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Security Council Press Statement on Boko Haram Attacks against Civilians in North-East Nigeria and Chad

NEW YORK, April 8, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria and Chad including the deadly attacks in Kwajafa in Borno State, Nigeria, on 5 April 2015 and in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, on 3 April […]

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Appointment of Special Representatives and Heads of African Union Liaison Offices

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 8, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of the African Union (AU) continued efforts to maintain an effective presence on the ground and support efforts aimed at promoting peace, security and stability on the continent, the Chairperson of the Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has made the following appointments: – […]

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Red Cross scales up response to support flood affected families in Madagascar

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 8, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With consistent heavy rainfall leaving tens of thousands of families displaced in Madagascar, the Malagasy Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other Movement partners, is ramping up its response operations to ensure timely […]

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Statement by the President on the 21st Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Twenty-one years ago today, a genocide began that would claim the lives of more than 800,000 Rwandan men, women, and children and mark the beginning of one hundred days of horror for Rwanda’s people. Today is a day to commemorate those who lost their lives, to honor […]

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Dr Álvaro Sobrinho beats allegations following collapse of Banco Espírito Santo

LUANDA, Angola, April 7, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Banco Espírito Santo collapsed in 2014 • Portuguese Parliamentary investigation now closed • Previous allegations made against Sobrinho dismissed by court in 2012 Allegations of financial misconduct brought against Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, the prominent Angolan banking and investor, have been dismissed this week in Lisbon, […]

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FedEx and TNT Express agree on recommended all-cash public offer for all TNT Express shares

MEMPHIS, USA, April 7, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) (FedEx) (http://www.fedex.com) and TNT Express N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: TNTE) (http://www.tnt.com) today announced that they have reached a conditional agreement (the Merger Protocol) on a recommended all-cash offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares, including shares represented by American Depositary Receipts (the […]

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