Joint Statement on Peace Negotiations in Sudan
WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 11, 2014 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Begin Text: The members of the Troika... Read more
UK expresses concern over political instability in Somalia
LONDON, United-Kingdom, November 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UK deeply concerned about political instability in Somalia. Urges all parties to resolve differences through political process. Following plans to table a parliamentary motion calling for a vote of no confidence in the Somali Prime Minister and his government, an... Read more
Novartis and Malaria No More help fulfill malaria treatment goal in Zambia by raising funds for three million treatments through Power of One
BASEL, Switzerland, November 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — • Power of One campaign, supported by exclusive treatment sponsor Novartis, raises funds for three million treatments for children with malaria • Novartis associates rallied behind Power of One to fund close to 500,000 antimalarial treatments for Zambia • Company... Read more
IMF Staff Concludes 2014 Article IV Mission to Madagascar
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by George Tsibouris, visited Madagascar during October 29−November 11, 2014 for the first Article IV consultation1 (since 2007), and to initiate discussions of a medium-term reform program that could be supported by an... Read more
Foreign Secretary and Minister for Armed Forces visit Sierra Leone
LONDON, United-Kingdom, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and Minister for Armed Forces Mark Francois, will visit Sierra Leone on the 12 November to demonstrate the UK’s continued support and commitment to defeating Ebola and to see the challenges first hand. Mr Hammond will... Read more
Continuing violence by Boko Haram in Nigeria forces 13,000 people to flee into Cameroon
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Violence by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s northeast continues to send thousands of refugees across the border into neighbouring Cameroon. According to Cameroonian authorities, some 13,000 Nigerian refugees crossed from Adamawa state after insurgents attacked and captured the town of... Read more
Dispatch of experts in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West African countries
TOKYO, Japan, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — 1. The Government of Japan has decided to newly dispatch four experts to the Republic of Liberia and the Republic of Sierra Leone through the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West African... Read more
Defence Forces Personnel to assist in Ireland’s Response to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa – Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Minister for Defence announce
DUBLIN, Ireland, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Three members of the Irish Defence Forces are to deploy to Sierra Leone to reinforce Ireland’s capacity in Sierra Leone as the international relief effort ramps up, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Minister for Defence today... Read more
2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards: Entries close next Friday!
JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Bookmarks Digital Awards (http://iabsa.net/summit/bookmarks) celebrates its 7th year and now forms part of the first annual IAB Digital Summit taking place on the 19th of February at the Turbine Hall in Jozi, promising to be a highlight on the... Read more
West Africa on the brink of a major food crisis as Ebola threatens food security, warns UN expert
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, leaving more than 4000 people dead, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, has warned today.... Read more