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WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola cases

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola […]

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONERS TO MEET ERITREAN DIASPORA IN SWEDEN AND GERMANY

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea will visit Sweden and Germany (17–21 March) to hear first-hand testimonies from Eritrean refugees and migrants there. The Commission has already visited five other countries in Europe and Africa to speak to more than 400 […]

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New report touts agrocorridors as economic driver / FAO highlights ways large-scale development plans can foster inclusive, sustainable and transformative rural growth

ROME, Italy, March 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Economic “agrocorridors” can be a strategic tool to draw private capital and large-scale investment to projects that benefit smallholder farmers and boost food security in lower-income countries, according to a new FAO report that provides guidance on how development planners can avoid pitfalls. These corridors, according […]

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Zeid calls for action after surge in “stunningly vicious attacks” on people with albinism in East Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed revulsion at a recent surge in violent attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries. In the past six months, at least 15 people with albinism in Tanzania, Malawi and […]

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Lake Chad: Striving to meet growing needs

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Violence in Nigeria is not only claiming lives and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in the country itself; it is spilling over into neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where the humanitarian situation is also deteriorating. Across the Lake Chad region, the […]

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EU-Africa B2B Forum: First high level B2B event for the African and the European private sector

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce (http://www.eu-africa-cc.org) is pleased to invite stakeholders to the 1st edition of its EU-Africa B2B Forum planned on 06 – 08 May 2015 in Mons (Belgium), in partnership with Euronews as main media partner. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/euacc.jpg Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/photos/150310euacc.jpg This high […]

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