May 222014
 
Somalia : UN Representative welcomes progress towards a political deal

UN Representative for Somalia welcomes progress towards a political deal in south west Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, met a delegation from south west Somalia led by Madobe Nunow, and urged all parties in Baidoa to reach an [...]

May 222014
 
Ethiopia : Re-orientate medical training

Re-orientate medical training, focus on lifestyle, environment, nutrition – Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zumahas called for a re-orientation of medical training to focus more holistically on healthy lifestyles and environment, including nutrition.   She [...]

May 212014
 
Nigeria : UK Foreign Secretary condemns latest bomb attacks

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary condemns the double bomb attack in the marketplace in Jos, Central Nigeria, which killed over 100 people.   The Foreign Secretary said;   “I condemn this cowardly, inhumane crime. My thoughts are with those who have been bereaved or injured.   “This attack on [...]

May 202014
 
Mail and Guardian Launches New Africa Digital News Platform

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The wait is over in Africa for a homegrown platform that tells its many stories from a mature perspective, rather than from the tired metaphor of an emerging giant. It’s not only Africans who want better insight into their continent – the world also wants to [...]

May 202014
 
U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Washington, DC May 20, 2014     The United States today announced nearly $300 million in humanitarian assistance to help the people of South Sudan who have been placed at risk by the conflict that began last December. The additional funding was announced at the [...]

May 202014
 
UK FCO Minister condemns fighting and kidnappings by rebels in Mali

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FCO Minister Mark Simmonds condemns fighting in Mali, calls for peace talks to begin immediately and urges the release of all hostages.   FCO Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said;   “I strongly condemn the attacks that took place in Kidal on Saturday that led to [...]

May 202014
 
Emergency Grant Aid to South Sudan Refugees and IDPs

    TOKYO, Japan, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On May 20, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grand Aid of 12 million US dollars (approximately 1,164 million Japanese yen), through World Food Program (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International [...]

May 202014
 
International community pledges additional USD 600 million to South Sudan

  International community pledges additional USD 600 million to South Sudan OSLO, Norway, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The international humanitarian pledging conference for South Sudan has resulted in a doubling of the funds pledged by the international community for humanitarian efforts, from USD 600 million to over USD 1.2 billion. ‘I am [...]

May 202014
 
South Sudan : Donors pledge more than $600 million

DONORS PLEDGE MORE THAN $600 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS OSLO, Norway, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The international donor community today raised more than US$600 million in pledges to scale up humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis at a conference hosted by Norway in collaboration with the UN [...]

May 202014
 
South sudan : IFRC calls for urgent support

  IFRC calls for urgent support as the deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan crosses regional borders GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the crisis in South Sudan now stretching into its sixth month, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is welcoming donor efforts arising from [...]

May 202014
 
South Sudan : Deepak Obhrai to Highlight Canada's Leadership in Improving Maternal and Child Survival

Parliamentary Secretary Deepak Obhrai to Highlight Canada’s Leadership in Improving Maternal and Child Survival in South Sudan OTTAWA, Canada, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and [...]

May 202014
 
Dassault Announces Ultra Long Range Falcon 8X

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dassault Aviation (http://www.dassault-aviation.com) today launched the Falcon 8X, the newest addition to the Falcon family in the ultra long range category.     More photos: http://www.falconphotogallery.com   The Falcon 8X (http://www.dassaultfalcon.com/8x) will offer a range of 6,450 nm (11,945 km) and will feature the longest cabin [...]