Apr 172014
 
WHO ramps up to address Ebola challenges; prevent new infections / Protecting health workers one of top priorities

CONAKRY, Guinea, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As the Ebola outbreak continues to evolve in Guinea and Liberia, WHO continues to expand its activities by sending additional expertise to assist in all areas of the response. Currently more than 65public health experts are working with WHO and its Global Outbreak Alert and Response [...]

Apr 172014
 
Canada Supports Sustainable Livelihoods and Health in Ghana / Canada helps Ghana diversify its economy and improve health services and nutrition

OTTAWA, Canada, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Senator Larry Smith, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced today Canada’s contribution to a number of development initiatives in Ghana, including the Building Capacity for Sustainable Livelihoods and Health project. Through a partnership with McGill University, this [...]

Apr 172014
 
FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Chad and Cameroon

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Funding Opportunity Announcement Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration April 16, 2014 Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-14-014 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Proposal submission deadline: Friday, May, 16, 2014 at 12:00 [...]

Apr 172014
 
On the Occasion of the Republic of Zimbabwe's National Day

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 17, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send best wishes to the people of Zimbabwe as you celebrate 34 years of independence on April 18. The United States remains committed to the [...]

Apr 172014
 
AU PSC, at its 429th meeting held on 16 April 2014, adopted a decision on the situation in Guinea Bissau

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 429th meeting held on 16 April 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Guinea Bissau: Council, 1. Takes note of the briefing provided by the Director for Political Affairs of the [...]

Apr 172014
 
Orange celebrates the 10 millionth Orange Money customer

DAKAR, Sénégal, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Stéphane Richard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange (http://www.orange.com), gave a bonus to the 10 millionth customer of Orange Money in Dakar, Senegal: Ms Kanny G., who had gone to an Orange Money outlet to open an account, was surprised to learn that she had [...]

Apr 172014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Secretary condemns abduction of school girls in northern Nigeria

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary appalled by the abduction of up to 100 school girls in northern Nigeria, offers UK help. Reacting to the abduction, Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am appalled by the abduction of up to 100 school girls in Borno State, in northern Nigeria. My [...]

Apr 172014
 
African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) Announces 2nd International Conference; Call for Abstracts

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The importance of laboratory research and quality diagnostics cannot be overstated, especially at a time when Africa is challenged by disease outbreaks. Opportunities to publicise research findings among a global audience are uniquely available to African scientists, researchers and policymakers at the second international conference [...]

Apr 162014
 
Senator Larry Smith to highlight Canada's support for poverty-reduction efforts in Ghana

OTTAWA, Canada, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Larry Smith, Senator (Québec – Saurel), will highlight Canada’s support for sustainable livelihoods and health programming in Ghana, during an address at McGill University’s Macdonald Campus. During the address, Senator Smith will make an announcement about a programming partnership between the Government of Canada [...]

Apr 162014
 
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria

TOKYO, Japan, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan deeply regrets the bombing incident in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria on April 14, 2014, which caused many casualties. Japan expresses its deep condolences for those who have been killed and the bereaved families, and also extends its heartfelt sympathy to [...]

Apr 162014
 
FCO Press Release: Foreign Office Minister meets President of Somalia

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds meets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia Foreign Office Minister for Africa visited Somalia on 15 April to demonstrate UK support for Somali peace and development. He held constructive talks with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the Defence Minister and other government ministers on issues [...]