Jul 232014
 
FIFA supports Sierra Leone in fight against match manipulation

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FIFA will support Sierra Leone in the fight against match manipulation. The President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Isha Johansen visited the Home of FIFA to meet with FIFA President Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and representatives from FIFA’s Security Division and Disciplinary […]

Jul 232014
 
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns assassination of female parliamentarian

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame, a female Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his deep concern about the continued attacks targeting parliamentarians in the capital. Ms Warsame and her driver […]

Jul 232014
 

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With the rainy season nearly at its peak in South Sudan, cholera continues to spread in the war-torn country. The South Sudan Red Cross is working hard to prevent further spread of the epidemic in Eastern Equatoria and Upper Nile states, supported by its Red Cross […]

Jul 232014
 
MP Opitz to Make an Announcement Regarding Humanitarian Assistance in Somalia

OTTAWA, Canada, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament (Etobicoke Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at an event in Etobicoke, Ontario. During the remarks, MP Opitz will make an announcement regarding Canadian humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Date: […]

Jul 232014
 
PS McLeod to Announce New Funding for Humanitarian Assistance for Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

OTTAWA, Canada, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ms. Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, will host a round table meeting on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH). She will be joined by Ms. Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre. During the round […]

Jul 232014
 
Switzerland commits a further CHF 500,000 to fight Ebola epidemic in West Africa

BERN, Switzerland, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The SDC is allocating CHF 500,000 to support Médecins Sans Frontières-Switzerland (MSF-Suisse) in its work to combat the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This further contribution to MSF-Suisse is in addition to the annual amount the SDC gives to it and also to […]

Jul 232014
 
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SANCTIONS COMMITTEE DRAWS ATTENTIONTO RECOMMENDATION IN PANEL OF EXPERTS INTERIM REPORT

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 21 July 2014, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic drew attention to the recommendation contained in paragraph 113 (b) of the interim report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic dated 1 July […]

Jul 232014
 
Africa's oil & gas sector continues to show substantial growth, despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption, according to PwC Review

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The challenges facing oil & gas companies operating in Africa continue to be diverse and numerous fuelled by fraud, corruption, theft, poor infrastructure and a lack of skilled resources, among others. Regulatory uncertainty and delays in passing laws are severely inhibiting sector development in many countries […]

Jul 232014
 
Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry Joint Statements After Meeting With Egyptian President al-Sisi

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Presidential Palace Cairo, Egypt July 22, 2014 FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter) Good morning. It’s my pleasure to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry here in Cairo. This visit comes at a very critical time and in the midst of […]

Jul 232014
 
African Civil Society Calls for Official Participation at US-Africa Leader Summit

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With just weeks to go before the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place August 4–6, a coalition of international NGOs and African civil society have called on President Barack Obama to provide official space for civil society participation and to address key issues of human […]

Jul 232014
 
d.light Reaches 500,000th Pay-As-You-Go Customer, Launches Access Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — d.light (http://www.dlightdesign.com), a for-profit social enterprise that manufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products in the developing world, today announced it reached sales of 500,000 financed units, providing modern energy access to 2.5 million people on a pay-as-you-go basis. In response to this success, d.light […]