Jun 182014
 
Minister Fast Leads Trade Mission to Africa

OTTAWA, Canada, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ten-day, four-country trade mission to boost Canada’s trade and investment ties in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, South Africa and Tanzania The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today travelled to Burkina Faso for his first visit as part of a trade mission to Africa—his third since […]

Jun 182014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A car bomb exploded in Mogadishu at around 7.30 this morning inside the compound of Keysaney Hospital, a facility run by the Somali Red Crescent Society with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). One person was killed and seven others were injured […]

Jun 182014
 
Ingenico Group reinforces partnership with the GIM-UEMOA

PARIS, France, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) (http://www.ingenico.com), global leader in seamless payment, and the GIM-UEMOA celebrate ten years of partnership. This historic collaboration sparked the development of electronic payment systems across the West African region. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/ingenico.jpg With the support of the GIM-UEMOA, Ingenico Group has […]

Jun 182014
 
Philips introduces innovative ultra-mobile ultrasound system ‘VISIQ' in Kenya to bring high quality, affordable healthcare to a wide range of clinicians

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Tablet-sized miniaturized ultrasound system enables incredible portability; VISIQ is a clinical innovation that addresses local needs • The fifth consecutive Cairo to Cape Town roadshow continues focus on mother and child care Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) (http://www.philips.com) today unveiled its new ultra-mobile ultrasound […]

Jun 182014
 
Philips revitalizes historic Kenya National Archives building with spectacular digital LED illumination

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Philips’ breakthrough energy-efficient LED lighting solutions contribute to Kenya’s energy saving ambitions as part of the Vision2030 • 21st century LED Technology beautifies city icon as part of the Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) (http://www.philips.com), the global leader in […]

Jun 182014
 
Statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Sudan, Mr. Geert Cappelaere, on protection of medical units in South Kordofan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan a.i., Mr. Geert Cappelaere, is deeply concerned by reports that a civilian hospital run by the international relief agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Farrandalla, South Kordofan, was recently bombed by military aircraft. “I am very concerned […]

Jun 182014
 
Report: Nigeria vs. Iran World Cup Game Draws More Than 17.5 Million Nigerian Viewers

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — GeoPoll (http://research.geopoll.com), the world’s largest real-time mobile survey platform, today released initial findings on TV ratings, audience size and demographics following the first games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The data, gathered via mobile surveys in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, provides a first-ever […]

Jun 182014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE TO MARK DAY OF AFRICAN CHILD, URGES ‘PAUSE' FOR NIGERIA'S KIDNAPPED SCHOOLGIRLS, DEMANDS THEIR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Chef de Cabinet Susanna Malcorra, for the panel discussion marking the Day of the African Child, in New York today: I am pleased to join you in marking the Day of the African Child, an initiative of […]

Jun 182014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS LIEUTENANT GENERAL YOHANNES GEBREMESKEL TESFAMARIAM OF ETHIOPIA FORCE COMMANDER OF UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Lieutenant-General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam of Ethiopia as the Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Lieutenant-General Tesfamariam succeeds Major-General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who completed his assignment on 9 June 2014. […]

Seychelles National Day

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Jun 182014
 
Seychelles National Day

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 17, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am pleased to congratulate the people and government of Seychelles as you commemorate 21 years of independence on June 18. The lengthy […]

Jun 182014
 
Secretary's Remarks: Libya: Ahmed Abu Khatallah

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 17, 2014 Since September 11, 2012, we have mourned the four Americans killed that day, cared for the survivors in our State Department family, and focused with intensity on strengthening security at our high-threat posts around the […]