Aug 042014
Remarks at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State World Bank Washington, DC August 4, 2014 Well, President Kim, Jim, thank you very, very much for your welcome. Welcome to all of you here, and I appreciate your – the substance of your comments. And I also appreciate your generous [...]

Aug 042014
ACERWC Delegation arrived in Juba to assess the situation of children affected by the armed conflict

JUBA, South Sudan, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Delegation of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) and its Secretariat led by Prof.Julia Sloth-Nielsen, arrived in the afternoon, at the Juba Airport to conduct an advocacy mission on the situation of children affected by the [...]

Aug 042014
Federal Foreign Office provides a further 500,000 euros for the fight against Ebola

BERLIN, Germany, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In view of the increasing number of Ebola cases and the danger that the disease will spread uncontrollably in West Africa, the Federal Foreign Office has provided a further 500,000 euros to help combat the virus. The funding will be used to support the non governmental [...]

Aug 042014
Software piracy in Africa: Three companies found guilty by a court of law for reproducing and/or using the Sage brand or Sage software illegally

PARIS, France, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sage (, a leading global vendor of business management software, announces that it has won three court cases against pirate companies in Maghreb and in Francophone Africa. In addition to damages and/or fines totalling several thousand euros, prison terms were handed down. Logo: Photo: [...]

Aug 042014
Africa offers US firms a compelling trade and investment opportunity - Standard Bank

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa offers US multinationals a compelling trade and investment opportunity thanks to the rapid economic growth rates being experienced across the continent along with burgeoning population growth and increasing urbanisation, according to Standard Bank ( Download the infographic: Photo: (Mr Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive [...]

Aug 042014
Red Cross Red Crescent calls for immediate scale-up of efforts in support of WHO and West African governments' plan to tackle Ebola epidemic

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The joint 100 million US dollars plan, announced by WHO and the West African nations affected by the Ebola virus disease, is a positive step forward in affording the crucial means to tackle the spread of the deadly disease. However, the International Federation of Red Cross [...]

Aug 042014

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Concern is growing at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent over the plight of thousands of people affected by intense fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi. Both organizations have renewed their efforts to assist the wounded and the displaced. “Our [...]

Aug 032014
DreamTrips Vacation Club Named “Europe's Leading Travel Club” at 2014 World Travel Awards European Ceremony

Plano, TX, August 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — DreamTrips™ Vacation Club (, one of the world’s leading travel and vacation club membership organizations, was voted “Europe’s Leading Travel Club” for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony was held at Divani Appolon Palace & Thalasso in [...]

Aug 022014

NEW YORK, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act as a victory for the rule of law. He pays tribute to all those who [...]

Aug 022014
Statement from Ministers Rona Ambrose and Lynne Yelich on the Ebola Outbreak in Western Africa

OTTAWA, Canada, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic outbreak in western [...]

Aug 022014
Canada / Africa / Diplomatic Appointments

OTTAWA, Canada, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the following diplomatic appointments and term extensions: Louis de Lorimier’s term as Ambassador to the Republic of Mali is extended. Chantal de Varennes’s term as Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is extended Ivan Roberts’s term as Ambassador [...]

Aug 012014
UN Special Representative for Somalia deeply concerned by murder of Somali MPs

MOGADISHU, Somalia, August 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder today of Sheikh Aden Madeer, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his concern over the continued attacks on MPs. Mr. Madeer was killed in Mogadishu. He served [...]