May 112014
 
UK Foreign Office Minister welcomes South Sudan peace agreement

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Africa welcomes agreement but expresses grave concerns over human rights violations and continued fighting.   Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said:   “I welcome the agreement signed last night in Addis Ababa by President Kiir and former Vice-President Machar, under which both [...]

May 112014
 
A third of South Sudanese now severely food insecure due to ongoing conflict

A third of South Sudanese now severely food insecure due to ongoing conflict / Urgent action required to prevent famine / Expert multi-partner food security analysis points to deteriorating situation in country devastated by conflict since December 2 ROME, Italy, May 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The latest IPC food security analysis carried out [...]

May 112014
 
New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation

  New China-UNEP Agreement to Boost South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation / Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Discuss Cooperation Ahead of Landmark Global Environment Assembly, Next Month NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In a new high-level agreement – endorsed today in Nairobi by Chinese Premier [...]

May 112014
 
UK Foreign Secretary congratulates South Africa on elections

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary welcomes South Africans’ determination to maintain Mandela’s legacy; UK to remain steadfast partner.   Speaking today, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:   “I would like to congratulate South Africa on the conclusion of their successful elections. In this 20th anniversary year of the [...]

May 092014
 
Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello confirms Ireland's strengthened engagement in Sierra Leone

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD reiterated Ireland’s commitment to strengthening relations with Sierra Leone following the decision to open an Irish embassy in Freetown and the nomination of an Irish Ambassador.   Speaking during at an event at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin to [...]

May 082014
 
New Report Finds African Seed Industry Now Dominated by Local Start-Ups

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Locally-owned African seed companies participating in a program to offer high-yield crop varieties to smallholder farmers across the continent have collectively become the largest seed producers in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released today at the Grow Africa Investment Forum (http://growafrica.com/events/gaif14-abuja-nigeria) alongside the World [...]

May 082014
 
South African General Elections

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 7, 2014   The United States congratulates the Republic of South Africa on its national and provincial elections today. It is not lost on us that this is the fifth round of inclusive elections since the end [...]

May 082014
 
The African Union and partners conduct Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration briefing with Libyan Authorities

TRIPOLI, Libya, May 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commission of the African Union (AU) and its partners, notably the United Nations and the World Bank, yesterday, 6 May 2014 conducted a one-day briefing for the Libyan Government on Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR). The briefing, carried out within the framework of the AU [...]

May 082014
 
Greenfields investments to stimulate infrastructure capacity in fast-growing West Africa says Standard Bank

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — West Africa’s future as a competitive economic bloc requires new solutions in power technology and investment to improve energy access and enable the implementation of an ambitious infrastructure programme according to Standard Bank (http://www.standardbank.com).   Policymakers, regional governments and investors are grappling with methods to de-risk [...]

May 072014
 
“We must fight against the abduction of girls” - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has totally condemned the abduction of schools in Nigeria by suspected militants of the extremist group Boko Haram, as part of their strategy to terrorise and scare into submission the Nigerian public and [...]

May 072014
 
Mr Simmonds speaks at UK/Cameroon Investment Forum

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mark Simmonds promotes the UK’s partnership with Cameroon, trade and investment.   Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, today spoke to over 500 delegates at the UK/Cameroon Investment Forum, organised by Developing Markets Associates held at Church House.   Mr Simmonds welcomed the role that [...]