Jun 172014
 
Baird Strongly Condemns Attack in Kenya

OTTAWA, Canada, June 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement concerning Sunday’s attack in Kenya: “Canada is appalled by Sunday’s attack on innocent civilians in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which claimed the lives of at least 48 people and wounded many more. Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for [...]

Jun 162014
 

Orange and BNP Paribas open new retail mobile banking services in Africa with Orange Money PARIS, France, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) and the BNP Paribas group offer retail banking customers in Africa direct access between their BNP Paribas account and their Orange Money account through their mobile phones. This new [...]

Jun 162014
 
Nigeria Abducted School Girls : Emergency Grant Aid

Emergency Grant Aid for Supporting the Abducted School Girls, their families and affected communities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria TOKYO, Japan, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. On June 13, the Government of Japan, upon requests by UN organizations and the Government of Nigeria, decided to extend emergency grant aid of 855,000 [...]

Jun 162014
 

  Systematic violence affecting civilians and exposing them to more displacement and disease in Ouaka Region of CAR BANGUI, Central African Republic, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is dismayed at the high level of organized violence against civilians by armed groups in the Grimari and Bambari provinces [...]

Jun 162014
 
Kenya Mpeketoni attack condemned

UK Minister for Africa condemns Mpeketoni attack in Kenya LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds condemns attacks in Kenya, and offers his condolences to those affected.   Following the attack in Mpeketoni, Kenya, which led to the deaths of dozens of civilians, the Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, [...]

Jun 162014
 
Chile, China and Morocco join others in moving closer to eradicating hunger

Chile, China and Morocco join others in moving closer to eradicating hunger / FAO recognizes Chile, China and Morocco as the latest in a growing list of countries to reduce hunger, but urges stronger efforts to eradicate undernourishment ROME, Italy, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Chile, China and Morocco today won recognition from [...]

Jun 162014
 
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 440th meeting held in Addis Ababa, on 12 June 2014, adopted a decision on the situation in South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 440th meeting held in Addis Ababa, on 12 June 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan: Council: 1. Takes note of the statement made by the AU Commissioner for Peace [...]

Jun 162014
 
Award for Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Sub Saharan Africa Award Ceremony   WHAT: Equator Initiative for Sustainable Land Management in Sub Saharan Africa Award Ceremony   WHEN: Tuesday 17th June 2014 at 10.30am.   WHERE: Safari Park Hotel     The Equator Prize for Sustainable [...]

Jun 162014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Some 23,000 people affected by severe flooding in Kismayo, in southern Somalia, have received emergency assistance from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) this week. This included providing cash grants, essential household items and health care and [...]

Jun 152014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — More than 13,000 people living in villages between the towns of Bouar and Bohong, in the west of the Central African Republic, have received seed and farming equipment in the past few days. This region has been the scene of clashes between armed groups in recent [...]

Jun 132014
 
Canada continues to support sustainable economic growth

  Canada continues to support sustainable economic growth / Canada supports projects by Développement international Desjardins to promote entrepreneurship in Africa and Latin America. OTTAWA, Canada, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, accompanied by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public [...]