Thursday, 7 June 2012

By  Ayoub  mzee -Addis  ababa,Ethiopia
The   above  meeting  which  is  taking  palce in  addis  ababa  is a  conference which  will  address  economic  diversification and  manufacturing  in  Africa  through   presentations ,panel  and  floor  discussions .The  conference intends  to   discuss  the case  for   Africa  as  far  as  diversification is concerned.It  then  provides  an overview  of  the  current state  of  diversification  measures  and  related  supportive  industrial  policies  being  pursued   by  the  governments in the  region

Mr clement William -Tanzania investment authority Zonal  Manager  North
Prof Samuel Wangwe-Executive  director-  research on  poverty  alleviation-Tanzania

MR  JEAN  BAKOLE -Representative  to Africa  union and  director  of  regional Office-UNIDO


Ayoub  mzee at  the  AU  headquarters

Mr  Frank Mugenyi-officer  in  charge ,industry,private  sector  and  partnership-COMESA


Situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy SpokespersonOffice of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 6, 2012

The United States is concerned by the continued mutiny of officers and soldiers formerly integrated into the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and now operating in North Kivu province as an armed group under the name M23, and by recent reports of outside support to M23.
We support the Congolese government’s efforts to discourage further defections and to bring to justice alleged human rights abusers among the mutinous forces, including Bosco Ntaganda. These efforts are an essential step toward developing a disciplined and unified Congolese army and bringing a sustainable peace to the DRC.

The United States also reiterates its support for the international community’s comprehensive approach to disarming and demobilizing the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a violent armed group responsible for atrocities against civilians in the DRC’s eastern provinces and whose leaders participated in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. We support ongoing efforts to hold FDLR leaders accountable for their atrocities, and we urge FDLR soldiers and dependents to present themselves to Congolese or UN authorities for disarmament and repatriation.

We encourage the DRC, its neighbors, and its partners to work together to prevent M23, the FDLR, and all other armed groups from receiving outside support in contravention of the UN Security Council’s arms embargo on non-governmental entities and individuals operating in the DRC.
The United States also strongly supports the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC, MONUSCO, in particular its active efforts to assist the Congolese government in protecting civilians displaced or threatened by clashes between government forces and armed groups.