Aug 012014
 
MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT/ OUAGA+10 EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media representatives are kindly informed that the African Union is organizing an extraordinary session of the Assembly of the Union dubbed Ouaga+10 scheduled to take place from 26 August to 7 September 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Venue: Ouaga 2000 Conference Center, Ouagadougou Theme: The [...]

Aug 012014
 
WHO Director-General assesses the Ebola outbreak with four West African presidents Dr Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization

CONAKRY, Guinea, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization Excellencies, honourable ministers, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen, West Africa is facing its first outbreak of Ebola virus disease. This is an unprecedented outbreak accompanied by unprecedented challenges. And these challenges are extraordinary. West Africa’s [...]

Aug 012014
 
AUC delegation arrives in Washington DC for first US-Africa Leaders' Summit

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A delegation of the African Union Commission, led by Chairperson H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will arrive in Washington on 2 August for the first and historic US-Africa Leaders’ Summit. The delegation will be joining about 50 African Heads of State and Government in high level dialogue [...]

Aug 012014
 

DAKAR, Sénégal, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward). The first-place winner will be presented with $500 a month [...]

Aug 012014
 
SkyVision Wins National Bid for a Communications Project with Bank of Africa in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a leading global communications provider, announced the successful implementation of the first phase of its project with the Bank of Africa (BOA) Burkina Faso, the country’s second largest financial institution. The project included implementing a full communications solution through the SkyVision [...]

Aug 012014
 
Africa: Remarks at the Atlantic Council

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Linda Thomas-Greenfield Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs Washington, DC July 31, 2014 Good morning. I am delighted to be here today and would especially like to thank Dr. Peter Pham for the invitation. This is a very exciting time for us. Next Monday, President Obama [...]

Aug 012014
 
Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent's brightest innovators to accelerate Africa's development

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (http://www.africaninnovation.org) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to [...]

Jul 312014
 
WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WEST AFRICAN PRESIDENTS TO LAUNCH INTENSIFIED EBOLA OUTBREAK RESPONSE PLAN

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Director-General of the World Health Organization and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a new joint US$100 million response plan as part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring [...]

Jul 312014
 
Food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funds dry up / Urgent assistance needed for life-saving support to farmers, fishers and pastoralists

ROME, Italy, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding shortfall, aggravating the risk of famine in some areas of the country, FAO warned today. The Organization has so far received $42 million [...]

Jul 312014
 
U.S., partner nations gather in Malawi for Exercise Southern Accord 14

LILONGWE, Malawi, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Civilian and military personnel from Malawi Defense Force, the U.S. and other partner nations have gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi to participate in the U.S. Africa Command-sponsored Exercise Southern Accord 14, July 14-31. Comprising approximately 200 participants from ten countries, SA14 combines academics and team building into [...]

Jul 312014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Thousands of displaced South Sudanese living in congested camps with poor hygiene and sanitation are at high risk of contracting cholera. Since the beginning of July this year, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams in Upper Nile State have treated over 904 patients for cholera [...]

Jul 312014
 
Remarks by the First Lady Before a Roundtable with Young African Leaders

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, D.C. 11:41 A.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: I don’t want to do too much talking because I just talked in there. You heard my thoughts. But I’m really interested in hearing from you. As I’ve said — as you’ve heard, as Tina has [...]