Sep 242014
 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Commission is continuing its active participation in the efforts to contain the outbreak of Ebola which has already claimed 2811 lives in Guinea, Liberia, Siera Leone and Nigeria. Two high-level officials from the Commission have visited Sierra Leone (Freetown) and Liberia (Monrovia) last week to discuss the coordinated response to the epidemic and to confirm continued European Union support to the affected countries.

Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General of the Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) and Philippe Maughan, Head of Sector for Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean at the Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response (ECHO) met with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. They also held meetings with the national authorities (including the Minister of Health and Finance) and international organisations operating on the ground in response to the emergency. They also had exchanges with representatives of the US Army and the African Union who had just arrived to set up their respective missions.

On his return, Marcus Cornaro said: “The situation in the two countries is extremely serious and the international community must increase its support to fight the epidemic. In my meetings I confirmed that the EU has put a comprehensive range of support measures in place. We are determined to help the countries and the many victims with immediate support through humanitarian aid, but will also give development assistance to the region to strengthen health systems, as well as budget support to Sierra Leone and Liberia to cushion the severe macroeconomic impact of the crisis.”

Philippe Maughan added: “As a medical doctor and emergency healthcare expert, I commend the healthcare professionals working around the clock to contain the spread of the disease, often at risk for their own lives. The capacity of first responders is stretched. The surge of the international response in recent weeks is welcome, but it urgently needs to be translated to concrete action on the ground”.

Sep 242014
 

NEW YORK, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With demand for food set to increase 60 per cent by 2050, world leaders, major corporations and civil society at the United Nations Climate Summit today pledged commitments to transform agricultural practices by increasing productivity while reducing carbon emissions.

“I am glad to see action that will increase agricultural productivity, build resilience for farmers and reduce carbon emissions,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he opened the meeting. “These efforts will improve food and nutrition security for billions of people.”

Nine billion people are expected to be living on the planet in 25 years and food production will need to spike in order to feed them.

Today, at the biggest climate conference in history, more than 20 Governments, and 30 organizations and companies announced they would join the newly launched Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, which aims to enable 500 million farmers worldwide to practice climate-smart agriculture.

The countries joining represent millions of farmers, a quarter of the world cereal production, 43 million undernourished people and 16 per cent of total agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

Civil society organizations also committed to take action on the ground that “protect the poorest and most vulnerable farmers from climate change,” according to a joint statement released today.

While farmers, fishers, and foresters have already adapted to climate change through indigenous and scientific knowledge, they need investment and policy changes to better manage risk, forecast weather and better use natural resources.

The Global Alliance strives to achieve increases in agricultural productivity and farmers’ incomes while simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ensuring people have access to quality food and nutrition is also a priority.

On a regional level, the Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance- set up by the African Union- brings governments and civil society together to help about 25 million farming households across the continent practice climate-savvy agriculture by 2025.

“Africa is leading by example, and the Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance will help ensure that the agriculture sector can continue to be an engine of economic growth and social development for all our people, even in the face of climate change,” said Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair of the African Union Commission in a statement.

A similar initiative in North-American will be launched in 2015 to help farmers adapt and improve resilience to climate change.

Major corporations are committing to the cause as well. Walmart, McDonald’s and the Kellogg Company have committed to increase the amount of food in their supply chains that are produced with climate-smart approaches – an important step to curb carbon emissions.

Walmart, the world’s largest grocery store, sells 70 million tonnes of food annually. McDonald’s buys two per cent of the world’s beef, a major source of agricultural greenhouse gas production.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank also announced today that 100 per cent of their agricultural investment portfolios – about $11 billion – would be climate-smart by 2018.

And the World Food Programme (WFP) expanded its R4 Rural Resilience Initiative to empower food insecure rural households in Malawi and Zambia.

These pledges come on the heels of the Secretary-General’s plea to keep global temperature increases to less than two degrees Celsius by reducing emissions, moving money, pricing pollution, and strengthening resilience.

Agriculture is just one of eight action areas identified as critical during the Abu Dhabi Ascent, a two-day meeting held in the United Arab Emirates in May 2014. Others include sustainable urban public transport and investment in renewable energy.

Sep 242014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the United Nation Security Council’s acknowledgement that the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa poses a clear threat to global security, Elhadj As Sy, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), will address the UN’s General Assembly in New York to emphasize the need to provide long-term support to governments, communities and organizations on the front line responding to the disease.

“As current trends indicate an exponential increase of Ebola cases, we urge the international community to immediately deploy the resources – including financial, material and personnel – needed to effectively respond to the crisis at a scale which reflects the magnitude of the challenges we face,” he said.

