Burundi Independence Day

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Burundi Independence Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Burundi on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1. The United States and [...]

Somalia’s National Day

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Somalia's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people and government of Somalia on your 54th Independence Day on July 1. The United States is proud to support [...]

Jul 012014
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo's National Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Democratic Republic of the Congo as they celebrate their Independence Day. I was inspired during my visit to Congo this spring. [...]

Rwanda National Day

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Jul 012014
 
Rwanda National Day

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 30, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Rwanda on the 52nd anniversary of your independence on July 1. Rwanda [...]

Jul 012014
 
Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu at the Conclusion of His Visit to Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today in Antananarivo at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Madagascar: “My visit has been very productive, and I wish to thank Prime Minister Roger Kolo, Minister of Finance [...]

Jul 012014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As armed conflict and violence intensify in some parts of Nigeria, the ICRC and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are responding to emergencies, managing and evacuating the wounded and dead, and helping people driven from their homes. Together they have brought aid to almost 50,000 displaced [...]

Jul 012014
 
Egypt: UN Experts “outraged” at confirmation of 183 death sentences

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A group of UN human rights experts* expressed outrage after a Criminal Court in Minya, Egypt, confirmed death sentences against 183 people, in what constitutes the largest mass death sentence to be confirmed in Egypt in recent history. The experts urged the Government to quash the [...]

Jul 012014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Early struggles in developing a response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic were remembered by African women church leaders who gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to celebrate more than 30 years of their Christian ministry in the churches of their region. The event brought together over 100 [...]

Jun 302014
 
GSK and Save the Children offer $1 million award for healthcare innovations in developing countries that reduce child deaths

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — GSK (http://www.gsk.com) and Save the Children today announced the launch of their second annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health meeting in South Africa. The award was established to identify and reward innovations in healthcare that have proven [...]

Jun 302014
 
Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development signs loan agreement for Solar Park Freetown (6MW) as part of International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (http://mofed.gov.sl) is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has won the first call for proposals for the prestigious International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility; and have today signed [...]

Jun 302014
 
Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development signs loan agreement for Solar Park Freetown (6MW) as part of International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (http://mofed.gov.sl) is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has won the first call for proposals for the prestigious International Renewable Energy Agency / Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA / ADFD) financing facility; and have today signed [...]

Jun 302014
 
President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (http://equatorialguineainfo.blogspot.com), asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in their countries. He made his remarks at the closing session of the [...]