African Peer Review Mechanism celebrates 10 yearsListen /
• The African Peer Review Mechanism, which promotes and re-enforces good governance turned 10 on 21 October. It is a mutually agreed programme established by the African Union in 2003. Its anniversary also coincides with Africa Week, an annual event held at the United Nations in New York to highlight development issues on the African continent.
Libya, Chad, Egypt and Sudan agree to share “water wealth”
• Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan share the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS). It is the world’s largest known “fossil” or ancient water aquifer system covering two million square kilometres. The four countries have agreed on a UN-backed plan to optimize the use of their underground aquifer system and improve their management of water resources.
Zimbabwe not on course to meet MDGs, says NGO representative
• Zimbabwe is not likely to meet the Millennium Development Goals to eradicate poverty, according to a Zimbabwean activist. The representative of the Zimbabwe United Nations Association (ZUNA) was at UN Headquarters in New York recently for an NGO meeting on the Post-2015 agenda. He cites economic hardships as the main reason for the lack of progress in Zimbabwe.
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