Jul 102013
 

LONDON, United-Kingdom, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The University of Exeter Business School (http://www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk) is delighted to announce its continued relationship with Afren Plc. Following the success of the Afren One Planet MBA Scholarship in 2012, Afren has committed to funding an annual scholarship on the One Planet MBA for the next five [...]

Jul 102013
 

DURBAN, South Africa, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr. Nii Quaynor, often referred to as the “Father of the Internet in Africa,” will join ICANN CEO and President Fadi Chehadé (http://www.icann.org), Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker, and Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement for Africa Pierre Dandjinou at a news conference on Monday, 15 July [...]

Egypt – WCC statement

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Jul 102013
 

Egypt needs peaceful and inclusive transformation in its political process GENEVA, Switzerland, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit encouraged peaceful and inclusive transformation in political systems in Egypt, while expressing “deep concern” over the escalation of violence in the country. He [...]

Jul 102013
 

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The AfDB Board of Directors (http://www.afdb.org) on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 in Tunis approved a five-year Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Liberia for the period 2013-2017. The CSP coincides with the Government’s 2012-2017 Agenda for Transformation.   In approving the CSP, the Board reviewed the Bank’s [...]

Jul 102013
 

West Africa Nations Agree to Phase-Out Inefficient Incandescent Lamps / Senegal to Champion ECOWAS Efficient Lighting Initiative DAKAR, Senegal, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Government representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have successfully established a regionally coordinated framework to transition to energy efficient lighting. The strategy identifies the complete [...]

Jul 102013
 

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the massacre of schoolchildren in Yobe State, Nigeria BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made today the following statement: “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific murder [...]

Jul 102013
 

Egypt: avoid bloodshed and ensure inclusive elections, MEPs say BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The EU must do everything in its power to prevent a bloody civil war in Egypt, foreign affairs MEPs said on Tuesday. They also stressed that the EU could only support an inclusive and genuine [...]

Jul 102013
 

NEW YORK, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Zambian authorities should release two journalists who have been detained since early Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.   Police raided the homes of Clayson Hamasaka and Thomas Zgambo, saying they were looking for drugs and seditious material and accusing them of publishing stories [...]

Jul 102013
 

MEDIA ADVISORY: OCHA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, JOHN GING, TO VISIT MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, WEDS 10 JULY 2013 GENEVA, Switzerland, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MEDIA ADVISORY WHO: OCHA Operations Director John Ging WHAT: Mission to Somalia WHEN: 10 July 2013 WHERE: Mogadishu   OCHA Operations Director John Ging is scheduled to visit Mogadishu, Somalia, on [...]

Jul 092013
 

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has urged the Somaliland authorities to quash the conviction of two journalists in Hargeisa after Hargeisa Appeals Court freed the two journalists on bail. Hassan Hussein Abdullahi and Mohamed Ahmed Jama – who are editor-in-chief and director of Hubaal [...]

Jul 092013
 

Search Begins for Kenya’s Young Green Leaders / Applications Now Open for 2013 Young Environmental Envoy Programme NAIROBI, Kenya, July 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental [...]

Jul 092013
 

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General regrets killing of a journalist in Gaalkacyo MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has learnt with deep sorrow of the killing of Libaan Abdullahi Farah ‘Qaran’ a reporter of Somali Kalsan TV based in Gaalkacyo. [...]