Apr 252014
 
Indigo Publications 2013 results: Strong profitability driven by digital development

PARIS, France, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In 2013, Indigo Publications (http://www.indigopublications.fr) registered its 11th consecutive year of growth and profit. Its turnover increased 7.4% to €3.4 million and its operating result rose 25% to €535,000. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/indigo-en.jpg These good results confirm the group’s excellent health and the durability of its economic model, [...]

Apr 252014
 
UK / FCO Minister comments on Guinea-Bissau election results

LONDON, United-Kingdom, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds welcomes results of the first democratic elections in Guinea-Bissau since the 2012 coup.   On 23 April Guinea-Bissau announced the official results of the Presidential and legislative elections held on 13 April. The outcome of the Presidential election will now [...]

Apr 252014
 
Women Advancement Forum 2014 & AWARDS: 25-29 May: Expect great things at WAF 2014 in Banjul!

BANJUL, Gambia, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Her Excellency (Mrs) Zineb Jammeh, First Lady, The Gambia, Her Excellency, Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy, Vice President,The Gambia, Her Excellency, Mrs Sia Koroma, First Lady, Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency, Madame Marieme Faye Sall, First Lady, Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, First [...]

Apr 252014
 
COMMENDING PEACEFUL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, SECRETARY-GENERAL REITERATES SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS IN ALGERIA

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General followed closely the recent presidential elections in Algeria. Upon the request of the Government of Algeria, he deployed a three-member panel of experts to the country to follow the electoral [...]

Apr 252014
 
A First for E-Africa : Facebook partners Tigo to give customers free access, including in Kiswahili

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Tigo Tanzania (http://www.tigo.co.tz) announced today a partnership with Facebook in which all its customers in the country will get free access to Facebook services in English and a new Kiswahili version through their mobile handsets. Logo Tigo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/tigo-1.jpg Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1020 (It’s thumps up by [...]

Apr 252014
 
Burundi President Visits Somalia and addresses AMISOM troops

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Burundi President, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, today, made a historic visit to Somalia to check on his forces serving under the African Union peacekeeping mission, as well as pay a courtesy call to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud. During his visit to Somalia, the Burundian [...]

Apr 252014
 
Tsetse fly genome breakthrough brings hope for African farmers / Understanding DNA code for carrier insect will help scientists working to control livestock disease

ROME, Italy, April 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect. The tsetse genome was sequenced and annotated during a 10-year [...]

Apr 242014
 
Greening the Silver Screen: Connect4Climate partners with Sony Pictures Entertainment's Sustainability team, Crackle's Cinema Green Project, Fluminense Federal University to inspire young filmmakers

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The World Bank’s Connect4Climate initiative (http://www.facebook.com/connect4climate) is partnering with Sony Picture Television’s (http://www.sonypictures.com/green) multi-platform entertainment network Crackle (http://bit.ly/1lK4dRM) and Fluminense Federal University (UFF) (http://www.uff.br) in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, to launch the Cinema Green Project, a series of five short films airing exclusively on Crackle’s platforms [...]

Apr 242014
 
Canada Condemns Atrocities in South Sudan

OTTAWA, Canada, April 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, today issued the following statement: “Canada deplores the atrocious targeted attacks against civilians committed in Bor and Bentiu, South Sudan, by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition. Early [...]

Apr 242014
 
MSD is Advocating for the World Immunization Week in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme) (http://http://www.merck.com) reiterates today its support to the World Immunization Week, an annual initiative launched by World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners to celebrate and promote immunization through acts of raising awareness, education and communication. Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/msd.jpg Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1017 (Dr. Soren [...]

Apr 242014
 
APO announces strategic partnership with IMImobile to provide an exclusive feed of Africa-related news releases across Africa

DAKAR, Sénégal, April 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, today announced a multi-year strategic partnership with IMImobile (http://www.imimobile.com), a leading global provider of end-to-end mobile engagement software and solutions to telecom operators, enterprises [...]

Apr 242014
 
Rotary, UNESCO-IHE announce the first graduating class from a scholarship program to improve water and sanitation in underserved communities

DELFT, The Netherlands, April 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The first class of five Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) sponsored scholars has graduated with Master of Science degrees in water education from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The graduates now will apply their education to water and sanitation projects in their home countries of Argentina, Uganda, [...]