Jul 222014
 
Interactive Alliance advocates creation of call centre association in Nigeria and across Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Christopher Bell, Interactive Intelligence’s Channel Manager for Africa (http://www.inin.com), has recently called for the creation of a call centre association for Nigeria and other African countries as a way of promoting a standard for call centres. He mentions that such associations have already been set up [...]

Jul 222014
 
South Sudanese Rebels Attack the Northern Town of Nasir

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 21, 2014 The United States condemns the South Sudanese opposition forces’ ground attack on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA) in Nasir, Upper Nile State, on July 20. We call on [...]

Jul 222014
 
U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 21, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Their convictions [...]

Jul 222014
 
NUSOJ protests sudden approval of Puntland Media Law as a “blow to press freedom”

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) protests the sudden approval of Puntland Media law by Puntland parliament, and criticized the proposed legislation as a “blow to press freedom”. Puntland Parliament passed today the draft media law, which was resubmitted to the parliament on Saturday, 19 [...]

Jul 212014
 
The African Union strongly condemns the recent attacks in Tunisia and Egypt / The AU calls for renewed African efforts against terrorism

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the attack carried out on 17 July 2014 against a Tunisian army post in the western part of the country, killing several soldiers. She also strongly condemns the killing of [...]

Jul 212014
 
African Universities challenged to adapt to technological innovations and leverage agricultural transformation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has challenged Universities to adapt to technological innovations and to catch up quickly with the rest of the world. Emphasizing the critical role of the Universities in producing knowledge, research, technologies and innovations, Dr. Dlamini Zuma [...]

Jul 212014
 
The African Union condemns the attack on Nassir Town, in South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the attack that was carried out on 20 July 2014, in Nassir Town, in the Upper Nile State, by the SPLM/A (in Opposition), headed by Dr. Riek Machar. The attack [...]

Jul 212014
 
SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES IN SOUTH SUDAN UNDERMINES ‘INTENSE POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT' UNDER WAY TOWARDS RESUMED TALKS

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by today’s attack by SPLA [Sudan People's Liberation Army] in Opposition forces under the command of Riek Machar on Nassir, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. This is [...]

Jul 212014
 
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic / Organization working to help prevent transmission of deadly virus from wildlife to humans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

ROME, Italy, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO warned today. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak [...]

Jul 212014
 
AUC Chairperson Expresses Condolences to victims of Malaysia Airlines crash and calls for full international investigation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her condolences to the Governments and People of The Netherlands, Malaysia and other nationals killed in the Malaysia Airlines that crashed on 17 July 2014, while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala [...]