MEDIA ADVISORY - Kofi Annan and Other Panel Members Launch the 2014 Africa Progress Report -- Grain, Fish, Money

MEDIA ADVISORY - Kofi Annan and Other Panel Members Launch the 2014 Africa
Progress Report -- Grain, Fish, Money

NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, May 8^th 2014 at 2PM
GMT, the Africa Progress Panel (APP) launched its annual Africa Progress
Report during a press conference held at the Tate Museum in London, England.

Africa Progress Panel Members
 From left to right: (1) Peter Eigen,
 Panel Member and Founder of
 Transparency International, (2) Kofi
 Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress
 Panel and former UN Secretary General,
 (3) Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive
 Director of the Africa Progress Panel,
 (4) Tidjane Thiam, Panel Member and CEO
 of Prudential Plc, and (4) Bob Geldof,
 Panel Member, Musician, Businessman,
 and Advocate.

Sir Bob Geldof, Africa
Progress Panel Member
 Bob Geldof talks about the
 way in which illegal
 fishing by foreign vessels
 destroys communities along
 African coasts at the
 launch of this year's
 Africa Progress

Mr. Kofi Annan, Chairman of Africa
Progress Panel
 Former UN Secretary-General answers a
 question from the media at the launch
 of this year's Africa Progress Report

Mr. Kofi Annan, Chairman of
Africa Progress Panel
  Former UN
  Secretary-General answers
  a question from the media
  at the launch of this
  year's Africa Progress
  Report

Mr. Kofi Annan
 Mr. Kofi Annan, Chairman, Africa
 Progress Panel and former
 Secretary-General of the United Nations

Presented to an audience made up of international media, global think tanks,
NGOs and global business leaders, the 2014 Africa Progress Report Grain, Fish,
Money – Financing Africa's Green and Blue revolutions, finds that Africa can
and must unleash green and blue revolutions in its agriculture and fisheries.
The report highlights the opportunities for Africa, the world's growing demand
for food and the critical importance of agriculture and fisheries for two
thirds of people in Africa engaged in these sectors. The report also
recommends related policies, including policies to scale-up Africa's
infrastructure and extend its financial services.

Mr Kofi Annan, chairman of the Africa Progress Panel and former Secretary -
General of the United Nations, hosted the press launch alongside Caroline
Kende-Robb, Deputy Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel. Panel members in
attendance included Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International, and
Founding Chair and Special Representative of the Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative (EITI), Sir Bob Geldof, Musician, Businessman, Founder
and Chair of Band Aid, Live Aid and live8, Co-Founder of DATA and ONE Advisor
and Advocate, and Tidjane Thiam CEO, Prudential Plc.

To download a copy of the 2014 Africa Progress Report visit
www.africaprogresspanel.org

Links to the 2014 Africa Progress Report and related infographics are
available here:

Download the 2014 Africa Progress Report (executive summary):
http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/31121/file/26334.pdf

Download the Infographic "Africa's Food Exchange":
http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/31121/file/26335.pdf

Download the Infographic "Africa's Losses: Cost of Illicit Outflows":
http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/31121/file/26336.pdf

For more information about the report
http://appablog.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/plunder-of-timber-and-fisheries-is-holding-africa-back-kofi-annan/

PHOTOS:

Photo 1: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25256(From left to
right: (1) Peter Eigen, Panel Member and Founder of Transparency
International, (2) Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel and former
UN Secretary General, (3) Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director of the
Africa Progress Panel, (4) Tidjane Thiam, Panel Member and CEO of Prudential
Plc, and (4) Bob Geldof, Panel Member, Musician, Businessman, and Advocate.)

Photo 2: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25257(Bob Geldof
talks about the way in which illegal fishing by foreign vessels destroys
communities along African coasts at the launch of this year's Africa Progress)

Photo 3: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25258(Former UN
Secretary-General answers a question from the media at the launch of this
year's Africa Progress Report)

Photo 4: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25259(Former UN
Secretary-General answers a question from the media at the launch of this
year's Africa Progress Report)

Photo 5: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25260(Mr. Kofi
Annan, Chairman, Africa Progress Panel and former Secretary-General of the
United Nations)

VIDEO FOOTAGE:

Download the Script:http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/31121/file/26337.pdf

Download the footage (part
1):http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25266

Download the footage (part
2):http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25267

Download the footage (part
3):http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=25268

Additional broadcast material is available on request.

About the Africa Progress Panel

Chaired by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the
ten-member Africa Progress Panel (link) advocates at the highest levels for
equitable and sustainable development in Africa. The Panel releases its
flagship publication, the Africa Progress Report, every year in May.

For further information, please contact:
US MEDIA
Claudine Moore, C Moore Media, International Public Relations
Tel +646 489 6632
Email: claudine@cmooremedia.com

GLOBAL MEDIA
Victoria Williams, Hill+Knowlton Strategies - (m) +27 72 452 1772
Email: victoria.williams@hkstrategies.co.za

Geraldine Trennery, Hill+Knowlton Strategies - (m) +27 82 677 5201
Email: geraldine.trennery@hkstrategies.co.za

www.africaprogresspanel.org

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