Mar 272014
 
Gemalto launches integrated Border and Visa Management solution for fast, reliable and secure immigration control

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has introduced the Coesys Border and Visa Management solution to meet the combined needs of securing borders and simplifying travel procedures. The end-to-end solution integrates high-availability service platforms, secure software and on-site services to significantly […]

Mar 272014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL 751 AND 1907 COMMITTEE ON SOMALIA AND ERITREA REVISES ITS GUIDELINES

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 25 March 2014, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea adopted revised Guidelines for the Conduct of its Work. These latest Guidelines reflect Security Council resolution 2142 (2014). The Committee has adopted the revised Guidelines to […]

Mar 272014
 
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT TO HOST ‘CONVERSATION' WITH SIERRA LEONE'S REFUGEE ALL STARS, 2 APRIL

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Refugee All Stars, formed by a group of refugees from Sierra Leone, will be at United Nations Headquarters on 2 April to take part in the United Nations Academic Impact’s conversation series, “Music for Peace”. The event, simply titled “A Conversation with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All […]

Mar 272014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Côte d'Ivoire

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Abidjan during March 11-26, 2014, to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Côte d’Ivoire’s economic and financial program supported by an arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).1 At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Michel Lazare, […]

Mar 272014
 
UNAMID Force Commander and Police Commissioner, paid a courtesy call on AU Commissioner for Peace and Security

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Force Commander and the Police Commissioner updated the Commissioner on the current security situation in Darfur and the challenges facing the hybrid mission, which has been in the region since 2008 to help the Darfur stakeholders restore peace. On his part, the Commissioner congratulated […]

Mar 272014
 
Secretary's Remarks: Mass Trials and Sentencing in Egypt

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 26, 2014 I am deeply, deeply troubled by the sudden and unprecedented decision by an Egyptian court to issue preliminary death sentences for 529 citizens after a quick mass trial. It simply defies logic. There are many […]

Mar 272014
 
UNAMID Head urges Darfur dialogue, hostility cessation at Chad forum

NDJAMENA, Chad, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To move the peace process forward, and at the invitation of Chadian President Idris Deby, African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur Mohamed Ibn Chambas attended today the Um Jaras Forum in Chad. The forum, a gathering of Zaghawa leaders, is designed to build […]

Mar 272014
 
IMF Concludes Staff Mission to Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Laure Redifer visited Ouagadougou from March 14-26 to carry out discussions with the Burkinabè authorities on the first review of their economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and a […]

Mar 262014
 
Is youth entrepreneurship lagging in North and Central Africa?

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, March 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Data from this year’s Anzisha Prize (http://www.anzishaprize.org) applications reveal a potential shortage of young entrepreneurs who are women, are from North and Central Africa or involved in renewable energy ventures. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/anzisha.jpg “We are hoping that our application data reflects weaknesses in our outreach strategy, rather […]

Mar 262014
 
Rockefeller Foundation's $3.8M grant helps position Ghana to accelerate future ICT job growth

ACCRA, Ghana, March 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Rockefeller Foundation (http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org) has announced a $3.8 million grant to the Ghanaian government in partnership with the World Bank to support the establishment of world class facilities that will attract IT and IT enabled firms, including Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms to Ghana and create […]

Mar 262014
 
Benin Unveils Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Plan at AFRICOM sponsored event

COTONOU, Benin, March 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of Benin unveiled its final draft of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan, and the Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA) Disaster Contingency Plan during a ceremony held in Cotonou, Benin, March 17, 2014. Todd Whatley, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Benin, […]