Last week the UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for countries to provide urgent assistance, including the deployment of medical facilities and staff, as part of an expanded response. It also recognized the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and IFRC, which have both been providing early, life-saving support in affected countries.

Mr Sy said: “We will stay focused on its mission and will provide support to affected communities, before, during and after an outbreak. We will continue to invest in, support and rotate our staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly over the past months, despite the overwhelming physical and emotional stress the work entails. Their remarkable work on community mobilization, care and support, as well as safe and dignified burials are critical in the epidemic control chain is made possible through a unique connection to communities.”

Since the beginning of the outbreak in March, the Red Cross has expanded its response and preparedness activities across 14 countries with programmes totalling 34.7 million Swiss francs which will reach over 38 million people. Operations managed or supported by the Red Cross include dead body management, medical support, psychosocial services, contact tracing and education on preparedness and infection reduction. 133 international staff and more than 4,000 volunteers from national Red Cross societies have been working within communities to help reduce the spread and impact of the disease.

Response teams are active in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, while preparedness activities are taking place in 10 other countries in the region.

The IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kenema is complementing the heroic efforts of the Ministry of Health and other partners, such as MSF, but its capacity is already being stretched. Tiina Saarikoski, manager of the IFRC Ebola treatment centre is calling for more resources to cope with the increase case load. “Without more health care professionals on the ground, we cannot reach those who need our help. This could have a significant impact on the spread of the disease, as infected patients would remain in contact with family and friends and this will fuel the spread of the virus. Early access to health facilities and treatments are key to maximizing the chances of survival,” she said.

Alasan Senghore, IFRC Director for Africa, said that partnership was key and more resources and stronger partnerships are needed to respond effectively. “No one actor can do it alone. We must all work together to achieve this ambitious goal,” he said.

Sep 242014
 

BERN, Switzerland, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland is making an additional CHF 5 million available to support efforts to prevent the further spread of the Ebola epidemic and provide the people living in affected countries with the assistance they need. This announcement was made by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The contribution is intended to support Switzerland’s multilateral partner organisations in the field of humanitarian aid in their activities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, as well as its bilateral aid projects in Liberia.

In view of the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic and its continued spread in several West African countries, Switzerland has made a further CHF 5 million available for measures to contain the epidemic. This brings Switzerland’s total support to CHF 9 million.

At the beginning of September, Swiss Humanitarian Aid together with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) carried out a mission to Liberia to determine the areas on which the Swiss intervention should focus. It was decided to concentrate on the following three areas:

1. Containing the epidemic (treatment and prevention)

2. Strengthening the health-care system

3. Reducing the negative secondary effects (e.g. loss of food security)

Switzerland’s contribution at the multilateral level includes support for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, which ensures that air transport is available for the aid needed in the three affected countries. Switzerland also supports the regional emergency aid programme of the World Food Programme in order to maintain the supply of food to the most vulnerable population groups in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

At the bilateral level, Switzerland is supporting the activities of Médecins sans frontières Switzerland in the north of Liberia. In addition, on 9 September 2014, a shipment of 14 tonnes of aid supplies from Zurich arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In addition, Switzerland supports the preventive measures of the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Benin, which are exposed to the risk of Ebola.

Switzerland is also contributing to the HUG’s efforts to fight the Ebola crisis, in particular a feasibility study on a prevention programme in Liberia. The HUG is also working together with the University Hospital of Lausanne on, among other things, the development of two Ebola vaccines. Clinical studies are to be carried out at both hospitals – in coordination with the World Health Organisation and other research institutes abroad – in which the two vaccines will be used on humans for the first time.

Sep 242014
 

BERN, Switzerland, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland is making an additional CHF 5 million available to support efforts to prevent the further spread of the Ebola epidemic and provide the people living in affected countries with the assistance they need. This announcement was made by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The contribution is intended to support Switzerland’s multilateral partner organisations in the field of humanitarian aid in their activities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, as well as its bilateral aid projects in Liberia.

In view of the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic and its continued spread in several West African countries, Switzerland has made a further CHF 5 million available for measures to contain the epidemic. This brings Switzerland’s total support to CHF 9 million.

