AFRICA

Statement from Minister Paradis on the Attack on an International Red Cross Truck in Mali

OTTAWA, Canada, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The attack perpetrated yesterday on an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) truck in Northern Mali, killing its driver, needs to be strongly condemned in unequivocal terms as a violation of the universal rules of international humanitarian law. This is a coward and disgraceful act. […]

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Orange launches the 4th edition of the music contest in Africa, on StarAfrica.com, in partnership with Deezer, Believe Digital, Zimbalam, Africa n°1 and Soonvibes

PARIS, France, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — StarAfrica supports young talents: In order to promote new African music talents, StarAfrica.com – Orange’s entertainment portal in Africa (http://www.starafrica.com) – is launching the fourth edition of the StarAfrica Sounds music contest. The 2014 edition was a great success with 88 candidates and more than 50,000 […]

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the elections in Nigeria

BERLIN, Germany, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (31 March) regarding the elections in Nigeria on the fringes of the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme in Lausanne: The presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria were an emphatic commitment on the part of the Nigerian people […]

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IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Consultation Mission to Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Tsidi Tsikata visited Zambia during March 19-31 to complete discussions for the 2015 Article IV consultation. This followed initial discussions in December 2014, prior to Zambia’s recent Presidential by-election. At the end of the mission, Mr. Tsikata issued […]

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Japan funds IOM reintegration of Chadian returnees from CAR and Border Management

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has thanked the government of Japan for its financial contribution of USD 4,725,000 (equivalent to CFA 2,9 billion) for the reintegration of returnees from the Central African Republic (CAR) and for border management in the Republic of Chad. This is the second such contribution to […]

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IOM Launches “MIDA Women Somalia II” Project in Hargeisa, Somaliland

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM, with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation has launched the “MIDA Women Somalia II” project. The launch kicked off with a seven-day Pre-Implementation Training on social business start-up and management of small socio-economic businesses with Amoud University in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The project will impact on […]

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