Mar 252014
 
IMF Opens Fifth Regional Technical Assistance Center in Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today officially opened its fifth Africa regional technical assistance center (AFRITAC) in Ghana, offering capacity building services to six countries across Western Africa. This fulfils the IMF’s commitment to extend the AFRITAC network to serve all sub-Saharan African countries—a commitment made [...]

Mar 252014
 
Norway / Death sentences in Egypt unacceptable

OSLO, Norway, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “It is completely unacceptable that more than 500 people have been condemned to death in a summary trial. The court’s judgment is shocking, and the conduct of the trial gives cause for concern about the fundamental standards of the Egyptian legal system,” said Minister of Foreign [...]

Mar 252014
 

CONAKRY, Guinea, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With a confirmed outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has today deployed a Field Assessment Coordination Team (FACT) to the west African country to assist in the response. “This team includes an [...]

Mar 252014
 
More than 500 Decision Makers Discuss Bridging Africa Infrastructure Investment Divide at AFC Live

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — – Jim O’Neill, economist who coined the ‘BRIC’ and ‘MINT’ acronyms, declares the African infrastructure divide, ‘both a defining challenge and a standout Investment opportunity of our generation’ – – Cape Verde sign instrument of accession for membership of the Africa Finance Corporation – At the [...]

Mar 252014
 
“My Healthline”: Orange's first healthcare hotline in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ —  Orange Cameroon is launching a preventive medical service in collaboration with the country’s Ministry for Health, allowing remote medical advice in real time  The solution, developed by Orange Healthcare will be released in April 2014 Orange (http://www.orange.com) aims to expand My Healthline to other [...]

Mar 252014
 
Destitute Returnees, Displaced in Northern Mali Need Urgent Aid

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Malian regions of Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal are now hosting nearly 196,000 returnees and 107,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and are in need of urgent need of humanitarian aid, according to IOM displacement tracking data. IOM’s displacement tracking matrix shows that access to basic services [...]

Mar 252014
 
Ministry of Petroleum, Angola speaking in Windhoek, Namibia, April 15, 2014

WINDHOEK, Namibia, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With a 35+ year track record in and on Africa, Global Pacific & Partners (http://www.glopac-partners.com) hosts it’s 20th Western Africa Oil, Gas/LNG & Energy 2014 Conference, at the Country Club, Windhoek, Namibia, over 15-16 April 2014, with the 10th Western Africa: Strategy Briefing taking place on [...]

Mar 252014
 
The PSC of the AU, at its 425th meeting, held on 24 March 2014, was briefed on the situation in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 425th meeting, held on 24 March 2014, was briefed on the situation in Somalia by the Commissioner for Peace and Security and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission (SRCC) for [...]

Mar 252014
 
Symantec Opens New Customer Management Centre to Deliver World Class Customer Experience across Europe, Middle East and Africa

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Symantec (http://www.symantec.com) today announced that it has established and opened a new Customer Management Centre (CMC) to provide a world-class experience for its customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Symantec will make it easier for customers and partners to interact with the company by bringing [...]

Mar 252014
 
Foreign Minister sharply criticises death sentences in Egypt / Prosecution must be politically neutral and observe guaranteed human rights

VIENNA, Austria, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “We condemn the death sentences in Egypt that became known today in the strongest terms. Together with our partners in the EU we are advocating the abolition of the death penalty worldwide and object to collective punishment. It goes without saying that terrorism and violence must [...]

Mar 252014
 
NUSOJ hails Somalia's ratification of ILO standards on protection of freedom of association

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) congratulates the Federal Government of Somalia on joining the countries that ratified International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions 87 and 98 on freedom of association and union rights. The ratification follows a successful campaign by the Federation of Somali Trade [...]

Mar 252014
 
Ambassador Bennett Denounces Church Attack in Kenya

OTTAWA, Canada, March 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns the terrible attack near Mombasa, Kenya, which has killed six people attending a church service. “On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to offer sincere condolences to the families and friends of [...]