Jul 152014
 
German Federal Foreign Office on the ongoing violence in Libya

BERLIN, Germany, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In view of the ongoing violence in Libya, a Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement today (13 July): “The German Government is deeply concerned about the violence in Libya, and in particular about the fighting that erupted on 13 July near Tripoli airport. Mistrust [...]

Jul 152014
 
MISAHEL launches «Hampers from the Heart», its maiden humanitarian activity in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Pierre Buyoya, Head of the African Union (AU) Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) officially launched today, 14 July 2014, its first humanitarian activity in Mali at a press conference. Entitled “Hampers from the Heart”, it is to provide food and nutrition assistance to [...]

Jul 152014
 
WHO Disease Outbreak News: Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Epidemiology and surveillance The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to closely monitor the evolving Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported. [...]

Jul 152014
 
Joint Statement of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence, Zainab Hawa Bangura, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Appointment of Presidential Adviser on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment marks a new dawn in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence and child recruitment and use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa [...]

Jul 152014
 
Displaced Families in Bangui Cite Insecurity, Lack of Public Services as Reason Not to Return Home

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM’s 6th Return Intention Survey of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Bangui, Central African Republic, indicates a marked decline from May to June in IDPs’ perception of availability of public services such as schools, health services and markets in their neighbourhoods of origin. The return intention [...]

Jul 152014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS AGOSTINHO ZACARIAS OF MOZAMBIQUE AS INTERIM DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR BURUNDI

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Agostinho Zacarias of Mozambique as his Deputy Special Representative ad interim for the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations [...]

Jul 152014
 
Minister Costello announces additional funding to help fight Ebola in West Africa

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today announced an additional €145,000 in funding to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The funding will be used to train health workers, provide protective health equipment, and support local Ministries of [...]

Jul 152014
 
Gemalto joins GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, provides its support to the GSMA(1) pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Acting as one of the first leading partners in [...]

Jul 152014
 
U.S. Department of State To Host Google+ Hangout with Young African Leaders on July 15

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2014 In preparation for the July 28-30 Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will [...]

Jul 152014
 
U.S. Department of State To Host Google+ Hangout with Young African Leaders on July 15

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2014 In preparation for the July 28-30 Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will [...]

Jul 152014
 
U.S. Welcomes Somali Ambassador to the United States, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2014 We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Omar Abdirashi Ali Sharmarke, the first Somali Ambassador to the United States in over twenty years. Ambassador Sharmarke’s arrival to Washington represents the latest progress in advancing [...]