AFRICA

ENDING EBOLA BEFORE RAINY SEASON IMPERATIVE SAYS NEW ACTING HEAD OF UNMEER

CONAKRY, Guinea, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In his first week as the Secretary-General’s Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Peter Jan Graaff affirmed his commitment to stopping the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but said the timeline for doing so is tight. “We […]

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Delivery is critical in e-tail transactions, says DHL

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As e-commerce continues to gain popularity across the African continent, more effort needs to be paid towards facilitating flawless delivery to customers. This is further supported by the Global e-Commerce Logistics 2015(1) report which reveals that e-commerce logistics is rapidly changing to keep pace with this […]

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Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Situation in Burundi, April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States condemns the ongoing political violence taking place in Burundi and the government’s crackdown on media, civil society, and the political opposition this week, including reports today that the government has taken steps to restrict access to the internet and social media. These actions – […]

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Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments and drive inclusive growth

LILONGWE, Malawi, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, Malawi took a significant step towards creating a digital payment ecosystem in order to address poverty and drive inclusive growth. An event organized by the Government of Malawi with the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Better Than Cash Alliance (http://www.betterthancash.org) and Mobile Money for […]

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The African Union renews its appeal for dialogue and restraint in Burundi

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, continues to follow closely the evolution of the situation in Burundi. She expresses concern at the serious threat that the developments of the past few days pose to the long-term stability […]

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The African Union renews its appeal for dialogue and restraint in Burundi

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, continues to follow closely the evolution of the situation in Burundi. She expresses concern at the serious threat that the developments of the past few days pose to the long-term stability […]

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