Jul 142014

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. More than 13,270 children, most under the age of five, have been admitted to MSF feeding programmes in South Sudan [...]

Jul 142014
Central African Republic: EU launches its first multi-donor trust fund for linking relief, rehabilitation and development

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The EU is about to launch its first ever multi-donor development trust fund, in support of the Central African Republic (CAR). With an initial amount of €64 million the fund creates an effective and coordinated international instrument to help the population of the country [...]

Jul 142014
EU to resume cooperation with Guinea-Bissau

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council today suspended the measures limiting EU cooperation with Guinea-Bissau, following the holding of free and credible elections. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, said: “We are indeed very [...]

Jul 142014
Gemalto Signs Contract Renewal with APO for Press Release Distribution in Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, July 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, today announced its renewed and extended contract as exclusive supplier for press release wire distribution in Africa with Gemalto (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in [...]

Jul 142014
UK Foreign Office Minister concerned about violence in Libya

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Hugh Robertson, Minister for the Middle East, urges an immediate end to violence at Tripoli International Airport. Hugh Robertson said: “The violence that has broken out around Tripoli International Airport and other areas of the Libyan capital is concerning. These actions are putting the lives of [...]

Jul 132014
Request for Expressions of Interest (Consulting Services) - Design and Implementation of Technical Assistance [TA] Program for Capacity Building at NEXIM and SME Beneficiary Projects of Loan Facility

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Nigerian Export-Import Bank [NEXIM] (http://neximbank.com.ng) has executed a Master Line of Credit [LOC] Agreement with the African Development Bank [AfDB] for the benefit of the Nigerian Real Sector, especially the SMEs. A Technical Assistance [TA] Program is an integral part of the LOC with the [...]

Jul 122014
Kenya Travel Advice Update

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The FCO has changed its travel advice to Kenya to advise against all but essential travel to Lamu County and those areas of Tana River County north of the Tana River itself. The travel advice for Mombasa remains the same. Our travel advice for other parts [...]

Jul 122014
Commissioner Chergui welcomes the South Korean Vice Foreign Minister

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb Smail Chergui, today received the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, Mr Lee Kyung Soo to exchange views on AU-South Korea cooperation and other related matters. Welcoming his interlocutor, the Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the growing [...]

Jul 112014
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana, July 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On July 3, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation 1 with Botswana and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.2 Botswana’s economy grew faster than expected reaching a real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of [...]