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Participation, Voice and Governance in African Investment Corridors – Future agricultures

APRA Brief 14: Participation, Voice and Governance in African Investment Corridors

An investment or growth corridor is a geographical area of a country or group of countries surrounding a major transport route, which supports economic activity either end of, and along, the route. Drawing on APRA’s work studying growth corridors in East Africa, this brief focuses on the Lamu Port and South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor, presenting an overview of the corridor’s  infrastructural plan and its place within the region’s politics, as well as its implications for those who live and work along the corridor’s planned route – including smallholders, fishers and pastoralists.

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European Union/African Union – Participation of M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne in the ministerial meeting (Brussels, 21-2…

M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will take part in the joint meeting of European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) ministers in Brussels tomorrow.

Organized half-way between the summit of EU and AU heads of state and government in Abidjan in November 2017 and the next summit, to be organized in 2020, the meeting should provide an opportunity to reaffirm how important and unique the EU-Africa partnership is, and to work on implementing common strategic priorities, building on the Abidjan Declaration.

The ministers will discuss cooperation between the two organizations in the areas of peace and security, economic development and promoting multilateralism:

  • on the peace and security challenges, France will call for…

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African-American Participation in AD Research: Effective Strategies

Is Alzheimer's more common, or different, in black Americans? Or do cerebrovascular risk factors account for much of that community's …
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Growing participation in the Caribbean >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The 2018 Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) Annual Conference was held October 12-14 in Antigua, attracting fifty sailing professionals from around the region including regatta organizers, measurers, yacht club and race program managers.

Newly elected President Alison Sly-Adams of Antigua Sailing Week summarized the initiatives in her opening remarks of the conference. “The CSA Rating rule is the backbone of the organization, it being the rule which allows us to operate fair racing across the entire region in our regattas but to grow our regattas we have to make sailing accessible to the majority.

“The CSA will continue to utilize its ability to coordinate resources at a regional level in order to provide development opportunities and an increase in the numbers of people coming into the…

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Caribbean News – Carnival-Themed Voter Promotion To Push Participation Of Caribbean Immigrants In U.S. Elections La…

One of the promos for the CaribPR Wire Carnival-themed US Caribbean American voter education campaign.

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: With 46 days until the November 6, 2018 mid-term election in the U.S. from today, September 21, 2018, CaribPR Wire, the PR newswire of the Caribbean and partner of the PR Newswire, is launching a carnival-themed voter promotion campaign across the United States to urge Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans who are eligible to vote, to ensure they do.

The promotion is the brain-child of CaribPR Wire founder, Felicia J. Persaud, to stimulate and drum-up voter turn-out among the Caribbean immigrant voting bloc in the U.S. this November.

“This is the most critical election of our life-time as immigrants in this…

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South Africa: Inconsistent Participation of Southern African Countries at Codex

While Southern African countries generally adopt Codex standards, there are concerns that many are missing the opportunity to shape or influence these standards due to their poor attendance of meetings. Their presence is critical especially given the growing efforts by some countries (mainly the European Union) to introduce non-scientific factors into Codex’s decision-making and standards setting process. Notably, the European Union is the largest trading partner for Southern Africa and has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. Many agriculture industries benefit from the structure and predictability of Codex`s science-based framework. Hence, Southern Africa has an important stake in their own self-interest in ensuring…

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