AFRICA

Uganda will host the Kampala Private Equity and Venture Capitalist Conference 2015 from 24th to 25th June 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) (http://www.ugandainvest.go.ug) announces that Uganda will host the Kampala Private Equity and Venture Capitalist Conference 2015 from 24th to 25th June 2015. This will be the first of its kind and will focus on providing alternative sources and financing for Small and Medium […]

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Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize

PARIS, France, May 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/orange-logo.jpg The prize will recognize three projects with grants […]

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Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Violence in South Sudan, May 20, 2015

NEW YORK, May 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the May 20 mortar attacks on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Melut, South Sudan, that resulted in the death of four people, including one child, and severely injured eight others. We extend […]

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Nigeria: Massive long-term effort needed to tackle humanitarian crisis in north

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On his first official visit to Nigeria, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer has called on the international community and other humanitarian organizations to do more to address the devastating consequences of the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad […]

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British High Commissioner to officially open new school for street children in Gilgil

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The British High Commission, in conjunction with the Sanata Restart Centre, will officially open a new school for vulnerable and homeless street children in Gilgil on Saturday, 23 May from 11 am to 2 pm. The event will be held at the new Restart Centre in […]

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Condemning Escalating Violence in South Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement by Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson May 20, 2015 The United States condemns the intensified fighting and violence in Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei states in South Sudan by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, the armed opposition, and forces led by General Johnson Olony that have led […]

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