Jun 042014
 
First UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi Heralds New Era in Global Efforts to Address Environmental Sustainability

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other High-Level Representatives from 160 UN Member and Observer States, UN Heads of Agencies, Business and Civil Society Set to participate The First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 27 June 2014. This marks a [...]

Jun 042014
 
EU announces new rural electrification projects which will provide access to energy to more than 2 million people in poor rural areas

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — European Commission Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will today reveal the 16 energy projects which will receive €95 million funding, thanks to the EU’s new rural electrification programme. The projects include hydro, wind, solar and biomass projects across nine African countries. The projects will address [...]

Jun 042014
 
Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson mobility report

Ericsson mobility report: Mobile internet usage to increase at twice the global rate in five years in Sub-Saharan Africa CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –   Mobile internet use doubling year-on-year, with usage expected to increase 20 times in the next five years  By 2017, 3G technology will outstrip 2G to become [...]

Jun 042014
 
The African Union investigates reports about the involvement of MISCA soldiers in human rights violations

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has learnt with concern of the reports by Human Rights Watch that soldiers of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) have been involved in the forced disappearance [...]

Jun 042014
 
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Egypt

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States looks forward to working with Abdelfattah al-Sisi, the winner of Egypt’s presidential election, to advance our strategic partnership and the many interests shared by the United States and Egypt. President Obama, who is currently traveling in Europe, plans to speak with President-elect al-Sisi in [...]

Jun 042014
 
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Egypt

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United States looks forward to working with Abdelfattah al-Sisi, the winner of Egypt’s presidential election, to advance our strategic partnership and the many interests shared by the United States and Egypt. President Obama, who is currently traveling in Europe, plans to speak with President-elect al-Sisi in [...]

Jun 042014
 
STRENGTHENING EGYPT'S DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS ESSENTIAL TO NATION'S LONG-TERM SECURITY, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS AFTER RELEASE OF ELECTION RESULTS

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General takes note of the official release of the results by the Presidential Elections Commission of the 26 to 28 May election. He trusts that the President-elect will do everything possible [...]

Jun 042014
 
STRENGTHENING EGYPT'S DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS ESSENTIAL TO NATION'S LONG-TERM SECURITY, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS AFTER RELEASE OF ELECTION RESULTS

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General takes note of the official release of the results by the Presidential Elections Commission of the 26 to 28 May election. He trusts that the President-elect will do everything possible [...]

Jun 042014
 
SRSG for West Africa's meeting with President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia

DAKAR, Senegal, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of his regular consultations with regional leaders, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, held today in Banjul, capital of The Gambia, an extensive meeting with His Excellency Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia. During their meeting, they discussed [...]

Jun 042014
 
SRSG for West Africa's meeting with President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia

DAKAR, Senegal, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of his regular consultations with regional leaders, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, held today in Banjul, capital of The Gambia, an extensive meeting with His Excellency Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia. During their meeting, they discussed [...]

Jun 042014
 
Singapore to boost economic ties with Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. Singapore has emerged the largest investor in Africa among the ASEAN countries, according to the latest United Nations’ World Investment Report 2013. Located strategically in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore’s economic ties with Africa have been on the rise. As of end 2012, Singapore’s [...]

Jun 042014
 
State Visit to Ireland by His Excellency Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza President of the Republic of Mozambique 3-6 June 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza, has accepted an invitation from President Higgins to visit Ireland from the third to the sixth of June 2014. The State Visit will commence with a formal welcome ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin when [...]