwibuka „Rwanda we remember“

– We remember Mr. Nelson Mandela

– Stop Malaria – Africa´s unbeatable challenge

The 4days events shall focus on tradefair, tourism, business opportunities, music, gastronomy, Kids & children programs and more…

Thursday: 17th July – Welcome days
Friday: 18th July – Special Business Forum & African Ambassadors conference
Saturday: 19th July – Diaspora & Dialog – Culture and Projects
Sunday: 20th July – Church and more celebration

Join us in Tübingen this year for a family weekend, this year´s specially dedicated to the children and youths with lots of creative workshops, dance, theater and more! Take a family vacation to Tübingen, you´ll not regret being here.
A special Ramadan Tent is provided for breaking fast –of our Moslems brothers and sisters – see programm for more info!

For more information on the programm 2014

Welcome to the city of Tübingen – For travel and accomodation, please click on this link

Contact the Organizers

Susan Tatah
Founder & CEO
Konzeption, Organisation und Durchführung
Tel.: (+49) 152 106 103 74

Afrikaktiv e.V.
Not black, not White but Multicolored

5. International Africafestival Tübingen: 17.-20. Juli 2014
For more information visit our Homepage & Facebook!


From: Doc Odotte

Saturday July 19th, we will be celebrating the 3rd year anniversary since the late great Ben Odotte, was promoted to glory. It starts with a barbecue and lots of fun activities at Ben’s favorite spot, Donaldson Park in Highland Park NJ, then an evening event at 1700 Brooks Blvd, in Hillsborough NJ. Great food and Live music and more and more loads of entertainment with guests from all over the USA. More details to follow, but please mark the date!!!


\From: Linda Waine

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the International conference on human rights and Elimination of Discrimination in all its Forms which will be held from July 22nd to 1st August 2014 in California United states and Saint-Louis Senegal. This Conference will bring together practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in human rights issues.

Note that all interested delegate that requires entry visa to attend this meeting in the United States abs Senegal will be assisted by the organization, in obtaining visa in their passport. Free air round trip tickets to attend this meeting will be provided to all participants. The conference welcomes paper presentation from any interested participants willing to present papers during the meeting.

For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Dundon via Email:

Please share the information with your colleagues.


Dr Linda Waine
Member Activities oordinatorr

AFRICA IS CALLING – Tübingen International African Festival – Germany 2014 – out NOW!

From: African Community in Germany

Dear Africans, friends, lovers and well-wishers of Africa,

The Lord Major of Tübingen University community –Boris Palmer and its community, the president of chamber of commerce and industry and its investors in Africa, join the African Diaspora in Germany, to welcome thousands of visitors with different backgrounds, culture, status and interest from 17 – 20 July 2014 – friends, lovers and well-wishers of Africa, Business partners, Investors, celebrities, African Ambassadors and Diaspora worldwide – 4days NONSTOP at the African- Village –Festplatz in Tübingen – Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July 2014

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – Africa´s image in Germany has been jeopardized, characterising the continent of Africa with catastrophes, hunger, poverty, corruption and diseases ONLY, reducing the integrity of Africa, a limitation for children and youths in our communities to discover and enjoy the benefits that AFRICA has to offer. Tübingen International African Festival organized and presented by the African Diaspora, share and present to you the true story of their different countries, values, potentials, business opportunities, tourist attractions as well as institutions with experience in dealing with different countries of Africa.

Tübingen International African Festival, powered by AFRIKAKTIV e.V – Founder & Projectmanager – Susan Tatah backed by the African Diaspora and its Ambassadors in Germany, aim at changing and redefining African narratives in Germany.

2014 Tübingen Africa Festival Campaigns & Memorial: MALARIA NO MORE, STOP RIVERBLINDNESS & Kwibuka 20 –WE REMEMBER RWANDA!

This festival gathers African Diaspora in Germany together, irrespective of their countries of origin, religious, status and gender to brand, present and promote the 54 African countries through partnership, networking, contacts and more

Registration open is to all sectors with focused on Africa – Dateline June 30th 2014

Online register now to participate just a click on this link

VISIT: / CALL + 49 152-106-10374 – 24/7 service line

Susan Tatah – Founder & CEO – be the change you want to see in Germany today!


