Apr 102014
 
COMMEMORATION OF THE 20TH OF ANNIVERSARY OF THE RWANDA GENOCIDE

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Addis Ababa will jointly organize the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. The event will take place at the African Union [...]

Apr 102014
 
Experts agree that more needs to be done to expand and intensify interventions to reach zero new HIV infections in South Africa

PRETORIA, South-Africa, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — During a two-day consultation, HIV surveillance experts in South Africa agreed that the large scale AIDS response in South Africa has resulted in significant gains. The country made remarkable progress in expanding access to antiretroviral treatment that increased life expectancy amongst people living with HIV and [...]

Apr 102014
 
Austria / Foreign Ministry: Council of Ministers decides on appointments to leading diplomatic mission posts abroad

VIENNA, Austria, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Council of Ministers decided on new appointments to leading positions at Austrian diplomatic missions abroad. It was suggested to entrust the following persons with leadership functions abroad: Dr. Franziska HONSOWITZ-FRIESSNIGG, Austrian Embassy Algiers, Dr. Caroline GUDENUS, [...]

Apr 102014
 

PARIS, France, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Tens of thousands of refugees who have fled violence and deprivation in South Sudan and sought refuge in camps in Ethiopia’s Gambella region are faced with a lack of water, food, and sanitation and are suffering from a range of emergency medical conditions, including highly infectious [...]

Apr 102014
 
Sudan faces worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis / Food insecure population expected to hit 4 million in coming months

ROME, Italy, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Farmers and herders in Sudan need urgent support to help prevent the food security situation in the country from deteriorating further, FAO warned today. Some 3.3 million people are currently suffering from food insecurity with numbers likely to rise to 4 million in the coming months [...]

Apr 102014
 
Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Finalists Announced

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (http://www.africaninnovation.org) announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric [...]

Apr 102014
 
DRC: Some progress in the fight against impunity but rape still widespread and largely unpunished – UN report

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain very serious concerns, with thousands of victims, in particular in the east of the country, over the past four years, according to a UN report released Wednesday. The report [...]

Apr 102014
 
New Era of ‘Mega Breaches' Signals Bigger Payouts and Shifting Behavior for Cybercriminals

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyberattacks in history. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) (http://www.symantec.com/security_response/publications/threatreport.jsp), Volume 19, shows a significant shift in cybercriminal behavior, revealing the bad guys are plotting for months [...]

Apr 102014
 
WHO and partners scale up the response to the Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY, Guinea, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The efforts to control the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinean capital Conakry are being intensified. More resources were mobilised and WHO and partners are streamlining their coordination of different components of the response. To strengthen contact tracing in Conakry, the World Health Organization [...]

Apr 102014
 
Africa: Elections in Guinea-Bissau

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2014 The upcoming elections in Guinea-Bissau are an important step toward building a more stable, prosperous, democratic future for the Bissau-Guinean people. As the people of Guinea-Bissau go to the polls on April 13, we call on [...]

Apr 102014
 
U.S. Delegation Supports Peace and Interreligious Cooperation in the Central African Republic

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2014 On Tuesday, April 8, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Rashad Hussain traveled to the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) with an interreligious delegation of leaders from the United States representing several faiths to [...]

Apr 092014
 
New EU programme to strengthen land governance in ten African countries

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, April 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new programme worth €33 million to improve land governance and help improve the food and nutrition security of family farmers and vulnerable communities in Sub Saharan Africa, was announced today by Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. This will be done, among other things, through [...]