Mali / Complaint filed on behalf of 80 victims of rape and sexual violence during the occupation of northern Mali: response by Malian judiciary to victims’ need for justice is essential without delay
PARIS, France, November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The signatory organisations filed a complaint with a plaintiff triggering criminal proceedings today, for submission to the most senior examining magistrate of the Bamako Commune III Court of First Instance, for crimes against humanity and war crimes on behalf of... Read more
Government of Sudan Delays Access to Investigate Reports of Mass Rape in North Darfur
WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 12, 2014 The United States is deeply concerned by allegations of mass rape by Sudanese military forces in Tabit, North Darfur. While we take note that the Government of Sudan recently allowed... Read more
Orange announces winners of the Orange African Social Venture Prize
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ —  Orange (http://www.orange.com) announced the three winners of the Orange African Social Venture Prize during the AfricaCom Awards ceremony held in Cape Town last night  The three winners will receive financial assistance and the first prize winner will also... Read more
Foreign Secretary visits Sierra Leone to view next phase of UK Ebola response
LONDON, United-Kingdom, November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Philip Hammond sees early signs of impact of UK support to #EndEbola in #SierraLeone, but says battle has just begun Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, and Minister for the Armed Forces, Mark Francois, today met British military, aid workers, diplomats and... Read more
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centres in West Africa. The separate trials, which are aimed... Read more
Congo’s forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector
KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to villagers’ testimonies gathered by Greenpeace Africa. Residents... Read more
France’s action in the fight against the Ebola epidemic
ACCRA, Ghana, November 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As of today, the Ebola epidemic has killed close to 5000 persons and contaminated 13250. France has been contributing actively to the fight against the epidemic, with a focus on assisting Guinea, while helping other countries in the region to... Read more
Sub-Saharan Africa improves its state of Globalization – citizens to benefit, says DHL
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, November 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • DHL Global Connectedness Index 2014 notes the region’s overall improved connectivity between 2011 and 2013 • Burundi shows itself to be largest mover up the ranks According to the recently released DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis... Read more
UN expert to assess cultural rights in Botswana
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — United Nations Special Rapporteur Farida Shaheed will visit Botswana from 14 to 26 November 2014 to assess the country’s efforts to enhance the right of all persons to participate in cultural life and to enjoy and access cultural heritage. “I... Read more
First ‘Africa Data Challenge’ calls for data projects with practical, human impact in Africa
LONDON, United-Kingdom, November 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • The Planet Earth Institute NGO will host first ever ‘Africa Data Challenge’ as part of the second #ScienceAfrica UnConference on November 18th • During the ‘Africa Data Challenge’ innovators will pitch ideas for data-driven projects that achieve practical, human... Read more