Women Advancement Forum 2014 & AWARDS: 25-29 May: Expect great things at WAF 2014 in Banjul!

From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)

Women Advancement Forum 2014 & AWARDS: 25-29 May: Expect great things at WAF 2014 in Banjul!

Women Advancement Forum (WAF) is Africa’s most attended gender conference

BANJUL, Gambia, April 25, 2014/ — Her Excellency (Mrs) Zineb Jammeh, First Lady, The Gambia,

Her Excellency, Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy, Vice President,The Gambia,

Her Excellency, Mrs Sia Koroma, First Lady, Republic of Sierra Leone,

Her Excellency, Madame Marieme Faye Sall, First Lady, Republic of Senegal,

Her Excellency, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, First Lady Ogun State, Nigeria,

Ms. Almas Jiwani, President, UN Women (National Committee) Canada,

Mr. Peter Metcalfe, President, Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) amongst other First Ladies from Africa join WAF 2014


Watch the video:

Women Advancement Forum – WAF (, Africa’s most attended gender conference has consistently for 3 years made its foot print indelible as the formidable platform for deliberations and formulation of affirmative issues affecting the advancement, empowerment, and sustainable approach to motivating and inspiring women of Africa. Since 2010 WAF has become the annual rallying point for women of different race, age, on issues regarding women economic empowerment in business and global partnerships.

Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim, Global Convener of Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) speaking on the lunching of the Gambia chapter of Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) at WAF 2014 said that it is a welcome trend adopted by WAF and WiLAT Africa because it will go a long way to address the issue of global partnerships among women. Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) South Africa was formed and lunched at the WAF 2013.

At the 2014 WAF over 30 men and women in leadership roles are expected to deliver inspirational and lead delegates through gender advancement and empowerment; amongst them are First Ladies, Ambassadors, Women Business and Entrepreneurs, Professionals etc. Over 500 attendees are expected- with singular purpose of taking affirmative stand on issues on MDGs – empowering the woman, and giving the world a future beyond MDGs.

WAF-mdg and WAF Tribute Awards are coveted awards. These awards have unique value; offering the opportunity to honor distinguished women and men from Africa and around the world at a special Award/Charity gala night.

Women, develop your high level strategic network and business contacts – get introduced to the premium circles of business, politics and professionals of African women. Promote your product at the exhibition where buyers and sellers meet. Confirmed exhibitors are successful made in Africa products and services; developed for African women : dresses made from African fabrics, comestics and beauty products, business brands for franchise etc.

Learn from the best, at the High Performance Negotiation & Communicating Skills pre-conference workshop: find out the specific and essential contents for ambitious women in business, politics and society. Delegates will learn the secrets and insights which will get you to your goals faster!

Book your seat now : Visit

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Women Advancement Forum (WAF).

WAF is one unique African women’s rallying point – expect great thing at WAF 2014 in Banjul!



Mr. Charles Chikezie
Contact media: +27 837850397
e-mail :

Women Advancement Forum (WAF)

Tanzania: Sixth Julius Nyerere Intellectual Festival

From: Yona Maro
– – – –

9TH – 11TH APRIL 2014


Professor Patrick Lumumba’s
Lecture will be on :
09 April 2014 at 11:10 AM

Prof. Herbert Chimhundu’s Lecture will be on:
SPACE: Proposing an Agency Role
for the African Academy”
11 April 2014 at 9:00 AM

Eastern Africa: The fast emerging oil and gas frontier region

From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)

5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas-LNG & Energy Conference – 28 – 30 April 2014, Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Eastern Africa: The fast emerging oil and gas frontier region

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 27, 2014/ — With a 35+year track record in and on Africa, Global Pacific & Partners ( hosts this landmark meeting on Eastern Africa. Now in its 5th year, Global Pacific & Partners invites you to this annual event held in Nairobi, Kenya, providing unrivalled new insights into the upstream opportunities, open acreage, bid rounds, new ventures, oil/gas investments, key upstream players, and corporate/government strategies in this vast region of fifteen countries covering onshore and offshore potential, from Eritrea to South Africa, including across the Mascerene islands.


Download the program:



About “Global Pacific & Partners: Clubs and Networks”:

Over 350 senior executives attended the Conference in 2013, with 36 exhibitors.