At the beginning of September, Swiss Humanitarian Aid together with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) carried out a mission to Liberia to determine the areas on which the Swiss intervention should focus. It was decided to concentrate on the following three areas:

1. Containing the epidemic (treatment and prevention)

2. Strengthening the health-care system

3. Reducing the negative secondary effects (e.g. loss of food security)

Switzerland’s contribution at the multilateral level includes support for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, which ensures that air transport is available for the aid needed in the three affected countries. Switzerland also supports the regional emergency aid programme of the World Food Programme in order to maintain the supply of food to the most vulnerable population groups in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

At the bilateral level, Switzerland is supporting the activities of Médecins sans frontières Switzerland in the north of Liberia. In addition, on 9 September 2014, a shipment of 14 tonnes of aid supplies from Zurich arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In addition, Switzerland supports the preventive measures of the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Benin, which are exposed to the risk of Ebola.

Switzerland is also contributing to the HUG’s efforts to fight the Ebola crisis, in particular a feasibility study on a prevention programme in Liberia. The HUG is also working together with the University Hospital of Lausanne on, among other things, the development of two Ebola vaccines. Clinical studies are to be carried out at both hospitals – in coordination with the World Health Organisation and other research institutes abroad – in which the two vaccines will be used on humans for the first time.

Sep 242014
 

LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — British military and humanitarian staff have arrived in Freetown to spearhead the UK’s £100 million mission to contain and control the outbreak.

More than 40 military personnel and humanitarian staff have arrived to oversee the construction of the UK’s medical facility and assist with the UK’s response.

The latest update follows a meeting of the UK’s emergency committee COBR this afternoon. Chaired by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from New York, the meeting reviewed progress on the UK’s commitment to boost significantly public health provision across Sierra Leone, including support for 700 Ebola treatment beds.

The UK will publish an action plan setting out how it will work alongside the United Nations and Sierra Leone, to mobilise international medical teams and support further treatment centres.

The International Development Secretary Justine Greening, who also joined the meeting in New York, called on world leaders at the UN to back UK and international efforts to respond to the worsening crisis in west Africa – which has become one the world’s most extreme global emergencies.

Speaking after the meeting, held via video conference to London, the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Ebola outbreak has already been a significant feature in my discussions in New York. It is now vital that the international community translates its concern into action. This outbreak has wide-ranging humanitarian and security consequences for the region, and the world. Defeating this disease will need a global coalition, as well as innovative approaches to reducing the spread of the virus in communities. That is why combating Ebola through UK and international efforts is one the government’s top priorities.”

“We will be hosting an international conference in London on 2 October to raise even greater awareness of the disease and what is needed to contain it , encourage ambitious pledges and show our solidarity with the Government and People of Sierra Leone and the region.”

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

“The outbreak in West Africa is extremely serious and worsening every day. Sierra Leone requires an urgent and dramatic increase in public health teams and specialist treatment centres to halt the spread of the disease. Britain’s plan will triple bed provision in the country, but we cannot do this alone. Sierra Leone needs urgent offers of support from foreign medical teams and international donors.”

The UK’s plan follows its commitment to support 700 Ebola treatment beds across Sierra Leone. This will increase the number of available beds to more than 1,000 over the coming months. The UK has committed £100 million to deliver this plan.

The British Government is leading the international response to the disease in Sierra Leone by:

Supporting 700 treatment beds

Using British expertise and local building contractors, we will establish the physical infrastructure for a total of 700 beds. The UK will build at least four new Ebola Treatment Facilities near urban centres including Port Loko, Freetown, Makeni, and Bo.

A team of over 40 military personnel, including logisticians, planners and engineers, are currently on the ground in Sierra Leone to oversee the construction of the UK’s facility near Freetown and recce or develop sites for new facilities.

205 beds in Freetown and Kenema are already in the delivery pipeline. Following a further assessment, the Department for International Development and Save the Children have confirmed that they will be able to run an additional 30 beds at the UK’s treatment centre near Freetown, taking the total number of beds at this location from 62 to 92.

Deploying medical experts

164 NHS staff have already volunteered to travel to west Africa and help those affected by Ebola.

Public Health England has deployed 10 of experts including epidemiologists and microbiologists to provide expert advice to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health on managing the outbreak. They have also been working hard to ensure UK border staff, medical practitioners, humanitarian workers, travellers, the West African community in England and the general public have the right information about Ebola, updated on a day by day basis.

Command and control

The UK will set up a forward command and control logistical hub that will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone. The hub will be staffed by a large multi-agency team including military, humanitarian and health experts. It will work closely with international partners and with the Government of Sierra Leone.

Leading the international response

The UK and Sierra Leonean governments will hold an international conference in London on 2 October 2014 to discuss how the global community can rally to provide an effective international response.

