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 [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM Ethiopia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs organize Diaspora Mapping Seminar

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is holding a five-day seminar on diaspora mapping in Addis Ababa. For this first-of-its-kind seminar, IOM has invited specialists on labour migration and development to deepen the knowledge and sharpen the [...]

Jul 012014
 
Stern action called to address trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors in Mombasa

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Kenya police have been urged to enforce the anti-trafficking law to investigate and prosecute trafficking offenders in Mombasa County following high cases of gender based violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. These were some of key recommendations that emerged at the end of a [...]

Jul 012014
 
Zambia launches new tools to protect vulnerable migrants

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Zambia, in close cooperation with the UN country team, and with the support of the European Union and the IOM Development Fund, last week hosted the 4th National Symposium on Human Trafficking in Lusaka. The two-day meeting, which had the theme “Zambia@50: Protecting Migrants from Trafficking [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM condemns people smugglers who send migrants fleeing hardship to their deaths in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the Italian navy found some 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying up to 600 migrants between the Libyan coast and Sicily, the International Organization for Migration called upon European countries to provide additional resources for rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “It’s unacceptable that migrants [...]

Jul 012014
 
IOM condemns people smugglers who send migrants fleeing hardship to their deaths in the Mediterranean

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the Italian navy found some 30 bodies in a fishing boat carrying up to 600 migrants between the Libyan coast and Sicily, the International Organization for Migration called upon European countries to provide additional resources for rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “It’s unacceptable that migrants [...]

Jul 012014
 

JUBA, South Sudan, July 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Violence in hospitals and the destruction of medical facilities are denying medical services to many of South Sudan’s most vulnerable people, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today in a report, South Sudan Conflict: Violence Against Healthcare. Read the full report: South Sudan Conflict: [...]