Jul 022014
 
South Sudan/ Protection of Civilians Media Briefing

JUBA, South Sudan, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Invitation: Protection of Civilians Media Briefing – July 3 @ 2:00pm UNMISS Compound The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will hold a press briefing tomorrow Thursday 3rd July 2014 to update on Protection of Civilians sites and relocation taking place inMalakal, Juba [...]

Jul 022014
 
South Sudan/ Protection of Civilians Media Briefing

JUBA, South Sudan, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Invitation: Protection of Civilians Media Briefing – July 3 @ 2:00pm UNMISS Compound The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will hold a press briefing tomorrow Thursday 3rd July 2014 to update on Protection of Civilians sites and relocation taking place inMalakal, Juba [...]

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
 
Nigeria: Women continue to be targeted by Boko Haram

PARIS, France, July 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — More than two months after the abduction on April 14, 2014, of 223 schoolgirls at Chibok, the fundamentalist jihadist sect Boko Haram is pursuing its attacks – the last one took place in Maïduguri on the 1st of July and killed more than 15 people – [...]

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 [...]