Key Focus:

– Upstream opportunities

– Open acreage

– Bid rounds

– New ventures

– Oil/gas investments

– Key upstream players

– Corporate/government strategies

Senior-Level Presentations from:

– Africa Oil Corp

– Anadarko Petroleum



– Discover Exploration Limited

– Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, EP

– Geological Survey Department, Malawi

– Ministry of Energy, Kenya

– Ministere des Hydrocarbures, Kinshasa

– Ministere des Mines et des Hydrocarbures, Madagascar

– Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, Rwanda

– Ophir Energy

– PetroSeychelles

– Petroleum Exploration & Production Department, Uganda

– Salama Fikira

– Shell Exploration

– SPETC Advisory

– Soma Oil & Gas

– Somali Petroleum Corporation

– South Atlantic Petroleum

– Taipan Resources

– T5 Oil & Gas Ltd

– Tullow Oil

– Vanoil Energy

The 5th Eastern Africa – Strategy Briefing presented by their Chairman, Dr Duncan Clarke, is held prior to the conference, on Monday 28th April, and will provide key insights on the corporate upstream oil and gas game, governments, state oil firms, and licensing strategies.

Key Focus:

– Eastern Africa’s corporate E&P players

– Acreage, assets, strategies and investments

– Minnows, Independents, Super Majors

– Onshore/Offshore: Sudan to South Africa

– Foreign State Oil Companies

Following the 5th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas/LNG & Energy we will celebrate the 62nd PetroAfricanus Dinner to be held on 29th April.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Global Pacific & Partners.

Note for the Press:

For further information, please contact Global Pacific & Partners:

Babette van Gessel
Tel: +31 70 324 61 54

Sonika Greyvenstein
Tel: +27 11 880 70 52

Global Pacific & Partners

Infrastructure in Africa: More than 500 Decision Makers Discuss Bridging Africa Infrastructure Investment Divide at AFC Live

From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)

– Jim O’Neill, economist who coined the ‘BRIC’ and ‘MINT’ acronyms, declares the African infrastructure divide, ‘both a defining challenge and a standout Investment opportunity of our generation’ –

– Cape Verde sign instrument of accession for membership of the Africa Finance Corporation –

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 25, 2014/ — At the Africa Finance Corporation’s inaugural Summit ( held today in Lagos, Jim O’Neill, creator of the BRICs and MINT acronyms, economist and former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, said:“Africa’s future depends on the continent’s policy makers doing the right thing. That is working to create better governance, reducing crime, fighting corruption and delivering improved infrastructure. Infrastructure development is both a defining challenge and a standout investment opportunity for Africa and investors around the world. For example, Nigeria is growing at 7% despite poor access to power; decent power could boost economic growth to 10%-12%. There is no reason why Nigeria should not become one of the G20.”


The Summit, which attracted more than 500 leading thinkers from government, academia, business and finance, fuelled energetic debate on both the opportunities and the challenges of the African infrastructure landscape.

Infrastructure in general has been estimated to have the potential to add an average of 2% to Africa’s economic growth rate over the next decade as investment is brought to bear to bridge the current circa US$40 billion per annum investment deficit.

Andrew Alli, President and CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation, told the Summit: “The sheer number of people here today, passionately engaged in the debate on infrastructure and what it means for the future of this great continent, is inspiring. Our vision at the AFC is to bridge the infrastructure divide and seek a strong return for our shareholders at the same time. We believe our core role comes at the earliest stage of project conception and development. While international capital will be fundamental in bridging the investment divide, that capital will have nowhere to go if Africa does not focus on the development of bankable, sustainable projects. By focusing on supporting project development and using our local knowledge and sector expertise to identify and mitigate risk we come in to transactions at an earlier stage than many investors. Our role is to accelerate the number of viable, bankable projects across the continent, creating the market for other forms of capital that will follow, and ultimately bridging the investment divide that exists. We believe landmark transformational projects can yield financial dividends every bit as powerful as their social ones and our success to date demonstrates this.”

At a ceremony on stage, Cape Verde Minister of Finance Cristiana Duarte signed the instrument of accession for membership of the AFC. Cape Verde becomes the 9th country to join other member nations, including: Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. AFC is a pan-African investor and its investments are not limited to member states.

