Feb 262014
 
The Tony Elumelu Foundation provides sponsorship grant to Afrit Education Foundation for Innovation Cluster Mapping Project

LAGOS, Nigeria, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org) announced today that it has provided grant support for the Nigeria Innovations Cluster Mapping project. Executed by the African Institution of Technology’s (AFRIT) Education Foundation, the project intends to uncover innovation clusters—groups of companies in similar industries employing new technologies in [...]

Feb 262014
 
DRC must arrest Omar Al-Bashir

PARIS, France, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Last Night, Sudanese President arrived to Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to participate in a summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market of East and South Africa (COMESA). He is subject to an arrest warrant of the International [...]

Feb 262014
 
IMF Mission Urges Ghana Government to Address Short-Term Vulnerabilities

ACCRA, Ghana, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during February 12-25, 2014, to conduct discussions for the 2014 Article IV consultation. The mission met with Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, Finance Minister Terkper, Bank of Ghana Governor Wampah, other senior officials, members of [...]

Feb 262014
 
USARAF Training Provides Africans Insight into the Greater Need

ROME, Italy, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — U.S. Army Africa continues to provide training to different African nations to help them secure their own borders, thereby helping them secure the region. Because of this, whatever American interests are in that region or country will, as a secondary effect, be secure as well. USARAF’s [...]

Feb 262014
 
Norway condemns school attack in Nigeria

OSLO, Norway, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “I am deeply shocked by the terrorist attack on schoolchildren and other innocent people in Yobe in north-eastern Nigeria. Norway condemns both this latest atrocity and the recent violence against people in the neighbouring state of Borno in the strongest possible terms. I am concerned about [...]

Feb 262014
 
Chairperson of international Commission of Inquiry visits the Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the International Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating human rights violations in the Central African Republic, Bernard Acho Muna, will be visiting Bangui from 26 February until 1 March, for the first time since his appointment last month. The purpose of [...]

Feb 262014
 

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Feb 262014
 
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Attend Nigeria's Centenary Celebration

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to attend Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration, February 27-28, 2014. The Honorable Thomas Shannon, Jr., Counselor of the Department of State, will lead the delegation. Member of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable [...]

Feb 262014
 
First African Blogger Awards now open for entries

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Entries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards (http://www.africanbloggerawards.com), the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through data analysis, are open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers across Africa. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/african-blogger-awards-logo.png Infographic “The African Digital Frontier”: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/140226.png The Awards [...]

Feb 262014
 
Medical Care Under Fire in South Sudan – MSF

JUBA, South Sudan, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As entire towns in South Sudan suffer devastating attacks, medical care has also come under fire, with patients shot in their beds, wards burned to the ground, medical equipment looted, and, in one case, an entire hospital destroyed, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans [...]

Feb 262014
 
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality signed into Law / Yoweri Museveni fails to protect citizens from discrimination, stigmatization and risks of violence

PARIS, France, February 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FIDH firmly condemns the “Anti-homosexuality” law promulgated yesterday by President Museveni as it blatantly violates a wide range of human rights principles and risks fuelling hatred against a category of the Ugandan population. Homosexuality was already severely criminalised in Uganda. But this new legislation further criminalizes [...]