Aug 072014
 
U.S. Support to Africa through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fact Sheet Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Washington, DC August 6, 2014 The Initiative During 2010, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) to raise extra-budgetary funds for Agency activities that promote the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. For its part, [...]

Aug 072014
 
The Foreign Secretary chaired a further meeting of COBR to discuss Ebola

LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Secretary chaired a further meeting of COBR this morning to discuss Ebola and the current situation in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea An FCO spokesperson said: “The Foreign Secretary chaired a further meeting of COBR this morning to discuss Ebola and the current situation [...]

Aug 072014
 
Canada Supports Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Nigeria / Canada will help improve the capacity of frontline health workers in Nigeria to reduce mortality

OTTAWA, Canada, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, hosted a round table along with Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, as well as with local stakeholders, to [...]

Aug 072014
 
Minister Sherlock announces €1.5 million funding to fight the threat of famine in South Sudan

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced the allocation of €1.5 million to address the immediate needs of those most at risk of famine in South Sudan. Minister Sherlock spoke today about the threat of impending famine [...]

Aug 072014
 
President Barack Obama announces $37 billion business investment in Africa, and $110 million annual peacekeeping support

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United States President Barack Obama announced a $37 billion investment in Africa, and another $110 million annual support to African Union peacekeeping efforts, at the end of the premier US-Africa Leaders’ Summit held in Washington DC, United States of America from 4-6 August 2014. Among [...]

Aug 072014
 
Garmin, the Global Leader in GPS Satellite Technology, is calling on buyers in Southern Africa

LUSAKA, Zambia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Africa team for Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa (http://www.garmin.co.za) will be hosting meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners. The purpose of the Garmin trade delegation is to engage and meet with prospective buyers, resellers and businesses partners who are involved [...]

Aug 072014
 
DHL transports construction machinery to Ghana on behalf of Papenburg

ACCRA, Ghana, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • 125 machines with a total weight of 1,596 tons have already been delivered • An additional 80 pieces of construction equipment will soon be shipped out of Hamburg DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com) has successfully run [...]

Aug 072014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is shocked and dismayed by reports of the killing of at least six humanitarian workers from various non-governmental organizations in Maban County, South Sudan, since 4 August. “The targeting of humanitarian workers in Bunj, the county capital, must [...]

Aug 072014
 
FAO Food Price Index hits a six-month low in July / Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014

ROME, Italy, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The FAO Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds, reflecting ample supplies for these commodities. Based on the prices of a basket of internationally-traded food commodities, the [...]

Aug 072014
 
Bags2Bulk Project Will Enhance Zambia's Food Security Through Improved Grain Storage and Reduced Post-Harvest Losses

LUSAKA, Zambia, August 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — AGCO (Your Agriculture Company, NYSE:AGCO) (http://www.agcocorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has launched a partnership with Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation (a US Agency for International Development-funded program) to reduce post-maize harvest losses and improve grain handling in Zambia. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/agco.jpg Photo [...]