Feb 042014
 
Keynote Address: 2014 Gulf of Aden Regional Counterterrorism Forum

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Geeta Pasi U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Djibouti, Djibouti February 3, 2014 Good morning. I’d like to thank the Government of Djibouti for hosting this conference in Djibouti and the U.S. State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau for funding and organizing the conference. I would also like to thank […]

 Uncategorized
Feb 042014
 
IFC Finances VAALCO to Boost Gabon's Oil and Gas Production

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to provide VAALCO Gabon with a $65 million reserve based loan facility to support the company’s oil exploration and development program in Gabon. The Gabon oil and gas sector, which has seen decreasing output levels, is a […]

Feb 042014
 
Newly Established “African Union Foundation” Holds Inaugural Promoters' Meeting in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the convening of the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, the inaugural promoters’ meeting of the newly established “African Union Foundation” was held. The meeting was led by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini […]

Feb 042014
 
Africa: Statement Following a Meeting With The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and International Partners on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks William J. Burns Deputy Secretary of State Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 30, 2014 Good afternoon. My colleagues from China, the United Kingdom, Norway, the European Union and I just had a very productive discussion with our partners from the IGAD mediation team, Ambassador Seyoum and General […]

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. […]