Mar 312014
 
Somali Journalists call for the release of Somali Journalist Held for the Second Day in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists NUSOJ condemns the arrest of the Somali journalist Nuradiin Shardi, a news presenter of a privately owned Radio SkyFM in Mogadishu, held at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the second day. CID Chief Inspector, Mohamed Khalif Farah known as [...]

Mar 312014
 
UAP Holdings Limited  Profit  Hits  KeS 2.2 Billion Mark

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UAP Group (http://www.uap-group.com) posted strong financial performance in 2013 driven by profitable growth of its core insurance business and execution of its regional diversification strategy. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/uap-2.png Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=933 (UAP Holdings Group Managing Director – Mr. Dominic Kiarie, during the announcement) Download 2013 Annual Review: http://www.apo-mail.org/140331.pdf [...]

Mar 312014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To mark the 12 months of extreme and unacceptable violence that has gripped the Central African Republic (CAR) since a coup d’état last March, MSF has brought together testimonies from its teams and patients in a report: ‘One year of escalating violence’ The full copy of [...]

Mar 312014
 
GSK announces new strategic investments in Africa to increase access to medicines, build capacity and deliver sustainable growth

LONDON, United-Kingdom, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — – Creates world’s first R&D Open Lab to increase understanding of non-communicable diseases and support development of new medicines for Africa – Significantly increases African manufacturing presence to build capacity and enhance regional self sufficiency – Establishes 25 academic Chairs at African universities to support development [...]

Mar 312014
 
Egypt: Mass death sentences – a mockery of justice

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of eight United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Egyptian authorities to quash the 529 death sentences announced in Egypt last week and give the defendants new and fair trials, so as to ensure respect of international human rights law. “The right to [...]

Mar 312014
 
New support to tackle dire food security situation in South Sudan / United Kingdom gives $13.7 million to FAO's emergency operations to help food producers in conflict-affected country

ROME, Italy, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of the United Kingdom has released $13.7 million in emergency funding to FAO to help conflict-affected families in South Sudan restore their agriculture-based livelihoods and stave off an increasingly alarming food security situation. “Some seven million people are facing the risk of hunger, including [...]

Mar 312014
 
EU-Africa Business Forum: Working together towards sustainable growth and employment

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To promote sustainable and inclusive growth in both Africa and the EU, European Commission Vice-President, Antonio Tajani, and Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will today take part in the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels. The event brings together more than 500 high-level representatives [...]

Mar 312014
 
NUSOJ protests broadcast journalist's detention in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) protests today’s arrest of broadcast journalist by the federal police in Mogadishu. Nuradin Hassan Ibrahim, editor of SkyFM Radio in Mogadishu, has been arrested at the Crimes Investigations Department (CID) headquarters in Mogadishu, following a call to summon him from [...]

Mar 312014
 
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Travels to Switzerland and Chad

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 29, 2014 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard will travel to Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, March 31, 2014 for meetings with officials from United Nations and other international humanitarian organizations.€€ On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Assistant Secretary Richard will [...]

Mar 302014
 
Africa's Biggest Music Stars & ONE.org Launch ‘Cocoa na Chocolate' to Revolutionize Agriculture

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ONE.org (http://www.one.org) today launched one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’, in support of a new campaign to boost investments in agriculture: ‘Do Agric, It Pays’ (http://www.one.org/doagric). Nineteen of the top recording artists from across Africa, including D’Banj and Femi Kuti from [...]

Mar 292014
 
Conclusions of the 9th Meeting of the International Contact Group on Madagascar (ICG-M) Antananarivo, 28 march 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Conclusions of the 9th Meeting of the International Contact Group on Madagascar (ICG-M) Antananarivo, 28 march 2014 1. At the initiative of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the International Contact Group on Madagascar (ICG-M) held its 9th [...]