Jul 162014
 

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) has opened today West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability [...]

Jul 162014
 
Sudan: Humanitarian Needs Reach US$982 million

KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A significant increase in humanitarian needs in Sudan during the first six months of 2014 has necessitated a revision of the Sudan Response Plan. Aid agencies in Sudan now urgently require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20% of [...]

Jul 162014
 
Notice to Congress -- Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To The Former Liberian Regime Of Charles Taylor

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — NOTICE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMER LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers [...]

Jul 162014
 
Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Tsidi Tsikata, visited Lilongwe from July 7 to 15, 2014 to review recent economic developments, discuss the Government’s policy priorities, and assist with the development of the broad parameters of the Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget. [...]

Jul 162014
 
Business Connexion Appoints CEO

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Business Connexion Group Limited (“BCX” or “the Company”) (http://www.bcx.co.za) announced today that Mr. Isaac Mophatlane has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the company with effect 1 August 2014. He will take over the role of his late brother, Mr. Benjamin Mophatlane, who passed away [...]

Jul 162014
 
IMF Concludes Mission on the 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Angola

LUANDA, Angola, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ricardo Velloso, visited Luanda from July 1–14, 2014, to conduct discussions for the 2014 Article IV consultation.1 The mission met with Finance Minister Armando Manuel, Economy Minister Abrahão Gourgel, Commerce Minister Rosa Pacavira, Agriculture Minister Pedro Canga, Social [...]

Jul 162014
 
UN Envoy Djinnit encourages Nigerians to keep the momentum towards securing the safe release of the abducted School Girls and addressing the scourge of Terrorism

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, has ended today his third visit to the country, from 11 to 15 July. During the visit, Mr. Djinnit held consultations with Government officials [...]

Jul 152014
 
A Year of “Firsts” as African Endeavor 2014 Kicks Off in Garmisch

GARMISCH, Germany, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The opening ceremony for African Endeavor consisted of a roll call of nations with representatives, one at a time, standing and being recognized with a round of applause. But unlike the previous eight gatherings, this is the first time representatives from the United Nations, United Kingdom, [...]

Jul 152014
 
German Federal Foreign Office on the ongoing violence in Libya

BERLIN, Germany, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In view of the ongoing violence in Libya, a Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement today (13 July): “The German Government is deeply concerned about the violence in Libya, and in particular about the fighting that erupted on 13 July near Tripoli airport. Mistrust [...]

Jul 152014
 
MISAHEL launches «Hampers from the Heart», its maiden humanitarian activity in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Pierre Buyoya, Head of the African Union (AU) Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) officially launched today, 14 July 2014, its first humanitarian activity in Mali at a press conference. Entitled “Hampers from the Heart”, it is to provide food and nutrition assistance to [...]

Jul 152014
 
WHO Disease Outbreak News: Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Epidemiology and surveillance The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to closely monitor the evolving Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported. [...]