Her Excellency Cristiana Duarte, Minister of Finance of Cape Verde said; “I am very pleased today to be able to formalise Cape Verde’s membership of the Africa Finance Corporation. Cape Verde and the AFC have enjoyed a very productive and collaborative relationship over the last few years. As the lead investor in Cabeolica, our award winning US$90 million 26MW commercial wind farm we have firsthand experience of the expertise the corporation can bring to innovative projects and we look forward to working to deliver more projects over the coming years.”

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).

For further information visit:


Africa Finance Corporation
Lucy Savage
+234 703 403 3645

Bell Pottinger
Victoria Geoghegan / Nick Lambert / David Bass / Philip Peck
+44 20 7861 3271
+44 20 7861 3271

Africa Practice
Tim Newbold
+234 805 494 9866

About the AFC (

• AFC is an African-led multilateral development financial institution, established in 2007, with amission to improve African economies by proactively developing and financing infrastructure, industrial and financial assets.

• AFC is involved as an investor, developer and financier of various infrastructure projects, and is gaining recognition as the benchmark institution for financing the development of infrastructure projects in Africa.

• AFC’s current authorized share capital is USD2.0 billion with shareholders’ funds of USD1.24 billion and a 2013 funding programme of USD700 million.

• AFC is the second highest investment grade-rated multilateral financial institution on the African continent, with an A3 (long term) /P2 (short term) foreign currency debt rating by Moody’s Investors Service.

AFC’s projects:

• AFC is the lead investor in the award winning Cabeolica project, a USD90 million, 26MW landmark renewable energy wind power project in Cape Verde.

• AFC is the Technical Adviser to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the CBN’s USD2.0 billion Power and Aviation Intervention Fund (PAIF).

• AFC is a partner with Vigeo Holdings Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited for the acquisition of power distribution assets, and a lead financier in the acquisitions of the Kainji and Ughelli power generation plants in the current Nigerian Government power sector privatisation round.

• AFC is also the lead investor in Cenpower Generation Company Limited (Cenpower), which is implementing the Kpone IPP project – a 340 megawatt combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Tema, Ghana.

• AFC is the lead investor in the Main One fibre optic cable project, enhancing West Africa’s connection to Europe and the rest of the world through faster and more technologically advanced broadband capacity.

• AFC provided a USD50 million convertible debt investment in ARM Cement Limited (ARM), the second largest cement operator in Kenya to support expansion initiatives across Eastern and Southern Africa including; development and construction of a lime plant in Tanzania and expansion of ARM’s cement capacity in Kenya. The transaction marked AFC’s first bilateral investment in Kenya.

• AFC provided financing for Ethiopian airlines fleet expansion in the acquisition of Africa’s first Boeing 777 airline.

• AFC also invested in the Bakwena toll road project in South Africa, and in the EURO 270 million Konan Bedie Toll Bridge in Côte d’Ivoire; the signature Transport PPP project in Francophone Africa, underscoring its interest in investing in PPPs/PFIs in its focal sectors across the African continent.

• AFC launched a landmark USD15 million project development facility with the Dutch Development Bank FMO in January 2013, to fund early-stage equity investments in projects under development pre-financial close, in the infrastructure sector across sub-Saharan Africa.

• The AFC has established partnerships with national, regional and international organizations and with sponsors that are active in the infrastructure space in Africa.

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

20th Western Africa Oil, Gas/LNG & Energy 2014 Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 15-16 April 2014

From: News Release – African Press Organization (APO)

Ministry of Petroleum, Angola speaking in Windhoek, Namibia, April 15, 2014

Global Pacific & Partners hosts it’s 20th Western Africa Oil, Gas/LNG & Energy 2014 Conference, at the Country Club, Windhoek, Namibia, over 15-16 April 2014

WINDHOEK, Namibia, March 25, 2014/ — With a 35+ year track record in and on Africa, Global Pacific & Partners ( hosts it’s 20th Western Africa Oil, Gas/LNG & Energy 2014 Conference, at the Country Club, Windhoek, Namibia, over 15-16 April 2014, with the 10th Western Africa: Strategy Briefing taking place on the 14th April at same venue.


