May 072014
 
Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos calls for more humanitarian support for Chad

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos completed her two-day mission to Chad late Tuesday, calling for urgent donor support to meet the humanitarian needs of 97,000 people who have fled the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and for the two million Chadians suffering from […]

May 072014
 
Solutions for Kenya's displaced require urgent action determined by reality – UN expert

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, today called for concerted development and peacebuilding action to achieve durable solutions for internal displacement in Kenya.   “The end of displacement cannot be determined by a political decision, but […]

May 072014
 
Book :  A Grammar of Digo, A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania

A Grammar of Digo, A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania by Steve Nicolle (2013), Available from Amazon:A Grammar of Digo: A Bantu Language of Kenya and Tanzania (Sil International Publications in Linguistics) Abstract: This volume, the result of seven years of fieldwork, is the only comprehensive grammar of the underdocumented Digo (Chidigo) language to date. […]

May 072014
 
IMF Mission and Madagascar Reach Staff-level Agreement on Financial Assistance Under the Rapid Credit Facility

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, headed by Mr. George Tsibouris, visited Antananarivo, Madagascar, from April 23 to May 6, 2014 and reached agreement with the Malagasy authorities on a program that could be supported by the IMF’s Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). Subject to IMF management […]

May 062014
 
Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and delegation paid a courtesy call on The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in UAE

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and delegation paid a courtesy call on The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in UAE   ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Monday 5th May, 2014 at 1pm, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of The Republic […]

May 062014
 
New Head of Mission for EUCAP SAHEL Niger

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr Filip de Ceuninck was today appointed new Head of Mission for the EU CSDP mission in Niger, EUCAP SAHEL Niger. Mr de Ceuninck (Belgium) has been interim Head of Mission since November 2013, succeeding General Francisco Espinosa Navas, who had been in the […]

May 062014
 
The Oliver Kinross Africa Oil & Gas Awards is the only awards ceremony of its kind to focus solely on best practice and achievements made within Africa's booming energy industry

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the 9th of October 2014 Oliver Kinross (http://www.oliver-kinross.com) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Africa Oil & Gas Awards (http://www.africaoilexpo.com). The awards are taking place at the world class Sandton Convention Centre as part of the Africa Oil & Gas Expo.         […]

May 062014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Lamin Leigh visited Gaborone during April 22-May 2 to conduct the 2014 Article IV Consultation discussions with Botswana. The mission’s work focused on reviewing recent economic developments and prospects and policies to ensure continued macroeconomic stability and […]

May 062014
 
Innovation Prize for Africa Winner Creates the World's First Injectable Regenerating Bone Graft Substitute

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA), osteoporosis is on the rise in Africa, especially among African women, due to urbanization and a general lack of awareness, among other factors; figure-conscious females keep an increasingly watchful eye on their weight, impacting negatively on […]

May 062014
 
Press Availability in Luanda, Angola

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Availability John Kerry Secretary of State Luanda, Angola May 5, 2014     SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. President Dos Santos and I had a very constructive conversation today. We discussed a broad array of the issues concerning not just the bilateral relationship, but also concerning […]

May 062014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The abduction of more than 250 young women by the Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria has prompted “profound concern” from the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. In his letter to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, Tveit encouraged a “swift and peaceful” action […]