In addition to supporting 700 beds, the UK is already providing:

• Training for 90 health care workers every week in Freetown in the recently created World Health Organisation training centre.

• a Ebola Command Centre in Freetown. Working with International Rescue Committee and the Sierra Leonean Government, the centre is managing the deployment of ambulance services and treatment centres. It will also ensure timely laboratory sample collection and distribution of results, co-ordinate burial teams, medical supplies and deliveries to isolation units.

• £5 million for agencies like the WHO, Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières‎ to provide public health information, monitoring and tracing of new cases; funding for clinicians and other experts; counselling and support for children orphaned by Ebola; medical supplies; and safe burial of victims.

Sep 242014
 

LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — British military and humanitarian staff have arrived in Freetown to spearhead the UK’s £100 million mission to contain and control the outbreak.

More than 40 military personnel and humanitarian staff have arrived to oversee the construction of the UK’s medical facility and assist with the UK’s response.

The latest update follows a meeting of the UK’s emergency committee COBR this afternoon. Chaired by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from New York, the meeting reviewed progress on the UK’s commitment to boost significantly public health provision across Sierra Leone, including support for 700 Ebola treatment beds.

The UK will publish an action plan setting out how it will work alongside the United Nations and Sierra Leone, to mobilise international medical teams and support further treatment centres.

The International Development Secretary Justine Greening, who also joined the meeting in New York, called on world leaders at the UN to back UK and international efforts to respond to the worsening crisis in west Africa – which has become one the world’s most extreme global emergencies.

Speaking after the meeting, held via video conference to London, the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Ebola outbreak has already been a significant feature in my discussions in New York. It is now vital that the international community translates its concern into action. This outbreak has wide-ranging humanitarian and security consequences for the region, and the world. Defeating this disease will need a global coalition, as well as innovative approaches to reducing the spread of the virus in communities. That is why combating Ebola through UK and international efforts is one the government’s top priorities.”

“We will be hosting an international conference in London on 2 October to raise even greater awareness of the disease and what is needed to contain it , encourage ambitious pledges and show our solidarity with the Government and People of Sierra Leone and the region.”

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

“The outbreak in West Africa is extremely serious and worsening every day. Sierra Leone requires an urgent and dramatic increase in public health teams and specialist treatment centres to halt the spread of the disease. Britain’s plan will triple bed provision in the country, but we cannot do this alone. Sierra Leone needs urgent offers of support from foreign medical teams and international donors.”

The UK’s plan follows its commitment to support 700 Ebola treatment beds across Sierra Leone. This will increase the number of available beds to more than 1,000 over the coming months. The UK has committed £100 million to deliver this plan.

The British Government is leading the international response to the disease in Sierra Leone by:

Supporting 700 treatment beds

Using British expertise and local building contractors, we will establish the physical infrastructure for a total of 700 beds. The UK will build at least four new Ebola Treatment Facilities near urban centres including Port Loko, Freetown, Makeni, and Bo.

A team of over 40 military personnel, including logisticians, planners and engineers, are currently on the ground in Sierra Leone to oversee the construction of the UK’s facility near Freetown and recce or develop sites for new facilities.

205 beds in Freetown and Kenema are already in the delivery pipeline. Following a further assessment, the Department for International Development and Save the Children have confirmed that they will be able to run an additional 30 beds at the UK’s treatment centre near Freetown, taking the total number of beds at this location from 62 to 92.

Deploying medical experts

164 NHS staff have already volunteered to travel to west Africa and help those affected by Ebola.

Public Health England has deployed 10 of experts including epidemiologists and microbiologists to provide expert advice to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health on managing the outbreak. They have also been working hard to ensure UK border staff, medical practitioners, humanitarian workers, travellers, the West African community in England and the general public have the right information about Ebola, updated on a day by day basis.

Command and control

The UK will set up a forward command and control logistical hub that will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone. The hub will be staffed by a large multi-agency team including military, humanitarian and health experts. It will work closely with international partners and with the Government of Sierra Leone.

Leading the international response

The UK and Sierra Leonean governments will hold an international conference in London on 2 October 2014 to discuss how the global community can rally to provide an effective international response.

In addition to supporting 700 beds, the UK is already providing:

• Training for 90 health care workers every week in Freetown in the recently created World Health Organisation training centre.

• a Ebola Command Centre in Freetown. Working with International Rescue Committee and the Sierra Leonean Government, the centre is managing the deployment of ambulance services and treatment centres. It will also ensure timely laboratory sample collection and distribution of results, co-ordinate burial teams, medical supplies and deliveries to isolation units.