Download the brochure:

Download the Registration Form:

About “Global Pacific & Partners: Clubs and Networks”:

Emphasis on the Western Africa Oil/Gas Landscapes

The “Western Africa” arena covers a vast oil and gas exploration zone, one of the world’s richest and most promising for ventures- from Morocco to the Cape, including island states, with an enormous offshore zone and hydrocarbon potential, alongside prospective deep water blocks, ultra-deep opportunities only to date marginally explored, Exclusive Economic Zones, and promising pre-salt potential analogous to Brazil.

10th Western Africa Strategy Briefing, 14th April

The Strategy Briefing provides an unrivalled set of key insights on the Western Africa oil, gas and energy game, built on over 30 years of oil and gas research, to track shifting oil-gas/energy maps in Western Africa, providing seasoned insights.

Confirmed Senior-Level Presentations from:

• Ministry of Mines & Energy, Namibia

• Agence de Gestion et de Cooperation Entre la Guinee Bissau et le Senegal (AGC), Dakar

• SAOGA: South African Oil & Gas Alliance, Cape Town

• Serica Energy, London

• Chariot Oil & Gas, London

• Global New Ventures, Noble Energy, Houston

• PetroSA, Cape Town

• Regalis Petroleum, Namibia

• Sogenal Oil & Gas, Nigeria & Vice Chairman Petroleum Club, Lagos

• Sonagas G.E, Equatorial Guinea

• Panoro Energy, London

• Petroci, Abidjan

• ONHYM, Morocco

• Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL

• Petroguin EP,Guinea-Bissau

• Agencia Nacional do Petroleo de São Tomé e Príncipe (ANP-STP)

• Azonto Petroleum Ltd, Perth

• Ecobank Group, London

• Instinct Energy, Australia

• HRT Oil & Gas, Rio de Janeiro

• Ministry of Petroleum, Angola

• Africa Fortesa Corp, Houston

• Angola Legal Partner, Luanda

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Global Pacific & Partners.

Note for the press:

For further information, please contact

Global Pacific & Partners
Babette van Gessel
Tel: +31-70.324.6154

Sonika Greyvenstein
Tel: +27-11.880.7052

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Global Pacific & Partners

Kenya Power Shift Camp on Climate Change

From: Emmanuel Dennis

Are you passionate about the environment, climate, biodiversity and ecosystems?

Are you willing to spend three days in nature?

Do you want to learn about some of the practical skills on how you can protect the environment and become a climate change agent and model in your community?

This year’s Kenya Power Shift Camping Forum, taking place on 25-28 March in Nairobi is a good opportunity for you. We will be collaborating with the various climate change networks in the country in bringing together 120 young climate change activists and environment friends from across the Country.

The Power shift will offer opportunities to network and share experiences on one of the worst Global crisis. It will be an opportunity to share and learn on skills needed on Adaptation or Mitigation efforts across the country.

It will also be an opportunity to come and have fun.

Would you be willing to participate and bring your energies and passions for other enthusiastic climate agents?

Please do have a look through the event brochure that gives you an overview of the camp. With 3 weeks to go to the opening day, participation is being booked up very quickly with already 30% of the limited spaces allocated; please click here for the registration form.

Let us bring the knowledge on how to curb climate change in Kenya to be a reality for today and the future.


Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo
Box 8799, 00200. NAIROBI: Cell Ph: +254722619005: Skype: emmanueldennis
Blog: : Twitter:

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USA State Dpt.; Press Releases: Osaka, Japan Selected as Host City for International Jazz Day 2014

From: U.S. Department of State

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 4, 2014

The United States welcomes the selection of Osaka, Japan as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day 2014, which will be celebrated April 30.  Osaka’s jazz scene dates back to the 1920s and remains lively today, making it an ideal focal point for the day’s events, which will include a series of educational programs and performances at the Osaka School of Music and the All-Star Global Concert in Osaka Castle Park featuring internationally-renowned jazz artists from around the world. 

International Jazz Day, a U.S. initiative, was established in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate the unifying power of jazz, its history in fostering communication across cultures, and its continuing vitality in all corners of the globe.  It is chaired by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.  The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting, and producing this annual celebration.

