Jul 022014
 
Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Dr. Jill Biden at Shalom Community School in Zambia

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by Dr. Jill Biden at Shalom Community School in Zambia Lusaka, Zambia Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Hi, everyone! Thank you, Martha, for that great introduction! Dr. Scott, thank you for joining me today. I can see very quickly that we share many [...]

Jul 022014
 
Farmers want their voices heard: Tobacco farmers from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and South Africa met in Harare, Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Representatives of tobacco growers from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and South Africa together with representatives of the International Tobacco Growers’ Association (ITGA) (http://www.tobaccoleaf.org) have called on all governments, particularly those from the tobacco-growing regions, to include them in discussions of policies that will have a direct [...]

Jul 022014
 
Red Cross: Fighting stigma and fear is crucial to stopping the spread of Ebola virus disease in West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With fear, stigma and denial about the Ebola virus disease running rampant throughout communities in West Africa, education is a critical component to stopping the further spread of the highly deadly disease, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This is [...]

Jul 022014
 
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACK IN MALI

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda): The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the improvised explosive device explosion, 30 kilometres west of Timbuktu, Mali, on 30 June 2014, in which one Burkinabe peacekeeper [...]

Jul 022014
 
IMF's Newly Opened Africa Training Institute Aims to Expand Training Opportunities

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The first Steering Committee meeting of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Africa Training Institute (ATI), which took place last week in Mauritius, welcomed the roll-out of more courses on macro-economic and financial management. The Committee called for more funding to meet the strong demand for this [...]

Jul 022014
 
WHO Disease Outbreak News on Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

CONAKRY, Guinea, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Based on epidemiological analysis conducted by WHO, three major factors are contributing to patterns of transmission, which are currently responsible for the continuous propagation of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the sub-region. These factors include transmission of EVD in rural communities, facilitated by strong cultural practices [...]

Jul 022014
 
Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Lusaka, Zambia to Highlight Women's Empowerment

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, her first stop on a three-country visit to Africa. Dr. Biden is joined by Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Dr. Biden’s trip to [...]

Jul 012014
 
RED CROSS TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL MINISTERIAL MEETING ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — From 2 – 3 July, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will join other partners in Accra, Ghana, for a special ministerial meeting on Ebola virus disease. The meeting was called by the World Health Organization (WHO) in an attempt to [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM Ethiopia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize Diaspora Mapping Seminar

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is holding a five-day seminar on diaspora mapping in Addis Ababa. For this first-of-its-kind seminar, IOM has invited specialists on labour migration and development to deepen the knowledge and sharpen the [...]

Jul 012014
 
Stern action called to address trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors in Mombasa

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Kenya police have been urged to enforce the anti-trafficking law to investigate and prosecute trafficking offenders in Mombasa County following high cases of gender based violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. These were some of key recommendations that emerged at the end of a [...]

Jul 012014
 
Zambia launches new tools to protect vulnerable migrants

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Zambia, in close cooperation with the UN country team, and with the support of the European Union and the IOM Development Fund, last week hosted the 4th National Symposium on Human Trafficking in Lusaka. The two-day meeting, which had the theme “Zambia@50: Protecting Migrants from Trafficking [...]