• £5 million for agencies like the WHO, Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières‎ to provide public health information, monitoring and tracing of new cases; funding for clinicians and other experts; counselling and support for children orphaned by Ebola; medical supplies; and safe burial of victims.

Sep 232014
 

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, September 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Shirika la ndege lenye makao yake Dubai leo limetangaza uzinduzi wa safari za ndege za Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar na Kilimanjaro nchini Tanzania. Safari za ndege za nchi hii ya Afrika Mashariki zitaanza Oktoba, zikikuza mtandao wa shirika hili la ndege barani Afrika hadi vituo 12.

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Akizungumzia kuhusu uzinduzi wa safari hizi, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Afisa Mkuu Mtendaji wa flydubai (http://www.flydubai.com), alisema: “Kwa kuongeza safari hizi tatu mpya nchini Tanzania tumekuza mtandao wetu mara mbili katika Afrika ya Kaskazini na Mashariki mwaka huu, tukiimarisha ahadi yetu ya kuhudumia masoko ambayo hayakuhudumiwa vya kutosha.”

Hivi karibuni flydubai ilitangaza uzinduzi wa safari za ndege za Bunjumbura nchini Burundi, Entebbe nchini Uganda na Kigali nchini Rwanda na safari za vituo hivi zitaanza mwishoni mwa Septemba.

Tanzania ni kitovu cha eneo upande wa utalii wa Afrika Mashariki na mwakani 2013 nchi hiyo iliwakaribisha watalii milioni 1. Kulingana na Bodi ya Utalii Tanzania (TTB), idadi hii inatarajiwa kuongezeka mara mbili na watalii milioni 2 wakitarajiwa ifikapo 2017.

Makamu Mkuu wa Rais wa Biashara, Sudhir Sreedharan (GCC, Bara Dogo na Afrika), alisema, “Mtandao wetu unaoendelea kukua unaunga mkono Dira ya Utalii ya 2020 ya Dubai inayolenga kuwavutia wageni milioni 20 katika Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu ifikapo 2020.

Kwa kutoa huduma za kuaminika, kwa bei nafuu na zilizo rahisi za usafiri kutoka Tanzania, tunawapa abiria fursa ya kusafiri Dubai na kuunganisha safari zao na zaidi ya vituo 200 duniani kote kupitia Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Dubai.”

Tanzania ni nchi inayojulikana kwa uzuri wake wa asili na wanyamapori. Dar es Salaam ni kitovu cha biashara nchini Tanzania na mji huo una bandari linalovutia na vivutio tele vya kitamaduni na kihistoria. Unguja, inayojulikana kama Kisiwa cha Viungo, imefunikwa na pwani nyeupe na imejaa utamaduni, historia na wanyamapori wanaopatikana huko tu. Zaidi ya hayo, vilele vya Mlima Kilimanjaro vilivyofunikwa na theluji huwakaribisha watalii kwa matembezi na kuteleza juu ya theluji mwaka mzima.

flydubai imeunda mtandao mpana barani Afrika ulio na safari za ndege za Addis Ababa nchini Uhabeshi, Alexandria nchini Misri, Khartoum na Port Sudan nchini Sudani, Djibouti mji mkuu wa Djibouti, Juba nchini Sudani Kusini pamoja na Bujumbura nchini Burundi, Entebbe nchini Uganda na Kigali nchini Rwanda.

Maelezo ya Safari za Ndege”

Dar es Salaam

flydubai itaendesha safari za ndege kila siku kati ya Dubai na Dar es Salaam kuanzia tarehe 16 Oktoba 2014.

FZ670 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere saa 6:20 machana saa za ndani, itue katika Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:55 jioni saa za ndani.

FZ672/674 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere saa 12:20 jioni saa za ndani, itue katika Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 7:00 usiku saa za ndani.

FZ669/671/673 imepangiwa kuondoka Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:40 asubuhi saa za ndani, iwasili Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere saa 5:20 asubuhi saa za ndani.

Nauli za safari ya pande zote

Nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Uchumi kutoka Dar es Salaam hadi Dubai itaanzia Dola 399 za Marekani ikijumuisha mzigo wa 20kg uliokaguliwa, huku nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Biashara itaanzia Dola 1,499 za Marekani na inajumuisha kodi zote na mzigo wa 40kg uliokaguliwa. Hizi ni nauli maalum za uzinduzi za mwezi mmoja.

