Feb 032014
 
NUSOJ Demands Somaliland Lifts Ban on Television Network

MOGADISHU, Somalia, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today criticized the Somaliland administration which has officially banned privately owned Universal TV from operating in its territory, and accused authorities of attempts to stifle free media. Somaliland Minister of Information, Culture and National Guidance Abdullahi Mohamed Dahir (Ukuse) [...]

Feb 032014
 
Kenya to Host African Institute for Remittances Secretariat: Institute to be fully operational in 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union (AU) Executive Council, has selected the Republic of Kenya to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The Council asked the African Union Commission to conclude the Host Agreement with the Republic of Kenya so as to ensure the formal take-off of [...]

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GENEVA, Switzerland, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IPU welcomes release of former Burundian MP Gérard Nkurunziza – IPU has welcomed the release today of former Burundian MP Gérard Nkurunziza after more than five years in custody in a case marked by grave judicial irregularities. A member of the dissident wing of the Burundian [...]

Feb 032014
 
UN AND PARTNERS LAUNCH THREE-YEAR HUMANITARIAN PLAN TO HELP AFRICA'S SAHEL REGION

ROME, Italy, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations and humanitarian partners launched today a three-year Regional Strategic Response Plan to provide aid to millions of people in nine countries in Africa’s Sahel region. The plan seeks to mobilize an initial US$2 billion from international donors in 2014. Some twenty million people [...]

Feb 032014
 
Joint statement attributable to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, and the Representative a.i. for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Su

KHARTOUM, Sudan, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari, and the Representative a.i. for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan, Ms. Angela Li Rosi, welcome the commitment of the Government of Sudan to provide international protection [...]

Feb 032014
 
LAUNCH OF NEW SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS RESPONSE PLAN

JUBA, South Sudan, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — LAUNCH OF NEW SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS RESPONSE PLAN WHAT: Launch of the new South Sudan Crisis Response Plan WHO: Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer WHEN: 12-1pm on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 WHERE: Conference Room, OCHA Compound, Juba You are warmly invited to a [...]

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Feb 032014
 
Norway to provide NOK 6 million to AU peacekeeping mission

OSLO, Norway, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government is providing NOK 6 million to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic. “I am very concerned about the situation in the Central African Republic. The presence of a robust international peacekeeping mission is vital to protect the sorely tried [...]

Feb 032014
 
The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) will be fully operational in 2015. The AU Executive Council selected the Republic of Kenya to host the AIR Secretariat

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union Executive Council, in its 24th Ordinary Session on 27 – 28 January 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, accepted the offer from the Republic of Kenya to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR). The Council requested the African Union Commission (AUC) to [...]

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Feb 032014
 
MULK OGI - Oasis Gulf Investment, FZC wins Multimillion USD contract in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mulk OGI – Oasis Gulf Investment, FZC, a company of the Sharjah-based diversified conglomerate affiliated to Mulk Holdings (http://www.mulkholdings.com), has recently won a multimillion USD contract to provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) expertise for the pioneering USD 18 million project, based in Freetown, Sierra [...]

Feb 032014
 
Equatorial Guinea commits to a co-investment fund of 500  billion FR CFA (eq. US $1 billion) to fuel the country's economic diversification

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the opening of “Emerging Equatorial Guinea” (http://www.emergingeg.com), the 2 days Symposium on the country economic diversification, the Equatoguinean government announced that it has committed to support foreign investments by allocating a Co-Investment Fund (CIF) of 500 Billion Francs CFA (eq. US $1 Billion). Logo: [...]

Feb 032014
 
Africa: Urgent action needed to link mining with region's development objectives / Celebrated for the first time, Africa Mining Vision Day calls for a more sustainable, people-centred mining agenda

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the margins of Africa’s largest annual mining conference, “Mining Indaba”, multilateral development organizations have called on the private sector to join forces with them in ensuring the revenues from mining are reinvested in people. Issued on the newly created Africa Mining Vision Day, the call [...]

Feb 032014
 
Solar power: CSP will adapt to South Africa's electricity demand curve

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Demand for electricity in South Africa has increased progressively over several years and the grid now faces supply and demand challenges. As a result, the Department of Energy has implemented a new Integrated Resource Plan to enhance generation capacity and promote energy efficiency. Photovoltaics (PV) and [...]