Afro-Pop, Rap and R&B Musicians Promote Healthier Diets—through Beans
KIGALI, Rwanda, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Rwanda’s top musicians are promoting better nutrition and health through a catchy new music video that was released today (http://bit.ly/EatHealthyBeans). Music video with English Subtitles: http://bit.ly/EatHealthyBeans Music video with Kiswahili Subtitles at: http://www.swahiliwood.com/maharagwe Rwanda Music Road Show photos: http://bit.ly/EatHealthyRwandaRoadshow Iron... Read more
Match officials announced for FIFA Club World Morocco 2014
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — FIFA has announced the refereeing trios who will officiate at the forthcoming FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014. Referees from Australia, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Portugal and Tahiti will take charge of the matches, with Noumandiez Doué from Côte d’Ivoire... Read more
South Africa’s official marketing agency chooses APO for media relations services across Africa and beyond
DAKAR, Senegal, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, today announced its appointment by Brand South Africa (http://www.brandsouthafrica.com), the official marketing agency of South Africa, to provide... Read more
Joint Statement by Sudan Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Ahmed Adam, South Sudanese Ambassador to Sudan MayenDutWol and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Ali Al Za’tari and the United Nations World Food Programme Sudan Country Direc
KHARTOUM, Sudan, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Adam, Commissioner, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Government of Sudan, H.E. MayenDutWol, Ambassador to Sudan, Government of South Sudan, and Mr. Ali Za’tari, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, the United Nations in Sudan, and Adnan Khan, the United Nations World... Read more
The African Union and the United Nations discuss the situation in the Great Lakes Region
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As part of their efforts to advance the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region, the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), Smail... Read more
SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR RWANDA
NEW YORK, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The members of the Security Council recall its resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994, which established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). The members of the Security Council also note this year marks its twentieth anniversary. The members... Read more
Mali: Justice Crucial to Peace Talks / Draft Pact on 2012-13 Conflict Needs Strengthening
NAIROBI, Kenya, November 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A draft peace agreement to end the military and political crisis in northern Mali does not adequately address the need for justice for serious international crimes during the conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. The next round of negotiations between... Read more
Statement by the IMF Staff Mission to Niger
NIAMEY, Niger, November 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from October 21to November 3, 2014, for discussions on the 2014 Article IV consultation and the fourth and fifth reviews of the program... Read more
The Gambia:  UN human rights team prevented from completing torture and killing investigations
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Special Rapporteurs Christof Heyns and Juan Méndez have been prevented from completing a torture and killing investigation during the first visit ever to The Gambia by experts of the independent fact-finding mechanism of the Human Rights Council... Read more
New WHO “Safe and Dignified Burial” Protocol Key to Reducing Ebola Transmission
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burial of people who die from Ebola virus disease emphasizes inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of safe burials. “At least 20% of new Ebola infections... Read more