Kilimanjaro kupitia Dar Es Salaam

flydubai itaendesha safari mbili za ndege kila wiki kati ya Kilimanjaro na Dubai kupitia Dar Es Salaam kuanzia tarehe 17 Oktoba 2014.

Jumatatu na Ijumaa:

FZ674 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro saa 10:10 jioni saa za ndani, itue Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 7:00 usiku saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

FZ673 imepangiwa kuondoka Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:40 asubuhi saa za ndani, iwasili Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro saa 7:25 mchana saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

Nauliza pande zote mbili

Nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Uchumi kutoka Kilimanjaro hadi Dubai itaanzia Dola 399 za Marekani ikijumuisha mzigo wa 20kg uliokaguliwa, huku nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Biashara itaanzia Dola 1499 za Marekani na inajumuisha kodi zote na mzigo wa 40kg uliokaguliwa. Hizi ni nauli maalum za uzinduzi za mwezi mmoja.

Zanzibar kupitia Dar Es Salaam

flydubai itaendesha safari mbili za ndege kila wiki kati ya Unguja na Dubai kupitia Dar Es Salaam kuanzia tarehe 19 Oktoba 2014.

Jumanne na Jumapili: FZ672 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Ndege wa Unguja saa 9:40 mchana saa za ndani, itue Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 7:00 usiku saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

FZ671 imepangiwa kuondoka Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:40 asubuhi saa za ndani, iwasili Uwanja wa Ndege wa Unguja saa 7:05 mchana saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

Nauli za safari ya pande mbili

Nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Uchumi kutoka Unguja hadi Dubai itaanzia Dola 399 za Marekani ikijumuisha mzigo wa 20kg uliokaguliwa, huku nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Biashara itaanzia Dola 1499 za Marekani na inajumuisha kodi zote na mzigo wa 40kg uliokaguliwa. Hizi ni nauli maalum za uzinduzi za mwezi mmoja.

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• Imeunda mtandao wa vituo 83, pamoja na safari 20 mpya zilitangazwa 2014.

• Imefungua safari 53 mpya ambazo hapo awali hazikuwa na safari za moja kwa moja hadi Dubai au hazikuwa zinahudumiwa na shirika la kitaifa la Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu kutoka Dubai.

• Imeunda msafara wa ndege 40 mpya na inasubiri kuwasilishwa kwa zaidi ya ndege 100 ifikapo mwisho wa 2023.

Zaidi ya hayo, wepesi na urahisi wa flydubai kama shirika changa la ndege umeimarisha ukuaji wa uchumi wa Dubai, kufuatana na dira ya Serikali ya Dubai, kwa kuanzisha mtiririko wa biashara na utalii katika masoko ambayo hayakuwa na huduma hizi.

For more information about flydubai services, please visit http://www.flydubai.com.

Sep 232014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), assisted by the Somali Red Crescent Society, just completed a distribution of food to over 36,000 displaced people in the town of Beletweyne, in the central part of the country. In addition, 4,000 children under five years of age and 860 pregnant women were provided with one-month supplies of therapeutic nutritional products.

“In the Hiiran region, a combination of poor harvest, drought and protracted conflict forced many people in remote areas to relocate from their homes to Beletweyne, increasing the density of displaced people in the surrounding camps and exacerbating the already fragile food security situation there,” said Kristy Manners, the ICRC’s nutrition specialist for Somalia.

The distribution just completed is part of an ongoing response. Earlier this year, an ICRC survey of the food security of displaced people in the camps revealed that aid was urgently required. A first round of food distributions took place in early July for the same displaced people – 6100 families. The second round just completed provides them with a month’s supply of food to help them cope with lingering food shortages.

In Somalia, the ICRC works with the Somali Red Crescent to help victims of conflict or natural disaster. The organization provides emergency assistance, boosts self-reliance, promotes international humanitarian law, visits detainees and restores contact between family members separated by conflict.

Sep 232014
 

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 23, 2014

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate all Bissau-Guineans o…

Sep 232014
 

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, September 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dubai-based flydubai (http://www.flydubai.com) today announced the launch of flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Flights to the East African country will commence in October, expanding the airline’s network in Africa to 12 destinations.

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Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1297 (flydubai fleet)

Photo 3: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1389 (Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa)

Photo 4: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1298 (flydubai Business Class)

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Photo 6: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1295 (flydubai Business Class Lounge)

Photo 7: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1386 (Downtown Burj Khalifa)

Commenting on the launch of flights, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “With the addition of these three new destinations in Tanzania we’ve doubled our network in North and East Africa this year, strengthening our commitment to serving previously underserved markets.”

flydubai recently announced the launch of flights to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda and flights to these destinations will commence at the end of September.

