Jun 252014
 
Novartis convenes 13th annual malaria expert panel with a focus on access to quality antimalarials across Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 25, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Malaria experts and leaders meet to share innovative strategies in the fight against the disease • There is a need for quality-assured antimalarial treatments in both the private and public sectors • Half of patients in Africa buy antimalarials from the private sector(1) [...]

Jun 242014
 
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

CONAKRY, Guinea, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — WHO Disease Outbreak News 24 June 2014 Guinea Between 18 and 20 June 2014, there were no new cases of Ebola virus disease, but 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (0 cases and 2 deaths) and Telimele (0 case and 1 death). This brings the cumulative [...]

Jun 242014
 
Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomes release of Miraim Yahia Ibrahim

BERLIN, Germany, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today (23 June) Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the fringes of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxemburg today (23 June) with regard to the release of the young Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan: It was with [...]

Jun 242014
 
Norway condemns violation of freedom of expression and other human rights in Egypt

OSLO, Norway, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ‘I am deeply concerned about the trials that are taking place in Egypt and the sentences that are being imposed. Today’s judgment against three journalists is shocking and unacceptable. In addition, 183 death sentences that were pronounced earlier have been upheld,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs [...]

Jun 242014
 
Ireland / Nigeria / New Ambassador presents credentials

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — His Excellency the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria presented its Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was accompanied by her three daughters, Ibiso Dokuboba, Daba Alaiyiba and Botoba [...]

Jun 242014
 
Is it time for African insurers to review their mobile strategies?

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In a report by Juergen Weiss based on the Gartner 2013 Global CIO survey, it is predicted that by 2015 at least 40% of the currently existing insurance-related, customer-facing mobile applications will be abandoned due to lack of demand. The reason for this low adoption is [...]

Jun 242014
 
Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber Products Finances Criminal and Militia Groups, Threatening Security and Sustainable Development  / New UNEP and INTERPOL Study Finds Environmental Crime Worth up to US$213 Billion Each Year

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Global environmental crime, worth up to US$213 billion each year, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL. The Environmental Crime Crisis, [...]

Jun 242014
 
APO named official wire service for AfricaCom 2014

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — For the second time in a row, Informa Telecoms & Media has named APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com) the official wire service of AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s leading telecoms event (http://www.comworldseries.com/africa), held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11–13 November 2014. Logo : http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/apo-african-press-organization-small.png Photo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=782 (Nicolas [...]

Jun 242014
 
ArKay Beverages Inc. is Inviting Middle Eastern Wealthy Individuals to Invest in the USA and Obtain their US Green Card

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ArKay Beverages Inc. (http://shop.arkaybeverages.com), the world’s first maker of alcohol free liquors, is inviting middle eastern wealthy individuals to invest in the USA in a new concept of ArKay Non Alcoholic Bar & Lounge that will serve food and non-alcoholic cocktails during the day and transform [...]

Jun 242014
 
IFJ Demands Justice for Journalist Murdered in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The International Federation of Journalists has joined its affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), to call on Somali authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the killing of the radio journalist, Yusuf Ahmed Abukar Keynan, who was murdered in Mogadishu on Saturday morning, [...]

Jun 242014
 
Release of report Central African Republic: "They must all leave or die."

PARIS, France, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — War crimes and crimes against humanity have been perpetrated in the Central African Republic (CAR) and continue to be, state our organisations in a report published today. This report follows several fact-finding missions conducted in the CAR and establishes the responsibilities of the various parties to [...]

Jun 242014
 
Rolex Announces Young Laureates of 2014 Global Awards Programme

LONDON, United-Kingdom, June 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Five young visionaries from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East were announced today at London’s leading scientific institution, the Royal Society, as winners of the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise (http://www.rolexawards.com). Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/rae.png Photo 1: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1190 (Arthur Zang, Rolex Young Laureate 2014) Photo 2: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/index.php?level=picture&id=1189 [...]