Oct 052013
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED OVER EGYPT VIOLENCE, STRESSES PEACE AHEAD OF PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS

NEW YORK, October 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Ahead of announced demonstrations marking a national holiday in Egypt on Sunday, the Secretary-General stresses the importance of peaceful protest, respect for freedom of assembly and commitment to non-violence. He also expresses [...]

Oct 042013
 
AfDB approves US $150-million loan to support access to reliable electricity supply in Zambia

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) approved on Wednesday, October 2 a senior loan of up to US $150 million to finance a 300MW coal-fired power plant as well as the revamping of the Maamba coal mine in Maamba, Zambia. The [...]

Oct 042013
 
SEFA and WAFCEF partners gather in Ghana to present best clean energy entrepreneurs in West Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a multi-donor initiative administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), will participate at the West Africa Clean Energy Finance Forum (WAFCEF) to recognize the finalist entrepreneurs identified throughout 2013 by a team from the various event co-sponsors: Private [...]

Oct 042013
 

NEW YORK, October 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Richard Saul Wurman, creator of the TED and the TEDMED conferences, has joined forces with Richard Attias, the founder of the New York Forum and the former producer of the World Economic Forum in Davos, to launch the 555 conference, the first global future-focused forum. The [...]

Oct 042013
 
Total Drives Road Safety Awareness for Its Petroleum Product Transporters in Africa and the Middle East

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ —  Four conventions will bring together some 600 transporter representatives in around 50 countries from October 2013 to January 2014  Transporters’ Conventions Kick Off in Tunis on October 1 and 2, 2013 Road transportation accidents still claim too many victims, especially young people, in Africa [...]

Oct 042013
 

MAPUTO, Mozambique, October 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ —  With the strategy of extending its coverage, Movitel has won the best practises award against stiff competition from Mozambican telecom giants such as the Vodacom Group and TM.  Movitel’s network coverage has doubled in rural areas in just over a year, generating over 20,000 [...]

Oct 042013
 
Kampuni Ya Garmin Imeteua Car and General kama Mwenezi wa Afrika Mashariki

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Kampuni ya Garmin (http://www.garmin.co.za) inafurahia kutangaza uteuzi wa Car and General kama mwenezi wake wa Afrika Mashariki. Kampuni ya Car and General imekuwa ikiendesha biashara zake katika eneo la Afrika Mashariki kwa muda mrefu huku ikiwa maarufu kwa uuzaji wa nembo kama vile Cummins, Briggs na [...]

Oct 042013
 
Garmin appoints Car & General as Distributor for East Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa (http://www.garmin.co.za) is pleased to announce the appointment of Car & General as an East African distributor. Car & General have a long standing presence in the East Africa region, distributing brands such as Cummins, Briggs and Stratton, TVS, LML, Champion, Piaggio, Suzuki, Mariner, [...]

Oct 042013
 

CORDOBA, Spain, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In its 10th edition, the African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT devotes a special space to the professionals of cinema, with a series of round tables and conferences, known as FCAT Espacio Profesional. That is, a platform aimed at the cooperation between filmmakers and producers in Africa, [...]

Oct 042013
 
Sierra Leone Conflict Victims Receive Compensation

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone’s National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has begun the distribution of rehabilitation grants to 1,138 forced amputees and 162 of the country’s most vulnerable, severely wounded conflict victims. The purpose of the rehabilitation grants is to fill critical social protection gaps and enable the [...]

Oct 042013
 
IOM Launches Northern Mali Needs Assessment

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM has started an evaluation to assess the needs of the displaced population (IDPs), returnees and host communities in 109 villages in the northern part of Mali. The assessment will evaluate the situation of the population affected following the occupation of the area by armed groups [...]