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UNAMID deplores the outbreak of violence between Ma’alia and Reziegat in East Darfur

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, May 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID strongly deplores the rapid deterioration of tensions between the Ma’alia and the Reziegat tribes into armed confrontations resulting in the death of dozens of fighters from both sides and the injury of many others. The Mission remains gravely concerned about the continued mobilization […]

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UN Committee to review Eritrea’s record on children’s rights

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Eritrea’s record on children’s rights will be reviewed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on Tuesday 19 May and Wednesday 20 May in sessions that will be webcast live. Eritrea is one of the 195 states that have ratified the Convention […]

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Philips breathes new life and light into South Africa’s oldest sea-faring monuments – the Clock Tower, Port Captain’s building and the Swing Bridge with spectacular digital LED illumination

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Philips’ annual Cape Town to Cairo roadshow kicks-off in the Mother City, with an ambition to drive the LED lighting revolution across the continent • New Philips digital lighting innovations will meet demand for sustainable energy consumption Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) (http://www.philips.com), the […]

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NEW STUDY REVEALS HUGE IMPACT OF HUNGER ON ECONOMY OF MALAWI

LILONGWE, Malawi, May 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Malawi’s economy loses nearly MKW 150 billion (nearly US$600 million) annually due to the effects of child undernutrition. This is the alarming finding of a new study launched today in Lilongwe. The Cost of Hunger in Africa: The Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition in […]

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, May 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Corinne Deléchat, visited Monrovia from April 25 to May 8, 2015 to conduct the fourth review of the government’s economic program supported by the IMF under an Extended Credit Facility (ECF)1 arrangement, which was approved by […]

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First country mission by the new UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The newly appointed Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, will conduct his first mission to the Sudan from 13 to 23 May 2015, to assess and verify the situation of human rights with the view to making recommendations on […]

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