Tanzania is a regional hub for tourism in East Africa and in 2013 the country welcomed over 1 million tourists. According to the Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB), this figure looks set with to double with 2 million tourists forecast by 2017.

“Our ever-expanding network supports Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 that aims to attract 20 million visitors to the Emirate by 2020. By offering reliable, affordable and convenient travel services from Tanzania, we provide passengers with the opportunity to travel to Dubai and connect onwards to more than 200 worldwide destinations through Dubai International Airport,” commented Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa).

Tanzania is a country renowned for its natural beauty and its extraordinary wildlife. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s economic hub and offers a picturesque seaport and a wealth of cultural and historic attractions. Known as the Spice Island, Zanzibar is encapsulated by white sandy beaches and is bursting with culture, history and endemic wildlife. In addition, the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro welcome tourists for hiking and skiing all year round.

flydubai has built up a comprehensive network in Africa with flights to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Alexandria in Egypt, Khartoum and Port Sudan in Sudan, Djibouti’s capital Djibouti, Juba in South Sudan as well as Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda.

Flight Details:

Dar es Salaam

flydubai will operate daily flights between Dar es Salaam and Dubai starting from 16 October 2014.

FZ670 is scheduled to depart Julius Nyerere International Airport at 12:20hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 18:55hrs local time.

FZ672/674 is scheduled to depart Julius Nyerere International Airport at 18:20hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 01:00hrs local time.

FZ669/671/673 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 06:40hrs local time, arriving into Julius Nyerere International Airport at 11:20hrs local time.

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Dar es Salaam to Dubai will start at USD 399 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 1,499 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. These are special inaugural fares valid for one month.

Kilimanjaro via Dar Es Salaam

flydubai will operate two flights a week between Kilimanjaro and Dubai via Dar Es Salaam starting from 17 October 2014.

Mondays and Fridays:

FZ674 is scheduled to depart Kilimanjaro International Airport at 16:10hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 01:00hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar es Salaam.

FZ673 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 06:40hrs local time, arriving into Kilimanjaro International Airport at 13:25hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar es Salaam.

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Kilimanjaro to Dubai will start at USD 399 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 1,499 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. These are special inaugural fares valid for one month.

Zanzibar via Dar Es Salaam

flydubai will operate two flights a week between Zanzibar and Dubai via Dar Es Salaam starting from 19 October 2014.

Wednesdays and Sundays: FZ672 is scheduled to depart Zanzibar Airport at 15:40hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 01:00hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar Es Salaam.

FZ671 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 06:40hrs local time, arriving into Zanzibar Airport at 13:05hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar es Salaam.

Round trip fares

Economy Class return fares from Zanzibar to Dubai will start at USD 399 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at USD 1,499 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. These are special inaugural fares valid for one month.

Flights can be purchased starting today from flydubai’s website (flydubai.com), its local Call Centre +255 (22) 2124005, flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier’s car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on http://www.flydubai.com.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of flydubai.

Media contact:

Houda Al Kaissi

Senior Press Officer

t. +971 4 603 3073

m. +971 56 683 0336

news@flydubai.com

About flydubai:

Dubai-based flydubai (http://www.flydubai.com) strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has:

• Created a network of 83 destinations, with 20 new routes announced so far in 2014.

• Opened up 53 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.

• Built up a fleet of 40 new aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023.

In addition, flydubai’s agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai’s economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai’s vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

For more information about flydubai services, please visit http://www.flydubai.com.

Sep 232014
 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, September 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Shirika la ndege la Etihad Airways (http://www.etihad.com), ambali shirika la ndege la kitaifa la Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu, litaongeza safari zake barani Afrika kwa kuzinfua safari mpya ya kila siku Mjini Dar es Salaam, mji mkubwa zaidi Tanzania.

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Safari hizi za ndege kati ya Abu Dhabi na Dar es Salaam, zitaanza tarehe 1 mwezi Desemba 2015, zikiendeshwa kwa kutumia ndege ya Airbus A320 yenye viti 16 vya kitengo cha Biashara na 120 vya kitengo cha Uchumi.

Dar es Salaam itakuwa kituo cha 110 cha Etihad Airways duniani kote, na kituo cha 11 barani Afrika na Bahari ya Hindi. Ratiba hii ya kila siku itatoa njai mbili za uunganishwaji katika kitovu cha Etihad Airways mjini Abu Dhabi, pamoja na uunganishaji rahisi wa safari zingine za vituo 45 maarufu katika Mashariki ya Kati, Ulaya, Bara Dogo la India, Asia Kaskazini na Kusini-Mashariki, na Australasia.

