Aug 052014
Ethiopian Chargé d'Affaires summoned to FCO over detention of British national

LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 5, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Minister for Africa summoned Ethiopian Chargé d’Affaires to raise concerns about arrest of a Briton The Chargé d’Affaires at the Ethiopian Embassy in the UK, Mr Demeke Atnafu, was summoned to the Foreign Office this afternoon to meet the UK’s Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds MP. […]

Aug 042014
UNMISS condemns killing of humanitarian worker in Bunj, Upper Nile State

JUBA, South Sudan, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNMISS is deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in Bunj, Maban County, Upper Nile State, where, since yesterday, there have been clashes between a community-based self defence militia calling itself the Mabanese Defence Forces and! deserting SPLA soldiers. Since last night, elements of this […]

Aug 042014
Remarks at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State World Bank Washington, DC August 4, 2014 Well, President Kim, Jim, thank you very, very much for your welcome. Welcome to all of you here, and I appreciate your – the substance of your comments. And I also appreciate your generous […]

Aug 042014
Software piracy in Africa: Three companies found guilty by a court of law for reproducing and/or using the Sage brand or Sage software illegally

PARIS, France, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Sage (, a leading global vendor of business management software, announces that it has won three court cases against pirate companies in Maghreb and in Francophone Africa. In addition to damages and/or fines totalling several thousand euros, prison terms were handed down. Logo: Photo: […]

Aug 042014
Africa offers US firms a compelling trade and investment opportunity - Standard Bank

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa offers US multinationals a compelling trade and investment opportunity thanks to the rapid economic growth rates being experienced across the continent along with burgeoning population growth and increasing urbanisation, according to Standard Bank ( Download the infographic: Photo: (Mr Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive […]

Aug 042014
Red Cross Red Crescent calls for immediate scale-up of efforts in support of WHO and West African governments' plan to tackle Ebola epidemic

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The joint 100 million US dollars plan, announced by WHO and the West African nations affected by the Ebola virus disease, is a positive step forward in affording the crucial means to tackle the spread of the deadly disease. However, the International Federation of Red Cross […]

Aug 042014

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Concern is growing at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent over the plight of thousands of people affected by intense fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi. Both organizations have renewed their efforts to assist the wounded and the displaced. “Our […]

Aug 032014
DreamTrips Vacation Club Named “Europe's Leading Travel Club” at 2014 World Travel Awards European Ceremony

Plano, TX, August 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — DreamTrips™ Vacation Club (, one of the world’s leading travel and vacation club membership organizations, was voted “Europe’s Leading Travel Club” for 2014 as part of the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony was held at Divani Appolon Palace & Thalasso in […]

Aug 022014

NEW YORK, August 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act as a victory for the rule of law. He pays tribute to all those who […]