AFRICA

Liberia releases last Ebola patient – flash quote from MSF

MONROVIA, Liberia, March 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Commenting on the news that Liberia has released its last Ebola patient, Vickie Hawkins, Director of MSF UK, said: “This is an encouraging sign for Liberia. However, there is no room for complacency as the number of new Ebola cases in the region has risen this […]

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Visionary New African Network for Women Leaders on Environment Launched at African Ministerial Conference

CAIRO, Egypt, March 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Women ministers and leaders from Africa meeting at the Africa Ministerial Conference of the Environment (AMCEN) launched a new network, Thursday, that aims at enhancing representation and involvement of women in decision-making in areas related to the environment and sustainable development continent wide. The newly established […]

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Egypt to Save Over US $2.4 Billion Annually, Cut CO2 Emissions by 13%, Water Consumption by 40% and Create 8 Million New Jobs, Through Transition to Green Economy – UN Report

CAIRO, Egypt, March 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A shift to a green economy pathway could lead Egypt to achieve annual savings of over US$1.3 billion in the agriculture sector, and US$1.1 billion in the water sector, as well as a 13 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions, and a 40 per cent reduction […]

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South Sudan: “Snapshot book” helps children find loved ones

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Unaccompanied boys and girls are among the hundreds of thousands of people who have been fleeing continuing violence, from South Sudan into neighbouring Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and Kenya. The use of a “snapshot book” by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and local Red […]

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Ebola vaccine efficacy trial ready to launch in Guinea

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV […]

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Three Louis Berger aviation projects in Kenya, Mauritius and Jordan honored at 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 5, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Airports Council International (ACI) recently recognized three of Louis Berger’s aviation projects (http://www.louisberger.com) with six Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Queen Alia International Airport, and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport were distinguished as best-in-class facilities, according to ACI’s ASQ passenger satisfaction survey. […]

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