In addition to the events in Osaka, parallel International Jazz Day events and activities will take place around the world with more information available in the coming weeks. 

Learn more about International Jazz Day at or by following the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #jazzday.

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1st African Tourism Exhibition in Germany; 17th – 20th July 2014

From: msema kweli

1st African Tourism Exhibition in Germany „Soul & Spirit of AFRICA“

17th – 20th July (4days) Tübingen, Germany

Ladies and Gentlemen,Exhibitors,

It’s an honour for me to inform you about the 1st African Tourism tradefair in Germany “Soul and Spirit of Africa ” with focused on AFRICA ONLY! This tradefair is initiated and organized by AfrikAktiv org. in cooperation with chamber of commerce and Industry , International African Festival Tübingen and supported by African Ambassadors in Germany, Lord major and city of Tübingen / Reutlingen

1st African Tourism Exhibition tradefair “Soul and Spirit of Africa ” will take place from Thursday 17th July – Sunday 20th July 2014 at the African Village (Festplatz –Tubingen) near Stuttgart -South Germany (located in Baden-Württemberg and occupied by Swabian locals – Germany´s treasure of SME enterprizes, technocrats, Inventors, Global players in Automobile.. and Business Tycoons)

Please, be informed- Exhibitors dealing in Tourism goods and services to register and participate, so that together we can establish a stable plattform for Tradefair Exhibition with focus only on Africa in Germany. As experts in Intern Business Adm- Marketing, Founder & CEO -Intern. African Festival Tübingen, the biggest and fastest growing in south Germany, there´s no doubt that The 1st AFRICAN TOURISM EXHIBITION will attract thousands of professional and public visitors this year.

Join me, let us make African Tourism accessible for global travelers – this is a golden opportunity and sustainable development for our continent and it´s people. Apart from Exhibitors, I look forward to partner with African trade & investment chambers, Trade fair organizations in and out of Africa.

Any country that wishes to gain more exposure, attract more visibility, to be seen as FOCUS COUNTRY 2014, PARTNER, SPONSOR and SUPPORTER should contact us for more VALUABLE INFORMATION. JOIN ME, lets´s make African Tourism accessible for Eurozone & global travelers


SUSAN TATAH (Chief Executive Officer – AFRIKAKTIV) / Email: Tel: +49 152 -106 -10374


Kenya: You’re invited to Nairobi SemaStory (Jan 21, 2014)

From: Africa Live Art


You are invited to the following event:


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:27 PM (EAT)

The Blues Restaurant
Argwings Kodhek Rd
Nairobi, 00100

The second edition of Nairobi SemaStory is here!!

RSVP here:

SemaStory is an open mic event where the audience shares and appreciates a real life story. An oral story event event featuring a new theme each month… the stories are always fresh and entertaining.

We hope you can make it!

Africa Live Art

Special Rates for KDA Members and Affiliates to Kenya Diaspora Home-coming Conferences: Dec 19 – 21, 2013

From: Shem Ochuodho

Many thanks, Nd. Robin.

Yes, Diasporians, Friends and Relatives of Diaspora (which we all are) are encouraged to participate at the forthcoming two days’ landmark Diaspora conference tomorrow Thursday and Friday at the Safari Park Hotel. H.E, the President and other senior government officials are expected to grace the event.

The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA), including its affiliate member organizations Kenya Diaspora Initiative (KDI) and the Diaspora Investment Club (DICL) are co-organizers of the event, alongside GoK (OP and Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the private sector, including Nation Media, KQ, Safari Park Hotel, etc.

Despite Diaspora being treated in the periphery and consequently, being misunderstood, we are as much part of the Kenyan psyche as any other citizen. Apart from being nearly 10% of the total population (at an [under-]estimated 3 million), its economic contribution is even more significant. On average, Diaspora has been remitting about US$ 1 billion per year into Kenya’s economy over the past 10 years or so. In 2010 there was a spike to US$ 1.8 billion according to CBK and World Bank figures. Last year (2012), it is reported to have been US$ 2.6 billion, being 4 times more than tourism (wrongly considered the highest forex earner) at US$ 700 million a year!

