Jul 232014
 
PS McLeod to Announce New Funding for Humanitarian Assistance for Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

OTTAWA, Canada, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ms. Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, will host a round table meeting on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH). She will be joined by Ms. Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre. During the round [...]

Jul 232014
 
Switzerland commits a further CHF 500,000 to fight Ebola epidemic in West Africa

BERN, Switzerland, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The SDC is allocating CHF 500,000 to support Médecins Sans Frontières-Switzerland (MSF-Suisse) in its work to combat the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This further contribution to MSF-Suisse is in addition to the annual amount the SDC gives to it and also to [...]

Jul 232014
 
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SANCTIONS COMMITTEE DRAWS ATTENTIONTO RECOMMENDATION IN PANEL OF EXPERTS INTERIM REPORT

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 21 July 2014, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic drew attention to the recommendation contained in paragraph 113 (b) of the interim report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic dated 1 July [...]

Jul 232014
 
Africa's oil & gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The challenges facing oil & gas companies operating in Africa continue to be diverse and numerous fuelled by fraud, corruption, theft, poor infrastructure and a lack of skilled resources, among others. Regulatory uncertainty and delays in passing laws are severely inhibiting sector development in many countries [...]

Jul 232014
 
Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry Joint Statements After Meeting With Egyptian President al-Sisi

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Presidential Palace Cairo, Egypt July 22, 2014 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter) Good morning. It’s my pleasure to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry here in Cairo. This visit comes at a very critical time and in the midst of [...]

Jul 232014
 
African Civil Society Calls for Official Participation at US-Africa Leader Summit

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With just weeks to go before the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place August 4–6, a coalition of international NGOs and African civil society have called on President Barack Obama to provide official space for civil society participation and to address key issues of human [...]

Jul 232014
 
d.light Reaches 500,000th Pay-As-You-Go Customer, Launches Access Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — d.light (http://www.dlightdesign.com), a for-profit social enterprise that manufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products in the developing world, today announced it reached sales of 500,000 financed units, providing modern energy access to 2.5 million people on a pay-as-you-go basis. In response to this success, d.light [...]

Jul 222014
 
Marines, sailors partner with task force in Gabon

STUTTGART, Germany, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 completed a partnership exercise in Gabon, June 28. The team of 15 Marines and sailors trained with their Gabonese counterparts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux and the Gabonese military and Gendarmerie to demonstrate [...]

Jul 222014
 
Council of the European Union Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council adopted the following conclusions: “1 Recalling its conclusions of 22 July 2013 and 16 December 2013, the European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to promoting stability and development in the Great Lakes Region. Determined and concerted efforts will be required to maintain [...]

Jul 222014
 
EUCAP Sahel Niger extended

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council today extended the mandate of EUCAP Sahel Niger, the EU CSDP mission in Niger, until 15 July 2016. EUCAP Sahel Niger, embedded in the EU strategy for security and development in the Sahel, provides advice and training to support the Nigerien authorities [...]

Jul 222014
 
Tanzania Acts to Protect Trafficked Children

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To facilitate an effective response to protecting, assisting and referring victims of trafficking, especially children, IOM Tanzania, in collaboration with Tanzania’s Anti-Trafficking Secretariat, is this week convening a stakeholders meeting to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The three-day event, which began yesterday, is taking place today [...]

Jul 222014
 
IOM, ECHO Develop Malakal Protection Site for South Sudanese Fleeing Conflict

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Almost 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have moved into a new UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, constructed by IOM and partners, and funded by the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). In April, with [...]