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Statement by the IMF Mission on the 2012 Article IV Consultations Mission with Algeria

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr. Zeine Zeidane, visited Algiers from October 29 to November 11, 2012 to hold annual Article IV discussions. The consultation will conclude with the preparation of a report to be discussed by the IMF Executive Board in early 2013. The discussions focused on short- and medium-term economic policies as well as the …

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FOOD SECURITY: Locust warning for northwest Africa

Swarms of desert locusts are likely to migrate to Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco in the coming weeks from West Africa and the Sahel region, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which urges the four countries to prepare for pest control. Clouds of adult locusts are developing in Chad and are about to form in Mali and Niger …

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The Libya Summit to Explore Newer Avenues and Novel Strategies for the Emerging Economy

After obtaining freedom and democracy in their country, Libyans are now on the road to progression and prosperity. Libya already offers a wide range of opportunities to businesses and with this step; it has generated the potential to become a stable and thriving economy. Fleming Gulf Conferences has organized The Libya Summit which will be held from the 20th to …

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Ministerial conference adopts integrated African strategy for meteorology

An integrated African strategy for meteorology to meet challenges such as climate change and extreme weather hazards has been adopted by a ministerial-level conference in Zimbabwe. The Second Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology 12-15 October 2012 also focused on how to improve weather and climate services for sustainable development, particularly for priority sectors such as agriculture, water, …

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New locust alert for northwest Africa / FAO warns of impending threat

FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks. The four countries are being urged to stand by to mobilize their field teams to detect the arrival of the swarms and control them. Swarms of adult locusts are currently forming in …

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ITWorx Marks the First Office 365 Nationwide Rollout in the Region

ITWorx, a global professional services organization and a leading expert in e-learning solutions, unveiled today its successful first-of-a-kind, large scale deployment of Microsoft Office 365 in the region serving more than 100, 000 users across 100 schools in affiliation with one of the leading public sector education institutions in the Gulf. The outstanding delivery coincides with the conclusion of a …

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Manchester Business School Chief Global Officer to host two MBA Information Sessions in the UAE for prospective students

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Candidates for one of the world’s top MBA programmes are being invited to attend one of the two MBA Information Sessions in the UAE presented by Manchester Business School Middle East Centre. The sessions will be held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and will be hosted by the Chief Global Officer of Manchester Business School, Mr …

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African Union Commission Chairperson Concludes Official Visit to Bahrain

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, has concluded an official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain at the invitation of the Bahraini Government. During the visit which took place from 8 to 9 October 2012, the Chairperson was received at Al Sakhir Palace on Monday, 9 October 2012 by the King of Bahrain, His Majesty …

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Concludes Official Visit to Kuwait

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, has concluded an official visit to the State of Kuwait at the invitation of the Kuwaiti Government. During the visit which took place from 6 to 8 October 2012, the Chairperson was received by the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Sabah; the Prime Minister, His …

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Harper Government Opening New Markets in Middle East and North Africa

Increasing Canadian exports leads to jobs, growth and prosperity at home, Minister Fast says on trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Jordan. October 7, 2012 – The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, continues to advance the most ambitious trade expansion plan in Canadian history as he leads a trade mission to Saudi …

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