May 152014
 
DHL : Easing movement of goods and services within Africa is critical

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A key topic of discussion among global leaders at the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa was the need for free movement of talent and goods across Africa, in order to significantly strengthen businesses and boost intra-Africa trade on the continent.   This sentiment is echoed [...]

May 152014
 
Foreign direct investment in Sub Saharan Africa on the rise - Report

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ –    Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa has increased by 4.7% in 2013 while it has declined in North Africa    Intra-African investment on the rise    Investors shift from extractive industries to consumer-related sectors    Dramatic improvement in investor perception about [...]

May 142014
 
Additional NOK 166 million for humanitarian assistance

OSLO, Norway, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘The need for humanitarian assistance is greater in 2014 than ever before. In the revised national budget, the Government proposes an increase of NOK 166 million in allocations for this purpose. This will enable us to provide more emergency aid for South Sudan, Syria and other [...]

May 142014
 
Ethiopia : Meeting of Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General

Meeting of Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General opens tomorrow in Addis Ababa ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Meeting of STC on Justice and Legal Affairs (Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General, Ministers responsible for Issues such as Human Rights, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law) begins holding tomorrow, Thursday [...]

May 142014
 
Malawi : May 20 Tripartite Elections

AUC Chairperson arrives in Malawi ahead of May 20 Tripartite Elections ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, arrives in Blantyre, Malawi on Wednesday, 14 May 2014, ahead of the country’s tripartite elections scheduled for May 20, 2014.   Upon [...]

May 142014
 
Security Council Press Statement on Central African Republic

NEW YORK, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Oh Joon (Republic of Korea):   The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the killing of a French journalist near Bouar, Central African Republic, on 13 May.   The members of the Security [...]

May 142014
 
CPJ calls for probe into French journalist's death in CAR

NEW YORK, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an immediate investigation into the death of French freelance photojournalist Camille Lepage, 26, in the Central African Republic. In a statement issued today, the French government said that French troops had discovered Lepage’s body in a vehicle driven by [...]

May 142014
 
NOK 10 million to girls' education in northern Nigeria

  OSLO, Norway, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by [...]

May 142014
 
Mali : Commissioner Piebalgs visit

Commissioner Piebalgs visits Mali on anniversary of donor conference to launch new projects BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — One year after the Donors’ Conference for Mali that was held in Brussels on 15 May 2013 and raised 3.3 billion euro to support the reconstruction of the country, EU Development [...]

May 142014
 
Nigeria : UN Committee marks one month since abduction of schoolgirls

  UN Committee marks one month since abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, urging their release, warning of consequences GENEVA, Switzerland, May 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday firmly condemned the acts of violence against more than 200 girls who were abducted from their [...]