The remittance figure for last year (~ KSh 225 billion) is about a quarter of Kenya’s total annual national budget, and by far more than all development assistance (from Chinese, Americans, British, etc all combined) as well as the total average annual foreign direct investment (FDI). And this excludes remittances through informal channels as well as those from “Diaspora corporates” (like Equity, KCB, KQ, etc which trade in other countries and bring in earnings), all which could possibly double the value of actual total remittances. Even if some of it goes into ‘family’, it still plays an important national role. Yet Diaspora’s role transcends way beyond voting numbers and remittances – into Diaspora diplomacy, sport, culture, technology & skill transfer, investment and trade, labour export, etc.

Aren’t these reasons enough to come and join Diaspora tomorrow and Friday? You will also have the opportunity to test-drive the ‘next big thing’, m-kura. It allows you to simply sambaza your vote instead of standing on a queue for 3-4 hours in a hot sun or rain! If you want to access it in advance and you have Android phone or similar, simply search among ‘Google Apps’ or “Appstore” and download. Look for “m-kura”.

Reserve early to avoid any disappointments. Kind regards,

On Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 11:12, Robinson Gichuhi wrote:

Greetings to all our friends and comrades within the Kenya Diaspora Alliance framework

Dear Diasporan !

This is your Special Invitation

Following urgent and special negotiations between KDA and the organizers of the Kenya Diaspora Initiative, arrangements have been made to make pricing incentives for those who would like to attend the conference (starts tomorrow) while still supporting the strategic initiatives of the Kenya Diaspora Alliance.

For those who are ready to pay the Kshs. 5,500 attendance fee, 50% of that fee will be credited to the KDA Program Account to support the push for voting in 2017 and other office expenses as we strengthen the Nairobi Secretariat. KDA operations have been supported by personal initiatives to date but the expenses are weighing down on co-conveners and it is critical that you support the cause to ensure that your diaspora objectives are achieved.

To purchase a ticket, please call Wanjiru Mbugua on +254722337845 and she will be able to take payment on behalf of KDI/Diamond Media. When making payment, please indicate that you are an affiliate or member of KDA.

More information on the conference:

If you cannot attend the Nairobi conference, but would still lie to make a donation to KDA, please donate online at or contact Dr. Shem Ochuodho [+254725016679] to get an MPESA number for direct to bank (in Kenya) donations.

The future of Kenya depends on the the Diaspora. Take action today.

Robinson Gichuhi
+1.636.344.0023 | Skype: robinsongichuhi

Germany´s International African Festival Tübingen 17th – 20th July 2014

From: African Community in Germany

Unravelling Africa´s secret weapon, be part of it

Next years International African -Tubingen festival is already in the planning, as we keep you on track, this festival is about showcasing Africa and africans by giving space to traders, exhibitors, musicians and artist to celebrate together, showing the world how positive, peaceful and rich Africa is.

The secret of our survival depends on how focused and committed we stay despite all financial odds and lack of sponsorship, because our festival is not about making money but rebranding and promoting our continent. As Africans we are responsible for the development back home, nobody will build africa apart from us

Your participation as trader, artist, musician, band or traditional groups provides you an opportunity to discover new market, sell your products, network and make new contacts. Apart from just selling and networking this festival gives you an opportunity to present our continent in a very positive way other than all the negativism that it is facing.

What we´re looking for? Exhibitors / Artist:

Traders: with authentic products made in Africa and certified fair trade products made in Africa and other third world countries

Exhibitors / Artist: worldclass professional, innovativ and exceptional art works –painters, writers, theater , story tellers that will leave the audience breathless and weak in the knees

Musician and Bands with exceptional stimulating effect, our festival is open to new and well established artist, especially African bands and musicians currently on tour, looking for a stage for promotion, sell new CD´s and creating a sustainable fan base

Entry policy: To maintain this festival, professional organization and quality stage program to attract more visitors, a solidarity token of not more than 3 Euros will be charged, so be informed, register only when you agree with this policy

The number and choice of traders shall depend on your professional behaviour, respecting datelines and conditions of participation as written on the registration guidelines.