Hasa, inatarajiwa kwamba mahitaji ya njia hii mpya yataongezwa na wasafiri wengi wa kibiashara na utalii, pamoja na viwango vya mizigo, kati ya maeneo ya Afrika Mashariki na Bara Dogo la India na China.

James Hogan, Rais na Afisa Mkuu Mtendaji wa Etihad Airways, alisema:”Dar es Salaam ni njia muhimu kwenye mtandao mkuu wa Etihad Airways. Inaimasharisha kuwepo kwetu Afrika, na kusaidia uhusiano wa karibu wa kibiashara kati ya Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu na Tanzania.”

Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu ni mbia mkuu wa kibiashara wa Tanzania katika eneo la GCC. Kati ya 2007 na 2012, biashara kati ya Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu na Tanzania imeongezeka kwa zaidi ya asilimia 350 hadi Dola milioni 761 za Marekani.

Aliendelea kusema, “Afrika ina uchumi unaokua haraka sana duniani kote, na uzinduzi wa njia hii mpya pia unaongeza ufikiaji na utiririkaji wa baishara na utalii pande zote mbili kati ya bara hilo na vituo msingi katika mtandao wetu mkuu, unaongeza watalii kutoka nje, unahamasisha uwekezaji, na utatoa ajira zinazohitajika sana barani humu.”

Tanzania ni nchi ya siti barani Afrika kwa idadi ya watu (watu milioni 51), ambapo zaidi ya watu milioni nne wanaishi katika mji mkublwa zaidi, Dar es Salaam. Sehemu kubwa ya jamii hiyo inajumuisha wanabiashara na wamiliki wa biashara ndogondogo ambao asili ya familia zao ni Mashariki ya Kati na Bara Dogo – maeneo ya dunia ambayo wakazi wa pwani ya Tanzania wamekuwa na uhusiano mkubwa wa kibiashara nao.

Nchi hii pia inakua haraka, na kwa sasa ina takriban Dola bilioni 19 za Marekani katika miradi ya miundombinu ya usafiri na huduma inayopangwa. China imejihusisha pakubwa katika kugharamia miradi hiyo mikubwa, na inaendelea kuwa mbia wa kwanza kibiashara na nchi hii ya Afrika Mashariki, biashara kati ya nchini hizi mbili ikikuwa kwa Dola bilioni 3.7 za Marekani katika 2013.

Katika 2013, Tanzania pia ilitajwa kama moja ya maeneo yanayowavuti watalii sana duniani kote, na imebarikiwa na vivutio vingi vya watalii wa kitaifa na kimataifa ikiwa ni pamoja na Mlima Kilimanjaro, mbuga za wanyama za kitaifa za Serengeti, na kisiwa cha viungo cha Unguja.

Uchumi wa Tanzania ni wa pili katika Afrika Mashariki, na Dar es Salaam ndio njia ya kimkakati ya usafirishaji wa bidhaa na biashara katika nchi sita jirani zisizokuwa na bahari za Zambia, Malawi, Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo, Uganda, Rwanda na Burundi.

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Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Etihad Airways.

Kwa maelezo zaidi wasiliana na:

Damian James, Mawasiliano ya Shirika ya Etihad Airways

Saa: +971 (0) 2 511 1035 / Barua Pepe: DJames@etihad.ae

Kuhusu Etihad Airways

Shirika la ndege la Etihad Airways (http://www.etihad.com) lilianza shughuli zake mwaka wa 2003, na mnamo 2013 lilikuwa limewasafirisha watu milioni 11.5. Kutoka makao yake mjini Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways husafirisha abiria na mizigo kwa vituo 110 vilivyoko au vilivyotangazwa katika Mashariki ya Kati, Afrika, Ulaya, Asia, Australia na Amerika. Shirika hili la ndege lina msafara wa ndege 104 za Airbus na Boeing, na zaidi ya ndege 200 ambazo zimeagizwa, ikiwa ni pamoja na Boeing 787 71, Boeing 777-X 25, Airbus A350 62 na Airbus A380 10. Etihad Airways ina uwekezaji katika airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia na Jet Airways, na iko katika mchakato wa kurasimisha uwekezaji katika Alitalia na Etihad Regional* yenye makao yake Uswisi. Kwa maelezo zaidi, tafadhali tembelea: http://www.etihad.com

*Inaendeshwa na Darwin Airline