AFRICA

UN Women launches South African Civil Society Advisory Group

PRETORIA, South-Africa, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — This week UN Women’s South Africa Multi-Country Office officially launched its Civil Society Advisory Group (Advisory Group), which will use its expertise to advise UN Women on its work in South Africa. The formation of the group is testament to the important role civil society plays […]

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PR Newswire and Business Wire to lose most of their media reach in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The South African Press Association (Sapa) (http://www.sapa.co.za), the only strategic partner of PR Newswire and Business Wire for press release distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa, recently announced that it will cease all operations. Thanks to their partnership with Sapa, PR Newswire and Business Wire were able to […]

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UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UK will provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today. This will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water, sanitation […]

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West Africa: Regional Boko Haram Offensive / Multinational Effort Should Protect Civilians, Respect Prisoner Rights

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African forces responding to the growing threat from Boko Haram with a multinational military offensive should protect civilians and respect prisoners’ rights, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 7, 2015, regional governments, backed by the African Union (AU), created an 8,750-member Multinational Joint Task […]

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IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Guinea, Extends Arrangement, and Approves US$ 63.6 Million Augmentation

CONAKRY, Guinea, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fifth review of Guinea’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 45.135 million (about US$63.6 million), bringing total disbursements […]

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Gemalto Releases Findings of 2014 Breach Level Index

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, February 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase in data […]

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