AFRICA

1.5 million under 5 children to be reached with essential health services as Sierra Leone recovers from Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Despite the unprecedented challenges of delivering basic health services in an Ebola emergency, Sierra Leone will hold its first public immunization and health campaign over the next four days aiming to reach an estimated 1.5 million children under 5 with life-saving interventions. The national Maternal […]

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South Sudan / UNMISS urges Malakal belligerents to respect UN personnel and property

JUBA, South Sudan, April 24, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Mission in South Sudan deeply regrets the continuation of hostilities in the Upper Nile State capital of Malakal and the resulting displacement of the civilian population. UNMISS received more internally displaced persons at its protection-of-civilians sites in the Mission’s compound outside Malakal today. […]

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Nigeria: A Government that Hits the Ground Running

LAGOS, Nigeria, April 23, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — No sooner than Gen Muhammadu Buhari emerged President-elect of Nigeria was he also selected as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. The magazine recognizes that people’s expectations of Buhari are high in keeping with “… the historic conditions of the election”. […]

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Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) committed to strong action against Malaria

JEDDAH, KSA, April 23, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In advance of World Malaria Day, commemorated annually on 25 April, leaders from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) (http://www.isdb.org), The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership have organized a town hall meeting and photo exhibition at the headquarters of IDB […]

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Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura on the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

TOKYO, Japan, April 23, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. On April 19, a video was uploaded online purporting to show that 28 Ethiopian Christians were murdered by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) affiliated terrorists in Libya. 2. The Government of Japan is immensely outraged by this vicious terrorism act and […]

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United States Pledges $16 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States today announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began in South Sudan in December 2013. This assistance underscores the United States’ […]

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