Apr 142014
 
Philips reiterates commitment to sustainable healthcare and lighting solutions during its fifth pan-African roadshow

CAIRO, Egypt, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Philips’ fifth Cairo to Cape Town roadshow contributes to ambitions to significantly expand its business footprint on the continent • Focus on the UN Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 as well as the post-2015 Development agenda; maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases and energy [...]

Apr 142014
 
Norway to host donor conference for South Sudan

OSLO, Norway, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “South Sudan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the armed conflict in the country. We cannot simply stand by and watch this happen. In response to a request from the UN, Norway will hold a conference in Oslo in May to mobilise resources [...]

Apr 142014
 
AFRICAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES GATHER TO FOCUS ON LONG-TERM PLANS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Climate change adaptation is the focus of high-level regional training and knowledge exchange in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this month. African government ministerial representatives from more than 30 least developed African countries are meeting to consider National Adaptation Plan (NAP) requirements, which aim to address the [...]

Apr 142014
 
FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease / Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and banana markets

ROME, Italy, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle East, and which has the [...]

Apr 142014
 
Canada / Baird to Travel to Egypt and Oman

OTTAWA, Canada, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that he will travel to Egypt and Oman from April 17 to 20, 2014. During his trip, he will discuss economic and security issues as well as important regional issues, including the situation in Iran and Syria and the [...]

Apr 142014
 
The African Union welcomes the adoption of a resolution authorizing a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the adoption, by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on 10 April 2014, of resolution 2149 (2014) authorizing the establishment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African [...]

Apr 142014
 
United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The heads of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response today called for more support for the people of South [...]

Apr 142014
 
The African Union Launches Internet Exchange Point in Swaziland:  “Contributing to a faster, more secure and affordable Internet in Africa”

MBABANE, Swaziland, April 14, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 10th April 2014, the African Union Commission (AUC), through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of the Kingdom of Swaziland and Internet Society (ISOC) launched the Internet Exchange Point in Swaziland. The Internet Exchange Point in [...]

Apr 112014
 
African Union commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda genocide (1994-2014)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Musical theatre and choir, stories, video documentaries, religious services and prayers from different religious denominations based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were some of the activities that took place during the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide commemorated today, 11 April 2014 at the headquarters of [...]

Apr 112014
 
The Commission of the African Union signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO International Institute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Commission of the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) on Wednesday 9 April 2014, at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. Speaking during the signing ceremony, H.E. [...]

Apr 112014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MSF confirms that Daniel Njuguna was not an MSF member of staff. At the time he was taken captive, he was working as a driver’s helper for the transport company Shibli Enterprises Ltd, that was contracted to transport MSF supplies from Nairobi to Marere, Middle Juba, [...]

Apr 112014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Four months after the beginning of the conflict, humanitarian needs continue to increase in South Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced. Tens of thousands need medical care. With fighting continuing in several areas and the rainy season approaching, the ICRC is concerned. “We are [...]