The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, scheduled to take place on 30 and 31st January 2014.
The theme of the Summit is “2014 – Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme”.
The Summit agenda includes issues of food security, the status of peace and security in Africa, Africa’s relations with the International Criminal Court, the implementation of NEPAD projects, the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Among the highlights of the visit, President Zuma will present South Africa’s APRM report for the period October 2010 – January 2013, in pursuit of the objectives enshrined in the Constitutive Act of the African Union.
Mr. Samuel T. Blango of Seccom has introduced Mr. Irvin E. Richter, Chairman and CEO of Hill International (http://www.hillintl.com/), a prospective American investor in the Liberian housing sector who met recently with President Sirleaf in the USA and expressed a keen interest in working with the Liberian Government to build up to 5,000 homes.
President of Seccom International Group, Sam Blango in West Africa
First, let me congratulate all of the Commissioners and Advisers for
your attendance and participation at yesterdays event. It was
marvelous and truly historic.
The folks at Channel 25 sent me the footage of the event (7 minutes)
and I invite you to view if. Just log in to the following link and it
follows the sports coverage. I hope you enjoy.
“AFRICA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS” was the theme echoed throughout the day at the kick-off of Trenton, New Jersey’s Mayor’s Commission on International Business Affairs (CIBA) hosted by the African & Caribbean Government Ministers and Ambassadors from Burkina Faso, Botswana, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago). Held at the Trenton Marriott Hotel, the purpose was to build partnerships through trade and investment. Over 125 guests attended the all day event. Organized by Vice Chairman, Mayor’s Commission, Samuel Blango assisted Mayor Mack in executing an executive order which created CIBA to include a cross-section of leading Trenton area businesses, organizations and representatives of public and private sectors coming together to enhance the economic empowerment of Trenton. Mayor Tony F. Mack stated that we are excited and envision “Trenton to be an international city for world trade.” For more information, contact Sam Blango at 609.880.4372 or www.trentonnj.gov.org.