Mar 212014
 
Joint action to avoid food crisis in the Central African Republic / The World Bank, FAO and the government of the Central African Republic sign $8 million agreement to prevent food insecurity worsenin

ROME, Italy, March 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the government of the Central African Republic are joining forces to help prevent a full-scale food and nutrition crisis in the conflict-stricken nation. The World Bank is funding an $8 million agreement [...]

Mar 212014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling attention to the fact that the contagious and potentially fatal disease is a major health problem in prisons. A project run by the organization in three jails [...]

Mar 212014
 
Philips to establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • The Philips Africa Innovation Hub in Kenya will be the center for developing innovations “in Africa-for Africa” in the areas of healthcare, lighting and healthy living • Hub underlines Philips’ commitment to invest in Africa and provide Africa-relevant innovations to address key challenges facing the [...]

Mar 212014
 
Africa: FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs Benefiting Malian Refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger and Nigerian Refugees in Niger

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Funding Opportunity Announcement Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration March 20, 2014 Funding Opportunity Number: PRM-PRMOAPAF-14-009-049268 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 19.517 – Overseas Refugee Assistance Programs for Africa Announcement issuance date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Proposal submission deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:00 [...]

Mar 202014
 
ILO, Somalia sign agreement to promote decent work

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), the social partners of the country and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed an agreement establishing a Decent Work Programme for Somalia. H.E. Dr Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia and Mr. Aeneas [...]

Mar 202014
 
Dispatch of a Self-Defense Forces Member to the Ethiopian International Peace Keeping Training Centre (EIPKTC)

TOKYO, Japan, March 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan recently decided to dispatch one member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces to the Ethiopian International Peace Keeping Training Centre (EIPKTC). One JSDF member (Lieutenant Colonel Norihisa Urakami) will spend nine weeks from March 24 in the Programme to Establish the EIPKTC, [...]

Mar 202014
 
3rd Women Advancement Forum, Africa's most attended gender conference - 25-29 May, 2014 - Banjul Gambia

BANJUL, Gambia, March 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Women Advancement Forum (WAF) (http://www.womenadvancementforum.com) is Africa’s most attended gender conference. WAF is a platform which recognizes the obvious fact that women advancement and empowerment is amongst the most outstanding agent to the actualization of millennium development goals (MDGS) and even beyond. Building on the success [...]

Mar 202014
 
Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to the Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to the Central African Republic Sadly, the situation in the Central African Republic is very different from when I last visited the country in February 2010. [...]

Mar 202014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Cameroonian Martin Chungong has been elected as the new Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the first African to hold the post in its125-year history. A record attendance of IPU Members made their choice on the closing day of the 130th IPU Assembly in Geneva. [...]

Mar 202014
 

JUBA, South Sudan, March 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The first torrential rains of the season have left large parts of Tomping camp, Juba, under water, worsening the already unacceptable living conditions for more than 25,000 people packed into the camp. Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was forced to temporarily suspend [...]