Aug 072014
 
Bags2Bulk Project Will Enhance Zambia's Food Security Through Improved Grain Storage and Reduced Post-Harvest Losses

LUSAKA, Zambia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — AGCO (Your Agriculture Company, NYSE:AGCO) (http://www.agcocorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has launched a partnership with Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation (a US Agency for International Development-funded program) to reduce post-maize harvest losses and improve grain handling in Zambia. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/agco.jpg Photo [...]

Aug 072014
 
MALAWI TO HOST VISIT BY SECURITY COUNCIL'S 1540 COMMITTEE, 6-8 AUGUST

NEW YORK, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In May 2014, Malawi invited the Security Council’s 1540 Committee and the 1540 Experts to a country visit to discuss the implementation of resolution 1540 and to receive assistance in the drafting of its national 1540 report. The country visit follows the United Nations Regional Centre [...]

Aug 072014
 
Infrastructure spending to more than double to $9 trillion annually by 2025

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Global capital project and infrastructure spending is expected to grow to more than $9 trillion annually by 2025, up from $4 trillion in 2012, according to a new report issued by PwC (http://www.pwc.com), ‘Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025′. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/pwc.png Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1280 (Jonathan [...]

Aug 072014
 
Attack against Aid Workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 6, 2014 The United States strongly condemns the recent reports of targeted and deliberate killings of six humanitarian aid workers in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. The people of South Sudan are paying a horrific [...]

Aug 072014
 
IPU calls for respect of parliamentary immunity and freedom of expression of DRC MPs

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention of DRC opposition MP, Mr. Jean-Bertrand Ewanga, in light of serious allegations that they violate his parliamentary immunity and freedom of expression. IPU is calling for the DRC authorities and the newly established Constitutional [...]

Aug 072014
 
Uganda : The Anti-Homosexuality act declared illegal / An important first step but rights protection must be guaranteed

PARIS, France, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Friday 1 August 2014 , Uganda’s Constitutional Court annulled the discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) passed by the Ugandan Parliament on 20 December 2013 and signed into law by President Museveni on 24 February 2014. The judges ruled on procedural grounds, finding that the text had [...]

Aug 062014
 
WHO to convene ethical review of experimental treatment for Ebola

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Early next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Currently there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus, but there are several experimental [...]

Aug 062014
 
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes Himan and Heeb signing of intent to form new administration in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the addition of Himan and Heeb as a signatory to an agreement in principle to form a regional administration in central Somalia. Parties to the agreement, initially signed by other stakeholders on 30 [...]

Aug 062014
 
Ebola virus disease update - West Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Disease outbreak news 6 August 2014 Epidemiology and surveillance Between 2 and 4 August 2014, a total of 108 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 45 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector [...]

Aug 062014
 
Foreign Minister Brende concerned about South Sudan peace talks

OSLO, Norway, August 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘I am very concerned about the latest setback in the South Sudan peace talks. I urge both parties to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The parties to the conflict started new peace talks on Monday, [...]

Aug 062014
 
EU launches new programme to support Africa's continental integration

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commission has launched the first phase of a new programme that will foster Africa’s integration process at continental level – the first ever EU programme in development and cooperation that covers Africa as a whole. The so-called Pan-African Programme will fund activities [...]

Aug 062014
 
UNAMID Joint Special Representative to hold press conference in Khartoum

KHARTOUM, Sudan, August 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Joint Special Representative to hold press conference in Khartoum 11 August 2014, 11:00 am UNDP Headquarters Gama’a Street in Khartoum The Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, will be holding a press conference on Monday, [...]