Aug 012014
 
SkyVision Wins National Bid for a Communications Project with Bank of Africa in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a leading global communications provider, announced the successful implementation of the first phase of its project with the Bank of Africa (BOA) Burkina Faso, the country’s second largest financial institution. The project included implementing a full communications solution through the SkyVision [...]

Aug 012014
 
Africa: Remarks at the Atlantic Council

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Linda Thomas-Greenfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Washington, DC July 31, 2014 Good morning. I am delighted to be here today and would especially like to thank Dr. Peter Pham for the invitation. This is a very exciting time for us. Next Monday, President Obama [...]

Aug 012014
 
Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent's brightest innovators to accelerate Africa's development

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (http://www.africaninnovation.org) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to [...]

Jul 312014
 
WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WEST AFRICAN PRESIDENTS TO LAUNCH INTENSIFIED EBOLA OUTBREAK RESPONSE PLAN

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Director-General of the World Health Organization and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a new joint US$100 million response plan as part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring [...]

Jul 312014
 
Food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funds dry up / Urgent assistance needed for life-saving support to farmers, fishers and pastoralists

ROME, Italy, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding shortfall, aggravating the risk of famine in some areas of the country, FAO warned today. The Organization has so far received $42 million [...]

Jul 312014
 
U.S., partner nations gather in Malawi for Exercise Southern Accord 14

LILONGWE, Malawi, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Civilian and military personnel from Malawi Defense Force, the U.S. and other partner nations have gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi to participate in the U.S. Africa Command-sponsored Exercise Southern Accord 14, July 14-31. Comprising approximately 200 participants from ten countries, SA14 combines academics and team building into [...]

Jul 312014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thousands of displaced South Sudanese living in congested camps with poor hygiene and sanitation are at high risk of contracting cholera. Since the beginning of July this year, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams in Upper Nile State have treated over 904 patients for cholera [...]

Jul 312014
 
Remarks by the First Lady Before a Roundtable with Young African Leaders

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, D.C. 11:41 A.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: I don’t want to do too much talking because I just talked in there. You heard my thoughts. But I’m really interested in hearing from you. As I’ve said — as you’ve heard, as Tina has [...]

Jul 312014
 
Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice “Africa and America: Partners in a Shared Future”

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice “Africa and America: Partners in a Shared Future” at the United State Institute of Peace, Washington, DC Wednesday, July 30, 2014 As Delivered Good morning, everyone. Thank you Kristin for that very generous introduction. And thank you all for [...]

Jul 312014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS MAJOR GENERAL MARTIN CHOMU TUMENTA OF CAMEROON FORCE COMMANDER FOR CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Martin Chomu Tumenta ( Cameroon) as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Major General Tumenta will commence his appointment mid-September 2014 at the [...]

Jul 312014
 
The African Union makes a pressing appeal for an immediate end to violence and dialogue in Libya / The AU urges the international community to lend its full support to the efforts of the region through the High-Level Ministerial Group on Libya

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is following, with dismay and concern, the evolution of the situation in Libya, which is marked by the escalation of the armed confrontation between armed groups and militias, particularly in Benghazi and [...]

Jul 302014
 
UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement of intent to form new administration in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed today’s agreement in principle to form a regional administration in central Somalia. Under the leadership of the Federal Government, representatives from the region signed a document in which they stated that they would [...]