Apr 092014
 
The African Union welcomes the commencement of the Sudan National Consultative Dialogue

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the formal commencement of the Sudan National Consultative Dialogue through the convening of a National Political Parties Summit, which was chaired by President Omar Hassan al Bashir, on 6 April 2014. [...]

Apr 092014
 
YooMee Côte d'Ivoire launched the first TD-LTE in Ivory Coast!

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, April 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — YooMee Africa Group (http://www.yoomee.ci), a Swiss based provider of mobile broadband Internet in sub-Saharan Africa, launches its operations in Côte d’Ivoire. After becoming the market leader of broadband Internet in Cameroon, YooMee Africa continues its expansion by deploying its network in Côte d’Ivoire. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/yoomee.png [...]

Apr 092014
 
APO selected as Agency of the month by the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA)

DUBAI, UAE, April 9, 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, was today named agency of the month by the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) (http://www.mepra.org), a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of [...]

Apr 092014
 
Minister Paradis Continues Canada's Leadership in the Fight to End Polio / Canada announces additional funding to support crucial work in Africa

OTTAWA, Canada, April 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $2 million in additional funding to support the World Health Organization (WHO) work in Somalia and $1 million to UNICEF in response to recent polio outbreaks in East Africa and the Horn of [...]

Apr 092014
 
Somaliland authorities shut down independent papers

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Police in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland on Thursday raided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely, according to local journalists and news reports. The police cited a court order that said the [...]

Apr 082014
 
Statement by the spokesperson of the European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton on the forthcoming elections in Guinea Bissau

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “The High Representative extends her condolences to the family of former President Kumba Yalá and to the [...]

Apr 082014
 
NUSOJ Urges Somaliland Authorities to re-open Haatuf Offices, after police raid

MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is outrageous by the closure of the Haatuf Newspaper offices in Hargeysa by the Somaliland police and urges the authorities to re-open the publication. Somaliland police stormed the offices of Haatuf newspaper in Hargeysa on Monday 07 April, 2014, [...]

Apr 082014
 
Infobip Launches First Ever End-to-End Enterprise Messaging Solution in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Infobip (http://www.infobip.com), a global provider of mobile messaging and payments, announced today that it has launched the first ever end-to-end business messaging solution in South Africa. This makes Infobip the only provider to enable companies – banks, brands, OTTs, social networks, aggregators and others – a [...]

Apr 082014
 
Outstanding Success for JMG During the Nigerian Oil & Gas Exhibition 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The power sector in Nigeria is undergoing positive reform, paving the way for significant economic growth in all industries. The success of the power sector will need robust companies with the financial capability and the technical support of global technical partners in order to develop high [...]

Apr 082014
 
“Community Conversations” Target Irregular Migration from Ethiopia

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The recent mass expulsion of over 150,000 irregular Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted the human challenges posed by people smuggling in the Horn of Africa. The Ethiopian Government now recognizes the need to improve public awareness of the risks associated with irregular [...]

Apr 082014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL STRONGLY CONDEMNS ‘COLD-BLOODED KILLING' OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME STAFFERS IN SOMALIA

NEW YORK, April 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s cold-blooded killing of two colleagues working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at Galkayo Airport in Puntland, Somalia. He expresses [...]