Datelines for application – 30 may 2014 Confirmation of participation will be considered only after complete application, payment and a signed contract of approval. Online applications are found on our homepage / Email

AFRIKAKTIV, wish you a happy season and prosperous new year 2014

Kenya: You’re invited to Nairobi StorySema (Dec 10, 2013)

From: Africa Live Art
Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 6:52 AM
Subject: You’re invited to Nairobi StorySema (Dec 10, 2013)

You are invited to the following event:

Nairobi StorySema

You are invited to the following event:

Nairobi StorySema

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EAT) The Blues Restaurant
Argwings Kodhek Rd
Nairobi, 00100

Nairobi SemaStory SemaStory is an open mic event where the audience shares and appreciates a real life story. This is an oral story event, with each event featuring a new theme so the stories are always fresh and entertaining. SemaStory is a trade of spoken word of personal touching stories. Your story could be humorous, sad, touching, encouraging, witty, heartbreaking, weird; as long as it…

We hope you can make it!

Africa Live Art

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All Eyes on ! 5th International African Festival Tubingen 2014,Germany, !Open Call For Artists and Exhibitors

From: African Community in Germany

Open Call For Artists and Exhibitors

Wilkammen – Welcome – Bienvenu – Karibu – Hosgeidn – bienvenido –

5th International Africa Festival
17 – 20 July 2014 – Festplatz Tubingen – Germany – Hotline +4915210610374

Tübingen will once again host the International Africa festival 2014. The 5th Edition will bring you the best in African diversity, culture, music from the continent and beyond. Save this date now, and join us in Tübingen for world-class performances, unbeatable atmosphere, meet and make new friends. We welcome you to the African Village in Tübingen – 4days non-stop, spice up your life and be amongst the thousands of people that will celebrate the 5th anniversay of Tübingen Africa Festival. Stay online for more details

Call for Artist 2014

Are you interested in performing next year at the 5th International African Festival in Tübingen – Stuttgart – South of Germany?

Are you a band on tour, looking for festivals to promote and sell your CDS?

Are you interested in supporting the aims and objectives of our festival with a free concerts?

Are you musicians or a band that support the spirit of freedom, love and non descrimination?

Our festival is open to all nationalities, denominations, age groups, poor and rich , simple and uncomplicated! We believe that no amount of money can compensate freedom, love and peace.

Applications are now open to all bands, artist, traders, interested to perform at the 5th Edition of International Africa Festival Tübingen- Stuttgart, south of Germany. Our festival features live as well as soundsystem music, traditional dance and music groups, acrobatic shows, theater, comedy and more.

Note that we receive lots of applications every year and not all applications shall be considered. All artists have to complete and send recordings to reach us before 15 May 2014. Selected acts will be informed per mail.

Call for Sponsors & Donors

Daily solidarity entry fee for the 5th International African festival is 2Euros. To help keep it this way we rely on support from donors and sponsors. We have ingenious ways your organisation can be seen as part of the Festival’s success. If you are interested in sponsoring the festival Email:

Call for festival / Eventsmanagement Internship

The International African Festival Tübingen is founded and developed on the principles of being a family oriented event where the surrounding communities could gather for socializing, entertainment, education and friendly competitions. These principles have continued to play an integral role in the festival’s purpose throughout the past three years. Without the dedication of the founders, board members, staff, exhibitors, sympathizers, activist and patrons, it won’t be where it is now.

A Festival with exciting opportunities for experiences, network and fun

If you´re seeking for an outstanding internship within diversed departments, so as to broaden your know-how and

build experience in the domain of Festival / Eventmanagement with a focus on sub -Saharan Africa in the following areas…

• Social Media Marketing

• Sponsorships

• Commercial Vendor Accounting

• Entertainment Attraction Marketing

• Client Services

• Advertising

then contact us.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working on a variety of tasks and should bring along an exhibit of work ethics, be detail-oriented, display a professional demeanor, and have the ability to multi-task when needed. The Festival/Event Management interns will have a measurable impact on the success of the 5th International African Festival Tübingen 2014.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and availability to, we’ll keep you informed about the procedure.

Call for Volunteers 2014

The International African festival depends on a large team of talented and dedicated volunteers who take part in all aspects of the Festival. Volunteer opportunities range from working with the Festival’s operations team to ushering, administration, and special events. We invite you to lend your time and talents and be a part of the incredible experience of the Festival.


Sincerely yours
Susan Tatah – Founder & CEO
Tel: +49 152-106-10374