Feb 042014
 
IOM Operation in CAR Threatened by Lack of Money

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Saturday IOM organized its 19th evacuation flight for Third Country Nationals (TCNs) exiting the Central African Republic (CAR). The flight transported 314 Chadians from the CAR to Chad. “People are desperate to leave CAR. IOM is assisting third country nationals to return home safely, and [...]

Feb 042014
 
Africell Sierra Leone Crosses The 2 Million Active Subscribers

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africell Holding (http://www.africell.com) announces that Africell Sierra Leone crossed the two million mark with over 2,250,000 active subscribers. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/africell.png The Group is expecting to end 2014 with over 11 million in total active subscriber base. Africell Sierra Leone is positioned as an uncontestable market [...]

Feb 042014
 
Grindrod and Northwest Rail Company partner to develop the Copper Railway in Zambia

LUSAKA, Zambia, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Grindrod Limited (http://www.grindrod.co.za), the JSE listed freight and logistics service provider, through its wholly owned subsidiary Grindrod Mauritius, today announced the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company Limited (“NWR”), to build, operate and maintain a new 590km cape gauge railway from Chingola in the heart [...]

Feb 042014
 
South Sudan: $1.27 billion appeal to save lives, alleviate suffering and preposition aid before the rains

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Aid agencies in South Sudan urgently require $1.27 billion to assist 3.2 million people suffering the humanitarian consequences of the crisis. The conflict, which started on 15 December 2013, has led to devastating humanitarian consequences: the lives of millions of citizens have been shattered; almost 900,000 [...]

Feb 042014
 
FCO Press Release: Minister for Africa visits Democratic Republic of Congo

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, visits the Democratic Republic of Congo supporting unique opportunity for peace in 2014. During the visit, Mark Simmonds will meet with His Excellency President Joseph Kabila and Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda, setting out the UK’s strong support for measures to forge [...]

Feb 042014
 
Sénégal Airlines opts for Sage FRP 1000 as its financial management solution

DAKAR, Sénégal, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the time of establishment, Sénégal Airlines considered its choice of service provider for information system management, including the financial management of its business. The airline opted for Sage FRP 1000 (http://www.sage.com) due to its flexibility, and its open and interfacing capabilities with other business management [...]

Feb 042014
 
CAMEROON: Homophobic Climate Maintained by State Inaction: Support and Protection Needed for the Defenders of the Rights of LGBTI People / Preliminary conclusions of a fact-finding mission on the situ

PARIS, France, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and OMCT, outlines the preliminary conclusions of a mission conducted in Cameroon from January 7 to 16, 2014 on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people’s rights defenders. [...]

Feb 042014
 
Somaliland Authorities Suspend The Operations Of an Independent Satellite Television

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] condemns today’s decision by the Somaliland Information Minister in which he reportedly suspended the operations of Universal TV on 03 February, 2014, the latest in a string of violence against the journalist and the media in Somaliland. In an [...]

Feb 042014
 
TechWomen Delegation in Rwanda To Expand Network of African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 3, 2014 Fusing technology with efforts to empower women and girls, the U.S. Department of State announced today that a delegation of 30 U.S. TechWomen mentors is meeting in Rwanda February 2-7 to collaborate and connect through workshops [...]

Feb 042014
 
Minister Paradis Concludes a Constructive Visit to South Africa / Paradis confirmed Canada's support for African countries as they look to manage their natural resources more responsibly and transpare

OTTAWA, Canada, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On February 3, 2014, Minister Paradis delivers opening remarks at a breakfast discussion forum in CapeTown, South Africa: “Investing in Mining in Africa – Transformation, Challenges and Opportunities”. The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, today concluded a successful visit [...]

Feb 032014
 
“Seychelles is not out of reach” – UN expert calls for further measures to prevent and fight trafficking in persons

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Yes Seychelles is an island but not an island out of reach of traffickers and their nefarious activities in today’s globalised world,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned* on Friday at the end of her first official visit to [...]