Jun 052014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) condemns in the strongest possible terms the murder of its staff member Michael Greub. The 42-year-old Swiss national, head of the organization’s Misrata sub-delegation, was killed by armed men around midday today in the city of Sirte. “The [...]

Jun 042014
 
SRSG Djinnit meets with President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire

DAKAR, Senegal, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit, met today in Abidjan with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara. Mr. Ouattara and Mr. Djinnit discussed the situation in West Africa and the various challenges to the security and [...]

Jun 042014
 
African Union Commission Consult with SADC Member States to discuss on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

GABORONE, Botswana, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The SADC Consultative meeting on CFTA/BIAT kicked off today. The meeting is organized by the AUC in collaboration with SADC Secretariat and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The objectives of the two days meeting is to facilitate consultations and dialogue between SADC Member states [...]

Jun 042014
 
Canada / Statement on Egyptian Election Results

OTTAWA, Canada, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement on the release of the official results of Egypt’s presidential election, which confirmed Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as president-elect: “We congratulate President-elect el-Sisi on the results of the election. As we all know, difficult challenges face the [...]

Jun 042014
 
Tigo, Airtel and Zantel to enable mobile money payments between their customers in Tanzania

 Tigo, Airtel and Zantel to enable mobile money payments between their customers in Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Tigo (http://www.tigo.co.tz), Airte Tigol and Zantel announced today a pioneering agreement to allow customers of Tigo, Airtel and Zantel in Tanzania to send money to each other whether using Tigo [...]

Jun 042014
 
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update Guinea Between 29 May and 1 June 2014, 37 new cases and 21 new deaths were reported from the following 5 districts: Conakry, 3 new cases and 0 deaths; Gueckedou, 11 new cases and 13 deaths; Macenta, 4 new [...]

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 [...]