Jun 262014
 
Ebola Challenges West African countries as WHO ramps up response

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The emergence of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa in 2014 has become a challenge to the three countries involved, as the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone work intensively with WHO and other partners to ramp up a series of measures to [...]

Jun 262014
 
Logistics 2.0 – Augmented Reality transforms logistics processes

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • DHL’s latest trend report identifies eleven potential Augmented Reality use cases in logistics • Wearables and Augmented Reality enable higher efficiency as well as speed, resulting in an improved supply chain DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com), the world’s leading logistics provider, has issued a new study on Augmented [...]

Jun 262014
 
Logistics 2.0 – Augmented Reality transforms logistics processes

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • DHL’s latest trend report identifies eleven potential Augmented Reality use cases in logistics • Wearables and Augmented Reality enable higher efficiency as well as speed, resulting in an improved supply chain DHL (http://www.dpdhl.com), the world’s leading logistics provider, has issued a new study on Augmented [...]

Jun 262014
 
Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda Unite Efforts to Combat Illegal Timber Trade in East Africa / Coordinated Approach Set to Curb Trade that Costs World Economy US$30-100 Billion Annually

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — High-level government representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania today, at the first United Nations Environment Assemble (UNEA), announced their intention to work together, along with INTERPOL and UN agencies, to curb the illegal timber trade that is stripping East Africa of one of its most valuable [...]

Jun 262014
 
Four new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund projects will benefit 24 countries / Activities reflect African priorities, including youth employment and nutrition

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund today gave a green light to four new, continent-spanning projects at a ceremony during the African Union Summit, being held here this week. The President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a key supporter of the fund, UN Secretary-General [...]

Jun 262014
 
Canada Condemns Attack in Nigerian Capital

OTTAWA, Canada, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after an explosion in a shopping centre in Abuja reportedly killed at least 21 people and wounded another 17: “Canada strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack in Abuja, Nigeria, and offers its condolences to the families [...]

Jun 262014
 
Minister Fast Celebrates 20 Years of Trade Commissioner Service in South Africa / Strengthening commercial ties with South Africa a Global Markets Action Plan priority

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, wrapped up the three-day South African leg of his trade mission to Africa together with his 19-member delegation, by celebrating 20 years of the Trade Commissioner Service’s presence on the ground. During this first visit to Johannesburg and [...]

Jun 252014
 
BOAD Board of Directors authorises financing of 29 billion CFA francs for new projects

DAKAR, Senegal, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Board of Directors of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) (http://www.boad.org) held its 93rd ordinary session on Tuesday 24 June 2014 at the premises of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in Dakar under the presidency of Mr Christian Adovelande, Chairman of the [...]

Jun 252014
 
In Somaliland, two journalists sentenced to three years of jail term each, fined and Newspaper license revoked

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible to the harsh sentence handed down to two journalists and newspaper license revoking in the Hargeysa regional Court on Wednesday morning, 25 June, 2014, around 7:00am local time, the latest in a string [...]

Jun 252014
 
In Somaliland, two journalists sentenced to three years of jail term each, fined and Newspaper license revoked

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible to the harsh sentence handed down to two journalists and newspaper license revoking in the Hargeysa regional Court on Wednesday morning, 25 June, 2014, around 7:00am local time, the latest in a string [...]